The Traffic Court Rules Committee, in compliance with Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.140, invites comments on proposed amendments within rules 6.080, 6.090, 6.180, 6.183, 6.190, and 6.300. A summary of the amendments and the full text are below. Interested persons have until January 1, 2023, to submit any comments, electronically, to Chair Andrew Joseph Decker IV and bar staff liaison Kelly N. Smith at KSmith@floridabar.org.

RULE 6.080.   IMPROPER DISPOSITION OF TRAFFIC TICKET

Any person who solicits or aids in the disposition of a traffic complaint or summons in any manner other than that authorized by law or who willfully violates any provision of these rules shall be proceeded against for criminal contempt in the manner provided in these rules. However, a traffic hearing officer shall not have the power to hold any person in contempt of court, but shall be permitted to file a verified motion for order of contempt before any state trial court judge of the same county in which the alleged contempt occurred. Such matter shall be handled as an indirect contempt of court pursuant to the provisions of Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.840.