Can I fight my Florida traffic ticket?
Answer: You absolutely can fight your traffic ticket, and we’ve been fighting tickets collectively for over 20 years. And things that we do when we go to traffic court is we make sure that the officer can prove the violation beyond a reasonable doubt. Interestingly enough, the standard in traffic court is the same as it is in a criminal case: beyond and to the exclusion of every reasonable doubt. So the officer has to prove the case because there’s no state prosecutor in Florida; the officer has to prove violation beyond a reasonable doubt. And I’ll tell you in accident cases, for example, the officer must rely on third parties—either the other driver if he gets subpoenaed by the clerk, or an independent witness—in order to prove the case for the officer, because Florida has something called an accident report privilege and anything you tell the officer at the scene of an accident is privileged and can’t be used against you. So you absolutely can fight your traffic ticket and it would be good to speak to an experienced traffic ticket attorney before you decide to go that route.