The New Port Richey police department announced today that it will begin issuing tickets for jaywalking outside of designated crosswalks on US 19. Those who are caught jaywalking will be issued a $62.50 ticket. Police say that there have been several traffic accidents related to jaywalking and they hope to make US 19 safer by discouraging crossing outside of the designated areas.
Civil infractions are issued all over the Tampa Bay area for different reasons. For example, Driving While License Suspended (without knowledge), or DWLS, is a civil infraction. Civil infractions also include speeding tickets and many other moving violations. These infractions can carry hefty fines and may result in points on your license – which will lead to higher insurance premiums.
If you have been ticketed for a civil infraction, contact an attorney at Taracks & Associates today. An experienced former prosecutor with our firm will help you fight the charges against you, whether DWLS or speeding. These tickets can carry expensive fines and penalties that may haunt you for years. Call us today – a consultation with one of our Tampa criminal defense lawyers is always free. Taracks & Associates – The Advocate For You.