Violation of a Traffic Control Device in Florida

Traffic Ticket Attorneys Orlando

Drivers frequently accrue traffic tickets because of a failure to obey traffic control devices. Traffic control devices are the road signs that direct you to obey a certain law, such as “No U-turns,” “Yield” commands, and everyday “STOP” signs. Don’t make the mistake of admitting guilt offhand just to have it out of the way. Points on your license can be detrimental to your driving record. Over time, they can multiply and lead to a license revocation.

Our Orlando traffic ticket attorneys are knowledgeable about the several defenses available to combat a traffic violation. In many cases, working with a traffic ticket attorney to represent you in court can increase your chance of obtaining a favorable outcome. A successful traffic ticket defense strategy can save your driving record and provide the opportunity to avoid the hefty fines that often accompany a guilty plea.

Penalties for Failure to Obey a Traffic Control Device in Florida

On central Florida’s hectic roadways, heavy traffic can drive anyone to take any measure possible to shave a few minutes off his commute. All too often, actions that can save a person time are illegal and can quickly lead to an unwanted traffic ticket. A person who fails to obey a traffic control device can put their life and the lives of fellow drivers at risk, which is why penalties for these traffic violations seem harsh.

Examples of Traffic Control Device Violations

“Traffic control device” is a technical term for any of the many traffic signals, signs, and other devices you see on roads daily. Common traffic control device violations include:

When you receive a citation for failure to obey a traffic control device in Orlando, you stand to receive three points on your driver’s license, fines, and time spent in court. Driver’s license penalties are extremely costly for driving privileges if they aren’t taken care of in a timely manner. Three points on a Florida driver’s license can leave a chronic traffic violator in a position to have his license revoked. Twelve points over a 12-month period results a license revocation.

Drivers Under 18 at Greater Risk of License Revocation in Florida

Drivers under age 18 who violate these traffic laws face even stiffer penalties; all it takes for an underage driver to face a suspended license is six points. With three points gone right off the bat, that leaves room for just one more failure to obey traffic control device to go before an underage driver’s license is suspended.

Recent Case Result

Suspended License Case Dropped

A client of The Umansky Law Firm was charged with Driving While License Suspended. Attorney Zahra Umansky put together a compelling defense and showed proof to the Prosecutor and to the Judge that the client had her driver’s license reinstated after the stop. Attorney Umansky got the court to dismiss criminal charges against our client. To view more Driving Related cases, visit The Umansky Law Firm’s verdicts & settlements page.

Contact an Orlando Traffic Device Violation Attorney

Traffic control violations are among the most common in Orlando, Florida when you’re ticketed behind the wheel. If you’re facing a citation in court, call on our defense team to help you avoid the stiff penalties that accompany a traffic control violation. We’ll assess your case, plan out a defense, and go to work for you. We’re experienced in traffic violation defenses, having represented clients for all kinds of traffic violations, and know how to present a defense that works for your particular case.

At The Umansky Law Firm, our attorneys have decades of experience standing up for drivers who have received citations for ignoring traffic control devices. Our experience enables us to craft a strong defense for your traffic ticket case. With an attorney by your side, it may be possible to avoid points and keep a clean driving record. Contact one of our Orlando traffic ticket attorneys today for a free case review at (407) 228-3838. We are also available to chat online 24/7.

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

Petit Theft < 300

We negotiated an agreement that entailed the State dropping the charge after our client completed a Pre-Trial Diversion Program. The Charge was dropped via a Nolle Prosequi.

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Withhold of Adjudication; No points on license; Paid fine and clerk cost; 8 hour aggressive driver class; 90 days to satisfy fine and class

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

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Petit Theft

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

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