Floridians can lose their driving privileges for many reasons that go beyond an arrest and conviction for driving under the influence. The state uses a points system to penalize drivers who commit various violations. If there are enough points on the driver's license, there will be a license suspension. This can cause hardship to the person in many ways as they will not be able to legally drive. Fortunately, there are avenues of defense against allegations that lead to points on a driver's license. Understanding how and why points are given is key.
Convictions on driving infractions will assign various points to the driver's license. When a ticket is given, the person can pay it, go to driver improvement school to avoid points or take the matter to court to contest it. The points vary depending on what the driver is accused of doing. If he or she was cited for reckless driving, it will be four points. If there was a crash with greater than $50 in damage and the driver left the scene, it is six points. Careless driving is three points. Speeding is three points. Running a red light will accrue four points. There are many others.