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Orlando Racing Charges Defense Attorney

Florida Drag Racing Arrest Attorney

Racing is a criminal charge in Florida, and as such should be treated more seriously than a traffic offense such as speeding. A racing conviction can result in a one-year suspension of your driver's license, up to one year in jail and a fine of $500 to $1,000.

Call us at (407) 228-3838 for your free consultation about your Drag Racing charges in Florida.

At The Umansky Law Firm, our Orlando racing charges defense lawyers are here to protect your driver's license and your liberty if you have been arrested. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.  We have dealt with these types of cases, and would be happy to discuss what the status of your case is, and give you an honest opinion about the projected severity in regards to the law.

What Is Racing?

Florida's racing and reckless driving statute defines racing as "the use of one or more motor vehicles in an attempt to … outdistance another motor vehicle, to prevent another motor vehicle from passing, to arrive at a given destination ahead of another motor vehicle ..."

You can be charged with racing even if you were not the driver of the vehicle. Both the driver and any passengers in a vehicle can be charged with a misdemeanor following a racing arrest or charge in Florida.

The statute is extremely vague. Sometimes people get charged with racing simply for starting too fast or for squealing tires. Like reckless driving, the perception of the police officer is what determines whether you will be charged with a crime.

Our experience as former prosecutors allows us to give you an honest evaluation of your case so that you will know your options from the start. Our lawyers can aggressively challenge the constitutionality of the Florida statute as applied to the facts of your case.

Florida Racing Penalties

Drag racing, street racing or racing on highways is a first-degree misdemeanor in Florida, subject to the following penalties.

Racing OffensePenalties
First offense
  • One year driver's license suspension
  • $500 to $1,000 fine
  • Up to 12 months in jail
  • Impoundment or immobilization of your vehicle
Second offense within five years
  • Your driver's license can be suspended for two years
  • Police can seize your vehicle under the Florida Contraband Forfeiture Act in Florida

Beyond these criminal penalties, your insurance company can increase your insurance rates substantially or cancel your policy. There may be many other defenses that may be raised so do not lose your license without a fight!

Do You Need Help with your Racing charge? Contact Us Day or Night.

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

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