Can I get my citation reduced or dismissed? What are the Florida Statutes regarding reduced or dismissed traffic infractions? I received a citation for no proof of insurance, expired tags or driver's license what can I do? I have renewed my tags can I get the citation dismissed?
THESE CITATIONS MAY NOT BE PAID OVER THE PHONE OR VIA THE WEB; PAYMENT MAY BE MAILED ALONG WITH PROOF OF CORRECTION (WHEN APPLICABLE)
DISMISSABLE TRAFFIC INFRACTION (as per F.S. 318.18)
Citations issued for the following violations may still be Dismissed with $10 in costs, IF the driver provides proof of compliance that was in fact valid at the time of the citation AND provides said proof within 30 days of the citation, thus these violations are “failure to carry” scenarios.
F.S. 316.1955 - HANDICAPPED PARKING
F.S. 316.646 - NO PIP INSURANCE
F.S. 320.0605 - NO VALID VEHICLE REGISTRATION
F.S. 320.07 - EXPIRED TAG/REGISTRATION <6 MOS.
F.S. 322.03 - NO VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE
F.S. 322.065 - EXPIRED D/L < 4 MOS.
F.S. 322.15 - FAIL TO CARRY DRIVER’S LICENSE
F.S. 379.354 FISH/HUNT/WILDLIFE LICENSE/PERMIT VIOLATION
NOTE: 316.066 Proof of insurance with crash is not eligible for dismissal
REDUCEABLE TRAFFIC INFRACTION
Effective July 1, 2010 (violations on or after)
Citations issued for the following violations can no longer be dismissed. However, if the defendant presents proof of repair or correction by affidavit of law enforcement officer inspection, the disposition will be reported as “Paid Fine – TR only (Guilty)” but the total civil penalty will be reduced to $93. If the defect is not corrected within 30 days of the citation, the standard civil penalty of $113 applies.
Fee Code: EQ
F.S. 316.610 – Operating Vehicle in Unsafe Condition
F.S. 316.2935(2) or (3) – Vehicle emission/air pollution violations
ADDITIONAL REDUCEABLE OFFENSES – Cannot have CDL license
Effective July 1, 2010, drivers who have been cited for the following violations may elect to show proof of compliance to the Clerk and have Adjudication Withheld upon payment of the penalty listed. Proof and payment prior to court date, if criminal offense, excuses defendant from court appearance. This option can only be used once in a 12-month period and 3 times maximum lifetime. Must select disposition code TLR
To Reduce the following sited statutes a SIGNED Plea of NOLO (3x life, 1 in 12 months) should be filed with proof and payment prior to the due date/court date. The plea of NOLO may be emailed/mailed to you upon request. (Written Plea of NOLO contendere)
F.S. 316.646 - Liability and/or PIP insurance Proof $77.90 (fee code PIP)
F.S. 320.0605 - No Valid Vehicle Registration $98.25 (fee code TLR)
F.S. 320.07 - Expired Tag < or > 6 months $98.25 (fee code TLR)
F.S. 322.065 - Expired D/L < or > 4 months $98.25 (fee code TLR)
SIDE NOTE: The DHSMV requires any operator cited for running a red light, failure to yield right of way to vehicle or pedestrian, failure to stop for a school bus - to complete a Department approved 4 hour basic driver improvement (BDI) course. All driver, except CDL holders, and those convicted of criminal offenses listed under s. 322.0261(4) may elect to attend a BDI course in lieu of points; this election will also satisfy the school requirements of s. 322.0261(4). Therefore, if the driver is eligible and elects to attend school for one of the above non-criminal violation, the Department will withhold points and count that election as having satisfied the requirements of 322.0261(4).