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Running a Red Light and Running a Stop Sign Florida Lawyer

Running red lights and running stop signs are a civil infraction within Florida.  Civil infractions are essentially below the level of criminal in terms of offense to the state, and is governed by section 316.074, Florida Statutes.

Running a red light is four (4) points on a drivers license while running a stop sign is only three (3) points.  If you were to cut through a parking lot to avoid a red light, as would be quite common in Jacksonville, you could be found guilty of 316.074(2), and also get 3 points on your license.

If you received one of these tickets in Florida, give Graham a call at 904-383-7448

Trafficking in Cannabis - Florida

Section 893.135 Florida Statutes governs trafficking in Marijuana, cannabis.  A person who is in possession of more than 25 pounts of cannabis, or more than 300 plants into the state, commits a felony.  The minimum term of imprisonment from 25 pounds to 2,000 pounds of cannabis is 3 years including a fine of $25,000.00.  The same is true for persons in possession of more than 300 but less than 2,000 plants.

The mandatory minimum term of imprisonment rises to 7 years and a fine of $50,000 for marijuana weighing from 2,000 to 10,000 pounds.  Again, the same is true as a mandatory minimum for 2,000 plants to 10,000 plants.  Over 10,000 pounds or plants, the fine quadruples to $200,000 and the minimum term of imprisonment rises to 15 years.

Plants must be considered to have root formation, and root hairs to be considered under the terms of this statute.  Callous tissue on the stalk of a marijuana plant is not readily observable evidence of root formation, but viability or sex of the plan…

Lying during traffic investigation - Making False Report in Florida

It is a misdemeanor of the second degree, to give false information to the police during an investigation.  It is governed by section 316.067 Florida Statutes.  To give false information at a crash, can be subject to arrest or a notice to appear may be issued to the driver.

If you are facing a charge under 316.067, Florida Statutes, call Graham today at 904-383-7448.