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Miami Traffic Offenses Lawyers

Protecting the Rights of Those Charged with Traffic Crimes

Traffic offenses are crimes that can be charged as misdemeanors or felonies, a conviction for which can lead to incarceration on top of a fine. If you have been accused of violating one of Florida's traffic laws, speak with an attorney who knows how to fight these charges. Having skilled legal representation can significantly impact the outcome of your case.

Jeffrey S. Weiner, P.A. is a Miami-based firm comprised of a team of attorneys with the intellect, skill, and experience to aggressively challenge criminal accusations. Our Miami traffic offenses attorneys have an in-depth understanding of the laws concerning your rights, Florida's court system, and how the prosecution attempts to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. We are led by an attorney who is so well-versed in the judicial process that he holds seminars and classes for criminal defense lawyers worldwide. You can trust that you will have a team on your side that can zealously advocate on your behalf and has a rich history of protecting the freedom and future of those facing criminal accusations.

We are ready to help seek a favorable resolution to your case. Schedule a free consultation by contacting us at (305) 985-6640 today.

Traffic Offense Cases We Handle

At Jeffrey S. Weiner, P.A., we represent individuals accused of a range of traffic crimes. While our team has nearly 50 years of combined experience defending against such charges, we recognize that each is unique. We, therefore, provide personalized legal counsel and strategize to develop innovative defenses for our clients' particular situations.

The types of cases our traffic offenses lawyers in Miami take on include, but are not limited to:

Leaving the Scene of an Accident

Leaving the scene of an accident (often called a hit and run) occurs when a driver knowingly is involved in a crash but fails to stop at the scene (or as close to it as possible) to give their identifying information or provide reasonable assistance to any other party involved. If the vehicle the driver crashed into was unattended, they commit the offense when they fail to either locate the owner or leave a note with their identifying information.

Identifying information includes:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Vehicle registration number
  • Driver's license or permit (if requested)

Reasonable assistance means helping get the injured party to a medical facility for treatment.

The penalties for a hit and run are as follows:

Crash involving damage to an attended or unattended vehicle or property – Second-degree misdemeanor:

  • Up to 60 days of incarceration and/or
  • Up to $500 in fines

Crash involving injury – Third-degree felony:

  • Up to 5 years of imprisonment and/or
  • Up to $5,000 in fines
  • Victim restitution
  • At least 3 years of driver's license revocation

Crash involving serious bodily injury – Second-degree felony:

  • Up to 15 years of imprisonment and/or
  • Up to $10,000 in fines
  • Victim restitution
  • At least 3 years of driver's license revocation

Crash involving death – First-degree felony:

  • Up to 30 years of imprisonment and/or
  • Up to $10,000 in fines
  • Victim restitution
  • At least 3 years of driver's license revocation

Reckless Driving

Under Florida Statutes § 316.192, a person commits reckless driving when they operate a vehicle in a way that shows a "willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property." That means they either engaged in the conduct knowingly or intentionally, or they knew what damage they could cause by driving in such a manner but disregarded those consequences.

If the offense resulted in property damage or bodily injury, it is a first-degree misdemeanor, punishable by:

  • Up to 1 year of incarceration and/or
  • Up to $1,000 in fines

If the offense resulted in serious bodily injury to another, it is a third-degree felony, punishable by:

  • Up to 5 years of imprisonment and/or
  • Up to $5,000 in fines

Fleeing to Elude a Law Enforcement Officer

Florida Statutes § 316.1935 enumerates the elements of fleeing to elude a law enforcement officer. Generally, the offense involves failing to stop or remain stopped after being instructed to do so by an authorized police officer. Whether or not lights and sirens were activated, fleeing from an officer is a third-degree felony, penalized by up to 5 years of imprisonment and/or up to $5,000 in fines.

However, enhanced penalties may be imposed when the following factors were present at the time of the offense:

Driving at a high speed or reckless driving – Second-degree felony:

  • Up to 15 years of imprisonment and/or
  • Up to $10,000 in fines

Driving at a high speed or reckless driving (causing serious bodily injury or death) – First-degree felony:

  • Up to 30 years of imprisonment
  • Mandatory minimum prison sentence of 3 years
  • Up to $10,000 in fines

Reach Out to Our Firm for Skilled Traffic Crimes Defense

At Jeffrey S. Weiner, P.A., we have the know-how and resources to deliver the quality legal representation you need to fight your charge. We are ready to do what it takes to work toward a favorable outcome on your behalf.

To learn about your legal options, call our Miami traffic offenses attorneys at (305) 985-6640 or contact us online.

Case Victories

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  • Drug Crime Case Dismissed

    Client was federally indicted with multiple counts of importing heroin, cocaine and marijuana into the United States.

  • Professional License Defense Case Dismissed

    Client, a law student, was charged with criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.

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