Violating Florida traffic law means you will likely incur points on your driving record. The accumulation of too many points will likely cause the state to suspend your driver license. However, a state authority may take away your driving privileges for other reasons than driving record points.
According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there are a number of different reasons why the state may suspend your license. Some of these reasons relate to actions you must take in compliance with court requirements. Even an omission to comply may result in an indefinite suspension of your license.
Reasons for suspension
Even if you feel you do not deserve a traffic ticket, you must appear at a traffic court if summoned, and if a court hands down a traffic fine, you will have to pay it. Failure to honor a traffic summons or pay a fine could result in a suspension of your driver license. The state of Florida will also suspend your license if you do not pay a traffic fine that you incur in another state.
Other infractions may deprive you of your driving privileges. You might receive a fine for an offense not related to a traffic violation. Failing to pay that or another court cost could lead to a license suspension. You might also lose your driving privileges if you do not attend a driving improvement school when required by a court or if you fail to pass a driving school course.
There are ways to clear up the aforementioned issues and have the state reinstate your license. If you owe an outstanding traffic fine, you can contact the county court that issued your traffic citation and fulfill your obligations to the court. You may be able to pay the fine with a credit card online. You may also contact a court to clear up issues surrounding a missed court date or a failed driving improvement course. Once you have settled these issues, you may need to pay a reinstatement fee to get your license back.