Almost every driver has experienced the dreaded traffic ticket at some point or another. No sooner do you accelerate on the highway than you see the flashing lights and siren behind you indicating a wrong-doing. A momentary lapse of good judgment should not, however, tarnish your clean driving record. Knowing how to fight a traffic ticket will ensure that you don’t pay excess fines or get your license taken away. It is extremely important to remember to always respect the… Continue reading: Traffic Ticket Fighting at its Best
Every driver has dealt with the unpleasantness of receiving a traffic ticket at least once. One moment you are cruising down the highway and the next moment you see those dreaded flashing lights behind you telling you to pull over. One small infraction shouldn’t taint your driving record or hike up your insurance rates. If you learn how to fight a traffic ticket, you can keep your driving record clean and keep your hard earned money where it belongs –… Continue reading: What Lawyers Know About Fighting Traffic Tickets
It happens to all of us at one time or another – the dreaded traffic ticket. One minute you could be making great time on your morning commute, and the next minute you see those flashing lights in your rear view mirror indicating the need to pull over. One momentary lapse in judgment shouldn’t mean that your driving record be tarnished for years to come; learning how to fight a traffic ticket can ensure that you don’t pay a big… Continue reading: How to Fight a Traffic Ticket
Drugs and The Traffic Ticket Team Whether it’s cold medicine, cough syrup, a legal prescription drug or alcohol, if you ingest too much and drive a vehicle, you can be charged with driving under the influence. “Even if someone is taking prescription drugs legally, they can be charged with DUI,” said Sgt. Kim Montes, spokeswoman for the Florida Highway Patrol district that includes Volusia County. “If a trooper evaluates someone, either on a traffic stop or at a crash scene,… Continue reading: Driving On Legal or Illegal Drugs Can Get Your Arrested
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
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
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.
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.
Speeding Tickets are the most common ticket given to drivers. In Florida, there are about 500,000 speeding tickets given out each year. In fact, speeding is one of the most common causes of accidents. Nobody likes getting speeding tickets so we have dedicated a large part of our traffic ticket defense to fighting speeding tickets. Here are a few things to keep in mind when getting pulled over for a speeding ticket. First, do not argue with the Officer, he… Continue reading: Previous Post
Stop Signs: After running red lights, running stop signs cause the most deaths from traffic infractions. Tickets for running stop signs are also very common and we handle tens of thousands of these types of tickets. A lot of people tell me that they almost stopped, that they rolled through the stop sign at like one mile per hour. This is also called a California stop for some reason, but its all still a violation of the law. Avoiding a… Continue reading: Don't Run Stop Signs