When you receive a traffic infraction, you usually receive a traffic ticket. In Florida, you usually receive one from committing a non-criminal traffic infraction. Receiving a Florida traffic infraction doesn’t require attending a hearing or trial traffic court, unless the driver tries to dispute it. There is also no punishment by incarceration when you receive a traffic infraction.
Most serious crimes need proof of criminal intent to write someone a ticket. However, a traffic infraction is known as a “strict liability offense.” This means that the only form of proof needed to accuse someone of a crime is that they committed it. Some examples of strict liability offenses include speeding, making an illegal U-turn, not using a turn signal and letting a time on a parking meter run out.
If you or a loved one have recently received a traffic infraction, call The Berman Law Group today at 800-375-5555. Our experienced team of criminal defense lawyers will ensure you and your case are promptly taken care of.
Types of Traffic Infractions
There are two main types of traffic infractions: moving and non-moving violations. As implied, a moving violation is a traffic infraction that is committed by a moving car. On the other hand, a non-moving violation is a traffic infraction committed by a vehicle that is not moving. Moving violations are taken more seriously than non-moving violations since there is a higher chance for an accident and other inherent dangers. Because of this, fines for a moving violation are also higher. Examples of moving violations include, but are not limited to:
- Driving over or under the speed limit
- Reckless driving
- Running a stop sign or a red light
- A DWI/DUI
- Driving without a seatbelt
Non-moving violations count whether you were parked or after you were pulled over. Many tickets for non-moving violations come from parking violations. Some include parking in a no-parking zone, parking in front of a fire hydrant, or parking by an expired parking meter. Among the following are other potential ways to receive a non-moving violation ticket:
- Illegal vehicle modification or car equipment problems
- Window tint that is darker than the law allows
- Having illegal lights on your car
- Driving with an expired or suspended license
- Driving without insurance
Consequences of Receiving a Traffic Infraction
The consequences of receiving a traffic infraction in Florida range from a ticket to getting your license suspended. Traffic infraction fines usually depend on the severity of the violation and your driving record. If you have received multiple traffic infraction tickets, the fine is likely to be higher in price. Ticket prices depend on what occurred. For example, a ticket for speeding or failing to yield can range from $75 to $400. You can also lose driving privileges if you receive at least three moving violations within a span of three to five years.
Florida Traffic Infraction Attorneys
Whether you need to face a traffic infraction or want to challenge it, make sure you have a solid team by your side. The Berman Law Group’s experienced and dedicated team of Florida traffic infraction attorneys are here to help you with any traffic tickets. Call us today at 800-375-5555 for a free consultation.