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…

Benefits Of A Florida Private Attorney An interesting study was reported in the New York Times discussing the difference between being represented by a public defender as opposed to being represented by a retained attorney in a criminal case. The study was conducted by two economists for Emory University. The study concluded that in serious…

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…

The stakes are high in the Jim Leyritz trial. The former New York Yankees baseball player is facing driving under the influence manslaughter charges over a fatal Fort Lauderdale crash in December of 2007. CNN reports that Leyritz’s Ford Expedition collided in an intersection with a car driven by 30-year-old Fredia Ann Veitch. The question…

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…

More than 50 Florida counties and cities have already implemented the use of automated camera evidence in issuing traffic tickets for running red lights. The Florida Senate recently followed House lawmakers by approving a bill that provides standards under which municipalities and counties can adopt ordinances to allow the use of cameras to enforce traffic…

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…

Published: 2010-2-24 Article provided by Ferrer Shane, PL Breathalyzer testing is coming under fire again – this time in Florida, where several hundred cases in Palm Beach County are being called into question. Lawyers challenging the DUI accusations are focusing their attack on a specific breathalyzer model, the Intoxilyzer 8000, which is the only machine…

While there is talk that the economy might be improving, the housing market continues to struggle. Homeowners are acknowledging the fact that they are in over their heads by walking away from their homes. “Strategic default” is the term used to describe a homeowner who has the ability to pay the mortgage payment, but instead…