My son was pulled over by a florida state trooper for not wearing his seat belt, and received a ticket of $114.00
Respectfully, you are asking the wrong question ("Does a seatbelt ticket affect your insurance in the state of Fl?).
The question that you should be asking is "now that I got a ticket what am I going to do about it?", and in that regard I strongly urge you to HIRE A LAWYER (caps intentional).
My guess is that you have about as much business practicing law as I do commanding a nuclear submarine... meaning none. Please understand that this is not personal to you. It is a simple truism in the legal profession. It is very easy to screw up a case when one does not understand the complexities of the rules of evidence, the rules of procedure and the art of cross-examination; and you are very likely to screw up your case if you serve as your own lawyer (ergo Abe Lincoln's famous quote... "He who represents himself has a fool for a client."). If the cop got it wrong, or even if there is a technicality to be exploited, then you are almost certainly not the person to take that to the mattresses.
In my opinion, the best defense for any traffic citation anywhere is to hire a local traffic ticket lawyer. I can't speak to the Lakeland area per se but in Miami, Fl where I have been a practicing criminal defense lawyer for nearly a quarter of a century, there are many skilled and experienced traffic lawyers who know the law, the procedure, the Judge and probably the cop. In short you will almost certainly get both competent representation and a better result for a relatively small fee / investment.
Wishing you luck and hoping that I have been helpful in answering your question.
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I think the first issue is whether the officer could give your son a ticket. Tickets for seatbelts are only secondary, meaning there has to be an initial reason for the stop. Then if your son was not wearing his seatbelt, he could also get a ticket for that. Hire a lawyer!
Contact a local traffic attorney. You can also call your insurance agent to ask about how they view a seatbelt conviction if you just pay it. A possible court cost will certainly be cheaper than if they raise your rates for a conviction on a seatbelt ticket.
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