When you are convicted or found guilty of speeding or a moving violation in the state of Florida, “points” will be assessed to your driving record. If you receive too many points on your license, you will face a license suspension.
Points cannot be removed. The number of points varies according to the offense. For instance, unlawful speeding resulting in an accident results in 6 points, where as a child restraint violation is 3 points.
Points can impact your Florida license depending on the quantity and how many you’ve received within the past 12, 24 or 36 months. Suspensions are issued using the following formula:
12 points within 12 months results in a 30-day license suspension.
18 points within 18 months will result in a 90-day license suspension.
24 points within 36 months will result in a 12-month license suspension.
Also remember that license suspension can result in as many as 12 points, so once your Florida driver’s license is suspended due to points, you are at higher risk of an additional suspension. It may be in your best interest to speak to a Florida Traffic Lawyer to evaluate your points.
Notably, attending traffic school is one way to prevent points from being applied against your Florida driver’s license.