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Have You or a Loved One Been Charged With a Traffic Offense?

Depending on the circumstances, a criminal traffic violation can have life-changing consequences including temporary or permanent loss of driving privileges, expensive legal fees, and jail time. Washo and Spivey is a team of experienced Bushnell criminal traffic violation attorneys who have been successfully defending clients in Bushnell and Lake County, Florida for over 45 years.

We can assess the details of your case including witness testimony, traffic cam footage, and police reports to develop a strong defense strategy and help you achieve the best possible legal outcome. Our law office is also conveniently located next to the Lake and Sumter County Jails.

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Criminal Traffic Laws & Penalties in the State of Florida

Florida’s traffic laws are comprehensive and govern everything from speed limits to the proper use of seatbelts, aiming to maintain road safety and order. Violations of these laws are met with varying degrees of penalties that are designed to deter unsafe driving behaviors. Minor offenses like speeding can result in fines that escalate depending on how many miles over the speed limit the driver was going and whether it happened in a construction or school zone.

More serious violations like DUIs or fleeing the scene have increased fines, license suspension, mandatory treatment or courses, and incarceration. The most serious offenses include repeat-offense DUIs and vehicular manslaughter, which can end in long-term imprisonment and permanent license suspension.

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Types of Criminal Traffic Violations in Florida

In Florida, traffic violations are taken seriously, with a wide range of infractions that can affect a driver’s record, insurance rates, and even their freedom. Understanding these common violations and their associated penalties is crucial for all drivers in the Sunshine State. Here’s an in-depth look at some of the most common types of traffic violations in Florida and the penalties they carry.

DUI (Driving Under the Influence)

For a first DUI offense, penalties can include fines ranging from $500 to $1,000, license revocation for up to one year, and possible imprisonment for up to 6 months. Subsequent offenses carry harsher penalties, including higher fines, longer imprisonment, and the installation of an Ignition Interlock Device.

If you or someone you know has been arrested for driving under the influence, contact our office to schedule a consultation with a Tavares DUI attorney, Bushnell DUI attorney, or The Villages DUI attorney.

Reckless Driving

This charge applies when someone drives with a willful disregard for safety. Penalties include fines, points on the driver’s license, and possible jail time, depending on the situation and whether it involved property damage or bodily injury.

Driving Without a Valid License

Driving with an expired, suspended, or revoked license, or without ever having been issued a license, can lead to fines and jail time. Penalties intensify with repeated offenses.

Driving With a Suspended License

Driving with a suspended license occurs when an individual operates a vehicle after their driving privileges have been temporarily or permanently revoked or suspended by authorities.

Vehicular Homicide

Vehicular homicide, also known as vehicular manslaughter, is a criminal charge applied when a person causes the death of another individual through reckless or negligent use of a motor vehicle. This charge can be leveraged in situations where the driver’s actions are considered grossly negligent.

Leaving the Scene of an Accident

Leaving the scene of an accident, especially one involving injuries or death, carries severe penalties, including felony charges, imprisonment, fines, and license revocation.

Driving Without Insurance

Florida requires all drivers to carry a minimum level of auto insurance. Driving without it can lead to the suspension of your license, fines, and the requirement to carry a non-standard policy for a certain period.

Understanding the Florida Driver’s License Point System

Florida employs a points system to monitor driving behaviors. Accumulating too many points within a specific period can lead to license suspension. For example, accruing 12 points in 12 months results in a 30-day suspension, 18 points in 18 months leads to a 3-month suspension, and 24 points in 36 months results in a 1-year suspension.

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If you or someone you know has been arrested or charged with a criminal traffic offense, contact our law office to schedule a consultation with a Bushnell criminal traffic violation attorney, Tavares criminal traffic violation attorney, or The Villages criminal traffic violation attorney. We will work together to discuss the details of your case and create a plan to achieve the best possible legal outcome.

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