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TRAFFIC CRIMES

DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED (DWLS) IN FLORIDA
By the way, Florida may suspend or revoke your driving privileges for many reasons. In fact, driving while license suspended or revoked license (DWLS) is a crime. And, in some cases a felony. LEARN MORE

NO VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE (NVDL) IN FLORIDA
To start with, anyone operating a motor vehicle in the state of Florida must have a valid driver’s license. In fact, under Florida statute (322.03), driving without a valid license (NVDL) is a traffic offense and a second-degree misdemeanor. LEARN MORE

LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT IN FLORIDA
Unfortunately, some individuals react negatively after an automobile accident and leave the scene. Granted, this could be due to fear, confusion, or guilt. Now, this is especially true if the person is driving without a valid license or was drinking and driving. LEARN MORE

HABITUAL TRAFFIC OFFENDER (HTO) IN FLORIDA
First of all, driving is a privilege that millions of people enjoy. Yet, the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles can revoke this privilege. By the way, you can lose your right to drive for several reasons. In fact, this includes becoming a habitual traffic offender (HTO). So, don’t let them take away your right to drive! LEARN MORE

DRIVING UNDER INFLUENCE (DUI)
First of all, defending a DUI (316.193) is complex. Furthermore, there are many different pre-trial strategies and defenses available. LEARN MORE

RECKLESS DRIVING IN FLORIDA
To start with, there are certain offenses that no driver wants on their record. So, next to a DUI and DWI offense, a reckless driving ticket is one of the most negative traffic offenses that a driver can get in Florida. LEARN MORE

FAILING TO REGISTER A VEHICLE TICKET
As long as, your registration or sticker was not expired for more than six months. Then, you won’t receive a criminal charge. Yet, if either or both expired more than six months ago, you can receive a second-degree misdemeanor under Florida Statutes 320.07(3)(c). In fact, the crime carries a sentence of up to 60 days in jail. As well as, a fine of up to $500. Now you have a problem. LEARN MORE

LICENSE REINSTATEMENT
Unfortunately, you can have your driver’s license suspended for a lot of reasons. Moreover, some of the most common suspensions we encounter are 1) Failure to pay traffic fines; 2) Failure to complete driving school… LEARN MORE

UNLAWFUL TAG TICKETS IN TAMPA
To begin with, a police officer pulling you over for an unlawful tag is often a pretext for a brief investigation of a driver. So, they can check whether he or she might be under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or both. LEARN MORE

DRAG RACING TICKET
First, law enforcement, prosecutors, and judges take drag racing seriously on Florida roadways. Furthermore, the prohibition against drag racing is all about public safety. And, it’s addressed by Florida Statute 316.191. In short, drag racing involves two vehicles side by side in the competition to go faster than the other. Hence, road racing often leads to serious injuries or fatalities. As well as, road racing crashes can kill bystanders or passengers. LEARN MORE

NON-TRAFFIC CRIMES

DRUG POSSESSION IN FLORIDA
First of all, Florida defines drug possession as a person holding a substance for personal use. Furthermore, this offense does not include manufacturing, distributing, or selling the drug. So, Florida has several types of possession charges, most of which are felony offenses. LEARN MORE

THEFT CRIMES IN FLORIDA
To begin with, if a person commits theft by taking or using someone else’s property while having the requisite criminal intent. Thus, Florida Statute Section 812.014, defines theft as the following… LEARN MORE

VIOLENT CRIMES IN FLORIDA
To start with, all crimes of violence are very serious and have serious consequences. Thus, they view a person accused of a violent offense as a danger to society. As a result, a conviction could have serious and long-lasting consequences. LEARN MORE

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