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If you have received a traffic ticket in Gilchrist 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 Gilchrist 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 Gilchrist County Roadway Safety

Gilchrist County is located in North-Central Florida northwest of Gainesville. The largest city and county seat is Trenton. Out of 67 Florida counties, Gilchrist is the 57th in terms of population and 64th in terms of land area.

If you have received a ticket in Gilchrist County, you are probably angry and frustrated but consider this:

  • The number of traffic crashes and injuries are increasing above average in Gilchrist County.
  • Most of Gilchrist County is rural with mostly two lane country roads. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) has found that two-lane country roads are the most dangerous highways in America.
  • According to NHTSA, only 19% of the US population lives in rural areas but rural traffic fatalities accounted for 55% of the total fatalities in 2011.

If the traffic rules weren't enforced, the traffic situation in Gilchrist County could be much worse.

Gilchrist County Crash Stats20112012Percent Change3-Year Avg.
Total Number of Motor Vehicle Crashes 126 141 +11.90% 132
Fatalities 4 2 -50.00% 3
Injuries 88 91 +3.41% 90
Alcohol Related 11 11 0.00% 14
Alcohol Related Fatalities 1 0 -100.00% 0
Alcohol Related Injuries 6 4 -33.33% 7

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