After a rear end collision caused by traffic going down on a hill, I was issued a citation for careless driving. The sheriff spelled my last name incorrectly as in completely wrong when I pointed out to him he said to call and the county clerk would call him to verify and then it would be removed. This occurred in St Johns county Florida. What are my options?
In addition to the other comments, the first thing to determine is how all of this would affect you on your license. The comments previously made are all correct if you have a FL license. But I don’t believe you mentioned that you have a FL license. So if you have a license from another state, then you will need to look at other options. Traffic School or a withhold will not likely help you if you are licensed outside of FL. Regardless, it would definitely be in your best interest to hire an attorney to help you.
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You have 3 options:
- elect a traffic school and pay a fine. Taking the traffic class will make sure you do not get points on teh license and potentially increase your insurance rate.
- simply pay the fine – this will lead to points as this is a moving traffic violation. insurance rates may jump
- hire an attorney/ set the case for a hearing to challenge the citation. Moses and Rooth Attorneys at Law 115 Granada Court Orlando, Florida 32803 407-377-0150 https://www.mosesandrooth.com/
Not sure what your question is, but, if you rear ended another vehicle you will almost always get a careless driving citation. You can challenge it in court. Getting your name misspelled is not usually a definite winner for you if other identifying information is correct. You may, within 30 days, ask for a hearing in court, which I suggest you do. You can hire an attorney to appear for you. If the other person does not appear, or cannot identify you, then the charge should be dropped. If they can or could prove the charge, you can probably get a fine with no points. You should talk to a traffic ticket attorney in St. Johns county.