Great Answer Mr. Haber! I had no idea it was that serious with citations.
As we say here in the 305... "Con mucho gusto"! Be safe and feel free to ask any question at anytime.
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.