Driving Without Insurance in Florida

When driving in Florida, it is required you have auto insurance. If you get caught driving without insurance, you can face penalties, including the loss of your driver’s license. Florida is a no-fault state, meaning that insurance is responsible for covering damages in the event of an accident, regardless of who is at fault.

The financial responsibility and no-fault laws in Florida require that all drivers carry minimum insurance coverage, including $10,000 in property damage and $10,000 in personal injury protection.

Penalties for Driving Without Insurance 

First Offense:

  • License and registration suspended for up to 3 years unless you provide proof of insurance
  • $150 reinstatement fee

Second Offense:

  • License and registration suspended for up to 3 years unless you provide proof of insurance
  • $250 reinstatement fee if within 3 years of the first offense

Subsequent Offenses:

  • License and registration suspended for up to 3 years unless you provide proof of insurance
  • $500 reinstatement fee if within 3 years of the first offense

If you prove you have obtained the proper insurance before your license or registration is suspended, the reinstatement fee will be waived.

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If for any reason you decide to drop your insurance, you must surrender your license plate before your insurance lapses. The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles can suspend your license, registration, and vehicle tags for up to 3 years or until you get a new insurance policy. 

Since Florida is a no-fault state, getting into an accident can be complicated if you do not have insurance. Your personal insurance will typically cover medical bills and property damage. 

If you are not at fault for the car accident but have medical bills and damages to your car, you will have to pay these bills out of pocket. If you are at fault for the accident, the other driver can file a lawsuit against you if they have severe injuries, even though Florida is a no-fault state.

If you are caught driving without insurance and are facing license suspension in Central Florida, contact experienced traffic Attorney Brandon Gans for a free case evaluation. 

My lawyer Mr. Gans from start-to-finish took my DUI case with immediate expertise communicating to me my exact position I was in, available rights and always kept me feeling confident to the decisions that were made which resulted in a complete dismissal judgement in my favor. Having worked alongside attorneys for over 10 years myself Mr. Gans expertise and results driven performance has definitely placed himself in a league of his own within his industry. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is in need of services he and his firm offer

- Jayson

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