Receiving a traffic ticket Receiving a traffic ticket can be enough to ruin anyone’s day. Whether the driver admits that they were breaking the law or feels that they have been wrongfully accused, most people just decide to pay the fine. At first glance, this seems like the easiest, least stressful approach, but the attorneys…

Is there something about Florida that the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) issued 317,936 speeding citations in 2010? According to FHP statistics, that number was a little less than the number in 2009 (which was 321,777). And this doesn’t count the number of speeding tickets handed out by other police agencies in Florida. Naturally, a two-year…

In March 2012, Pascoe County Judge Anne Wansboro ruled in favor of Thomas Filippone, who, after having travelled through an intersection that was equipped with a red-light camera, received a $158 traffic ticket in the mail. Judge Wansboro decided the matter on the constitutional level, writing that red-light camera use “impermissibly shifts the burden of…

Frankie Hammond Jr, a sophomore at the University of Florida, seemed to have a bright future in Florida football, at least until his arrest for driving under the influence . As punishment, University of Florida coach Urban Meyer pulled Hammond’s scholarship, and Hammond was immediately suspended from all team activities. He will be allowed to…

In Florida, red light cameras have been used since 2008 to enforce traffic laws at intersections 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In practice, red light cameras create difficult legal issues and unfair outcomes; for example, notices of infraction are mailed to the registered owner’s vehicle whether or not the owner was driving,…

Take Action-Program Ends on July 1, 2011 You have through June of this year to apply to have your Habitual Traffic Offender (HTO) designation removed-under the Florida Driver Amnesty Program-but you must qualify for it. The Amnesty Program has its roots in House Bill 795, which became law in 2010. Its qualifications follow: You must…

In Florida a driver can be labeled a habitual traffic offender if the driver receives three or more convictions for serious traffic offenses, on separate occasions. A serious traffic offense is considered to be an offense such as: Voluntary manslaughter while driving Involuntary manslaughter while driving Felony while driving Not stopping after an accident involving…

Published: 2009-11-16 Article provided by Ferrer Shane, PL What is a Habitual Traffic Offender? Under Florida law, once you receive a certain number of traffic violations, you will be labeled a “habitual traffic offender” by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Once you receive this designation, the Department is required by law to…

In Florida, there are many reasons why you could get a suspended license or revocation. Driving is a privilege, not a right, so the state can suspend your license for reasons as varied as driving under the influence, for failing to pay child support and, if a minor, smoking. Many suspensions are a result of…