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
Two separate lawsuits involving red-light cameras in Aventura and Temple Terrace, Florida have officials in Pembroke Pines worried that their Broward city could be next. Critics of the red light cameras assert that the cameras violate drivers’ due process rights. A few months earlier, Florida’s legislature killed a bill that would have allowed municipalities to install red-light cameras at intersections. In response to these concerns, city officials are working to amend their contact with American Traffic Solutions (ATS) so that… Continue reading: Red Light Cameras and Traffic Tickets
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
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
Florida’s laws on license suspensions are some of the toughest in the United States. According to recent statistics from the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, approximately 30 percent of Florida’s motoring public is currently under some sort of a suspension. That equates to nearly 4.6 million people – many of whom don’t even know it. D-6 suspensions According to Jason Diamond an attorney whose practice focuses on Florida suspended license issues, a D-6 suspension is a serious matter… Continue reading: Suspended License D-6
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.
In July 2007, failure to pay a required toll became a moving violation with serious consequences. our attorneys can help you fight your toll tickets. Our Lawyers know that people throughout Florida are being held accountable for Sunpass violations they didn’t commit or knew nothing about. In some cases, the SunPass transponder malfunctioned. In others cases the unpaid toll notice, violation warning letter and uniform traffic citations were sent to an old address – even though the account owner had… Continue reading: SUNPASS TICKETS
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