What can you expect from a Careless driving charge?If you have been charged with Careless driving in Orlando or anywhere in Orange County, you can face a fine of up to $160.00 to $500.00. Upon a conviction, it can also result in four points on your driver’s license and a permanent negative driving record. In rare cases you can even face a suspension of your driving privilege.
The Florida statute defines two types of careless driving offenses.
“Careless driving” is defined as: “Any person operating a vehicle upon the streets or highways within the state shall drive the same in a careful and prudent manner, having regard for the width, grade, curves, corners, traffic, and all other attendant circumstances, so as not to endanger the life, limb, or property of any person”
§ 316.1925, Fla. Stat. (2013).
“Aggressive careless driving” means committing two or more of the following acts simultaneously or in succession:(1) Exceeding the posted speed(2) Unsafely or improperly changing lanes(3) Following another vehicle too closely.
§ 316.1923, Fla. Stat. (2013).
Both offenses are non criminal, so there will not be any jail time for the offender, unless other illegal criminal acts, like a DUI were committed when the violation took place. But, you can still end up with hefty fines, a negative driving record, an increase in your insurance rates, and court costs.
Here at the Umansky Law Firm, we have experienced traffic lawyers that will defend your case and fight in court so that your insurance rates won’t go sky high. Some of the possibilities for your case may include:
We will argue how law enforcement designated your charged as being careless driving by reviewing all of the facts of your case.
To schedule a free initial consultation with an Orlando Ticket Lawyer at The Umansky Law Firm, call us at ( 407) 228-3838 to speak with an attorney about your Careless Driving Charges.
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