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Responding to a Reckless Driving Arrest in Palm Beach County

Responding to a Reckless Driving Arrest in Palm Beach County

Reckless driving arrests in Palm Beach County, FL are on the uptick. Recent data from the Palm Beach County Clerk of Courts shows a rise in law enforcement officers ticketing drivers throughout Palm Beach County, FL for driving reckless. Things you must know about reckless driving and why you need a lawyer. First, reckless driving is a criminal offense. If you are facing a reckless driving charge you must take it very seriously as the law simply reads: “Upon a first conviction, by imprisonment for a period of not more than 90 days.” Second, if the reckless driver causes “damage to the property or person of another” the driver in fact commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable by up to one (1) year in the county jail. Third,… […]

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I Have a Warrant in Palm Beach County, Florida what should I do?

I Have a Warrant in Palm Beach County, Florida what should I do?

In the criminal justice system, a warrant for your arrest can be caused by several different factors. The leading factor for why a warrant appears for your arrest in Palm Beach County, Florida is that you missed a scheduled court date which is called an FTA or failure to appear. Failure to appear is the leading cause of all warrants being issued in Palm Beach County, FL. Missing a court date will likely have the judge issue a warrant or a capias for your arrest. Many times after being arrested for a criminal traffic citation, like dui or for a misdemeanor crime, like possession of marijuana, a “notice to appear” or an “NTA” will be provided to you. The “NTA” is an informal arrest that provides you with a court… […]

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