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Actual possession Actual Possession simply means that the drugs, contraband or illegal substance are found on your person, clothing or body.  It also means to have immediate and direct physical control over the property, substance or contraband.  When the police finds drugs inside the pockets of your clothing, shoes, or bags that you are carrying,…

What Is a Habitual Traffic Offender in Florida

Traffic violations happen regularly, especially for individuals who regularly commute to work, school, or to and from appointments.  If you accrue numerous traffic violations, you might face long-term license suspensions. Unfortunately, license suspensions in Florida happen frequently. In Florida in 2017, nearly 1.3 million driver licenses were suspended or revoked. Habitual traffic violators in Florida…

Is a DUI a Felony or Misdemeanor in Florida

In Florida, a DUI conviction can have serious consequences. But the severity of those consequences depends on the specific facts of each case. A DUI in Florida can be either a felony or a misdemeanor, and each charge has important differences and different punishments. If you are charged with DUI, you should speak with an…

How to Pay a Traffic Ticket Online in Florida: Orange County

Paying a traffic ticket online probably seems like a simple and convenient option. You just want to get it done and stop thinking about it. But is that always the right move? What if the ticket you’re paying assesses points to your license, or what if the fine could be reduced or completely thrown out?…

What are the Fines for Speeding in a School Zone in Florida?

Florida law permits enforcement of a 15-20 mph speed limit in a school zone. This speed limit is enforceable for 30 minutes before, during, and after students arrive and leave school. Florida law sets the amount of your fine for speeding based on how many miles per hour over the speed limit you were caught…

Overview of Florida Speeding Laws

Speeding is among the most common types of traffic violations. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FHSMV) reports that Orange County issued nearly 46,000 speeding tickets in 2018 alone. To protect their safety and their license, every driver in Florida should have an in-depth understanding of the state’s speeding laws. Here, our…

Failure to Maintain a Lane Ticket

When people consider traffic violations, they usually assume that these violations are speeding tickets or red light tickets. Those are the most common tickets issued in Florida, but there are many types of traffic tickets. For example, police officers in Florida can cite motorists for failure to maintain lane or for improper lane changes. According…

What happens when a person commits a crime or is guilty of a certain number of traffic offenses/accumulates too many points on their record? Their driver’s license may be revoked or suspended. When a license is revoked, the person cannot drive until the license is reinstated. If a person does drive in Florida with a…

Most traffic offenses are punishable by a small fine and points assessed against one’s driving record but nothing more. On the contrary, committing a number of traffic violations over a short amount of time, or committing serious traffic crimes can earn one the classification of a “habitual traffic offender.” Jail time for a habitual traffic…

Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI) is a serious offense in the state of Florida. Indeed, a person who receives a DUI conviction may face serious punishments. If you are facing DUI charges, one of the first–and one of the most important–things that you should do is to call an experienced…