What will happen to my license after I receive a traffic ticket in Florida?
Answer: Well nothing will happen to your license until you decide what you’re going to do with the penalty portion of the ticket. If you pay a ticket and do nothing other than pay a ticket, you will more than likely get points on your license—if it’s a moving violation, you will get points on your license, usually three or four points depending on the type of violation. If you’re licensed out of state, many of the states share information pursuant to an interstate compact agreement. So the downside, you’re vacationing in Florida and just thinking that you’re guilty so you just pay the ticket. That could be a no-no because they run your record in your home state and the next thing you know you’re ending up with a conviction on your home state’s record. Where if we went to court and we got the judge to give you no conviction, or what we call a withhold of adjudication, then nothing would transfer back to your home state. So, it’s always a good idea to consult with a traffic ticket attorney prior to going to court. So, that would be one option is to pay the ticket would be option one. Going to court would be option two. If eligible, to elect traffic school and you don’t want to fight the ticket, that would be option three.