Receiving a traffic ticket is a nuisance and inconvenience. In many cases, a traffic ticket will raise your insurance rate and follow you for years. Others could cause you to lose your license or result in jail time.
Even the most common traffic violation can be damaging if you accrue too many points. Which moving violations incur points? Here is a list of common violations and the associated moving violation point system:
3 POINT VIOLATIONS
- CARELESS DRIVING
- Fail to stop at STEADY RED signal
- TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICE Fail to obey traffic control device (sign)
4 POINT VIOLATIONS
- RECKLESS DRIVING
- Violation of 316.183(2), 316.187, or 316.189, Speed in excess of 50 MPH
- SCHOOL BUS – failure to stop for (school election available to have adjudication withheld)
6 POINT VIOLATIONS
- Leaving the scene of an accident
- Speeding resulting in an accident
- A moving violation resulting in bodily harm
Points are assigned based on the type of conviction and remain on the driver record for at least three years from the date of disposition (conviction). If a driver accumulates too many points in a set time frame, their driving privileges will be suspended.
|12 points within 12 months||30-day suspension|
|18 points within 18 months||Three-month suspension|
|24 points within 36 months||One-year suspension|
While you can remove points from your driving record, tickets in Florida are not dismissed or removed by taking a BDI course (Basic Driver Improvement course). The only way you can keep a traffic ticket off your record is to prove you were not breaking the law or fight your ticket in court and win. If you’re planning to fight your ticket, you should consider hiring an attorney to represent you.
RHINO Lawyers can help and guide you through a system that has been molded by law enforcement, judges, and lawyers for decades. Having won cases for our clients in similar circumstances, our criminal defense team knows what it takes to fight on your behalf.
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