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Hendry County

Hendry County can be found on the southwest side of Florida. It’s a smaller county with a population of approximately 40,000 according to the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau. Many citizens use its roadways daily to commute, go to school and navigate their daily lives. It’s also known for bordering Lake Okeechobee, which is the largest lake in Florida and a popular tourist destination. Tourists visit Hendry County to see the lake while enjoying the Florida weather. 

Both Hendry County citizens and visitors face the possibility of being ticketed while traveling around. Battling a traffic ticket can not only be time-consuming, but stressful. The penalties associated with some citations can be incredibly serious including added points to your license, possible suspension, high fines and even spiked insurance rates. That is why it’s highly recommended you don’t admit guilt if you have been issued an unjust ticket. Contesting it could lead to the penalties being reduced or dismissal of the ticket in general.

Hendry County Defense Lawyer for Traffic Tickets in FL

It’s important you contest any unjust tickets issued to you, so you don’t add unneeded points to your license. A certain number of points and your license could be suspended for up to one year. That is why we highly encourage you to get legal representation with Meltzer & Bell, P.A. if you have been ticketed. Our lawyers have been practicing ticket defense for years and want to do whatever we can to help you avoid your ticket’s penalties. 

You can get in contact with us by calling (561) 500-5000. We will sit with you and discuss your case in detail for what the next best step is. Meltzer & Bell, P.A. accepts clients in Hendry County and neighboring counties such as St. Lucie County, Martin County, Palm Beach County, and Broward County.

Overview of Hendry County Traffic Tickets in FL 

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Common Traffic Violations Committed in Hendry County, FL

Citizens and visitors in Hendry County visit the area frequently to work, school and tourist ventures. Officers regulate these roadways by citing tickets to those who have committed a traffic violation. Some very common driving violations and offenses that can lead to a traffic ticket include the following:

  • Speeding
  • Driving too slowly
  • Traffic lights
  • Tailgating
  • Distracted Driving
  • Illegal U-Turns
  • Seat Belt Violations
  • Improper lane changes
  • Express lane violations
  • Failing to Register Your Vehicle in Time;
  • Running a Stop Sign
  • Failure to Yield
  • Move Over law violations
  • Texting
  • Driving with a Suspended License
  • Leaving the Scene
  • Careless Driving
  • Reckless Driving
  • Racing
  • Commercial Driver Violations
  • Habitual Traffic Offenders
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Handicap Tickets

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Law Enforcement Resources in Hendry County 

Clewiston Police Department – Known as America’s Sweetest Town, the city of Clewiston is one of the few that have an organized police force in Hendry County. The Department boasts 30 full time officers and is headed by Chief of Police Aaron Angell. The officers at the Clewiston Police Department issue tickets for traffic infractions frequently.

Hendry County Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Steve Whidden currently heads the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office. Many of his officers can be found on Hendry County’s state and country roads and won’t hesitate to issue a ticket if you violate a traffic rule. You can find their office at 101 South Bridge Street in Labelle, Florida. 

Florida Highway Patrol – The Florida Highway Patrol is a division of the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) and they are in charge of regulating highways in Florida. Their current Director Colonel is Gene Spaulding and he delegates 1,946 officers who have been sworn into service. Most traffic violations on highways are by the Florida Highway Patrol.

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Court and DHSMV Resources in Hendry County

20th Judicial Circuit Court in Florida – Hendry County is a part of the 20th Judicial Circuit Court. Here you can find out which court you need to attend if you want to contest a ticket. The current Chief Judge for the circuit is Judge McHugh since 6006. Access the site to learn court programs available, how to file fees and peek a look at the court calendar.

Hendry County Clerk of the Court – Most people who contest their traffic ticket must visit or contact the County Clerk in some way. Hendry’s County Clerk is Kimberly Barrineau and she was appointed as the new clerk in November 2019 by Governor Ron DeSantis. Visit the site to get access to public records, where to pay for your ticker and other relevant information. 

The Florida Points System – Visit the link from DHSMV to learn more about the current Points System used by Florida to classify safe drivers. Having a certain number of points on your driver’s license may lead to a license suspension. Access the site to learn how many points each traffic citation is, the point threshold needed for suspension and other important information.

Options for Traffic Citations – The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) has provided several ways for you to resolve your ticket. Access the site to learn how to pay a fine online, driver improvement courses and what’s needed to protest a ticket. 

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Additional Resources 

Traffic Laws | FDOT – Visit the official website for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to learn more about traffic rules. Access the site to read the different chapters on traffic standards and regulation as well as an easy-to-digest summary of key highway safety laws. 

Traffic Ticket FAQ – Visit the official website for the County Clerk, Kimberly Barrineau, to learn more about the traffic division in their office. Access the site to see the various ways you can deal with your ticket as well as answers to your frequently asked questions for traffic court. 

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Traffic Ticket Defense Lawyer in Labelle, Florida

If you or someone you know has been ticketed wrongly, then it’s time you fight back. Call an experienced traffic defense lawyer at Meltzer & Bell, P.A. to examine your case. We can assess the details of your citation and come up with a defense strategy to reduce the ticket’s penalties or dismiss it altogether. Learn more by calling the attorneys at Meltzer & Bell, P.A. to set up your first appointment. 

Contact us at (561) 500-5000 to set up your first free consultation. You can also submit the online contact form and we will get in touch with you as soon as we can. Meltzer & Bell, P.A. represents people throughout the greater Hendry County area including LaBelle, Clewiston and Port Labelle.

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