Harvey Ruvin - Clerk of the Courts - Miami-Dade County, Florida

Criminal Traffic Citation Information

A criminal traffic citation is issued in a case in which 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 offense.

Example of the most common criminal traffic offenses are: Driving under the influence, reckless driving, driving with a suspended license (knowingly), leaving the scene of an accident with property damage, etc.

If you receive a citation for a criminal traffic offense, 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.

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 charge 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 web site for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, select Judge's Directory and then click on the Judge's name to view the telephone numbers of the specific judges.