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2016 CT ****

The Facts

Case #: 2016 CT ****

Charges

The Results

On the morning of March 1, 2016, our client was exiting the Orlando International Airport traveling north on S.R. 436. Our client is not a resident of Orlando and did not know that although it's a 6 lane highway, the speed limit upon exiting is 35 mph. Our client was clocked by an officer with the Orlando Police Department at 65 mph in the 35 mph zone. The officer proceeded to do a "step out" where the officer steps out into the street and visually waives the driver down. Our client failed to stop and passed the officer changing lanes to get out of his way because she thought he was attempting to get the attention of another driver. The officer then got on his motorcycle and conducted a traffic stop on our client. The officer cited her with a criminal charge for failing to obey his lawful order in not stopping for him. Based on a review of our client's driving history, her statements about being unfamiliar with the area, and the misunderstanding, we were able to persuade the State to drop the criminal charge against our client.