Are there other potential consequences to being convicted of a traffic violation in Florida?

What are the consequences of a traffic violation in Florida?

Understanding the potential consequences of a traffic violation in Florida is critical. We advise all our clients to address the ticket promptly by paying the fine or exploring options to contest it with an attorney. Take proactive steps can help mitigate the impact on your driving record, finances, and overall driving privileges. Check out the possible consequences of a traffic violation in Florida with your personal license and a commercial drivers license.

Fines and Penalties: Traffic violations typically come with fines that vary based on the violation. These fines can range from a few dollars for minor infractions to several hundred dollars for more serious situation. Let’s also not forget about court costs that may apply.

Points on Driving Record: Different traffic violations result in the accumulation of points on your driving record. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles assigns points for various offenses. Too many points within a specific timeframe may lead to consequences such as license suspension or increased insurance premiums.

License Suspension or Revocation: Excessive points on your driving record can lead to a suspended or revoked driver’s license. For instance, reaching 12 points within 12 months can result in a 30-day license suspension.

Impact on Insurance Rates: Traffic violations can cause your insurance rates to increase significantly. Insurance companies often view individuals with traffic tickets as higher risk, leading to higher premiums or even the possibility of policy cancellation.

Required Traffic School: In some cases, the court may mandate attendance at traffic school, especially for certain violations or as an alternative to points being added to your driving record. Completing the course can help mitigate penalties.

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