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Traffic Violations and Your Legal Rights

Let’s keep this simple. Do NOT pay your traffic ticket before considering your legal options and the consequence of your actions.

By simply paying your ticket, you are admitting your guilt and points will immediately be assessed against your license.

More points on your license is essentially taking more money out of your pocket to cover increased insurance rates. Too many points may also result in the suspension or revocation of your driving privileges. Don’t settle for a traffic ticket that will remain on your record for life.

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Your Guide to Florida Traffic Violation Laws

Traffic Violation Points Assessed

  • Non-Moving violations= 0 points
  • Moving violations (non-speeding, no accident)= 3 Points
  • Speeding 15 m.p.h. or less over the posted speed= 3 Points
  • Speeding more than 15 m.p.h. over posted speed= 4 Points
  • Passing Stopped school bus= 4 Points
  • Moving violation (non-speeding) resulting in a crash= 4 Points
  • Unlawful speed resulting in a crash= 6 Points
  • Reckless driving (criminal traffic violation)= 4 Point
  • Leaving scene of crash with damage (>$50)= 6 Points
  • Littering= 3 Points
  • Violation of child restraint laws= 3 Points

Amount of Points Time Period Length of Suspension

  • 12 Points accumulated within 12 Months= 30 Days suspension
  • 18 Points accumulated within 18 Months= 3 Months suspension
  • 24 Points accumulated within 36 Months= 1 Year suspension

License Suspension

Getting caught driving a vehicle while your license is suspended may result in jail time.

In Jacksonville Florida, knowingly driving with a suspended license is a second degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to sixty (60) days in jail.

A second conviction for driving with a suspended license in Florida may be treated as a first degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to one (1) year in jail.

Three convictions for driving on a suspended license may result in you being designated a Habitual Traffic Offender where any subsequent driving on a suspended license charge could be treated as felony, punishable by up to five (5) years in prison.

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