The Judicious Art of Choosing a Traffic Ticket Attorney

  America, the land of the free…and the home of roughly one and a quarter million attorneys like me. Some of us love our jobs and some of us not so much. There are definitely some areas of practice that are more exciting than others, and there are as many motivating factors that make attorneys choose certain areas of practice as there are attorneys themselves. Consider this my disclaimer – I am not here to advocate for lawyers. My sole… Continue reading: The Judicious Art of Choosing a Traffic Ticket Attorney

Driving On Legal or Illegal Drugs Can Get Your Arrested

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

Traffic Ticket Fines Are Getting Higher

Traffic Ticket Team The cost of a Florida traffic ticket is higher than ever and that is becoming a problem for Floridians who cannot afford to pay their traffic ticket fees. With the economic trouble if the country striking Florida particularly hard, court officials are receiving more requests to have traffic fines reduced or people notifying them that they are financially unable to pay their traffic tickets. In Palm Beach County a recent review of 350 traffic citations issued over… Continue reading: Traffic Ticket Fines Are Getting Higher

Speeding Ticket Cameras. More Money For Our Government.

Everyone knows that speed cameras work. They create the discipline of a lissom lady in leather and make sure everyone understands just what the rules are. In fact, some people are so in awe of speed cameras’ discipline that they develop speed camera phobia and try to steer clear of them whenever possible. This being a troubled world, there are those who believe that these marvels of technology are merely there to make money for local authorities. So what can… Continue reading: Speeding Ticket Cameras. More Money For Our Government.

DMV System Crashes

Traffic Ticket Team Intermittent outages of the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles mainframe servers have led to system crashes at driver’s license offices across the state, making already long waits even longer for frustrated customers. “All I’m doing is sitting here waiting,” said Jeff Gilman, who arrived at the DMV office on Military Trail at about noon Friday and was still waiting to be served four hours later, along with about 60 other people.  The system has been unstable since… Continue reading: DMV System Crashes

Sunrise Cops Traffic Ticket Quota …. Not Cool! (45,612 Citations a Year MINIMUM)

Cop Traffic Ticket Team Ticket Sunrise road patrol officers are expected to make at least three traffic stops a day, according to a complaint form on the officer filed in May. That means the city’s 84 road patrol officers have to make at least 45,864 stops a year, about half the city’s population.With Sunrise home to Sawgrass Mills  mall, a top tourist destination in South Florida, folks from all over are at risk of being pulled over and given a… Continue reading: Sunrise Cops Traffic Ticket Quota …. Not Cool! (45,612 Citations a Year MINIMUM)

Clerk of Courts $ Being Cut Again

As elected clerks of court, we are deeply concerned about the amendment to the Senate General Appropriations Act, which proposes another $23 million cut to the clerks’ statewide budget. In Broward and Palm Beach alone, more than 250 employees were laid off last year. These additional cuts mean up to another 130 people may be laid off. The result will be a direct impact on the citizens we serve and our local economy. There are documented, quantifiable costs associated with… Continue reading: Clerk of Courts $ Being Cut Again

Getting a License Just Got Harder

A visit to the driver’s license office has always been a little slice of hell.  Now it’s gotten even worse.  Florida’s strict new identity requirements for license renewal are steering drivers to new heights of confusion, costing them time from work, sending them on laborious paper chases and forcing return trips to the dreaded DMV. ”It’s very frustrating,” said Harmony Hoot, of Lake Worth who, along with her fiancé recently was on her third attempt in a day to renew… Continue reading: Getting a License Just Got Harder

Speeding Ticket Application for the I-Phone

A popular phone app could help you avoid a pricey speeding ticket. Sounds like the kind of program police wouldn’t embrace, but that’s not necessarily the case. When Art Acevedo took over as Austin police chief, one of his first orders of business was to eliminate the daily news releases about where APD was running radar. However, the Travis County Sheriff’s office is embracing new technology and the concept that the more information the public has, the safer the roads… Continue reading: Speeding Ticket Application for the I-Phone

Florida Drivers: Top 10 For America’s Worst Drivers

GMAC Insurance recently conducted a survey of a driver’s basic knowledge of the laws of the road. The company quizzed more than 5,000 drivers in all 50 states and the results are in. While New York has what GMAC Insurance deems as the worst drivers, Florida finished ninth overall. Many law firm clients think that the lack of knowledge of traffic laws is a valid defense against their traffic ticket but unfortunately that is not the case. According to the… Continue reading: Florida Drivers: Top 10 For America’s Worst Drivers