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Indian River County

Indian River County is one of the three counties making up the Treasure Coast region on the southeast side of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population recorded for Indian River County was lower compared to its neighboring counties at approximately 130,000 people. 

However, Indian River County is near many beaches that comprise the Sebastian-Vero Beach area. Often tourists from out-of-town visit the county to partake in the beaches and tourist attractions within Indian River County. The success of the smaller county means highways and roadways can get congested and busy. Officers are often stationed throughout the city on the lookout for people committing traffic violations.

If you or someone you know has been ticketed unfairly, then it’s highly suggested you seek an experienced traffic ticket lawyer.

Traffic Ticket Defense Lawyer in Indian River County, FL

Have you been unjustly ticketed recently and don’t want to deal with the hassle of contesting it? Are you unfamiliar with the legal field and need someone to help you navigate creating a strong case to dismiss your ticket? If so, then get in contact with Meltzer & Bell, P.A. who collectively has decades worth of traffic ticket court practice that they can utilize for your case. 

You can call us at (561) 500-5000 and we will set up your first consultation without charge. Meltzer & Bell, P.A. has clients throughout the greater Indian River County area including Vero Beach, Sebastian, Fellsmere, and Roseland.

Overview of Traffic Tickets in Indian River County, FL 


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Traffic Tickets Commonly Committed in Indian River County, FL

The sunny tourist attractions in Indian River County bring in out-of-county visitors on top of their regular residents. This means there’s a lot of room for traffic accidents and citations. To manage traffic and keep the public safe, law enforcement is always on the alert for people committing traffic violations. The following are some common traffic citations given out by police officers in the Indian River County area. 

  • Speeding;
  • Driving too slowly;
  • Traffic lights;
  • Tailgating
  • Distracted Driving
  • Texting
  • Racing
  • Commercial Driver Violations
  • Habitual Traffic Offenders
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Handicap Tickets
  • Illegal U-Turns
  • Seat Belt Violations
  • Improper lane changes
  • Driving with a Suspended License
  • Leaving the Scene
  • Careless Driving
  • Reckless Driving
  • Express lane violations
  • Failing to Register Your Vehicle in Time;
  • Running a Stop Sign
  • Failure to Yield; and
  • Move Over law violations

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Law Enforcement Resources in Indian River County 

Vero Beach Police Department – The Police Department for Indian River County’s seat, Vero Beach, issue tickets for people violating traffic rules every day. Visit their site to learn what services they offer, forms you may need, or how to file a public records request with them. 

Indian River County Sheriff’s Office – Indian River County’s Sheriff’s Office strives for excellence in service by policing and partnerships within the community. When using state roads, it’s very likely you could be pulled over by a sworn in officer from the Sheriff’s Department. The current County Sheriff for the force is Deryl Loar and you can find his department at 4055 41st Avenue in Vero Beach, Florida. 

Florida Highway Patrol – The Highway Patrol is a division of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV), which handles license suspensions and revocations. FHP’s goal is to promote safety and regulate the highways through excellent policing. If you have been pulled over for a traffic violation on a highway, there’s a good chance it was by a Florida Highway Patrol officer. The current Director Colonel is Gene Spaulding and there are currently 1,946 officers sworn into service. Most traffic violations on freeways are issued by officers under the Florida Highway Patrol. 


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Court and DHSMV Resources in Indian River County, FL 

19th Judicial Circuit Court in Florida – Indian River is incorporated with several other counties in the 19th Judicial Circuit Court in Florida. Currently, the court is managed by Chief Judge Lawrence Mirman. You can access the site to download necessary forms, courtroom scheduling services and other important relevant information. The court can be located at 250 NW Country Club Drive in Post St. Lucie.

Indian River County Clerk – The County Clerk is one of the most important people you contact or visit when you’re contesting a traffic ticket. They safeguard all necessary documents related to the case as well as any court funds. The current Clerk for the county is Jeffrey R. Smith who was sworn in on July 3rd, 2012. Find the office at 2000 16th Avenue in Vero Beach. 

Options for Traffic Citations – The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) oversees license suspensions/cancellations/revocations in the state of Florida. You can visit their site to learn more about how the traffic ticket process works. The site shows options for those who have been cited with a fine as well as resources for those who are looking to contest their ticket.

The Florida Points System – Visit the link from DHSMV to learn more about the current Points System, which determines whether a person is a safe driver or not. People who have too many points on their record will be determined as hazardous and have their license suspended for a period. Access the site to learn which point amounts are assigned to which traffic infractions as well as how many points on your record does it take to get your license suspended or revoked.


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Additional Resources 

Traffic Ticket Procedures – Visit the official website for the Indian River County Clerk and learn more about the different procedures for contesting a ticket. Access the site to learn more about suspended drivers licenses, as well as how to look up the amount of points on your license.

Traffic Ticket Laws in Florida – Visit the official website for the Florida Statutes to learn more about their chapter on motor vehicle laws. Access the site to see what your duties are at the scene of an accident, how traffic cameras are regulated and other pertinent information.


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Indian River County Lawyer for Traffic Tickets in Florida

It might seem pointless to contest a traffic ticket but avoiding those penalties could save you a lot of time, stress and money. It may even spare you a license suspension in the future. Fight your traffic citation now by calling the attorneys at Meltzer & Bell, P.A. for more information.

Get in contact with Meltzer & Bell, P.A. by calling (561) 500-5000 and we will set up your first consultation free. There we can sit with you and discuss the rest of your case details further. Meltzer & Bell, P.A. accepts clients in counties nearing Indian River County too including St. Lucie County, Broward County, Martin County and Palm Beach County.


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