3 Reasons for a Suspended License in Florida
There are many reasons for a suspended license in Florida, some of these reasons are related to specific driving violations, while others may not. Here are the top 3 reasons:
1. Excessive Points
Florida operates on a point system, and every time you get a traffic ticket, points may be added to your driving record.
If you accumulate too many points, your Florida license will be suspended as follows:
- 12 points within 12 months: 30-day suspension
- 18 points within 18 months: 3-month suspension
- 24 points within 36 months: one-year suspension
2. “Financial Responsibility” Suspensions
Under Florida law, the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (the agency responsible for issuing driver licenses) can suspend your Florida driver’s license for any of the following:
- You fail to pay court costs
- You fail to have car insurance
- You fail to satisfy a criminal or civil judgment (for example, you stop paying child support)
3. Outstanding Traffic Tickets
An outstanding traffic ticket is the most common reason for a suspended Florida license.
When you are issued a traffic ticket, you have 30 days from the date of issuance to satisfy it. Failure to satisfy your ticket, either by hiring an experienced traffic ticket attorney to fight on your behalf, or by handling it yourself, will result in the suspension of your Florida license.
However, because not all traffic tickets are issued in person (some traffic tickets can be mailed, such as a red light camera ticket), you may not even know you have one… or… more outstanding traffic tickets!
We Can Help Clear Your Suspension
If you have a suspended license in Florida, don’t panic. An experienced suspended license attorney such as TicketFit, can help you get it back. Call our traffic ticket lawyer now at (305) 775-3720 for immediate assistance!