The attorneys at our South Florida traffic ticket law firm recently read about a Florida Highway Patrol trooper who has been arrested for writing fake traffic citations. Prosecutors estimate that hundreds of drivers received these bogus citations during 2009 and the citations were missing driver signatures.
One of the drivers the trooper cited actually lives in Peru, while others claim they were not on the road on the day that there traffic ticket was allegedly issued.
The trooper was arrested on 22 counts of official misconduct, which is a third-degree felony. Hundreds of his traffic citations have been dismissed. Authorities say that he wrote the tickets to boost his output, despite the fact that the FHP does not have a quota for its troopers.
The incident is being investigated by the State Attorney’s Office.
Sources: Miami-Dade trooper accused of writing hundreds of fake tickets, South Florida Sun Sentinel, February 3, 2010 Trooper arrested for issuing bogus tickets, WSVN.com, February 3, 2010
Contact a Miami traffic lawyer if you have received a speeding ticket or other traffic citation.