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David P. Gilbert

David Gilbert’s Legal Guides

30 total

  • Florida Speeding Tickets: How can the officer "prove" that I was speeding?

    In 2010, there were over 300,000 speeding citations issued in the State of Florida. While many people simply elect to pay their citation and take the points (or choose driving school, if eligible), it is important to remember that approximately 28% of all speeding tickets issued ...

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  • Florida "Improper Backing" Traffic Ticket

    Under Florida Statute 316.1985(1), "[t]he driver of a vehicle shall not back the same unless such movement can be made with safety and without interfering with other traffic." In addition, Florida Statute 316.1985(2) prohibits drivers from backing their vehicle "upon any shoulder...

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  • Florida "Failure to Yield" Traffic Ticket

    When you are driving your vehicle, you have the responsibility to yield to vehicles with the right of way. Also, you must yield to certain types of vehicles, regardless of who has the right of way. Failure to yield citations are often issued as a result of a traffic accident or w...

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  • Racing on Highway Attorney Tampa

    With the glorification of street racing in Hollywood films and the growth of late night illegal street races, the Florida Legislature made it their mission to enhance the penalties for those caught engaging in races on the highway. While late night street racing still occurs on ...

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  • Do you need a Tampa Traffic Ticket Lawyer?

    Before you pay your traffic ticket, consult with a Tampa Ticket Attorney for a free consultation. I offer free consultations for all traffic offenses. Not all tickets should be taken to court but some tickets need to be taken to court to avoid collateral consequences. When you re...

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  • Florida Traffic Tickets and Your Insurance Premium - Tampa Ticket Attorney

    When applying for new insurance coverage or renewing a current policy, insurance companies will review an assortment of factors when determining whether to continue to insure you or accept you as a new driver. Here a few factors that insurance companies will consider when determi...

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  • Florida Law: Open Container in Motor Vehicle

    Under Florida Law, "Open container" means any container of alcoholic beverage which is immediately capable of being consumed from, or the seal of which has been broken. An open container shall be considered to be in the possession of the operator of a vehicle if the container is...

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  • Florida Commercial Drivers: CDL Basics and the Impact of Traffic Tickets on CDL Holders

    FLORIDA COMMERCIAL DRIVER LICENSE (CDL) What are the different types of commerical driver licenses? There are three classes of commercial driver licenses ("CDL") in Florida. Those who hold aClass A CDL can operate trucks or truck combinations weighing with a Gross Vehicle Weight...

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  • Will out-of-state traffic tickets show up on your driving record?

    The idea that people will likely travel out of their home state and commit a traffic infraction in another state seems logical. However, it wasn't until the 1960s that the states began expressing an interest in finding out how their drivers were acting in other states. Eventually...

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  • Driving on Suspended License: How to avoid being charged with this criminal traffic offense.

    One of the most common criminal traffic offenses that I encounter is driving on a suspended license with knowledge. Driving on a suspended license is a serious traffic offense that may lead to a five-year habitual traffic offender suspension (HTO Suspension), even when you are n...

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