No valid motorcycle endorsement citations are issued throughout Florida. We see a surge during Daytona Beach Bike Week and Biketoberfest. No valid motorcycle endorsement cases are not limited to Daytona Beach but when you get a large number of people and bikes for sale they occur more often. Florida requires a motorcycle endorsement to operate a motorcycle. The steps to get a motorcycle license vary from state to state but nearly all states require some type of license or endorsement. When you drive without a valid motorcycle endorsement in Daytona Beach you will typically be issued a citation. The police officer can make an arrest but usually they will issue a citation and a notice to appear in court in about a month. This might make the violation appear to be just a regular traffic ticket but these cases are a crime in Florida punishable by up to 60 days in jail, 6 months of probation, $500 fine and court costs. We do not typically see jail or probation on these cases but if you do not appear in court it is common to have a warrant or capias issued. The judge can also issue a D-6 suspension of your license instead of having you arrested. If you hire an attorney they can waive your appearance and typically the citation will be amended to a non-criminal traffic infraction or thrown out once the driver obtains the proper endorsement. An attorney can get you a few months to get the endorsement on your license. Even if you decide to admit to the citation a lawyer can keep you out of court with a plea and waiver or plea in absentia. These cases are not the most serious charge that a prosecutor will see but going to court can cost you time and money. This is especially true if you are visiting Daytona when you get the citation.no valid motorcycle endorsement case is that; 1) It is a crime with a mandatory appearance, 2) Missing court can result in your license being suspended or a warrant for your arrest, 3) These cases are treated like a fix it ticket and the prosecutor will reduce or occasionally throw out the case when you get the endorsement, 4) An attorney can keep you out of court for the entire process unless you decide you want to go to trial. If you are accused of a Daytona Beach no valid motorcycle endorsement case contact attorney Kevin J. Pitts. Mr. Pitts is a former Daytona Beach prosecutor and a Daytona Beach no valid motorcycle endorsement attorney.