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If you have received a traffic ticket in Charlotte County, Florida there are steps you must take within a short period of time to avoid going to court or getting points on your license.

Most first-time offense civil infractions such as speeding or running a red light can be handled outside of the court saving you time, money, and points on your driving record.

Review the back of your ticket to find out if your infraction qualifies and choose one of the options below before the deadline posted.

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Traffic Ticket Options for Charlotte County

  1. Attend Online Traffic School
    1. Your auto insurance rates CANNOT go up and your policy CANNOT be cancelled unless you were at fault in a crash.*
    2. NO POINTS will be added to your driver's license record.*
    3. Your Safe Driver status is maintained if applicable.
  2. Pay the Civil Penalty on the Citation
    1. Your case will be satisfied upon payment
    2. The charge will be entered on your driving record as a conviction
    3. POINTS WILL BE ASSESSED as applicable
  3. Plead Not Guilty
    1. Judge may adjudicate you guilty
      1. Points may be assessed
      2. Fines can go as high as $1,000
    2. Judge may require you to attend traffic school
    3. Insurance rates may go up
    4. Policy may be cancelled

To start your traffic school course, choose a course format below. All courses cover the same material and take the same amount of time to complete.



Information About Charlotte County Roadway Safety

Charlotte County is located on the Southwest Florida Gulf Coast. It is a mixed suburban and rural county with a large percentage of retirees. According to the US Census, Charlotte County has the highest percentage of residents over the age of 65 of any county in America.

After receiving a traffic ticket in Charlotte County you are probably upset and frustrated but consider this:

  • The majority of the county's more than 162,000 residents are densely packed into residential areas hugging the coast of Charlotte Harbor.
  • While studies have found that today's older drivers are generally healthier, safer, and capable of driving much longer than previous generations, there are still issues when older drivers don't realize when it's time to give up the keys.
  • The County is split by I-75. The portion of I-75 within Florida's border (based on the number of fatal crashes per mile) is considered to be the 15th deadliest highway in the US.
  • The total number of crashes is on the increase in Charlotte County and the number of alcohol related incidents is also rising.

Can you imagine how much worse the driving situation would be like in Charlotte County if the traffic rules weren't enforced?

Charlotte County Crash Stats20112012Percent Change3-Year Avg.
Total Number of Motor Vehicle Crashes 1,314 1,443 +9.82% 1,455
Fatalities 26 18 -30.77% 21
Injuries 1,232 1,122 -8.93% 1,237
Alcohol Related 95 113 +18.95% 113
Alcohol Related Fatalities 5 5 0.00% 5
Alcohol Related Injuries 48 54 +12.50% 54

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