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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…

Florida has aggressively embraced red light cameras over the past few years. Sold as a public safety measure, red light cameras actually help the government flood its coffers with money. Whereas once a ticket could only be issued if a cop observed a red-light infraction, now cameras catch motorists speeding through a red light. The…

Many accidents happen at intersections because motorists do not follow the rules of the road. A stop sign, or a red light, is a clear indication you need to stop your vehicle. But what other stop sign rules are there? Below, we sketch out the most important stop sign rules you should know about. If…

Florida law is very clear that those involved in a car accident should remain at the scene of the accident. Unfortunately, so many drivers flee that Florida is now facing an epidemic of hit-and-run accidents. If you have been arrested for leaving the scene, you should meet with an attorney right away. These are very…

Lane violations are surprisingly common and are regulated under the Florida code. If you receive a ticket, you have options, but not all options are the same. Generally, you can pay the ticket, fight the ticket, or attend driver’s school to keep the points off your record. Some options are better than others, depending on…

Driving with a suspended license can be a misdemeanor. Florida statute § 322.34 defines driving with a suspended license and sets out the penalties that you will face. Many people picked up for driving with a suspended license are unaware of their rights and the defenses they can raise to a charge. As a result,…

If you recently got a careless driving ticket in Florida, we know that you likely have many questions about how it will impact your driving record and your possible criminal record. When you receive a careless driving ticket in Florida, you should learn more about this offense, potential defenses, and the penalties that you may…