The three tests of the Standard Field Sobriety Test are: The Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN)The Walk and TurnThe One-Leg Stand These tests are administered systematically and are evaluated according to measured responses of the suspect. HGN Testing Horizontal gaze nystagmus is an involuntary jerking of the eyeball which occurs naturally as the eyes gaze to…

Officer approaching traffic stop from rear.

Florida police have the authority to execute traffic stops on “streets and highways,” but what about on private property like apartment complexes? Can you be cited for driving actions seen by police but which occur on private property? Jurisdiction The simple answer originates from a question of jurisdiction. That question is; “was the officer executing…

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Traffic tickets are difficult to avoid and costly to pay. Knowing your rights and having an effective traffic ticket attorney are essential in order to avoid fines, especially those associated with red light cameras. Let’s start by understanding how red light cameras work: Receiving a citation from an officer is completely different from being ticketed…

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The rules of the road are changing, and we’ve got everything you need to know about operating your phone while driving in Florida. The recently-filed law, SB 79, makes clear the state’s intention to curb the increasingly-dangerous behavior of operating a phone behind the wheel. When the state Senate convenes next year, here’s how things…

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You got pulled over and now you have to decide whether to pay the speeding ticket or fight it. The traffic courts, DMV, and other agencies won’t always make it easy to fight your ticket. Don’t let that stop you! Traffic tickets, from a minor moving violation to a high speeding ticket, can cause a…

A driver’s license suspension can occur for numerous reasons, including a DUI conviction, accruing too many points on your record, or even failing to pay child support. Fortunately, you have options. A seasoned traffic defense lawyer can help you to get your license reinstated so you can again enjoy your driving privilege. Following are the…

Shot of a traffic cop giving a Driving While License is Suspended ticket.

It’s estimated that more than 100,000 speeding tickets are given each day. They’re so common that people have grown accustomed to paying them rather than fighting them. But doing so may be unwise. Although receiving a speeding ticket in Florida may seem inconsequential in the present, it can carry consequences that plague you for years….

Florida imposes serious penalties for knowingly driving with a suspended license. The first time you’re convicted of this offense, you could end up spending 60 days in the county jail and paying $500 in fines. If you’re convicted a second time, you could spend a year in jail and pay $1,000 in fines. Thus far,…

A speeding ticket can impact you in several ways. You may be forced to pay a hefty fine; the infraction can add points to your driving record; and it can cause your insurance rates to rise. Depending on the number of points you have on your driving record, it can even jeopardize your driving privileges….

Speeding tickets are an annoying inconvenience. But they pose more than just a disruption to your day. They carry heavy fines, can add points to your driving record, and can force you to pay more for car insurance. Worse, if you’re caught doing it often enough, the state of Florida may label you a habitual…