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  • Driving while license suspended with knowledge (DWLS)
  • Driving Uninsured Motor Vehicle
  • Driving without a valid driver’s license
  • Driving with a license that is expired more than 4 months
  • Reckless Driving
  • Leaving the scene of an accident  with personal injury or property damage
  • Not wearing prescription eyeglasses
  • Expired tag criminal citation
  • Unlawful tag display or sticker attachment
  • Illegal Tint
  • Operating vehicle while license is suspended without knowledge
  • Failure to surrender driver license
  • Failure to change address on vehicle registration
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Careless Driving
  • Reckless Driving
  • Driving Too Slow
  • Unsafe Passing
  • Sun pass Violations
  • Open Container Violations
  • HOV Violations
  • Red Lights
  • Racing
  • Passing a Stopped School Bus
  • Failure to Yield Right of Way
  • SPEEDING TICKETS

What's the difference between a civil traffic infractions and criminal traffic infractions?

A civil traffic infraction may carry a sentence of points, driving school, suspended license, court costs and fines. A criminal citation in Florida may carry a jail sentence under Florida Statutes. It is imperative to hire Forrest Freedman, an experienced traffic attorney to protect your rights. Mr. Freedman will vigorously fight your ticket and has the experience, knowledge and determination to develop a strong defense.

Mr. Freedman’s goal is to minimize the consequences of a criminal traffic offense so you can retain your license.
If you receive a criminal traffic citation, you cannot pay a fine as if it were a civil traffic infraction. The fact is that there is no fine levied upon receipt of the citation, and you are required to appear in court in front of a Judge. Any failure to appear will result in a Bench Warrant for your arrest.


Mr. Freedman can save you the time from having to attend the arraignment. When you hire Attorney
Forrest Freedman, he will file responsive pleadings, and pre trial motions including motions to dismiss for you and in most cases you will not have to attend your arraignment.

IMPROPERLY HANDLED Florida Traffic Violations = Point/ Penalties/Higher Insurance


In Florida, pleading guilty and simply paying a Moving violation traffic ticket will  result in points being added to your driving record. Too Many Points on your record will lead to license suspension and also an increase in your insurance premium and sometimes being dropped from your insurance carrier. If your points reach a certain level during any given period, your insurance premiums will increase. If you receive 12 points within 12 months, your driver license will be suspended for 30 days. If you receive 18 points within an 18 month period, your driver license will be suspended for 3 months. If you receive 24 points in a 36 month period your license will be suspended for an entire year.

Point Assessment Chart:

Moving Violations

3 points

Speeding 15 mph or less than posted speed

3 points

Speeding more than 15 mph over posted speed

4 points

Passing stopped school bus

4 points

Moving violation (non-speeding) resulting in a crash

4 points

Unlawful speed resulting in a crash

6 points

Reckless driving (criminal violation)

4 points

Leaving the Scene of a crash with damage > $50.00

6 points

Littering

3 points

Violation of child restraint laws

3 points

When will too many points cause a suspension?

12 points accumulated within 12 months

30 days

18 points accumulated within 18 months

3 months

24 points accumulated within 36 months

1 year

What may happen if you failing to show up for your traffic ticket, or fail to follow the legal requirements for handling your ticket ?: 

A Bench Warrant may issue

When you are ordered to appear in court by a legal document or a judge, you must appear. If you fail to appear, a judge can sign a bench warrant asking for your immediate arrest by the police. Police officers may come to your home or workplace, but usually you are arrested after being stopped again for a new traffic offense. When the officer checks your name and the status of your driver license he will determine that there is a warrant for your arrest and you must be taken into custody. Thereafter, you must pay a bond or money to get out of jail; or sometimes, a judge will refuse to let you out of custody at all. After this happens, you must then attend a court hearing in order for a judge to determine your penalty. In some instances, you can receive a jail sentence and be ordered to pay a large fine. You may also receive a conviction on your criminal record that stays there for life.

Before this happens to you it is wise to contact an attorney. Contact our office to speak with Attorney Forrest Freedman, an experienced traffic attorney to get an assessment of your individual situation. Attorney Forrest Freedman will ask the judge to set aside the warrant and in many cases you will not have to attend the hearing to do this. Once the warrant is removed, the attorney can help you reinstate your license, if necessary and resolve the criminal matter. If there is a bench warrant for your arrest, please contact us so we can take the proper legal steps necessary to protect your legal rights and maintain your freedom.


Your License may be Suspended 

Suspended licenses can occur several different ways. By failing to pay a fine, failing to attend a court hearing, receiving too many points on your driver license, unpaid child support, fiancial responsibility, dui/drug possession convictions or simply having no insurance or allowing your automobile insurance to lapse.

If you are charged with driving with a suspended license it can be a criminal or non-criminal offense. Driving with knowledge that your license is suspended may result in a criminal violation. If you did not know that your license was suspended it may result in only a non-criminal violation, sometimes referred to as a civil infraction.

Knowing which one you are charged with is extremely important in determining how it should be handled and on the future consequences to your driver license. Whether you're charged with or without knowledge of your suspension may result in you incurring a "strike" on your license, which will go towards you eventually being classified as a habitual traffic offender.

In Florida, if you accumulate 3 "strikes" within a 5 year period your license will be revoked for 5 years as you will be classified as a habitual traffic offender. Therefore, knowing what you're charged with and knowing your previous record is extremely important to avoid this from happening to you.

Contact our office to speak with Forrest Freedman, an experienced traffic attorney to get an assessment of your individual situation. You may be surprised how quickly our office can get your driver license reinstated and you back on the road.
                     

What if you get a Speeding Ticket?

Speeding tickets usually carry the largest fines of all tickets. However, speeding tickets are also the most likely ticket to get dismissed when Forrest Freedman, an experienced traffic attorney handles your case. The reason for this is that the police officer must use some sort of speed measuring device to monitor your speed. It can be a pace clock, radar gun or laser gun. The law requires that all of these speed measuring devices be accurately calibrated before they can be used. If the device is not calibrated and maintained properly its use may be disallowed by the judge hearing your case. It is best to have an experienced traffic attorney who is familiar with all of these devices and the rules and regulations that must be followed for them to be used accurately. The attorney will point out to the judge any mistakes and/or omissions  that were made by the police officer and your speeding ticket is much more likely to be dismissed.
Besides these speed measuring devices, the officer must select the correct Florida statute section number for your specific situation.


The reasons for a ticket's dismissal are even more numerous than Mr. Freedman can discuss here so it is in your best interest to hire Forrest Freedman, an Experienced traffic attorney to handle your ticket.

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