Getting an out-of-state traffic ticket is a hassle no one wants to deal with. However, some people think that it won’t affect their Florida driving record because the violation occurred in another state. This is not true.
An out-of-state traffic violation can have the exact same penalties as if the infraction occurred in Florida. Most states have agreements to share responsibility for their citizens’ actions in other states. A traffic ticket from another state can result in fines and points on your Florida license.
If you have an out-of-state ticket, contact The Ticket Lawyers to see what we can do to help. Our lawyers have experience dealing with courts in other states and can help you get the citation dismissed or reduced to a lesser fine. Not only will this save you from paying the fine, but it will save you money on your insurance in the long run.
If you have any questions regarding an out-of-state ticket, contact The Ticket Lawyers now at (866)-985-7740.
Florida is part of what is known as the Driver License Compact with other states in the country. Essentially, any traffic violation made in another state can be treated as if the citation was issued in Florida.
DMV’s and relevant motor vehicle agencies share information. Even if you receive a traffic ticket in another state, the DMV will contact the agency in your home state.
Many people avoid paying for out-of-state tickets out of frustration, thinking that it won’t affect their driving record in their home state. This is not true. An out-of-state traffic ticket can have the same penalties as a similar ticket in your home state. Avoiding fines from an out-of-state ticket can result in much harsher penalties down the road.
Your local DMV may be contacted immediately by the out-of-state agency, or it could take some time. Either way, you should plan on your driving record being affected by the ticket.
Also, your insurance will be informed of the ticket, either by the other state’s DMV or your own. Points will be added to your license, and your insurance company will likely increase your monthly premiums.
The short answer is that an out-of-state ticket will negatively impact your Florida driver’s license. Contact The Ticket Lawyers to find out what we can do for your case today.
There are 45 member states to the Driver License Compact, including the District of Columbia. Every state except Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, Tennessee, and Wisconsin participate in the agreement.
The Compact establishes information sharing between state motor vehicle agencies and their out-of-state counterparts. Essentially, the agreement is meant to hold drivers accountable in other states in addition to their home state.
For example, if you receive a driving ticket in the District of Columbia and then return to Florida, the Florida DMV will be informed of the ticket and punish you according to state law. Penalties will be as per Florida law, not the law in Washington D.C.
You can find more information on the Driver License Compact on the Florida State Senate website.
If you get a traffic ticket in Florida, you can attend a driver improvement course to avoid points added to your license. This is used as a way to avoid points from the ticket being added to your Florida driving record.
However, completing a driver improvement course is not an option for an out-of-state traffic violation. You cannot use a driver improvement course to avoid having points added to your Florida license as per the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FHSMV).
For example, if you receive a speeding ticket in New York during a vacation, you won’t be able to attend traffic school once you return to Florida. Any points from the speeding violation will be added to your license unless you can get the ticket dismissed in a New York court.
If the state where your driver’s license was issued is part of the Driver License Compact, then any traffic violations in Florida will go on your driving record from that state. However, residents of Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, Tennessee, and Wisconsin will not have traffic violations from Florida put on their driving records.
The penalties for a Florida ticket and how they affect your driver’s license is the same as if you were issued the citation in your home state. This means the penalties will be determined by the laws in your home state, regardless of Florida law.
Any points accrued from Florida traffic violations will be added to your home state record. Your insurance rates will be affected, and the Florida DMV or court system is within their rights to suspend or revoke your license if you have too many points. The consequences of an out-of-state ticket are serious and shouldn’t be ignored.
If you’ve received a ticket from states other than Florida, you have options. Contact The Ticket Lawyers for a free consultation regarding what options you may have to fight the citation or get the charges reduced.
Since traffic tickets in another state affect your Florida record, the time it takes for violations to come off your driver’s license is determined by Florida law.
On average, moving and nonmoving violations stay on your driving record for a period of three to five years. However, more serious offenses can remain for much longer. Serious traffic infractions on a CDL (commercial driving license) won’t go away for 55 years. Drinking and driving-related offenses, such as DUI, will stay on your record for 75 years.
In many cases, the look-back period for the DMV and your insurance company will vary. Insurance providers will often only consider traffic offenses that occurred within the last two years. However, having higher insurance rates for two years can have a significant impact on your financial stability.
If you’ve received a traffic ticket from another state and are worried about how long it might stay on your driver’s license, contact The Ticket Lawyers today. We can outline your options and give you the best legal advice available. Violations from every state are a hassle, but we can help lighten the load throughout this frustrating experience.
According to Florida Statute 322.27, the Florida DMV has the authority to suspend or revoke your driving privileges if you accumulate too many points on your license. You may be eligible for a hardship license, but applying and receiving these is a complicated process.
The State of Florida website outlines the specific penalties for points as follows:
In addition to a license suspension or revocation, your insurance rates will increase after receiving points on your license. This can and will cost you hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars per year on your premiums.
Permanent license revocation is extremely rare, but it does happen. The Florida DMV will count a major out-of-state traffic violation against you. It is better to seek legal representation than accept the charges without a fight. Contact The Ticket Lawyers today to schedule a free consultation and discuss what we can do to help you avoid the penalties of an out-of-state traffic citation.
Traffic points have time limits for how long they can affect anyone’s driving license. Points remain on your license for 36 months from the date the citation was issued. For tickets issued in states other than Florida, waiting on the time limit is the only way to have the points removed from your license if you can’t fight the ticket in court.
For example, if you get a citation for running a red light in New York, four points will be added to your driving record. If the violation was given to you in December 2020, then the points won’t come off your license until December 2023.
If you’ve received a citation from states other than Florida, you have legal options. Contact The Ticket Lawyers today to find out what we can do for you. Our lawyers have helped our clients avoid points on their license from out-of-state tickets for years and can definitely give you the legal aid your case requires.
The only way to get an out-of-state traffic citation dismissed is to contest the violation in court. However, you cannot attend traffic court in Florida for a ticket issued in another state. You have to fight the ticket in the relevant court where you received the ticket.
There are two options in this situation. You can travel to the court listed on your ticket and fight the charges yourself, or you can hire a lawyer to go to court on your behalf. The latter option is much more convenient. Also, you have the best chance of having the ticket thrown out if a lawyer argues your case for you.
The Ticket Lawyers are prepared to attend an out-of-state court, so you don’t have to. Our lawyers are experienced in arguing for our clients’ interests in other states. If you have any questions regarding how we can get your out-of-state ticket dismissed or reduced, saving you time and money, then contact us to schedule a free consultation.
Were you issued a ticket from another state? Are you worried about if and how it can affect your driver’s license?
Contact The Ticket Lawyers today. We can help you fight an out-of-state traffic ticket. Since you can’t attend traffic school for a violation that happened in another state, this is your best option. We offer a free consultation with one of our qualified Florida traffic attorneys who will go through your options and what we can do to help. You have the best chance of having the violation dismissed or reduced with The Ticket Lawyers by your side.
Call The Ticket Lawyers now at (866)-985-7740.
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