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Careless Driving in Florida

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Careless Driving in Florida

A Careless Driving Ticket Requires A Careful Attorney


Careless driving can result in accidents with property damage and worse yet, injuries. Traffic tickets for careless driving are commonly issued where there has been a car accident, including a rear-end accident or another fender bender. Drivers are required to be careful and alert, or they risk receiving a careless driving ticket or being involved in a motor vehicle accident.

When given a Florida driver license and the right and privilege to drive Florida’s streets, roads and interstates you must pay attention and look out for everyone else, as do all out-of-state drivers. Florida Ticket Firm is an experienced law firm that knows the potential defenses to careless driving infractions and the potential errors that the issuing law enforcement officer might have made in writing the ticket. Get a citation in Florida? We will represent you.

The state of Florida is required to prove its case to prosecute a Uniform Traffic Citation for careless driving.

What is Considered Careless Driving?

In Florida, careless driving is defined as any operation of a motor vehicle that fails to maintain a careful and prudent driving speed. Careless driving can include a wide range of behaviors, including but not limited to speeding, weaving in and out of traffic, tailgating, and distracted driving such as texting or eating while driving. In general, any behavior that puts other drivers or pedestrians at risk may be considered careless driving.

How Much is a Ticket for Careless Driving?

Careless driving is a serious traffic violation that can lead to accidents, property damage, and injury to others. The cost of a ticket for careless driving in Florida varies depending on the specific circumstances of the offense, as well as the county in which the offense occurred. In general, a ticket for careless driving in Florida can result in fines of up to $500 or more, and may also include additional penalties such as points on your driving record, driver’s license suspension, or even criminal charges in some cases. It’s important to note that the penalties for careless driving can be more severe if the offense resulted in an accident or injury to others.

If you are facing a ticket for careless driving in Florida, it’s important to take the situation seriously and seek legal advice from an experienced attorney. Your attorney can help you understand the potential consequences of the ticket and develop a strategy for fighting the charges or minimizing the penalties. In some cases, your attorney may be able to negotiate a reduction in the fines or other penalties associated with the offense.

How Much is a Ticket for Rear Ending Someone?

The cost of a ticket for rear-ending someone in Florida can vary depending on the specific circumstances of the accident and any resulting injuries or property damage. In general, a ticket for rear-ending someone in Florida may result in fines of several hundred dollars or more, as well as points on your driving record. Additionally, if the accident resulted in injuries or property damage, you may be liable for additional costs such as medical bills or repair expenses. It’s important to note that rear-ending someone is considered a moving violation in Florida, which can have long-lasting impacts on your driving record and insurance rates.

Aggressively Representing You

You do not want to go into court alone and fail to raise available and valid defenses to a careless driving citation and risk being found guilty. You also do not want to attempt to defend yourself and take the risk that you might unknowingly help the state prove its case, thereby ending up with points assessed against your license and your insurance rates increasing.

Our traffic ticket attorneys know the weaknesses in the state’s careless driving case and know how to attack the evidence and cross-examine any witnesses to improve your odds of beating a careless driving charge. We will aggressively represent you and do our best to get the charges dismissed.

We Offer Free Consultations

If you’ve been issued a statewide careless driving ticket, Florida Ticket Firm is here to assist you. Serving Tampa Bay and the entire state of Florida, our team of experienced lawyers is ready to help. Contact us online or call 813-276-6000 for a free initial consultation with one of our experienced lawyers. Se habla Español.