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  • Florida Driver's License Suspension - Too Many Points

    This legal guide will help readers understand the impact of accumulating excessive points on their Florida driving record and the legal processes to remove points / remove points-based suspensions. Wh

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  • Florida: Traffic Tickets in Collections

    You should consult with an experienced traffic ticket attorney before paying a traffic ticket that has been referred to a collections agency (such as Linebarger, Goggan, Blair & Sampson, LLP or Penn C

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  • Florida Texting and Driving Offense - Effective 10/1/2013

    According to the National Safety Council, texting and driving results in over one million traffic crashes each year and some studies indicate that nearly 25% of crashes are the result of cell phone use. As a result of these studies and other similar statistics, the Florida Legisl...

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  • Florida Rules of Traffic Court: A Few Important Rules to Know

    If you plan on defending yourself in one of Tampa's traffic courts, (which I wouldn't recommend) you should be familiar with the rules of the court, as well as the statute that you have allegedly violated. The Florida Rules of Traffic Court can be found online (for free) on the F...

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  • Florida "Aggressive Careless" Traffic Offense

    In Florida, the term "aggressive careless" was simply a phrase and nothing more. You could not receive a ticket for this offense, but an officer could check the aggressive careless box on the body of the citation. The checkbox was placed on the citation to keep track of the numbe...

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  • Admissibility of Radar / Laser Evidence in Florida Speeding Ticket Cases

    Before an officer can establish your alleged speed in court, the officer must first provide evidence of the following: That the speed measuring device used in obtaining evidence of your motor vehicle's speed is of a type approved by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Veh...

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  • Can you refuse to sign a Florida traffic ticket?

    Under Florida Law, it is a second degree misdemeanor towillfullyrefuse to accept and sign a summons / traffic citation, when the offense charged is either acriminal traffic offenseor a civil traffic offense that requires amandatory court appearance. Examples of these offenses are...

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  • Following Too Closely Traffic Ticket - Florida Statute 316.0895(1)

    Florida's "Following Too Closely" statute states that "[t]he driver of a motor vehicle shall not follow another vehile more closely than is reasonable and prudent, having due regard for the speed of such vehicles and the traffic upon, and the condition of, the highway." Often ti...

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  • What's the difference between a "no contest" plea and a "guilty" plea in Florida traffic court?

    Whether you have hired an attorney or you are fighting your ticket on your own, a "not guilty" plea must be entered in order for your case to be set for an evidentiary hearing (trial date). This plea may be entered in writing by your attorney or you may attend an arraignment hear...

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  • Florida Traffic Law: License Suspension / Revocation, what's the difference?

    According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, "[a]suspension is a temporary withdrawal of the driving privilege for an unspecified time,such as a suspension for failure to pay a traffic fine. Once the fine is paid the suspension maybe lifted." However,...

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