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Racing on Highway Case Dismissed | Duval County Traffic Lawyer | Case 16-2020-CT-000XXX

The Facts

Case #: Racing on Highway Case Dismissed | Duval County Traffic Lawyer | Case 16-2020-CT-000XXX

Charges

The Results

Our client was charged with Racing on Highway.  On a four lane highway, our client was stopped at a traffic signal.  Beside our client in an adjacent lane, a vehicle revved its engine.  When the light turned green, both rapidly accelerated.  At the first court date, I argued that the elements of the crime could not be established beyond a reasonable doubt.  The State offered an adjudication and court costs.  I rejected the offer indicating that the State could not prove it.  The State offered a withhold of adjudication and court costs.  I rejected the offer on the basis that under Section 316.191(3)(a), Florida Statutes, the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles must revoke an offender’s driving privileges for a minimum period of one year upon conviction, EVEN IF ADJUDICATION IS WITHHELD.  Not waiving speedy trial, the Judge set it for a trial, for the following month.  After providing case law to the prosecutor regarding what must be proven on a charge of Racing on Highway, the case was dismissed.