Traffic Crimes

If you violate the law while operating a motor vehicle, you can receive a civil citation for an infraction or you can be charged with a crime. Although most criminal traffic offenses are charged as a misdemeanor, some traffic crimes are charged as a felony. 

A criminal traffic offense is a violation that may subject a defendant, upon conviction, to incarceration. Criminal traffic offenses require a court appearance and can carry penalties including fines, court costs, and the possibility of probation, and/or incarceration.

The Florida Rules of Traffic Court govern the procedures used in both civil traffic infractions and criminal traffic crimes. The citations for traffic crimes in Florida are resolved before county court judges for misdemeanors or circuit court judges for felonies. 

Attorney Explains Traffic Crimes in West Palm Beach, FL

If you were charged with a criminal traffic offense in West Palm Beach, FL, then contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at Meltzer & Bell, P.A.. Our attorneys represent clients for traffic crimes throughout Palm Beach County and the surrounding areas. Call (561) 283-3259 today.

Types of Criminal Traffic Offenses

The most commonly prosecuted criminal traffic offenses in Florida include: 

  • Driving under the Influence (DUI); 
  • Refusing to Submit to a Breath Test; 
  • Driving on a Suspended License with Knowledge;
  • No Valid Driver's License: 
  • Habitual Traffic Offender; 
  • Hit and Run; 
  • Leaving the Scene of a Crime; 
  • Attaching Tag Not Assigned; 
  • Expired Vehicle Registration; 
  • No Motorcycle Endorsement; 
  • Reckless Driving;
  • Racing on a Highway; 
  • Fleeing or Attempting to Elude; or 
  • Vehicular Manslaughter. 

Finding a Lawyer for Traffic Crimes in Palm Beach County, FL

If you were charged with a criminal traffic offense in West Palm Beach, FL, then contact a criminal defense attorney at Meltzer & Bell, P.A.. We represent clients throughout Palm Beach County, FL. Call (561) 283-3259 today to discuss your case. 

This article was last updated on Friday, October 14, 2016.

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