Tampa, Florida (PRWEB) August 15, 2013
Road racing in the Tampa area is more prevalent than ever. With the increase in gatherings of speed seekers comes the increase in arrests and written arrests issued for racing on the highway contrary to Florida Statute 316.191. For the most part these local exhibitions of speed are without incident, aside from the awe that many of the racers provide. On some occasions tragedy can occur and for that reason local Tampa Bay area police are doing their best to shut down racing on the open road now more than ever. In a recent interview with WSTP Channel 10's Melanie Michael, local Tampa criminal attorney Jason Mayberry was chosen to detail the stiff penalties involved if one is caught and charged with racing on the highway.
In his interview, attorney Mayberry detailed not only the penalties involved with the statute but also why so often the charge is ripe to be contested. Mayberry detailed in the interview that though the repercussions are harsh in that a racer could lose their driver's license, the statute is likely overbroad and has been found to be so by at least Florida district court of appeal. "Too often young guys call me scared to death that they have been charged with a crime that could strip them of their driving privilege which in turn will cause them to lose their livelihood and possibly more. My goal is to either show that my client has been falsely accused or do everything in my power to mitigate the damage that comes with a criminal charge. In that situation the goal would be a diversion program or a charge reduction to a less punitive offense. Often the shortcomings of the racing statute can be used to combat the criminal charge it creates."
Like any other red blooded American male, Mayberry loves cars. Combine that with his love of defending the accused and he will continue to fight for the rights of those accused of racing. Mayberry insists that every case is unique and because of that, every case can be defended in its own way. Whether that involves fighting the charge to acquittal or chipping away to earn a charge reduction, Mayberry's policy is to leave no stone unturned. For more information on the charge of racing on the highway visit our website by clicking this link or visit our blog for continuous criminal law updates at http://www.tampacriminallawyer-blog.com