Vehicular Crimes In Florida

Whether it is a minor violation or a serious felony, experienced traffic defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Michael B. Brehne, P.A., are prepared to fight and advocate on your behalf if you have been charged with a vehicular crime in Central Florida.

A vehicular crime is classified as any act or action that goes against Florida traffic laws, statutes, policies and regulations. Vehicular crimes can result in serious consequences, depending on the type and nature of the violation. A traffic ticket lawyer is necessary when a driver has been involved in a vehicular crime.

Why Legal Representation is Necessary

With vehicular crimes, the presence of a defense attorney is always necessary. Here is what a defense lawyer can do for you if you have been charged with a vehicular crime in Florida.

  • Advocate and negotiate on your behalf.
  • Research and thoroughly investigate your accident/case.
  • Acquire the knowledge, statistics and opinions of professionals and experts to support your case.
  • Locate and use witnesses for testimonial support during trial.
  • Craft a compelling argument for your case.
  • Compile sound and convincing evidence via documentation and photographs.
  • Aggressively defend you.

Vehicular crimes are a serious problem in Florida. Therefore, they are highly punishable. Vehicular crimes may result in excessive points on one’s record, expensive fines, arrest, suspension and/or revocation of one’s driver’s license, mandated community service and even prison time. As a Florida citizen, you are entitled to basic driving privileges. A vehicular crime can easily take such privileges away, but with a Florida defense attorney, you can trust that you will understand your rights during the process, and achieve a favorable outcome.

Driving Under the Influence

Driving under the influence is perceived as a serious vehicular crime in the state of Florida. Drugs, such as alcohol, impair the vision, motor responses and thought processes of drivers thereby making it difficult for drivers to drive properly and view the road. DUIs have accounted for a significant number of bodily injuries and wrongful deaths to other drivers on the road and even innocent bystanders/pedestrians. In such wrongful death cases, a DUI can be perceived as a felony. A driver can be arrested, excessively fined, and assigned lengthy community service hours for the violation. Because DUIs are taken extremely seriously in a court of law, a DUI attorney is necessary to present the driver in the most appropriate and positive way as possible, while informing him/her of all rights, privileges and responsibilities per Florida traffic and criminal law. In order to achieve a favorable outcome, drivers should contact an experienced DUI lawyer.

Expired & Suspended Licenses

Florida law requires that driver licenses stay updated and renewed. Failure to renew your driver’s license after the designated date (usually every four years) can result in an expired license. Meanwhile, suspended licenses are often the result of traffic violations and vehicular crimes. Florida operates through a complex point system which add points and other derogatory marks to drivers’ records when they fail to adhere to basic traffic laws, rules, protocols and policies.

If you have been charged with driving with a suspended license, call our traffic defense team today.

Florida’s Point System

Florida Statute 322.27(3) address the Florida Point System. It denotes that the more serious an offense is, the greater number of points a driver will earn on his/her record. If a driver reaches a certain amount of points on his/her record, his/her license can be suspended or revoked. This prevents such drivers from traveling on the road and operating vehicles. Below is the breakdown of the Florida Point System:

  • Speeding 15 miles or less over the speed limit – 3 points
  • Driving with an open container – 3 points
  • Toll violations – 3 points
  • Child restraint violations – 3 points
  • Parking on a highway – 3 points
  • Any other moving violation – 3 points
  • Speeding 16 miles or more over the speed limit – 4 points
  • Reckless driving – 4 points
  • Running a red light – 4 points
  • Driving during restricted hours – 4 points
  • Passing a stopped school bus – 4 points
  • Crash resulting from a moving violation – 4 points
  • Leaving the scene of a crash that resulted in over $50 in property damage – 6 points
  • Crash caused by a speeding violation – 6 points

As such points add up, they can result in license suspension. For example:

  • 12 or more points in 1 year require a 30 day license suspension
  • 18 or more points in 18 months require a 90 day license suspension
  • 24 or more points in 3 years require a 1 year license suspension

If your license is expired, suspended or revoked, you may need the expertise and experience of a traffic violations attorney for guidance through the process of renewing and reinstating your driving privileges.

Moving Violations in Central Florida

In Orlando and the Central Florida region, moving violations are extremely common. Orlando toll roads are the easiest way for drivers to accrue moving violations. Many drivers make mistakes when traveling through tolls because of their confusing nature or they fail to make proper payments toward tolls when traveling.

Further, speeding tickets, running red lights, running stop signs, and failure to adhere to Florida’s Move Over Law often result in the most common moving violations in Central Florida. For sound legal representation, you should contact experienced traffic defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Michael B. Brehne, P.A.

Contact Criminal Defense Attorneys

At the Law Offices of Michael B. Brehne, P.A., our experienced criminal defense attorneys will go above and beyond to protect your rights and driving privileges after a vehicular crime. We aggressively advocate on your behalf, presenting compelling evidence in such a way that is clear and favorable in a court of law.

As a Florida citizen, you are entitled to driving privileges, and our traffic defense attorneys will work tirelessly to ensure that you keep those privileges. If you are a resident of Orlando, FL, and/or the surrounding area and you have been charged with a vehicular crime, rely on our aggressive criminal defense attorneys for representation, advocacy and support.