Getting pulled over and cited for any traffic violation is an inconvenient circumstance. But, some types of traffic tickets are more serious than others. The type of defense you put forth depends on the type of ticket you receive. To figure out what is best for your situation, contact a skilled criminal defense attorney.

The different types of traffic violations in Florida include the following:

  • Moving violations, which include any infraction that takes place while driving. Instances of moving violations include speeding, DUI, and disregarding traffic signals.
  •  Nonmoving violations, which include offenses that take place when you are not driving. An example would be illegal parking or driving on a suspended license.


Traffic tickets are usually considered strict liability offenses, which means that you can be convicted of the offense if the Court finds the offense was committed. For the prosecution, what this means is that there is no requirement proof of intent be shown. Defense strategies must be tailored to fit the specific facts of your case, and clearly presented since the state will not have to show that you meant to commit the offense. Fighting this uphill battle can be an intimidating experience, but with the proper defense attorney aggressively fighting for you, the experience can be made less stressful. It is important to fight traffic tickets so your driving record remains clean, thus avoiding the potential to lose your license.

If you have questions about how to defend a DUI charge, call our office for answers. Call an experienced criminal defense attorney in Stuart and the Treasure Coast. We aggressively defend you and work to maintain your driving privileges. Your first visit is a free initial consultation.