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Daytona Beach Careless Driving

Daytona Beach Careless Driving Attorney

Daytona Beach careless driving does not require an accident to occur. Police can issue a citation for careless driving.  Officers often cite for careless driving if they find the driving pattern offensive. For the charge to stick they must show that the driving negligently endangers person or property.  Most careless driving citations get issued for rear-end collisions but many others are issued under the "catch-all" description of the Florida statute which states that, "any person operating a vehicle upon the streets or highways within the state shall drive the same in a careful and prudent manner, having regard for the width, grade, curves, corners, traffic and all other attendant circumstances, so as to not endanger the life, limb or property of any person." A careless driving case carries 4 points and a minimum fine of $166. Daytona Beach Careless driving cases have many defenses. Daytona Beach careless driving attorney Kevin J. Pitts can raise defenses on your behalf and negotiate to minimize the impact of your citation. Call 386-451-5112 today for a free consultation.


Daytona Beach careless driving with serious bodily injury or fatality requires a hearing in front of the County Court Judge. The serious bodily injury is based on the officer’s belief at the time of the accident. Just because it initially appears that serious bodily injury occurred does not mean that will be the case when the dust settles. Often if an ambulance is called officers will check the box. Occasionally when the alleged victim gets to the hospital it turns out that the injuries were minor. Just because the accident resulted in death or serious bodily injury does not mean the driving was careless. Accidents happen and occasionally they have horrific results. That does not mean somebody did something wrong. In accidents with death or serious bodily injury the cited driver is looking at higher fines, minimum driver's license suspension of 90 days on a Serious Bodily Injury case, points, possible community service, and court imposed traffic school. Depending on the severity of the injury and the facts surrounding the citation, these cases can be extremely serious. Call 386-451-5112 today for a free consultation.

Daytona Beach Criminal Defense Lawyer
747 S Ridgewood Ave
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

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