Traffic Crimes Lawyer In Palm Beach County
While almost everyone encounters the occasional traffic violation, such as a speeding ticket, that is not the only thing to worry about with a traffic crime. Traffic charges can become extremely serious and leave you in a dire position in which your livelihood and freedom are at risk. That’s when you need help.
The lawyer and staff at provide honest and reliable criminal defense against any and all traffic charges. Attorney Douglas J. Rudman serves clients from across Boca Raton and South Florida, and has built a reputation for his aggressive defensive strategies. As a former prosecutor, he understands how the state builds its cases and is well suited to knock them down.
Vehicular Manslaughter Charges In Palm Beach County
Of the possible outcomes of a traffic accident, a loss of life is the most tragic. Anyone behind the wheel in such an accident already feels a possibly unbearable amount of guilt. However, despite the circumstances, the state can often pursue such charges as:
- Vehicular manslaughter: Simple negligence in the act of driving that leads to the death of another person
- Gross vehicular manslaughter: Reckless acts that jeopardize others, such as driving drunk or racing
The penalties associated with these charges are extremely serious and can include years in prison and extremely high fines. Additionally, there is a charge called vehicular homicide, where, unlike the above charges, the death of the victim is intentional.
Charges Related To Driver’s Licenses
There are many types of hazards that people face when it comes to proper driver’s license upkeep. Among those charges are:
- Driving without a license
- Driving on a restricted license
- Permitting an unauthorized person to drive
These charges potentially carry the loss of your driving privileges for an extended period of time.
Charged With Leaving The Scene Of An Accident In Florida?
A traffic accident is a frightening, confusing experience for everyone involved. In the chaos, you may have fled the scene – and now find yourself facing serious criminal charges. Fortunately, you don’t have to face them alone.
At The Rudman Law Group in Boca Raton, our award-winning criminal defense attorney can go to bat for you. Mr. Rudman is a former prosecutor, which means he knows how the opposition approaches these cases. He and his team will draw on their extensive legal experience in the criminal justice system to fight for your rights.
Breaking Down The Charges
Leaving the scene of an accident (also called a “hit-and-run”) can lead to various types of charges, depending on the situation. Florida law requires people who are involved in traffic accidents to:
- Call law enforcement immediately and wait at the scene for an officer to arrive and create a police report. If you make a mistake and leave the scene, call The Rudman Law Group right away. We may be able to create a positive remedy.
- Provide your contact and insurance information
- If someone is injured, call an ambulance, law enforcement or make other reasonable attempts to get them medical attention
These requirements apply whenever there is an accident resulting in property damage or injury.
How Serious Are Hit-And-Run Charges?
Hit-and-run charges can range from misdemeanors to serious felonies, depending on the circumstances. Leaving the scene that resulted in property damage only – and not injuries – is generally a misdemeanor. If someone was injured, you’re looking at a felony offense. Serious injuries and fatalities result in the harshest penalties.
A conviction for a hit-and-run could result in:
- Prison time
- A hefty fine
- Revocation of your driver’s license for at least three years
- A tarnished criminal record
Given the severity of these potential consequences, it’s important to work with a lawyer who knows how to build a strong defense against the charges from day one. You will find that at The Rudman Law Group. We are well-versed in the intricacies of Florida traffic law and criminal law, and we can put that knowledge to work for you in developing an effective strategy.
Get Help Fighting Traffic Crime Charges In Palm Beach County
To talk with the lawyer at The Rudman Law Group about your traffic charges, please send an email using this form or call 561-464-2615 (local) or 888-870-7457 (toll-free). Attorney Rudman is ready to fight for you against the fallout from these charges.