BROWARD AND PALM BEACH COUNTY'S LEADING RACING DEFENSE LAWYER TEAM
BROWARD COUNTY RACING LAWYER
PALM BEACH COUNTY RACING ATTORNEY
Leifert & Leifert is a Florida traffic criminal defense law firm offering aggressive and skilled representation to individuals accused of Racing in Broward County, Palm Beach County and Miami-Dade County. If you were recently arrested or accused of Racing or are facing any aggressive driving charge in Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Miami-Dade or any other part of South Florida, contact a Racing Defense Lawyer at Leifert & Leifert for immediate help in Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade.
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Over the past few years, the penalties for racing have gotten significantly worse in Florida. What was once a civil traffic traffic infraction has now turned into a traffic criminal offense involving a mandatory one year suspension of the driver's license. The Racing statute mandates a loss of the license irrespective of whether adjudication is withheld or not. It is often difficult to distinguish between two unrelated drivers who just happen to speeding at the same time and place versus two or more drivers intentionally engaged in a speed competition. For that reason, racing cases can be very defensible. Coupled with the stringent penalties associated with the charge, it is extremely important that an individual charged with racing is represented by a competent attorney.
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Broward County / Palm Beach County / Miami-Dade County
The Racing Defense Attorneys at Leifert & Leifert will look for ways to achieve dismissal of your charges or seek alternative resolutions that will look towards the possibility of dismissal and records expungement or sealing. Our criminal defense lawyers are routinely in criminal and traffic court handling Racing cases in Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade.
Contact a Broward or Palm Beach Racing Defense Attorney
Please call a Racing Attorney at Leifert & Leifert to schedule a consultation. Our Florida Traffic Ticket Defense lawyers have offices in Broward County and Palm Beach County. We look forward to assisting you.
"Drag race" means the operation of two or more motor vehicles from a point side by side at accelerating speeds in a competitive attempt to outdistance each other, or the operation of one or more motor vehicles over a common selected course, from the same point to the same point, for the purpose of comparing the relative speeds or power of acceleration of such motor vehicle or motor vehicles within a certain distance or time limit.
"Racing" means the use of one or more motor vehicles in an attempt to outgain or outdistance another motor vehicle, to prevent another motor vehicle from passing, to arrive at a given destination ahead of another motor vehicle or motor vehicles, or to test the physical stamina or endurance of drivers over long-distance driving routes.
A person may not:
1. Drive any motor vehicle, including any motorcycle, in any race, speed competition or contest, drag race or acceleration contest, test of physical endurance, or exhibition of speed or acceleration or for the purpose of making a speed record on any highway, roadway, or parking lot;
2. In any manner participate in, coordinate, facilitate, or collect moneys at any location for any such race, competition, contest, test, or exhibition;
3. Knowingly ride as a passenger in any such race, competition, contest, test, or exhibition; or
4. Purposefully cause the movement of traffic to slow or stop for any such race, competition, contest, test, or exhibition.
Any person who violates any provision of this paragraph commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. Any person who violates any provision of this paragraph shall pay a fine of not less than $500 and not more than $1,000, and the department shall revoke the driver license of a person so convicted for 1 year. A hearing may be requested pursuant to s. 322.271.
Whenever a law enforcement officer determines that a person was engaged in a drag race or race, as described in subsection (1), the officer may immediately arrest and take such person into custody.