Careless Driving

316.1925 Careless driving.--

The experienced Palm Beach and Broward County traffic ticket defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Leifert & Leifert represent traffic ticket cases of all types; one of the cases we handle most frequently are issues of careless driving citations.

According to s. 316.1925 of the Florida State Statutes:
(1) 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. Failure to drive in such manner shall constitute careless driving and a violation of this section.
(2) Any person who violates this section shall be cited for a moving violation, punishable as provided in chapter 318.

The first section of s. 316.1925 describes the manner in which individuals should drive while operating a motor vehicle on streets and/or highways in Florida. The fact is, however, that there is a great deal of subjectivity involved in the determination of safe driving vs. careless driving. Law enforcement officers are given the responsibility of determining whether an individual has driven carelessly and, if they believe the person has, issuing them a citation as determined by s. 316.1925(2). The Palm Beach and Broward County traffic ticket defense lawyers at Leifert & Leifert know that, often times, law enforcement officers make mistakes; we also know that you shouldn’t be held responsible for a judgment call that a law enforcement officer got wrong. If you are found to have violated this regulation, you can be punished as provided in chapter 318.

According to chapter 318 of the Florida State Statutes, the moving violation described in s. 316.1925 can yield a fine. In addition to this type of penalty, individuals cited for careless driving can also face up to hundreds of dollars in court fees, points, driving school and increased insurance rates. If you retain our Palm Beach and Broward County traffic ticket defense attorneys, however, we can bring these costs down to a very small amount, if not down to $0. 

If you have been accused of having committed the offense of careless driving as described above, please contact one of our Palm Beach and Broward County traffic ticket attorneys. As a team of former prosecutors, we know how to defend cases like this because we used to prosecute cases like this; we know what defenses work and what defenses don’t work. To schedule a free consultation during which you will hear how we can help you, call us at 1-888-5-DEFEND (1-888-533-3363).

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