Orlando Traffic Ticket Defense Attorney
Helping Clients Charged With Criminal Traffic Violations In Orlando And Central Florida
Being charged with a traffic offense in Florida is serious, whether your ticket is a minor infraction, a misdemeanor, or a felony. Getting a traffic ticket can cost you a lo of money and can affect your driving record, and driving privileges, for a long time.
Under Florida law, certain traffic violations are treated as criminal offenses. A criminal traffic offense is far more serious than a traffic ticket, since you would end up with a permanent criminal record if you are convicted. You can also face driver's license suspension and be sentenced to jail. In some situations, police may even have the authority to seize your vehicle and arrest you on the spot.
At the law firm of LaBar Adams, we represent drivers in Orlando and central Florida, including commercial truckers and out-of-state drivers, who face criminal traffic charges.
Traffic Violations In Florida
Among the most common traffic violations we find people charged with in Central Florida are:
- Fleeing and eluding: Fleeing to elude a law enforcement officer is a felony in Florida, subject to a substantial jail sentence.
- Driving under the influence (DUI)
- Driving while license suspended: Even a basic first offense of driving while your license is suspended carries potential jail time and a $500 fine. If you have prior offenses, the penalties are even more severe.
- Following too closely or tailgating
- Leaving the Scene of an Accident
- Not stopping for a school bus
- Racing/reckless driving: You can be charged with reckless driving if a police officer judges you were operating a vehicle with disregard for the safety of others. Florida's racing law can be very broadly applied to actions that are not racing such as speeding up to prevent a car from passing.
- Refusal to Submit to Breath Test
- Running a red light or a stop sign
- Speeding in School Zone
- Texting and driving
- Unsafe lane changes
Traffic Violations In Florida - Penalties
Traffic tickets in Florida are handled on a county level. Some traffic ticket fines are slightly different in different counties, but penalties are basically the same. Penalties for traffic offenses will depend on the offense itself, your age, type of driver's license and your previous driving history, and may include:
- Large fines
- Points on your driver's license
- Suspension, revocation or even cancellation of your driver's license
- Traffic school
- Jail time
- Community service
Criminal traffic violations in Florida should never been taken lightly! It is crucial to consult a traffic defense lawyer to discuss your case before going to court.
Contact Our Traffic Ticket Lawyers In Orlando, FL
If you receive a traffic citation in Orlando or anywhere in Central Florida it is crucial to have an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side to protect your rights and driving privileges! Contact our Orlando traffic attorney immediately for a consultation! We have handled thousands of criminal traffic violation cases in the past. Call us today at 407-835-8968 or fill out the online form located at the top of this page and we will contact you shortly.
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