Why is Florida SR-22 Insurance Required?
Florida like many states requires drivers to have car insurance. If you are pulled over by law enforcement and don’t have car insurance, the officer can issue you a citation under § 316.646, Florida Statutes, for operating a vehicle without insurance. Furthermore, if you elect to just pay the resulting ticket, this can result in a guilty plea or a conviction.
The consequence of a conviction of driving without car insurance is that it your driver’s license and registration will be suspended. In order to reinstate the two, you will be required to purchase a special type of insurance called SR-22, which is more expensive than regular car insurance, and you will have to maintain this insurance for a period of two years. In addition, you will have to pay a reinstatement fee ranging from $150-$500.
If you have received a citation for driving without car insurance and would like assistance with you case, please call our office at (813) 253-3363.