When a person gets a speeding ticket in Florida, this results in the Florida Department of Highways Safety and Motor Vehicles placing points on the person’s Florida Driver’s License. The amount of points that Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles will place on your Florida’s driver’s license depends on the speed as noted on the Florida speeding ticket. If a Florida driver is ticketed for going 15 miles or more over the posted speed limit, the ticket will result in four (4) points. If the ticket is for less than 15 miles over the posted speed limit, the ticket will result in three (3) points.
The actual speed that you are traveling does not matter for the purpose of points in Florida. Therefore, if you were traveling 20 miles per hour over the posted speed limit, but the police officer only documented that you were traveling 10 miles per hour over the posted speed limit, you will only receive three points instead of four on your Florida Driver’s License. Although you may believe that the Florida police officer gave you a break, you will still be getting three points on your license. You can request that the judge or hearing officer withhold these three points, so you do not receive any points.