West Palm Beach Criminal Defense Lawyer
Traffic Crimes

West Palm Beach Traffic Crimes Lawyer

Dedicated Traffic Crimes Attorney in West Palm Beach

If you've been accused of a traffic crime, you could face more than just a fine. These offenses can be charged as either misdemeanors or felonies, which may result in incarceration on top of a monetary penalty. Additionally, a conviction for a criminal traffic offense may have collateral consequences – those that are not imposed by a court but can severely limit a person's life. For instance, a felony conviction may lead to difficulties getting or retaining a job or finding a place to live. Because the impacts may be life-changing and long-lasting, you need a lawyer on your side who can work toward minimizing or avoiding the penalties.

At the Law Offices of Greg Rosenfeld, our West Palm Beach traffic crimes attorney is ready to provide the legal representation you need. We believe in the presumption of innocence, and we work hard to uncover the facts of your case to develop an innovative strategy and challenge the accusations made against you. Having handled over 50 trials and obtained favorable results for past clients, our lawyer knows what it takes to effectively fight charges. Whether your case can be settled out of court or must be presented in front of a judge or jury, we will leverage our knowledge and resources to work toward achieving your goals.

To get award-winning defense, call us at (561) 902-1122 today.

Types of Traffic Crimes in West Palm Beach

In Florida, if a person commits an offense while driving a motor vehicle, they may be charged with a crime.

Several situations can lead to a traffic crime charge, including, but not limited to:

  • Driving while license suspended: If a person knowingly operates a vehicle while their driver's license is suspended, revoked, or canceled, they could be charged with a second-degree misdemeanor. For subsequent offenses, the charge can be prosecuted as a first-degree misdemeanor or third-degree felony.
  • Fleeing or attempting to elude a law enforcement officer: It's illegal for a driver to intentionally fail to stop for an officer after they have been signaled to do so. This offense can be charged as a first, second, or third-degree felony, which carries punishments that include imprisonment and fines.
  • Leaving the scene of an accident: Drivers involved in accidents must stop their vehicles near the scene and fulfill their legal duties, such as exchanging information and providing reasonable assistance. Failing to do so may result in a second-degree misdemeanor if property damage occurred, a third-degree felony if someone was injured, a second-degree felony if serious injury resulted, or a first-degree felony if the accident resulted in death.
  • Racing on a highway: In Florida, a person cannot participate in a “street race,” whether as a driver, passenger, or facilitator. The offense is a misdemeanor, and the penalties vary depending on the specifics of the circumstances.
  • Reckless driving: Operating a vehicle in a manner that shows a willful disregard for the safety of others is punishable by up to 6 months in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000. If property damage is caused, the offense is a first-degree misdemeanor. If serious bodily injury results, it's a third-degree felony.
  • Vehicular homicide: A felony charge can be levied against a person who recklessly operates a vehicle in manner that is likely to cause great bodily injury or death to another.

Helping You Navigate the Process

The criminal justice system is complex, and if you've been charged with a criminal traffic offense, you need an experienced lawyer to guide you through your case. At the Law Offices of Greg Rosenfeld, our West Palm Beach lawyer knows the judicial process well and can deliver the guidance you need. We'll be beside you, providing sound advice to help you make informed decisions along the way.

Learn more about your rights and legal options by calling us at (561) 902-1122 or contacting us online today.

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