Cannabis – Still illegal in Florida

Cannabis – Still illegal in Florida Along with several other offenses like driving under the influence, speeding tickets, suspended license, etc. a drug possession conviction too has serious impact, and is a great offense in the state of Florida. Florida marijuana possession laws are one of the toughest laws in the country and Florida courts can be very aggressive and straight in penalizing and forcing imprisonments. Any drug possession conviction can lead up to your driver license revocation for at… Continue reading: Cannabis – Still illegal in Florida

Running a Red Light Turns Deadly

For police officers, even the most mundane of duties carries the risk that it can escalate into violence. That is what happened to Florida Highway Patrol trooper John Paikai on Tuesday. Paikai attempted to execute a routine traffic stop after Robert Swank ran a red light in Avon Park. The officer was most likely just planning on writing a traffic ticket to the Florida driver but that’s when things took a deadly turn according to an AP press story last… Continue reading: Running a Red Light Turns Deadly

Mover Over Law Traffic Tickets

We have learned that the Florida Highway Patrol will be targeting violators of the Move Over Law. The Move Over Law mandates that drivers move over one lane whenever an emergency vehicle has its lights activated on the side of the road. In cases where moving over is not a realistic option, drivers are required to slow down to 20 mph below the posted speed limit. Florida’s Move Over Law was adopted in 2002 after several incidents where emergency response… Continue reading: Mover Over Law Traffic Tickets

Crack Down on Aggressive Driving in Florida

Florida Leading The Way Among State That Are Cracking Down On Aggressive Driving Those of us who live in Florida are aware of all the new laws and regulations that are being instituted to crack down on aggressive drivers but apparently the whole country knows about it now thanks to a recent article in USA Today. The article talks about the new Florida traffic ticket law that will go into effect on January 1 that sends a driver found to… Continue reading: Crack Down on Aggressive Driving in Florida

Drugs & What You Can Expect.

A drug possession conviction can have a serious impact on your life, and Florida courts can be aggressive in pursuing many minor drug possession charges. In fact, any misdemeanor drug possession conviction for marijuana possession or any narcotic can result in a loss of your driver’s license for up to 2 years. Don’t plead guilty to a Florida drug possession charge before speaking with a lawyer and exploring all of your defense options. You do not want to live with… Continue reading: Drugs & What You Can Expect.

U-Turn Article and How to Avoid a Ticket

U-Turn tickets are moving violations and they usually carry a 3 point penalty on your license. If you get a U-Turn ticket, you should not just pay it because your insurance will go up, you will  on your license and you will pay a hefty fine. We all hate getting a ticket for illegal U-turn because we feel that it was the kind of ticket that hurt nobody. That is, we were careful, but we needed to make a turn.… Continue reading: U-Turn Article and How to Avoid a Ticket

Question from a Client about Accident Tickets, by Jason A. Diamond, Esq.

This was a question from a client. “I was involved in a car accident and received a citation. How can the officer issue a ticket for something that he didn’t observe?” The important thing to know is that the officer can only PROVE his case in court through the testimony of the other drivers or through the testimony of lay witnesses who may have witnessed the accident. Regardless of what may have been said at the accident scene, once a… Continue reading: Question from a Client about Accident Tickets, by Jason A. Diamond, Esq.

Traffic Ticket Team Newsletter, November 18, 2008. Questions from some of our clients. Please enjoy and feel free to comment. Jason A. Diamond, Esq.

Does the officer have to show me the radar/laser reading? Sue Z.  Plantation 10-5-08 Sue, this is not required any jurisdiction. Also, whether the officer allows you to see the speed reading has virtually no bearing on your case. Most Officers can’t lock a radar reading and they will never show it to you so don’t ask and antagonize the Officer. Just sign the ticket and don’t argue. If you get a speeding ticket, call us we’ll fight the cops… Continue reading: Traffic Ticket Team Newsletter, November 18, 2008. Questions from some of our clients. Please enjoy and feel free to comment. Jason A. Diamond, Esq.

Solicitation of Prostitution Blog

South Florida is a vacationer’s paradise. Beaches, clubs, nightlife abound. Our resort area hotels draw many successful businessmen from around the country and the world. Imagine this scenario: Alcohol flows after hours. Your judgment gets a little impaired. An attractive woman starts flirting with you. In the course of it she makes you an offer. You flirt back, maybe say something you don’t really mean or intend….next thing you know you’re being arrested for solicitation of prostitution. Unfortunately, law enforcement… Continue reading: Solicitation of Prostitution Blog