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Recent Posts in Traffic Fines Category

February 3, 2012

How to choose a Traffic Ticket Attorney

The most important factor in choosing an attorney to fight your ticket is whether or not you feel comfortable hiring them. A large factor in your feeling comfortable is the attorney’s experience and their availability. You want an attorney who knows what they are doing. You also want an attorney who won’t ignore your calls. A good attorney can explain things to you in a way that you can understand them so you can make the best decision for you. When hiring an attorney ask them the following questions:

  1. How many times have you been in traffic court? The higher the number of times, the more likely it is that the attorney knows what they are doing. The more an attorney practices in a certain area, the more the attorney knows about it. Traffic court works differently than a criminal courtroom. The State is not present. It is only the officer who wrote you the ticket. This means the attorney’s approach has to be a bit different than in a traditional courtroom if they are going to win your case. If they have never been in traffic court before, an attorney may be out of their league.
  2. Are you available to answer my questions?
June 16, 2010

Florida Traffic Ticket News – New Technology Allows Police To Issue More Florida Traffic Citations

Beating a traffic ticket in Lakeland just got a bit more difficult thanks to new technology. A computer system is now helping Florida police officers issue more accurate traffic tickets and issuing them more quickly.
May 10, 2010

Florida Street Racing – Florida Street Racers And Spectators To Street Racing Both Get Florida Traffic Tickets

The penalties for illegal street racing in Florida are about to get tougher. Did you know just watching an illegal drag race is a crime in Florida?
May 6, 2010

Florida Drivers License News – Florida License Suspension No. 15 Doesn’t Stop This Florida Driver

This Tampa Bay man was pulled over driving on a revoked Florida drivers license. He had 15 previous Florida license suspensions in his past.
April 19, 2010

Sarasota Reckless Driver Ends Up Dead Following High-Speed Chase

Ronald Daly was stopped in Sarasota on Beneva Road after police received a report of a reckless driver. The 50-year-old may have been issued a traffic ticket but he sped away before Sarasota County Sheriff’s could write him a citation. That led to a high-speed chase and ultimately to Daly’s death.
According to a story in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Daly was stopped at 11:30 p.m. but he sped away. During the high speed chase Daly lost control of his 2010 Chevy and crashed into a tree. He was reportedly not wearing a seat belt and died at the scene. There have been no details as to why police believe Daly fled the scene. He was driving erratically but there has been no mention of a drunk driving charge or an outstanding arrest warrant that may have caused him to flee.
April 15, 2010

Tampa Traffic Tickets For Tailgating Will Increase As The Technology Does

For a long time Tampa police have issued traffic tickets for speeding thanks to laser technology. Now that same technology is being used to issue traffic citations in Tampa for tailgaters. Police in Tampa are using the lasers to determine how far one car is behind another and then issuing traffic tickets in the amount of $151 to Tampa motorists who are traveling less than 1 second behind another vehicle.

The laser technology Tampa police are using is called light detection and ranging. They also use a software program to measure the time between the two cars to determine whether or not a traffic citation will be issued. The lasers were recently purchased with grant money and so far 16 officers are trained to use them.…

April 8, 2010

Carless Driver Ticketed In New Smyrna Beach For Running Over A Sunbather

Udi Melamed has been issued a Florida traffic ticket citing him with careless driving
for an incident in New Smyrna Beach. Melamed ran over a sunbather while
trying to pull into a vacant parking spot. Well at least he thought it
was vacant.

According to an Associated Press story, Melamed was pulling into a
spot but his view was blocked by a truck. The obstruction barred him
from seeing a woman who was lying in the sand next to the pick-up. The
woman was not seriously injured by Melamed.…

April 1, 2010

St Pete Red Light Runners Get Ready For Cameras At Your Intersections

Red light runners in St Pete better get used to fines and not being able to fight those red light tickets as the city council has voted 7-1 to install red light cameras in St Petersburg.
City Council members cited the same reason as cash-strapped cities and
counties have used all over the state of Florida, that it is a safety


Council members cited unnamed studies to back-up their vote to
install the revenue-raising cameras even though the council member who
introduced the bill admitted he’d never seen the research that backs up
the facts he was using to support his position. One study that did mention was conducted by USF and it showed that red light cameras significantly increase car accidents and that cities who use these cameras aren’t serious about reducing car crashes.
Red light cameras can now be found in Tampa Bay cities like Oldsmar,
Temple Terrace, Port Richey, South Pasadena, Kenneth City and Tampa.…

March 23, 2010

Tampa Red Light Runners Get To Face Off Against The Cameras That Ticketed Them

Tampa driver’s who were ticketed for running a red light got their chance to face off against the red light cameras on Monday but as in almost every other Florida county the drivers did not fare very well. Of the 12 people who showed up to challenge their fines for running a red light, only two had their tickets dismissed. sent reporter Jessica Vander Velde to the County Center to watch as Hillsborough County citizens tried to persuade a special magistrate that their red light tickets were unjustified. Almost all of them failed. The cameras are already used by Hillsborough County, Kenneth City, Port Richey, Temple Terrace and Brooksville. They are close to being installed in St. Pete and the
city of Tampa is looking into the red light cameras as well.…

March 22, 2010

Lakeland Driver Hit By Train Lucky All He Got Was A Traffic Ticket

Christopher Zazarine was hit by an Amtrak train after trying to race across the tracks and in this case he is lucky all he has to show for it is a Florida traffic ticket. According to the Lakeland man survived his collision with a passenger train with a few aches and pains and a traffic citation or two for failure to obey a railroad signal and failure to obey a traffic control device.

According to the story Zararine was driving a Dodge Charger on Combee Road on U.S. 92 when he came to a railroad crossing. Instead of waiting for the train to pass, he raced around the line of cars, avoided the railroad crossing arm and then was hit by the train. The Amtrak train was traveling just 30 M.P.H. due to the fact it was passing a construction zone, a fact that may have saved the man’s life.…

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