I received a ticket for running a red light in Surfside, FL while there on business. The fine is $158. Is it worth fighting or just paying the bill as I from what understand this will not be a point violation as I did not actually receive a ticket...
Depending upon the basis for challenging the ticket, you could be successful. However, as my colleague touched on, the question is whether it's worth fighting it. Assuming paying it will not yield any points on your license or be treated as a moving violation for purposes of insurance rates, the cost of retaining an attorney to defend against it might well exceed the cost of the ticket. That said, if you are comfortable representing yourself and you are willing to assume the risk of losing and all that losing could entail, you certainly have every right to request an infraction hearing. There's also the question of opportunity cost. Namely, would the value of whatever you'd otherwise be doing during the time you'd spend preparing this for court, traveling to/from court, and appearing in court exceed the cost of the ticket? I had a red light camera ticket, myself, issued in Pinellas County and simply couldn't justify traveling several hours to defend against it as, despite having a meritorious defense, the opportunity cost would greatly exceed the fine. Given the foregoing, your question is one only you can answer.See question
Denounce the government liars and distorters offenders to stop crimes against innocent civilians. Fight for the rights under the law and respects the principles of rule of laws.
As my colleague has correctly suggested, your original post is not sufficiently detailed to allow for a responsive answer. If there is a particular scenario or incident that forms the basis of your concern(s), additional, non-identifying, information about it would help in enabling attorneys to meaningfully respond to your question. Once you add sufficient specificity, I and my colleagues are going to be in a much better position to answer your question.See question
I have been having a really bad time finding employment. I was told i could expunge my record but am confused by the wording. My charge was adjudicated withheld of statue fl812.014(2c2) larceny - 3rd degree grand theft pursuant to scheme - grand...
Presuming your arrest record was released to third party entities (e.g., Mugshots.com), keep in mind that those entities will NOT have to remove the info regardless of whether something is sealed or expunged. Sealing or expunging applies to state entities and agencies (e.g., FDLE), not to third parties. I tell folks frequently that, for adults (and for juvenile felonies), you should consider what you are trying to accomplish prior to looking to seal or expunge a record. If a potential employer does a simple search on one of a number of sites, the arrest will still likely appear. In certain industries (e.g., law, healthcare, defense, etc.), you may still be obligated to disclose the existence of the arrest. I don't typically practice law in your county but you should talk to a local criminal defense attorney about your goals and whether having the record sealed would accomplish those goals or simply be a waste of money.See question
Is this illegal? If I were to do this would I have to put a hazmat sticker on it ? I don't want to go to jail or prison as I heard there was a woman who faces prison and a 250,000 fine she didn't use a hazmat sticker. I want to be sure before I d...
More information might enable a better answer. What is the reason for mailing them? Is it for research purposes or for something obscene?See question
My husband was driving home from work when he was pulled over. The officer approached the car and asked "Did I pull you over yesterday?" My husband said "No" and the officer asked to see his documents. My husband did not have our new insurance car...
The short answer is probably not. The longer answer is that presuming there was nothing extenuating (e.g., traveling through a lawful checkpoint), the officer needed a basis to initiate the traffic stop. If he had no articulable basis to stop the vehicle, the citation can likely be dismissed presuming the appropriate motions are filed. Keep in mind that just because the officer didn't volunteer a basis for the stop, that doesn't mean he didn't have one.See question
I was walking with a friend at a Pinellas county park after hours near a street and a dock when a police officer had pulled us over. She said we were trespassing. We presented our ID's and complied when she asked us to leave. She made false assump...
I would suggest avoiding that particular park for twelve months from the time you were informed you needed to leave. At that point, you may wish to check, in writing, with the County to see if anything exists which would prohibit your return prior to going back. While you may be able to return immediately, I would expect problems if that particular officer returns and sees you there. After a year has passed, the officer should likely not remember you and any notes concerning a potential misdemeanor charge would be unlikely to cause you serious issues.See question
the out of state is making a stink, I want to just pay the fine and be done, but don't want points to my clean home state record
In my experience, points tend not to transfer. That said, I don't know of any statutory or case law prohibition that would prevent them from being able to transfer. It is theoretically possible that they may appear.See question
Hello, I would like to know about how long does an appeal take and if they're successful. Also, since I have a 20 year sentence, will I have to complete all years or will I be eligible for parole for good time? My lousy attorney hasn't been ans...
Please know that appealing your criminal case to the 5th District Court of Appeals (which feeds from both your county, mine, and others) and seeing it through to conclusion could take a couple of years. There are so many variables that come into play that nobody will be able to realistically quote you an exact time frame - especially without being familiar with your particular case. If you are unhappy with your trial attorney, you should seek new counsel. There is nothing which requires you to keep your trial attorney on for any appeal(s). Whether or not he has done anything wrong, if you aren't happy with that individual, find another attorney. There are plenty to choose from.See question
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I have added the following tags to this question: Civil Action, Property Damage, and Defective Products. Hopefully, someone who focuses more on civil suits will now see your question and be able to advise you of your options.See question
He actually lied and he was the one who used excessive for - he slammed me on the wall - i weight 100 lbs; this officer weights 370 - what can i do. Both my daughter and husband saw what happened - can they be used as witnesses?
You may have noticed that the common element in the responses is the suggestion that you retain counsel. In order to most effectively protect yourself and better ensure that your daughter and husband will be able to testify (should it be determined that would be the best course of action), you should get an attorney immediately. Your local voluntary bar association does not appear to offer referrals. Contact the Florida Bar's Lawyer Referral Service at (800) 342-8011. Ask for a criminal defense attorney in Lake County.See question