Miami-Dade County Traffic Ticket Lawyer

Under Florida statute, it is a noncriminal traffic infraction to ignore or violate any sign, signal, marking, or device placed or erected by authority of a public body or official having jurisdiction for the purpose of regulating, warning, or guiding traffic.

If you received a citation for “Violation of a Traffic Control Device,” you should not simply pay the fine. By doing so, you are pleading guilty to a moving violation that will count at least 3 points against your Florida driver’s license and potentially raise your insurance rates.

Before paying the fine, make arrangements to speak with an experienced traffic ticket defense lawyer at Ferrer Shane, PL, about your options, including fighting your ticket. We practice in Miami-Dade County, throughout South Florida and the entire State of Florida.

Violation of a Traffic Control Device

This is a catch-all ticket that may apply to a wide range of violations, including:

  • Failure to yield or stop
  • Rolling stop at a stop sign
  • Running a red light
  • Illegal U-turn
  • Ignoring flashing lights or portable/temporary signs
  • Encroaching on a crosswalk
  • Driving outside of the lane
  • Speeding
  • Railroad crossing infractions

Stoplight Violations

The above violations are 3-point offenses, with the exception of failing to stop when a traffic light is red, which counts 4 points. If you are accused of running a red light but received a traffic control device ticket instead, the officer may have been trying to cut you a break — but you are still within your rights to challenge it.

Whether an actual officer says he observed you running a stoplight or you received a citation in the mail after a red light camera caught your license plate on tape, we will do our best to get your ticket dismissed or reduced to a lesser infraction.

No Traffic Ticket Is “Minor”

See our pages on point suspensions and traffic school, or call our Miami law office at 305-262-2728 or 888-609-5947 to discuss your rights and options in a free initial consultation.