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Posted over 1 year ago.

Great Answer Mr. Haber! I had no idea it was that serious with citations.

Michael Adam Haber
Michael Adam Haber, DUI / DWI Attorney - Miami, FL
Posted over 1 year ago.

As we say here in the 305... "Con mucho gusto"! Be safe and feel free to ask any question at anytime.

Michael Adam Haber
Michael Adam Haber, DUI / DWI Attorney - Miami, FL
Posted 11 months ago.

By way of amendment, FS 318.14(2) makes it a 2nd degree misdemeanor to refuse to sign and accept a citation for a criminal traffic matter; apparently this s NOT the case for normal traffic infraction which do not REQUIRE a signature by the driver (they only require a certification by the officer that s/he gave the ticket to the driver). Thus, you cannot be arrested (whether PTA/NTA or taken to jail) for refusal to sign a routine traffic citation; only one which requires your signature (criminal traffic).

I am writing this qualification as it was pointed out to me by Kevin Wood (of the Bay Community News) that I had misstated the law (he is absolutely correct in that I did not distinguish between criminal and non-criminal traffic citations) and as I am happy to offer a recant, and apology and a more accurate statement of the law in any such circumstance.