Traffic Crimes in Polk County

Some traffic violations listed in Chapter 316 are not classified as civil infractions. Instead, these traffic violations are classified as criminal offenses. Although most traffic crimes are classified as a misdemeanor, some are classified as a felony.

Those criminal traffic offenses are listed in section 318.17, Florida Statutes, including:

  • Driving under the influence and related acts. §316.193, 316.1932, 316.1939, Fla. Stat.
  • Filing a false affidavit to transfer liability for a red light camera ticket. §316.0083(1)(d)(5), Fla. Stat.
  • Fleeing or attempting to elude a law enforcement officer. §316.1935, Fla. Stat.
  • Leaving the scene of an accident. §§ 316.027, 316.061, 316.063(2), Fla. Stat.
  • Making false crash reports. §316.067, Fla. Stat.
  • Obstructing a weight and safety officer of the Department of Transportation. §316.545(1), Fla. Stat.
  • Obstructing a street or highway for purposes of solicitation. §316.2045(2), Fla. Stat.
  • Participating in racing on a highway. §316.191(3), Fla. Stat.
  • Reckless driving. §316.192, Fla. Stat.
  • Selling or installing improper sunscreening material. §316.2956, Fla. Stat.
  • Violating federal rules and regulations regarding the transportation of hazardous materials. §316.302(5)(b), Fla. Stat.
  • Willfully failing or refusing to comply with any lawful order or direction of any law enforcement officer, member of a fire department, traffic accident investigation officer, or traffic infraction enforcement officer. §316.072(3), Fla. Stat.
  • Willful violation of load restrictions resulting in serious bodily injury or death. §316.520(3)(b), Fla. Stat.
  • Willful violation of load restrictions resulting in serious bodily injury or death. §316.520(3)(b), Fla. Stat.

These crimes are commonly prosecuted in court in Polk County, FL.

Attorney for Traffic Crimes in Polk County, FL

If you were arrested for a criminal traffic offense in Polk County, FL, contact an experienced attorney at Sammis Law Firm. We represent clients at the Bartow, Winter Haven, and Lakeland courthouse.

We can help you fight the criminal charges in court while we take action to protect your driver’s license at the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle (DHSMV).

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This article was last updated on Friday, February 2, 2024.