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 & Gonzalez, 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.