In Florida, it is essential to try to avoid points on your drivers license. If a police officer charges you for committing a non-criminal traffic infraction, you will be issued a civil traffic citation. Moving and non-moving violations are the two types of traffic infractions. Your driver license may be assessed points for moving violations or some criminal traffic citations. Points remain on your driver record for at least five years.
If you accumulate too many points on your driver's license, you could face a license suspension and other negative consequences, such as an increase in auto insurance premiums. If you receive a traffic ticket, do not gamble with your future by going it alone. Traffic attorneys know the law and familiar with Court proceedings. A Florida traffic ticket lawyer may be able to help you avoid points on your driver's license by contesting the citation. An experienced traffic ticket lawyer may even be able to help you remove points that you already have on your driver's license.
Look below to find out how many points that you may earn on your driver's license for common Florida traffic law violations. Also, find the period length of suspension based on the amount of points accumulated. For a complete list of all traffic violations in Florida with their corresponding point values, click here.
Traffic Violations - Points Assessed
Speeding 15 m.p.h. or less over the posted speed - 3 Points
Violation of child restraint laws - 3 Points
Improper backing - 3 Points
Failure to yield - 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
Failure to obey traffic control signal (Failed to stop at traffic signal/red light) - 4 Points
Reckless driving (criminal traffic violation) - 4 Points
Unlawful speed resulting in a crash - 6 Points
Leaving scene of crash with damage (>$50) - 6 Points
Amount of Points - suspension Period Length
12 Points accumulated within 12 Months - 30-Day suspension
18 Points accumulated within 18 Months - Three-month suspension
24 Points accumulated within 36 Months . - One-year suspension
Check the status of your driver's license with the FL HSMV by clicking here. To check the status of a non-Florida drivers license, you must contact the issuing State.