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 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.
June 10, 2014

Speeding ticket misconception on a 9 over ticket

because of my firs relationship with many of the officers that write the majority of tickets in Palm Beach County, the officers will usually not amend the speed up on tickets that I handle
July 26, 2012

Are rear view mirrors required??

a vehicle must have a mirror so located to reflecta view of the highway to the driver of at least 200 feet
July 5, 2012

The age of a ticket can determine whether you have the right to take it to court.

The old rule used to be that no matter how old your Palm Beach County ticket was, as long as you paid the late fee, you could enter a not guilty plea and take it to court
October 20, 2011

Moving violation and traffic court misconceptions

I have many clients who hire me and say, "can you reset my case a bunch of times so the officer won't show up and my case will be dismissed".
February 22, 2011

When is evidence of speed inadmissible?

There are a few minimal requirements to an officer being able to enter your speed into evidence.
February 7, 2011

Can you get a ticket in Palm Beach County for riding in the back of a pickup truck.

It is never lawful to ride on any exterior portion of a a vehicle, specifically the bumper, radiator, fender, hood, top, trunk or running board.
February 2, 2011

Consequences of a second refusal to blow during DUI.

So, what all this language is saying is that if you get pulled over for dui, and you have previously refused a breath test, and they ask you to take a breath test and you refuse, not only will they suspend your license for 18 months but they could charge you with a separate criminal charge of Refusal to submit to a chemical test.
January 31, 2011

Palm Beach Post article on speed traps and traffic court statistics.

Below is a link for a PALM BEACH POST article on speed trap locations as reported by citizens of Palm Beach County
January 17, 2011

Red light camera news article in The Palm Beach Post..

The problem is the video and photos the cameras snap as proof that a motorist ran a red light. They can't capture a clear picture of a license plate. To get that, one of the photos is magnified to show a close-up shot of the license
January 13, 2011

Reckless driving confused with careless driving.

There are major differences between these charges, the most important one being that reckless driving is a criminal charge and careless driving is a civil traffic infraction.
January 11, 2011

When signals are required.

I tried to explain to him that although most people don't obey the signalling rules, they are in fact the law and an officer has the right to cite you for such violations.
January 9, 2011

Traffic control devices explained.

So what is a traffic control device? It many be many things including but not limited to a yield sign, a stop sign, a red light, a no turn on right sign, a no u-turn sign or a one way sign.