Traffic Ticket Defense Blog

January 28, 2015

Possession of Marijuana less than 20 grams

Possession of marijuana can either be a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the amount possessed. If you possess 20 grams or more it can be punished as a 3rd degree felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison. If you possess less than 20 grams it is punishable as a first degree misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in the county jail.
January 28, 2015

Are officers impatient when asking for proof of registration and proof of insurance?

these tickets are $116 a piece. Most of the time these tickets are given along with a moving violation
October 22, 2014

The death of the red light camera program in Palm Beach County

This new case did not invalidate this Statute only the way the Red Light tickets have been issued. I believe the program could be resurrected and this problem could be overcome but time will tell what will happen.
October 13, 2014

Restricted license violation

If you are driving on a restricted license due to your age you are limited to driving with an adult 21 years of age and restricted by the times that you can drive.
September 24, 2014

What is the difference between careless driving and reckless driving?

The biggest difference is that reckless driving is a criminal charge and careless driving is non-criminal.
September 17, 2014

The difference between not having a license and not having a license on you.

If you get pulled over by an officer and you are a licensed driver but you do not have your license on you, you will be charged with drivers license not carried and exhibited on demand.
August 19, 2014

Never pay a driving on a suspended license ticket!

What causes habitualization? If you get 3 convictions for driving on a suspended license within a 5 year period the DMV will suspend your license for 5 years.
August 14, 2014

Best defense for a traffic ticket.

What is the best defense for a traffic ticket? Well, the best thing you can do for the defense of your traffic ticket or tickets is BE NICE AND RESPECTFUL to the officer who has pulled you over.
August 13, 2014

After a hurricane signals are down and you should remember these tips.

Florida Statute 316.076 states that if a flashing red you must treat it like a stop sign, if there is a flashing yellow you must proceed only with caution.
August 7, 2014

Strange moving violations

Did you know you can receive a moving violation if you startle an animal being led or ridden by someone on the side of the road?
July 29, 2014

You can be held responsible for someone else operating your vehicle.

There is a statute so full of ambiguity that it can be a catch all for your responsibility for your vehicle driven by others.
July 22, 2014

Expensive motorcycle tickets part 2

a violation of this statute is also a moving violation which means you could be assessed points as well as the fine.
July 18, 2014

Expensive motorcycle tickets Part 1

The intent is to prevent motorcycles from running from the police and flipping up their tag so the officer cannot obtain their information.
July 15, 2014

Can you get a moving violation in a golf cart?

Just as you can get a moving violation on a bicycle, you can get a moving violation on a golf cart.
July 10, 2014

You do not have to be in a car to get a moving violation.

That is right, you can commit a moving violation while not in a car.
July 9, 2014

Traffic school…..should you elect it or not?

Remember these two things, 1) You have a limited number of lifetime elections and 2) you can only elect school once every 12 months.