Martin County

Martin County is located along eastern Florida's Treasure Coast region. It is a thriving community with the city of Stuart serving as the official county seat. According to the U.S. 2010 census bureau, Martin County's has a population of 140,000 residents.

The cities and villages in Martin County are a short drive away from eastern Florida beaches. With such a great location, tourism and beach visitors are common on Martin County highways. Additionally, Martin County citizens travel mainly via motor vehicle. The combination of these factors result in many traffic violations and DUI arrests are frequent in the Martin County area.

If you or someone you know is in need of a traffic defense attorney, it is recommended that you contact Meltzer & Bell, P.A..

Martin County Attorneys in Florida

Have you been ticketed for a traffic violation recently? Are you struggling with charges from a driving offense? If you said yes, then it may be in your best interest to contact the attorneys at Meltzer & Bell, P.A..

 Meltzer & Bell, P.A. has been in practice in Florida law for a combined 20 years. The attorneys at Meltzer & Bell, P.A. are passionate about defending the rights of their clients. We are dedicated to our client's needs and will do what needs to be done to obtain the desired result. Our attorneys are respected in the legal community. The attorneys at Meltzer & Bell, P.A. have been admitted into several reputable law associations such as National Advocacy for DUI Offense, and the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys.

Be prepared for what's next. Partner yourself with an experienced attorney from Meltzer & Bell, P.A.. Meltzer & Bell, P.A. defends clients from traffic violations throughout the greater Martin County and St. Lucie County area including nearby communities such as Fort Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines, Pompano Beach, Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Wellington, and Port St. Lucie.

Get ahead with your ticket or charges. Contact us by phone today (Meltzer & Bell, P.A.), or simply submit an online contact form to schedule a free consultation today.

Overview for Martin County Traffic Violations in Florida


Common Traffic Violations & DUI Charges

A traffic ticket can result in large fines and appearances in court. If you are charged with a driving offense you may lose your license, pay hefty fines, and even face possible incarceration. When charged with a traffic violation, it is best to stay informed on what comes next.

The following are some common traffic violations that happen throughout Martin County.

  • Driving with expired or missing license plates;
  • Passing a stopped school bus;
  • Failure to wear a seat belt;
  • Driving without a valid driver's license;
  • Leaving the scene of an accident;
  • Driving without insurance;
  • Failure to yield;
  • Driving under the influence;
  • Parking infractions; and
  • Reckless Driving

DUI Statistics in Florida

Florida is familiar with driving under the influence (DUI) arrests and convictions. Due to the rising population and booming tourism industry, DUIs are common for law enforcement. In 2017, the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles released statistics illustrating DUI arrests and tickets in the state of Florida. The following is some data for DUI offenses in Florida.

  • 17,530 DUI tickets issued by Florida police departments;
  • 18,056 DUI tickets issued by Florida sheriff departments;
  • 7,612 DUI tickets issued by the Florida Highway Patrol;
  • 43,899 DUI violation tickets in total; and
  • 24,334 DUI convictions.

Major Roadways and Interstates in Martin County

A few major highways intersect the Martin County area. Many people, who are visiting the Martin County and other nearby communities, use these interstates quite frequently. Since tourism is a major industry in Florida, these roadways are often clogged with traffic.

The following are a few major highways and state roads in Martin County.

  • Interstate 95 (I-95)
  • Florida's Turnpike (State Road 91 or SR 91)
  • S. Highway 1 (US 1)
  • S. Route 98 (US 98)
  • S. Route 441 (US 441)
  • Florida State Road 707 (SR 707)
  • Florida State Road 76 (SR 76)
  • State Road A1A (SR A1A)
  • S. Route 441 (US 441)
  • State Road 710 (SR 710)
  • State Road 714 (SR714)
  • Florida State Road 732 (SR 732)

Law Enforcement Resources

Stuart Police Department – The Stuart Police Department serves approximately 16,500 residents in Stuart and around the Treasure Coast. David Dyess is the current Chief of Police in the Stuart Police Department. The Stuart Police Department is located at 830 South East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in the city of Stuart.

Martin County Sheriff's Office – William D. Snyder was sworn in as Martin County's sheriff in January 2013. The Martin County Sheriff's Office goal is to serve and safeguard all persons in Martin County, to ensure the quality of life through effective and efficient law enforcement. The Martin County Sheriff's Office is found at 800 South East Monterey Road in Stuart, Florida.

Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) – The Florida Highway Patrol is a division of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. The FHP's goal is to promote and regulate the safety of the highways and roads of the state of Florida. The FHP Director Colonel is Gene Spaulding and currently has 1,946 sworn positions and 529 non-sworn positions. You can locate the FHP at 301 North Olive Avenue on the first floor.


Court Resources


19th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida
– The Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Court, one of 20 circuit courts in Florida, serves the citizens of Indian River County, Martin County, Okeechobee County, and St. Lucie County. Here all trial courts are handled under general jurisdiction. The current Chief Judge is Elizabeth A Metzger. The 19th Judicial Circuit Court is found at 250 North West Country Club Drive in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Fourth District Court of Appeals – The Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal handles appeals and extraordinary writ cases. The District Court is comprised of twelve judges who interpret the law in court cases. You can locate the Fourth District Court of Appeals at 110 South Tamarind Avenue, West Palm Beach.

Supreme Court of Florida – The state's highest court is the Supreme Court of Florida. The Florida Supreme Court is one of the biggest in the nation. As of 2018, there are seven justices and Charles T. Canady is the Chief Justice. You can locate the Supreme Court of Florida at 500 Duval Street in Tallahassee, Florida.

State Attorney – Bruce Colton is the current State Attorney for the 19th Judicial Circuit of Florida. The State Attorney's primary duty is to represent the State of Florida in all suits, criminal or civil, in which the State is a party. The State Attorney is charged with the duty of faithfully executing and enforcing the laws of the State of Florida. Bruce Colton's office can be found at 211 South Second Street in Fort Pierce.


Our Practices

Meltzer & Bell, P.A. represent clients with all kinds of traffic violations and charges along the Martin County area. Our attorneys strive to obtain the best possible results for our clients. We want to be your partner in these legal intricacies. Visit the attorneys at Meltzer & Bell, P.A. to speak to an experienced defense attorney today.

  • Following too closely
  • Leaving the scene of an accident
  • Passing a school bus
  • Racing on a highway
  • Red light camera tickers
  • DUI with a blood-alcohol level of 1.15
  • DUI checkpoints
  • DUI with marijuana
  • DUI with a minor in the vehicle
  • Out-of-state DUI
  • Commercial DUI
  • Underage DUI
  • DUI Second DUI
  • Third DUI
  • Subsequent DUI
  • Vehicular manslaughter
  • Boating under the influence
  • Careless Driving
  • Driving too slowly
  • Reckless Driving
  • Reckless driving with serious bodily injury
  • Driving with a suspended license
  • Fatality related traffic infractions

Additional Resources

Florida Statutes – The Florida statutes are a permanent collection of state laws organized by subject area into a code made up of titles, parts, chapters, and sections. All statutes are updated annually by laws that create, transfer, amend, or repeal statutory material. Visit Florida legislation and see the specifics regarding your charges or traffic violations.


Lawyer for Driving Violations in Martin County, FL

Even with a minor traffic offense, the legal system can be complex to navigate. You should not enter this process blind with high costs and even possible incarceration on the line. If you are facing a driving offense or violation, it is in your best interest to contact an attorney at Meltzer & Bell, P.A..

The attorneys at Meltzer & Bell, P.A. are efficient and effective in our practice. Our attorneys have practiced excellent legal representation for a combined 20 years. We want to stand beside you in court, and help you obtain outstanding results. Meltzer & Bell, P.A. is equipped with extensive knowledge and resources for traffic violations in Florida. Our attorneys have used these tools to get promising results. Attorney Steven Bell, one of our firm founders was selected as one of the Top 100 Attorneys by the National Advocacy for DUI Defense, and was selected as a Rising Stay by Super Lawyers for three consecutive years.

Meltzer & Bell, P.A. represents clients throughout the greater Treasure Coast area, and surrounding counties including Vero Beach in Indian River County, Stuart in Martin County, West Palm Beach in Palm Beach County, Port St. Lucie in St. Lucie County, and Fort Lauderdale in Broward County.

Call (561) 557-8686, or simply submit an online contact form to schedule your free consultation today.


This article was last updated by Jordan Anderson, on July 23rd, 2018.

 

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