BRINY BREEZES FL STOP SIGN VIOLATIONS DEFENSE LAWYERS
The traffic and criminal defense lawyers at Arnesen Law represent clients facing various traffic offenses, including stop sign violations, driving with a suspended license, and tail-gating in Briny Breezes, Riviera Beach, and Delray Beach.
In fact, Jay Arnesen now channels his knowledge as a former police officer who used to issue traffic tickets for the State to work on behalf of citizens charged with criminal and traffic offenses in Florida.
Arnesen has trained the lawyers at his firm in order to equip them with his unique skills in defending criminal and traffic cases in municipalities throughout South Florida. Contact the Arnesen Law Boca Raton or Fort Lauderdale office locations anytime at 561-419-9630 to speak with one of the firm’s attorneys at no cost.
“As a former police officer, I used to help prosecute these charges for the State. Now, let me use my training and experience to combat these charges for you in court.” Jay Arnesen, Esq., Criminal Defense Attorney
Stop Sign Violations in Florida
Title XXIII of the Florida Statutes pertains to Motor Vehicles, describing the disposition of traffic infractions in Chapter 318. It also explains the laws regarding State Uniform Traffic Control in Chapter 316, which lists a variety of specific traffic infractions. Stop Sign violations, which are addressed in Chapter 316, Section 123, are considered non-criminal moving violations under State law, punishable by penalties such as fines and points added to the defendant’s driver’s license.
Specifically, those convicted of a stop sign violation face the addition of 3 points on their driver’s license, in addition to financial penalties in the form of fines and potential increases in insurance premiums. Importantly, the accumulation of points beyond an amount dictated by Florida’s point system may also result in jail time for a defendant in a traffic case.
Section 316.123 provides, in pertinent part:
(1) The right-of-way at an intersection may be indicated by stop signs or yield signs as authorized in s. 316.006.
(2) (a) Except when directed to proceed by a police officer or traffic control signal, every driver of a vehicle approaching a stop intersection indicated by a stop sign shall stop at a clearly marked stop line, but if none, before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection or, if none, then at the point nearest the intersecting roadway where the driver has a view of approaching traffic on the intersecting roadway before entering the intersection. After having stopped, the driver shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle which has entered the intersection from another highway or which is approaching so closely on said highway as to constitute an immediate hazard during the time when the driver is moving across or within the intersection.
(b) At a four-way stop intersection, the driver of the first vehicle to stop at the intersection shall be the first to proceed. If two or more vehicles reach the four-way stop intersection at the same time, the driver of the vehicle on the left shall yield the right-of-way to the vehicle on the right.
(3) The driver of a vehicle approaching a yield sign shall, in obedience to such sign, slow down to a speed reasonable for the existing conditions and, if required for safety to stop, shall stop before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection, or, if none, then at the point nearest the intersecting roadway where the driver has a view of approaching traffic on the intersecting roadway. After slowing or stopping, the driver shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle in the intersection or approaching on another highway so closely as to constitute an immediate hazard during the time the driver is moving across or within the intersection. If such a driver is involved in a collision with a pedestrian in a crosswalk or a vehicle in the intersection, after driving past a yield sign without stopping, the collision shall be deemed prima facie evidence of the driver’s failure to yield the right-of-way.
Contact Our Briny Breezes FL Stop Sign Violations Defense Attorneys for a Free Consultation
An experienced traffic defense lawyer who is familiar with State law regarding traffic infractions can work to contest your traffic ticket for a stop sign violation, which in many cases may be based solely on the testimony of the issuing law enforcement officer. A dedicated defender working on your behalf can help you avoid some of the aforementioned penalties, as well as collateral consequences like increases in your insurance premiums. Contact Jay Arnesen’s Boca Raton or Fort Lauderdale offices anytime at 561-419-9630 for a free initial consultation if you are issued a ticket for a stop sign violation in South Florida.