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Racing and Reckless Driving Questions
Criminal Law in Orlando and throughout Central Florida
What can an Orlando reckless driving attorney do to help me if I have been accused of racing or reckless driving?
If you are charged with racing or reckless driving in Orlando, you can benefit greatly from the aggressive legal representation provided by the Umansky Law Firm. Our lawyers may be able to help you avoid some of the more severe consequences of these charges, or in some cases even avoid a conviction altogether.
At The Umansky Law Firm, we carefully review the details of your charges and utilize positive information about your history and current lifestyle when devising your defense strategy to try and help you avoid losing your driver’s license, serving jail time, accruing points on your license, and paying large fines.
Our Orlando reckless driving attorneys understand that sometimes good people make mistakes, and we are committed to helping you minimize the consequences this minor mistake can cause to all aspects of your life. Everyone deserves a second chance, and our lawyers will fight aggressively to help ensure you receive yours.
Does a driver’s license suspension always accompany street racing charges?
Yes. You can lose your license for a year if you plead guilty to a racing charge. Our experienced Orlando racing and reckless driving lawyers can advise you of your rights, legal options and potential consequences of the charges against you. Whenever possible, we will try and prevent your driver’s license from being suspended.
Can I be arrested for passing, speeding, starting fast, or squealing tires?
Unfortunately, yes. While many people driving around engaging in these actions are not actually racing, they may still be subject to an arrest for racing. An officer, in his subjective opinion, can make an arrest if any of these actions are suspected of being tied to an act of racing. But if the prosecution cannot demonstrate that link effectively in court, you may be able to avoid the charge altogether.
Our attorneys will evaluate all of the circumstances surrounding your arrest to create a compelling argument that your actions were not associated with an act of racing. As former prosecutors, we know the strategies used to secure a conviction in these cases, and this knowledge gives us an added edge in devising your defense strategy.
Should I admit to guilt and pay the fine or fight a racing or reckless driving violation charge without a lawyer?
You should keep in mind that paying a fine and entering a plea of guilty or no contest can subject you to a number of criminal consequences, such as loss of driver’s license, driving record point accrual, jail time, and additional fines. Additionally, your chances of success if you choose to fight the charges without a lawyer are substantially lower than if you hire experienced legal representation to advocate on your behalf. Our Orlando traffic violation lawyers can help you understand all your options before you make a decision which could negatively impact your future.
Please contact The Umansky Law Firm today to schedule your free racing or reckless driving consultation. We serve clients in Orlando, Orange County, Seminole, Osceola, and Central Florida.