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Martin County

Martin County can be found along the eastern Treasure Coast region in Florida with a thriving community of 140,000 residents according to the U.S. 2010 census bureau. Cities and villages within the county are only a short drive away from numerous eastern Florida beaches. Many tourists and beach visitors are a common sight on Martin County highways. In addition, many citizens travel mainly via vehicle and commute to work daily.

All these factors mean that both freeways and roadways are constantly congested in Martin County. With such busy traffic it’s inevitable that law enforcement will be on high alert for people committing traffic violations. Many tourists and Martin County residents are ticketed and simply admit guilt because they don’t know what else to do. They are forced to face the stressful penalties and may even face the risk of a suspended license if enough points are on their license to warrant it. 

To avoid the penalties, we suggest you visit an experienced traffic attorney. They can examine your case, gather evidence and contest your ticket for you. 

Ticket Defense Attorney in Martin County, FL

Were you recently ticketed in the Martin County area? If you are struggling with how to approach your citation, then we encourage you get advice from the experienced attorneys at Meltzer & Bell, P.A.. Our ticket defense lawyers have been practicing collectively for decades. We understand what it takes to fight an unjust ticket so your penalties are reduced or the citation dismissed. 

Meltzer & Bell, P.A. can be found throughout the greater Florida area including Palm Beach County, Martin County, St. Lucie County, Miami-Dade County and Broward County. Set up your first appointment free by calling (561) 500-5000 today. We will start formulating a defense for your ticket so you can put your mind finally at ease.

Overview of Ticket Attorneys in Martin County, FL


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Common Traffic Violations & Offenses Committed in Martin County, FL

Martin County doesn’t have a large population, but many outside visitors come to the county to visit the tourist attractions and beaches. Law enforcement are constantly overlooking the area for people committing traffic infractions and do not hesitate to ticket. Some of the most common driving violations and offenses that can lead to a ticket or criminal charges include: 

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

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Major Roadways and Interstates in Martin County, FL

Martin County has a few major highways that intersect throughout the area and nearby communities. Residents and visitors use these freeways frequently so they can navigate throughout the Martin County area to visit tourist attractions and other businesses. Some common major highways and state roads in Martin County. 

  • State Road A1A (SR A1A)
  • S. Route 441 (US 441)
  • Interstate 95 (I-95)
  • Florida's Turnpike (State Road 91 or SR 91)
  • S. Highway 1 (US 1)
  • S. Route 98 (US 98)
  • S. Route 441 (US 441)
  • Florida State Road 732 (SR 732)
  • Florida State Road 707 (SR 707)
  • Florida State Road 76 (SR 76)
  • State Road 710 (SR 710)
  • State Road 714 (SR714)

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Law Enforcement Resources

Stuart Police Department – The current Chief of Police for the Stuart Police Department is David Dyess. They currently serve 16,500 residents in Stuart and around the Treasure Coast area. You can locate their department at 830 South East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Stuart.

Martin County Sheriff’s Office – The goal of the Martin County’s Sheriff’s Office is to serve and safeguard all persons in Martin County and ensure the quality of life of the general public through effective policing. Many who are ticketed by the Sheriff’s office did so on state roads or highways. The office can be found at 800 South East Monterey Road in Stuart, Florida.

The Florida Highway Patrol – The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) has a division known as the Highway Patrol, which is dedicated to spotting anyone violating traffic rules on the freeway. Access the site to learn about their department and the FHP Director Colonel Gene Spaulding. The Highway Patrol office can be found at 301 North Olive Avenue on the first floor.


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Court and DHSMV Resources

19th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – One of the 20 circuit courts found in Florida, the 19th Judicial Circuit Court serves the citizens of Martin County, St. Lucie County, Okeechobee County and Martin County. If you choose to contest your ticket, you are likely to visit a court in the 19th Judicial Circuit. The current Chief Judge of the court is Elizabeth A. Metzger and can be found at 250 North West Country Club Drive in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Martin County Court Clerk – The County Clerk handles all documents associated with trials in their specified jurisdiction. You will likely have to visit the clerk to fight a ticket or a license suspension. The official county clerk is Carolynn Timman and was sworn into office in 2013. Visit the site to find helpful resources, important required forms and other relevant information for you and your case. 

Options for Traffic Citations – The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) handles driving records as well as administers license suspensions in the state of Florida. Access the site to learn more about the options for traffic citations in Florida.

The Florida Points System – Visit the DHSMV site to learn more about the current Points System used by the state of Florida to determine the status of a person’s license. 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 cancelled, suspended or revoked. 


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Additional Resources 

Traffic Laws in Florida – Visit the official website for the Florida Statutes to learn more about traffic laws in the state of Florida. Access the site to learn the elements of certain traffic infractions, penalties for those traffic violations and exceptions to those road rules. 

Ticket Traffic FAQ – Visit the official website for the Martin County Clerk to get answers for your frequently asked questions regarding traffic citations. Access the sit to learn where they can be paid, their different consequences, how to find out the points on your license and more.


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Traffic Ticket Defense Lawyer in Stuart, Florida

Just because you received a ticket doesn’t mean you’re obligated to admit guilt and pay the fine. You can contest it in court which can lead to reduced penalties or even dismiss the violation altogether. Fight back against your unjust ticket by calling the traffic attorneys at Meltzer & Bell, P.A..

The traffic ticket defense attorneys have nearly 20 years of combined experience battling uncalled citations. We can represent you and utilize any available evidence to fight your charges. Call us now at (561) 500-5000 to set up your first consultation for free. We practice throughout the greater Martin County area including Stuart, Palm City, Jensen Beach and Hobe Sound.


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