Lake County has a reputation for being tough on those accused of a crime. If you are accused of a Lake County criminal traffic offense you need a Lake County criminal defense attorney. In 2012 Lake County had 233 leaving the scene of a crash cases. Of those 233 cases 159 of them were adjudicated guilty of Lake County leaving the scene of an accident. An adjudication of guilt means a criminal record for life. Lake County had 84 reckless driving cases in 2012 and 36 of the reckless driving cases resulted in an adjudication of guilt for a Lake County reckless driving. Lake County had 934 DUI arrests. Of those 934 arrests 804 resulted in a guilty verdict for a Lake County DUI. Another common criminal traffic offense in Lake County is driving on a suspended license. In 2012 Lake County had 2,727 criminal suspended license cases or suspended license with knowledge cases. Of those cases 1,749 resulted in a guilty disposition for Lake County driving on a suspended license. Lake County had 851 no valid driver’s license cases. Of those 851 cases 540 resulted in a guilty verdict. Lake County also had 426 improper, expired or no valid tag cases. Of those 426 cases only 150 resulted in a guilty verdict. Just because you have been accused of a crime does not mean you will be convicted. The state must be able to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt to obtain a conviction, Having an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side can help increase the odds that you will get out of Tavares without being convicted of a crime and make sure your rights are protected. Attorney Kevin J. Pitts handles criminal traffic offenses throughout Central Florida.