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I was recently in a car accident outside my country of

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Hi there. I was recently in a car accident outside my country of residence and was charged with careless driving. Thos charge has serious insurance implications and I am wondering about my options for fighting to get the charges lessened to a less serious offense

Lawyer's Assistant: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.

The accident occurred in Florida

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken so far?

All I have done is contacted my insurance company.

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No one was injured in the accident. I rear ended the other vehicle.

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Under Florida state law a careless driving ticket can result in 4 points being assessed against your license.

You can consider hiring a traffic lawyer to represent you, and hopefully get this reduced to lesser moving violation with less penalties/ points assessed against you.

Another option for avoiding getting points assessed against your license is by attending a defensive driving course.

There are several options available online.

You should consider contacting the Florida Bar Lawyer Referral Service for a referral to a traffic lawyer in the county where this incident occurred.

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