Category: Information

Is Leaving the Scene of an Accident a Felony?

When two motor vehicles are involved in a crash in Florida, or when a motor vehicle and another object or person collide, stopping at the scene and exchanging information is critical. Indeed, not only is the exchange of information important for the purpose of filing a motor vehicle accident insurance claim, but it is also…

Check if License Is Suspended in Florida

If you’ve faced numerous traffic penalties or have been convicted of a major traffic offense, such as a DUI, your driver’s license may have been suspended. If your driver’s license has been suspended, it’s very important that you refrain from driving; driving with a suspended license can result in additional penalties and consequences. If you’re…

Red Light Ticket

Florida loves red light tickets. They are an easy stream of revenue for the state, allowing them to catch drivers running a red light and extract traffic fines out of motorists. However, unlike with other tickets, no police officer will be handing the red light ticket over to you. For that reason, you might not…

Careless Driving

Driving deserves your full attention. Unfortunately, many motorists are too distracted or careless when they get behind the wheel of a moving vehicle. Because of this, innocent victims are injured in collisions that were entirely avoidable. If you commit careless driving in Florida, you’ll get a ticket and probably have points added to your driving…

How Many Points is Careless Driving in Florida?

Careless driving in one of the most common traffic citations in Florida. According to the most recent data provided by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, state and local law enforcement officers issued nearly 200,000 careless driving tickets in 2018 alone. If you received a careless driving ticket in Florida, you need…

How Much is a Ticket for Running a Red Light?

If you were stopped and cited for running a red light, you are certainly not alone. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reports that more than 50,000 drivers were pulled over and issued a red light ticket in 2018. That is just the beginning. Nearly six times as many red light tickets,…

Traffic Ticket in Florida

Traffic tickets have a reputation for being minor annoyances. But these tickets can dramatically increase your insurance, cause you to lose money paying fines, and result in a license suspension. At Skubiak & Rivas, we have spent several decades helping motorists fight their traffic tickets, and we can use our experience for you. One favorable…

Can You Go to Jail for a Hit and Run?

As explained by the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), drivers must stop their vehicle and remain at the scene after an accident. The failure to do so is a serious criminal issue; to be sure, it could even be a felony that results in the offender going to jail. In this article, our top-rated…

Florida DUI Laws

According to information published by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, 32,684 people were arrested for DUIs in the state in 2017, including 1,899 in Orange County alone. Florida has strict drunk driving laws. If you are arrested and charged with intoxicated driving, you will be facing the automatic suspension of your license and you…

Careless Driving Ticket

Every driver is occasionally careless. But if you get caught, then you can expect to receive a traffic ticket, which can raise a lot of problems for motorists. Many people contact our firm to ask how much a careless driving ticket in Florida cost. There are many costs, some of which are hidden. We walk…