License Suspension vs. License Revocation

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License Suspension vs. License Revocation

Licenses in Florida can become suspended (taken away temporarily) or revoked (taken away for a much longer time or even permanently).

License Suspension

Your license can be suspended if you:

  • Give false information on a license application.
  • Refuse to comply with state laws. This could include failure to pay child support, not stopping for a school bus, not carrying required vehicle insurance, using tobacco if you’re younger than 18, or refusing to take a blood alcohol test when suspected of driving under the influence.
  • Get a Florida traffic ticket and fail to pay the fine or appear in court.
  • Receive point violations. Twelve points in a 12-month period will result in a 30-day suspension, 18 points in an 18-month period will result in a three-month suspension, and 24 points in a 36-month period will earn a 12-month suspension.

License Revocation

Your license can be revoked if you:

  • Commit a felony or immoral act involving a motor vehicle.
  • Drive after drinking or using drugs.
  • Do not stay at the scene after your vehicle is involved in an accident that results in personal injury or death. (You will receive an automatic three-year revocation if you kill someone while driving recklessly.)
  • Are ticketed three times for reckless driving within one year.
  • Are cited for three major traffic offenses or 15 smaller incidents that result in points violations, within a five-year period.
  • Racing on the highway.
  • Do not meet minimum vision requirements to hold a license.

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