Distractions are inherent while operating a car. Billboards, construction signs, and even fellow drivers can take your focus off your surroundings. Technology can also play a role in distracted driving when drivers choose to use cell phones for calls or texts.

In one split second, you can find yourself in another lane or the shoulder. A nearby police officer pulls you over. He or she may notice a cell phone, newspaper or make-up kit on the seat of your car. The officer will assume that you were driving in a distracted matter and cite or arrest you for the infraction.

Florida's Texting While Driving Laws

In October of 2013 the state of Florida enacted a limited band on texting while driving. the law states that "Any person may not operate a motor vehicle while manually typing any letters, numbers, symbols or characters ona wireless device or while sending or reading data on a wireless device for the purpose of nonvoice communication."

Texting While Driving Enforcement in Florida

In Florida the texting law is considered a Secondary Law meaning you can only be issued a ticket for texting while driving if you have already been witnessed committing another violation by a law enforcement officer.

Accidents from Distracted Driving

If serious or fatal injuries was the result of the accident, you could be liable for personal injury damages as well.

Contact a Distracted Driving Accident Attorney

At The Umansky Law Firm, we provide both aggressive representation and rights protection for our clients charged with distracted driving. Criminal matters become more complex and the stakes are raised when an accident supposedly caused by distracted driving has injured or killed another driver.

To schedule a free initial consultation with an Orlando auto accident attorney at The Umansky Law Firm, contact us through this website or call (407) 228-3838.

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Adjudicated Guilty; One day jail/one day time serve; Restitution fees; Court Cost

Petit Theft < 300

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Pled No Contest, 1 Year Probation, 10 day Car Impound, Community Service

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Motion Granted in 48 hours

Petit Theft

Adjudication Withheld, 4 Months probation, Costs/Fines, Impulse Control Class

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Nolle Prosequi

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Case Dropped

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Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

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Charges Dropped

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Not Guilty

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Case Dropped

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Granted

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Charges dropped

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Charges dropped

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Reduced to reckless driving

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Charges dropped

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Reduced to Reckless Driving

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