Florida Moving Violations

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Florida officials recognize any traffic offense that occurs while the motor vehicle is in motion as a moving violation. If you are a licensed driver, you should already have an idea of what constitutes a violation, such as speeding or failing to stop at a red light. Some more obscure violations, however, include driving without your seatbelt or operating a vehicle with improperly secured cargo. The best way to avoid being ticketed for a moving violation is to drive safely.

Even if you adhere to all roadway laws, you can find yourself pulled over to the curb by a police officer. If you feel you do not deserve a ticket for a moving violation you received in the Miami area, or if the ticket's details should be questioned, contest it. An experienced traffic law attorney at the Law Offices of Daniel Schulefand can help you with your case, potentially letting you avoid paying any fines or enrolling in traffic school.

Point System for Traffic Violations

Florida, like most states, uses a point system to track violations on an individual's license. 12 points accrued in less than 12 months will typically end in a license suspension if you have not prepared proper legal counsel. While most violations add 3 or 4 points to a license, consecutive violations will likely multiply the given amount.

Some moving violations with harsh penalties are:

  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident: If you flee from the scene of an auto collision (known as a hit-and-run), even if you were not at fault, six (6) points will be added to your license. Fleeing may also be seen as a criminal act, depending on the circumstances and if anyone was injured. If you have been in a car accident, call your insurance company or a lawyer as soon as possible.
  • Causing an Accident Due to Speeding: Speeding will add three (3) points to your license, but if you cause an accident due to your speeding, the amount will be doubled to six (6). Please follow all posted speed limits for the safety of others and your own.
  • Passing a Stopped School Bus: The act of passing a stopped school bus may seem harmless as you are doing it, but the consequences to your license are at least four (4) points. You may also be putting children at risk. Always wait for a school bus to stop flashing its red lights before proceeding.

Younger drivers may face points added to their driver's license if they are driving beyond the county's given curfew times. Additionally, even if a license is not suspended, you can expect high fines for being ticketed for any moving violation.

Don't Lose Your License – Call a Lawyer!

While admitting fault to traffic tickets and paying the fine as soon as possible might seem like the quickest and simplest solution, it is generally not the best one. With the help of an experienced traffic law attorney in Miami, many tickets can be contested and dismissed. Do not assume that you have to pay fines and accrue points to your driver's license, which could cause suspension or complete revocation. Avoid the stress of the courtroom and let the Law Offices of Daniel Schulefand represent you in your time of need.

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