South Carolina Traffic Ticket with a FL License?
If you have a Florida driver’s license and were caught speeding or given a traffic ticket in South Carolina, the effects of that ticket on your Florida license and insurance can be severe.
The majority of our firm's traffic ticket practice is helping out-of-state drivers, and Florida Drivers are in the top 5 of calls we receive for help fighting a South Carolina ticket.
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Florida Drivers with SC Speeding Ticket
Florida and South Carolina are both member states in the Driver License Compact (DLC), and as such are required to share information regarding tickets received to your “Home State” DMV, which in your case is Florida. Under the DLC, an out-of-state traffic violation will affect your driving record as if it had been committed in Florida and points will be assessed by the Florida DMV as if you had received a local ticket.
The Driver’s License Compact agreed upon by 45 states, including SC and FL, has four fundamental principal goals, which each member state statutes must comply with: 1) One License; 2) One Record; 3) Uniform and predictable treatment of drivers; and 4) Exchange of driver record information.
Defense Attorneys for Out-of-State Florida Drivers
A majority of our clients are not South Carolina residents, and the Florida drivers comprise the largest percentage of out-of-state clients that we represent, which include small towns such as Society Hill traffic tickets or speeding tickets on I-77, I-95, and in the towns of Ridgeland, Yemassee, or Florence.
However, with the assistance of a skilled and experienced defense attorney having a Florida driver’s license can offer you a distinct advantage in fighting your South Carolina ticket, not available to South Carolina drivers. Our traffic attorneys know and understand Florida traffic laws and what convictions in South Carolina will or will not transfer to Florida. Some lawyers refuse to recognize this distinction and treat every client as if they had a South Carolina license, which is why it is important to hire a law firm experienced in fighting South Carolina tickets for FL drivers. Additionally, be mindful of taking advice from the charging officer. He may give you information that could be true for a South Carolina driver but not for a motorist with a Florida driver’s license.
Florida Drivers! What Should you Do?
We have experience fighting South Carolina traffic tickets all throughout the state. Learn the facts before paying your ticket! Call Nosal & Jeter, LLP now at (803) 351-3597 or email at email@example.com for a free consultation regarding your ticket.