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Florida To Enforce Ban On Texting While Driving

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (May 24, 2019) – Florida Governor Ron Desantis signed a bill on Friday, May 17th toughening Florida’s prohibitions on texting while driving. Starting January 1, 2020, Florida police can stop and ticket drivers for texting while they’re behind the wheel of a moving car, with limited exceptions. Drivers can still use their phone…

Penalty for a First DUI Conviction in Florida

Consuming alcohol or taking drugs before getting behind the wheel of a car is never a good idea – not only is driving while intoxicated or impaired extremely unsafe, but also illegal, too. If you have been arrested and charged with a DUI in Florida, it’s important that you understand the penalties for a first-time…

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…

Steps to Take After a Red Light Ticket in Florida

Red light cameras are found in numerous locations throughout Florida. And if you drive through a red light, even if a police officer doesn’t witness the offense, the camera may catch you in the act, and you may be issued a red light ticket as a result. Running a red light in our state is…

Check if You Got a Red Light Ticket

We get it. You don’t want to pay us when you are still looking at a fine. But in most cases, we can ensure that you won’t receive any points on your license, won’t incur higher insurance premiums, AND you won’t have to waste time at traffic school or at court. Florida loves red light…

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…

Overview of Florida Speeding Laws

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…