Florida Traffic Tickets Questions & Answers

Q: Can a traffic moving violation affect a H1B application?

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Employment Law, Immigration Law and Car Accidents for Florida on
Answered on Jan 5, 2019
Allen C. Ladd's answer
Thank you for your very thoughtful and courteous question! I don't see any problem at all with the H-1B process. It's when driving and alcohol mix that there are serious serious consequences. Piacere!

Q: Need probono for warrents in Hillsboro pls help

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Answered on Nov 23, 2018
Eric J Dirga's answer
See if you qualify for Legal Aid in Hillsborough County.

Q: Can a traffic stop be performed on private property

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Answered on Nov 23, 2018
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
Yes, you can be ticketed in Walmart's parking lot.

Q: i am looking for the proper form quo warranto state of florida

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Admiralty / Maritime and Civil Rights for Florida on
Answered on Nov 15, 2018
Gary Kollin's answer
Look at Florida Appellate Practice by Padavano

Q: I received a citation for improper change of Lane pulling in front of other vehicles. The deputy copied an incorrect DL

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Appeals / Appellate Law for Florida on
Answered on Oct 25, 2018
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
And you want to know whether you can beat the ticket because of that? I don't think so.

Q: selt beat

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Answered on Oct 22, 2018
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
Did you think that going to school would get the ticket off of your record? If doing so in fact would do that, and I have my doubts, did you submit proof of taking the course to the appropriate agency?

Q: I have a suspended license from the state of pa and I just moved to palm beach county and got pulled over.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Answered on Oct 15, 2018
Sasha Dadan Bonna's answer
You should obtain a lawyer for your case immediately. You were likely charged with driving with a suspended license in Florida. PA is part of "The Driver License Compact" which means Florida would treat the offense as if it had been committed at home, applying home state laws to the out-of-state offense.

Q: If you go to traffic school do you still have to pay the ticket?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Answered on Oct 15, 2018
Sasha Dadan Bonna's answer
Traffic school will waive points if you qualify, but not waive your citation fee.

Q: I received a traffic ticket 7 years ago in missouri and was suppose to appear in court.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Answered on Oct 15, 2018
Sasha Dadan Bonna's answer
You should consult with a lawyer immediately. It sounds like your case is criminal traffic and you received a failure to appear which carries additional penalties.

Q: I found out today that my Florida driver license was suspended due to 5 traffic fines dated between 11/2016 and 01/2017

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Answered on Oct 2, 2018
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
A assume that the five tickets were parking tickets for the car, incurred after you thought you sold it.

Unfortunately, when you sell a car you are obligated to immediately notify the DMV of the sale, in order to prevent something like this from happening. The ticketing authority has no idea who you sold the car to if you haven't done that. Since you didn't do so, you are liable for the tickets; you are probably going to have to pay them.

Q: Hit a Parked car, driver was not in vehicle but retained a lawyer for injuries.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Answered on Aug 15, 2018
Charles M. Baron's answer
You did not ask a question, but you seem to be wondering what to do in this situation. Also, I assume that the lawyer sent you some sort of demand regarding damages for bodily injury. The first step is to look at the police report - what does it say about who was in which car, and about bodily injury? However, since you are in this situation, I'm guessing you did not stick around for the police response to the accident after you struck the parked car, and that the other driver lied to the...

Q: i just got my first ticket ever seatbelt ticket i wanted to know would my insurance rate go up ?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Answered on Aug 4, 2018
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
Whether the premium will rise depends on the policy of the insurance company.

You could pay the clerk of court in cash. But something is possibly going to come in the mail anyway.

Establish the habit of ALWAYS fastening the seat belt whenever you get behind a wheel.

Q: I received a ticket for out of date tag & registration on a car I borrowed. I got the ticket in Miami, FL. .

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Answered on Aug 2, 2018
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
And what is your question? It would seem you are guilty; you should have checked the tag when you borrowed the vehicle.

Q: How many days in jail will I do for an FTA in Pasco county?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Answered on Jul 20, 2018
Gary Kollin's answer
You will serve 85% of the amount to which you are sentenced less credit for time served.

That is the best answer available based on the limited information provided

Q: Can I fight a ticket for following too closely to a state trooper? No prior tickets or accidents.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Answered on Jul 10, 2018
Alex McClure's answer
You have the right to contest the ticket. Follow the directions on the citation for doing so. You may wish to reach out to a "ticket clinic" (a law firm that does traffic ticket defense) for help. Many people believe its worth the cost, but that's up to you.

Q: What do I do? What could the possible outcomes be? What is the best way to help myself get through this?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Answered on Jul 9, 2018
Alex McClure's answer
The only realistic, meaningful way to handle the situation is to contact an attorney in your area who handles cases of toll violations and suspensions. Your case isn't that odd to be unheard of. An experienced attorney will get you your best results, the fastest way possible.

Google can help you line up some firms to call to discuss.

Hope this helps.

Q: H1B stamping: Should I answer yes or no in DS-160 for have you ever been arrested or convicted of any offense or crime?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Immigration Law and Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Answered on Jun 18, 2018
Hector E. Quiroga's answer
It is always best to be honest. These are not the types of violations that tend to keep people out of the US, but lying on an immigration form is. It is likely they will be disclosed as part of the criminal background check, yes.

Q: If I have a fl and a Georgia drivers license and my fl one gets suspended will my Georgia one suspend to?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Answered on Jun 3, 2018
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
No. For one thing, you can't get a Georgia license while you already have a Florida license. They will check. And they will honor the Florida suspension.

Q: how should I plead? Is there a chance I'll so to prison?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Answered on May 16, 2018
Michael Celso Gonzalez's answer
You could get up to 5 years in prison and the legality of that sentence could not be appealed. That usually doesn't happen but it could depend on your prior criminal history, if any. When it comes to driver's license issues you should hire a specialist because if it is not handled properly you could lose your license for a very long time and continue to get arrested for years to come. I have been able to analyze driving records under similar circumstances and fix the problem that caused the...

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