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In Florida how long does a reckless driving conviction stay on your record?

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A reckless driving conviction does not fall off your record automatically. It can be classified as a summary offense (note: this offense is less severe than a misdemeanor) or as a criminal offense depending on the circumstances, subject to misdemeanor or felony penalties (Florida Statute Section 316.192). This includes cases with or without property damage, bodily injury, or death of another person. Therefore, if you have been convicted of reckless driving in Florida, it will stay on your criminal record indefinitely unless you pursue criminal record sealing or expunging.

However, the 4 points that you can receive against your driver's license can fall off of your Florida DHSMV (Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles) record after a period of 3 years. After that time, the points cannot be used to suspend your license, but they may still be used to judge repeat or habitual traffic offenses. Please note that this is separate from the criminal conviction and you can still appear on the FDLE (Florida Department of Law Enforcement) website after the 4 points fall off of your driver's license.

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