What Would Have Happened If I Refused to Sign The Speeding Ticket I Got?
Good Question. You would have spent the day in Jail! In Florida, according to Statute 318.14 (1) Any person cited for a violation of chapter 316 (the traffic ticket Statute) is charged with a noncriminal infraction and must be cited. (2) Except as provided in 316.1001 (toll booth violation) any person cited for an infraction under this section must sign and accept a citation indicating a promise to appear. (3) Any person who willfully refuses to accept and sign a summons (traffic citation) is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree.
That means if you don’t sign the citation/ticket you most likely will be taken to jail, formally charged with a misdemeanor and have to post a bond.
Remember, signing the traffic ticket is NOT an admission of guilt. It only means that you received the ticket and you promise to go to Court on the specified date.
Of course, if you hire a traffic ticket lawyer, you probably won’t have to go to Court at all. If you have any questions about this or any other legal matter, please call me at (954) 967-9888 or email us at Jason@TrafficTicketTeam.com.