How Much Does A Texting Ticket Cost in Florida

Florida’s Wireless Communications While Driving Law took effect on July 1, 2019. Florida Statute §316.305 makes it illegal for anyone to text while driving. Police officers may now pull a driver over and issue a traffic ticket for texting while driving. What is the Penalty… read more

Can You Sue For A Car Accident if You Are Not Hurt in Florida?

If you were not hurt in a car accident in Florida, it is unlikely that you have the standing to sue the other driver, even if that driver caused the car accident. Florida is a no-fault state for automobile insurance. The state’s no-fault insurance laws… read more

What You Should and Should Not Do After a Car Accident in FL

Most individuals believe they know what they should and should not do after a car accident in Florida. However, the moments following a motor vehicle accident can be confusing and overwhelming. You may be in shock or severely injured. The steps you take after a… read more

What Are The Odds Of Dying In A Car Crash in Florida?

Car crashes in Florida are very common. In 2019, there were 401,867 motor vehicle accidents statewide. Of these, 2,951 were fatal crashes, which resulted in 3,185 fatalities. In 2020, there were 4,560 car accidents in Alachua County, resulting in 48 traffic deaths. The odds of… read more

What You Need to Know About Florida’s DUI Laws and Penalties

Florida has a drunk driving problem. Florida’s rate of drunk driving and the number of deaths caused by drunk drivers in Florida exceed the national averages. As a result, Florida has strict laws and harsh penalties for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol…. read more

Is it Illegal to Wear Headphones While Driving in Florida?

Some people call their distracted driving “multitasking.” Drivers often believe they can perform two tasks simultaneously without decreasing performance. Unfortunately, that is not the case.  If you are texting while driving, your eyes leave the road and your hands are not on the steering wheel…. read more

What Are the Rules in Florida Regarding Stopping for a School Bus?

We are all used to seeing yellow school buses throughout the year transporting children to and from school or school-related activities. However, do you know the rules in Florida regarding stopping for a school bus? Surprisingly, many people don’t understand when they must stop for… read more

Can I Only Operate My ATV or Go-Kart on My Property or Can I Actually Ride It on the Street in Gainesville?

ATVs and go-karts are popular throughout Florida, including Gainesville. Owners need to understand where they can legally operate and ride their off-road vehicles to avoid legal problems. Learning how Florida defines these vehicles is the first step to knowing where you can ride your ATV… read more

What Are My Rights When I’m Pulled Over in Florida?

A police officer is required to have a valid reason for pulling you over and detaining you. Otherwise, the traffic stop is unlawful. However, a traffic stop is not the time to argue this point with the police officer. Since almost every driver is likely… read more

Habitual Traffic Offenders

It’s terrible to see flashing blue lights behind your vehicle. You know that you are being pulled over. You immediately begin to think about how much money this traffic ticket is going to cost you.  Most drivers receive one or more traffic tickets during their… read more