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How Long do Points Stay on my D/L

Points stay on your license for a period of 36 months or 3 years.  The time begins on the day the driver pays the fine and the citation clears the county.  For drivers that opted to go to court and were adjudicated "guilty", the points start on the day all court ordered requirements are satisfied.  It is important to recognize that insurance increases resulting from the Citation will typically remain in effect for at least this 3 ear period or the date you lost your "Safe Driver" status. There are long term financial consequences to you for having points on your record..  In addition to earning a Points Suspension, you will experience higher auto insurance rates that will last for at least 3 years.

Length of Point Suspensions

The length of Driving Privileges Suspension varies according to how many points you receive over a period of time.  Remember --points stay on your driving record for 3 years (36 months) and are NOT removed after you have served a Suspension.  Additionally, Florida requires persons to complete an advanced drivers course (ADI course) prior to reinstating their Privileges for a Points Suspension.

12 Points within a 12 month period -- 30 day Suspension

18 Points within a 18 month period -- 90 day Suspension

24 Points within a 36 month period -- 1 Year Suspension

Drivers age 15 to 17 who receive 6 points will be restricted to a Business Purposes Only license for 12 months or until reaching age 18.  Restriction time is increased by 90 days for EACH additional point that is accumulated.


Put Mr. Rutkowski's twenty-seven years experience practicing in the areas of DUI, BUI, Administrative Driver License Suspension Hearings, Administrative Hardship License Hearings and Criminal Traffic. Contact Mr. Rutkowski today for a free telephone consultation.

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