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Juan Fernandez-Barquin, ESQ.
Clerk of the Court and Comptroller
Miami-Dade County

Criminal Traffic Violations

A criminal traffic violation is issued in a case where a person is suspected of committing a traffic violation, which is punishable as a misdemeanor offense. A driver can be arrested when charged with a criminal traffic violation.

Examples of the most common criminal traffic violations are::
  • Driving under the influence
  • Reckless driving
  • Driving with a suspended driver license (knowingly)
  • Leaving the scene of an accident with property damage

Court Hearing

If you receive a citation for a criminal traffic violation, you must appear in court. You will be notified by mail of your court date. Failure to appear in court could result in a bench warrant being issued for your arrest. Search your traffic citation to find your court hearing date.
Or you may contact the Traffic Division’s 24-hour Voice Response System at 305-275-1111 for hearing information.

If you cannot attend

If you cannot attend your scheduled hearing on a criminal traffic violation, you must contact the judge who is assigned to your case. The judge's name should be listed on your notice to appear. If you failed to attend your scheduled court hearing, you must contact the judge's assistant to have the case set on the judge's calendar.

Visit the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, select Judges and then click on the judge's name to view the telephone numbers.

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