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Traffic Tickets

Traffic Tickets, Traffic Infractions, Criminal Traffic

My criminal defense law firm handles all traffic tickets whether it is a civil traffic infraction or a criminal traffic ticket. Hire an experienced traffic ticket lawyer to handle your case so that your driving record, job/employment, car insurance rates, and criminal history are not adversely affected. My criminal defense law firm defends and litigates all of the following traffic tickets:

  • Driving under the Influence (DUI)
  • Speeding
  • Driving While License Suspended (DWLS)
  • No Valid Driver’s License
  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident (personal injury, serious bodily injury, or death)
  • Expired Driver’s License
  • Reckless Driving (criminal offense)
  • Careless Driving – Florida Statute 316.1925
  • Careless Driving with Serious Bodily Injury
  • Traffic Infractions requiring a mandatory court appearance/li>
  • Attached Tag Not Assigned
  • Improper Lane Change
  • Failure to Maintain Single Lane
  • DUI Manslaughter
  • Possession of Suspended License
  • Possession of Duplicate License
  • Driving While License Suspended Habitual Traffic Offender (H.T.O.)
  • Failure to Yield
  • Noise Violation
  • Window Tint Violation
  • Toll Violations
  • Seat Belt Violations
  • Red Light Camera Violations

If you need to pay a traffic ticket in Polk County, Florida there are a few options available to you:

1. You can call 1-877-1781 and pay by credit card by calling the Polk County automated Traffic Citation payment System.

2. You can pay online at the link2gov website (it is a .com website)

3. You can pay by mail by sending payment to:

Clerk of the Circuit Court
Polk County, Florida
PO Box 9000, Drawer CC-10
Bartow, FL 33831-9000You can pay by mail by sending

4. You can pay in person by visiting the Polk County Clerk of the Circuit Court’s office at one of the following locations:

Bartow Courthouse
255 N. Broadway Ave. Bartow, FL 33830
(863) 534-4446
Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pmLakeland Branch Courthouse
930 E. Parker St. Room 240
Lakeland, FL 33801
(863) 603-6412
Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pmWinter Haven and Haines City Branch’s
Northeast Polk County Government Center
3425 Lake Alfred Road 7 Gill Jones Plaza
Winter Haven, Fl 33881 (863) 401-2400
Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm

Each case is different and unique based upon the individual facts of your case. Call now to set up your free consultation so I can answer any questions you may have regarding your criminal case.

Traffic Tickets Requiring a Mandatory Court Appearance

Even though the traffic ticket the police officer or deputy wrote you is a civil infraction, it may require that you make an appearance in court before a judge or magistrate. These are serious traffic infractions.

Under Florida statute 318.19, a person issued a traffic citation for the following infractions must appear in court:

  • Any infraction which results in an accident or crash that causes “serious bodily injury”
  • Any infraction that results in a crash or accident that causes the death of another
  • Failure to stop for a school bus when children are present
  • Load from vehicle dropping, shifting, falling, dropping, or blowing away
  • Speeding ticket in excess of 30 mph of the speed limit

Florida Law Requires a Court Appearance for Some Traffic Violations

Under Florida Statute 318.14, any person who is found found to have committed the traffic infraction causing death, must be fined $1,000.00 and the person’s driver’s license must be suspended for 6 months!That’s why you need a defense lawyer for traffic violations.

Under Florida Statute 318.14, any person who is found found to have committed the traffic infraction causing serious bodily injury, must be fined $500.00 and the person’s driver’s license must be suspended for 3 months!

If the judge determines that no traffic infraction was committed, no costs or penalties shall be imposed and there is no driver’s license suspension. Call now and speak to an experienced traffic court attorney who can help protect your driver’s license and wallet! You may not even have to attend court and I can resolve your case without ever going to court!

Contact an Attorney for Traffic Violations & Speeding Tickets Today


Lakeland, FL (863) 838-5549
Tampa, FL (813) 789-6404


112 E Poinsettia St Lakeland, FL, 33803

(863) 688-4606


4107 N. Himes Ave #200 Tampa, FL, 33607

(813) 789-6404


24140 FL-54 #101e Lutz, FL, 33559

(727) 457-8660


Thomas Grajek is a great lawyer

After my husbands DUI, I met with a couple of lawyers but NONE were as attentive as Thomas Grajek. Thomas was able to beat the DUI charge that I thought would be impossible. Not only did he save us money, he also helped put our lives back. I would recommend Mr. Grajek to anyone in our situation. Thsnkd Tom!!!

Thomas Grajek is a great lawyer

Excellent Attorney....called this attorney on a Saturday. He was quick to call me back and even gave me free advice as to how to handle the situation we were in. We ended up hiring him best decision we made. Would recommend this attorney to anyone.

Thomas Grajek is a great lawyer

Got a DUI a few months ago and got Toms name from a friend of mine.. I am more then satisfied with the way he handled my case and the way he kept me informed the whole time.. I got off on reckless with a with hold which i am more then happy to have on my record then a dui... He's a very down to earth guy and definitely trys to relate to where ur comin from.. I would with no doubt recommend Tom to friends and family... Thanks Tom ur the best!!!!!!

Thomas Grajek is a great lawyer

Great DUI Lawyer!! He got my DUI dropped to a reckless driving charge!! definitely went above and beyond for my case!!!He is very easily accessible and always promptly returned my phone calls/emails.

Thomas Grajek is a great lawyer

I have just moved to the Tampa area. I was intoduced to Tom after being arrested for a DUI. Within minutes of being bonded out Tom came to my place of employment with all needed documents to "get the ball rolling". He always kept me informed on my case and when the time came for my hearing, I plead guilty to wreckless and had no fines and very little commuity service. Thomas Grajek is a great attorney and I feel he would be a valuable assett in anyone's defense.