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Broward County

Broward County is one of the three counties that make up the Treasure Coast region located on the southeastern coast of Florida. It was found in 2017 that Broward County has a booming population of two million residents. It’s become the second most-populous county in the state of Florida and boasts a prosperous tourism business. The current county seat for Broward County is the city of Fort Lauderdale.

Not only does Broward County have a gigantic population, but it also is a short drive from Miami metropolitan cities. Thousands of people from the Miami area commute or travel to Broward County for various reasons. This means visitors, students and residents are constantly on the move in Broward County every day. The success of the county leaves ample room for traffic violations as law enforcement are on high alert for violators in congested areas.

Broward County Attorneys for Traffic Tickets in Florida

Most people accept guilt and submit to the penalties of a traffic citation without much thought. However, with each traffic ticket more points are added to your license. Accepting guilt and getting a conviction may end in your license being suspended, cancelled or revoked entirely. 

Contest your ticket with experienced legal counsel by calling the attorneys at Meltzer & Bell, P.A.. Our traffic ticket attorneys have nearly twenty years of collective experience. Let us help you by calling us at (561) 500-5000 today. Meltzer & Bell, P.A. represents people throughout the Broward County area and surrounding counties including St. Lucie County, Martin County and Palm Beach County

Overview of Broward County Traffic Attorneys in FL

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Common Traffic Violations Committed in Broward County, FL

When you’ve been ticketed you’ll be expected to pay hefty fines, maybe attend driver improvement school and have points added to your license after admitting guilt. That is why we suggest you have legal counsel and attempt to fight your ticket. Avoiding any surplus points on your driver’s license or the fines associated with it are worth it in the end.

Some common traffic ticket violations committed in the Broward County area include: 

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Major Intersections in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Fort Lauderdale is the current county seat of Broward County and is a part of the Miami metropolitan area with a population of over 100,000. It was recorded that in 2018 there were 12 million visitors and 2.8 international visitors to the city. As a popular tourist destination, the city of Fort Lauderdale constantly has congested highways and roads. 

The combination of these factors means that traffic violations are very common, which means law enforcement are always monitoring people at intersections. The following are some major traffic intersections in the city of Fort Lauderdale.

  • Northeast 26th Street and North Federal Highway
  • East Las Olas Boulevard and Florida A1A
  • North Andrews Avenue and East Sunrise Boulevard
  • State Road 838 (Sunrise Boulevard) to 1-95

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Law Enforcement Resources 

Fort Lauderdale Police Department - Rick Maglione is the Chief of Police and was appointed in December 2016 by the public. The police department's mission is to promote the safety and community-building for Fort Lauderdale. Many of their officers regularly cite traffic tickets and make up speed traps in congested areas to deter violations. These department is comprised of an operations bureau, investigative bureau, and a support services bureau. It is located at 1300 West Broward Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale.

Broward County Sheriff's Office (BSO) – The appointed sheriff for the Broward County Sheriff's Office is Scott Israel and manages 2,800 certified deputies, and 600 fire rescue officials. BSO provides full-time law enforcement services in all of 16 Broward County cities and towns. The Broward County Sheriff's Office is at 2601 West Broward Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. 

Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) – The Florida Highway Patrol is a division of the DHSMV created to regulate the safety of the highways and roads of the state of Florida. The FHP Director Colonel is Gene Spaulding who oversees 1,946 sworn positions and 529 non-sworn positions. You can locate the FHP at 301 North Olive Avenue on the first floor. 

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Court Resources and DHSMV Resources

17th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida
– The Florida 17th Judicial Circuit Court handles all state and trial courts under general jurisdiction. The Chief Judge is Jack Tuter, and the court does include traffic violation trials where the defendant is contesting their ticket. You can locate the 17th Judicial Circuit Court at 201 South East 6th Street in Fort Lauderdale.

Broward County Clerk – The County Clerk manages all the documents and payments in the 17th Judicial Circuit. The current clerk for Broward County is Brenda D. Forman and she was sworn into office on January 3rd, 2017. If you are ticketed and want to plead not guilty, then you will likely have to enter the County Clerk office. 

Options for Traffic Citations – The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) manages license suspensions and the points system which determines safe drivers. Access the site to learn what options you can pursue if you’ve been cited with a ticket, where you can pay for your ticket and driver improvement courses.

The Florida Points System – Visit the link from DHSMV to learn more about the current Points System established by the state of Florida to determine license suspensions, cancellations and revocations. Access the site to learn which point amounts are assigned to which, traffic infractions, as well as the point thresholds needed to get your license suspended.

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Additional Resources

Driver’s License Online Check – Visit the official website of the Broward County’s Clerk to learn more about their online software used to check the status of your driver’s license. Access the site to use the software and check your license’s status as well as pay any fees.   

Florida Jury Instructions – Florida allows the public to access jury instructions, which are a set of legal rules that jurors must follow to determine the outcome in a traffic case. Viewing these instructions is a great way to see what the jury is going to look for when they are deliberating a decision for your trial. Access the site to learn what their criteria for conviction is as well as the suggested penalties listed for the jurors. 

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Ticket Defense Lawyer in Fort Lauderdale, FL

If you or someone you know was ticketed unfairly in the Broward County area, then it’s time you contact Meltzer & Bell, P.A.. Our criminal defense lawyers will do whatever needed to fight your citation. We have over twenty years of combined experience we are ready to use for your case. 

Call us now at (561) 500-5000 and we can discuss your legal options at your free consultation. Meltzer & Bell, P.A. accepts clients throughout the greater Broward County area and nearing counties including St. Lucie County, Palm Beach County, and Martin County.

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