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Ignoring traffic tickets, or accumulating too many traffic ticket points, in the state of Florida can lead to big consequences when it comes to your driver’s license.

If you don’t pay your tickets, your Florida driver’s license can be suspended. If you do pay your tickets and receive a certain number of points on your license, your license can be suspended. A qualified suspended license attorney can help you understand your rights and resolve your driver’s license problems.

 Points On Your License

Your Florida driver’s license may be suspended for unpaid Florida traffic tickets. If you do not pay your traffic tickets in Florida, the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles will suspend your driver’s license indefinitely until you have paid all of your tickets. This can include tickets from any city in the state of Florida.

Did You Know?

Having a suspended license ticket can affect your employment.

Do not pay the tickets until you speak to a Florida driver’s license suspension lawyer to make sure that the additional points will not cause your license to be suspended anyway. According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, your driver’s license will be suspended after you receive 12 points or more within a certain time period. Specifically:

  • If you receive 12 points within a 12-month period, your license will be suspended for 30 days.
  • If you get 18 points within 18 months, your will be suspended for 3 months.
  • If you accumulate 24 points within 36 months (3 years), you are facing a 1-year suspension of your driver’s license.

These are serious penalties and demonstrate why it is imperative to speak to an experienced driver’s license suspension lawyer. Your lawyer will create a game plan to address your unpaid tickets and protect you from a suspended license.

If your license already has been suspended, don’t try to fix the problem on your own. Let Guy Seligman help before the situation spirals out of control. If you continue to drive on a suspended license in Florida, the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles will label you as a Habitual Traffic Offender (HTO). If you are categorized as an HTO, your Florida driver’s license will be suspended for five years. Don’t risk increasing the legal issues associated with your driver’s license. Talk to Guy today about how your tickets and points affect your driving privileges.

Invalid or Expired License

In the state of Florida it is against the law to drive a motor vehicle while possessing an expired license. Drivers who are pulled over for a traffic stop with an expired license will receive a citation that carries two points charged to their driving records. Each additional traffic stop on an expired license will result in additional citations and two points on the driving record. A total of 12 points in 12 months results in a 30-day license suspension.

An invalid license is a driver’s license that has been invalidated due to suspension or revocation for a driving under the influence charge, controlled substance conviction, child support enforcement, unpaid tickets or too many points on your license. Driving with an invalid or expired license has serious consequences in the state of Florida and the sooner you address your license problems the better. Contact Guy to find out how he can help you resolve your driver’s license issues today.

Hardship License

Accumulating too many traffic tickets or points on your license can result in losing one’s driving privileges, however, Florida law allows those with a suspended license the opportunity to apply for a hardship license. Acquiring a hardship license will allow one to drive under certain parameters, such as driving back and forth to work, business travel, school and/or church.

Contact Guy to find out how a hardship license can help you resolve your driver’s license issues today.

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