Florida Trooper Arrested for Lying

As a Jacksonville Driving Lawyer, I have represented people charged with all kinds of driving infractions, from driving on a suspended license to DUI. The most common driving charge is a civil traffic infraction, such as speeding or careless driving.

A Florida Highway Patrol trooper has been arrested for writing hundreds of fake tickets to up his quota. Paul Lawrence was arrested in Miami for official misconduct, which is a third degree felony in Florida. Many of the tickets have been dismissed and authorities are searching for more. Many of the fake tickets issued did not have the driver’s signature. The victims were people Lawrence had pulled over in the past and because he had their information, it made the scam easier.