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According to the Florida DMV, nearly 5 million traffic citations are issued each year. However, not all of these citations are valid. Because this is the case, it is important to not only know the most common violations but how to defend them likewise. With this said, below are the three most common traffic violations in Florida for you to review along with the best defenses for each.
The most common traffic violation in Florida is not abiding by the designated speed limit. For countless Florida drivers, speeding is a part of everyday life—but, these violations could have serious consequences that cost far more than a simple ticket.
In 2017 alone, Florida counties topped the list for the most car accidents in a year. This number continues to increase with nearly 367,000 accidents in Florida alone yearly. With this said, speeding should never be taken lightly. However, if the incident was far from black and white, the best thing for you to do before your hearing is to work with a traffic violations defense attorney to validate your case despite the countless violations confessed to yearly.
- Running a red Light
The second most common traffic violation in Florida is running a red light. However, red-light violations are fairly easy to defend, as there are many things that go into play to prove guilt. For one, if you are captured by a red light camera given the current red light camera issues in Florida, you can easily demand that the camera tech come to your hearing to prove that the camera was functioning properly at the time of the incident.
If they do not attend your hearing which is relatively common, the case will be dropped for equipment concerns. Similarly, if you were seen by a police officer, you can question them and request they attend the trial which many officers will likely not do.
- Not Using a Turn Signal
The final most common traffic violation defense is not using a turn signal. Also, perhaps, the easiest type of violation to form a defense upon, turn signal violations are not as frustrating or stressful as they appear. Simply work with a qualified defense attorney and the likelihood of the case being dismissed is far better than it would be if you were on your own.
If you have received any of these traffic violations or another one not listed, feel free to give us a call today for a consultation! We at Finnell, McGuinness, Nezami & Andux, P.A. are happy to help any time!