Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Self-Reporting of Criminal Offenses

As of October 1, 2009, the Florida Statutes require all license holders to self-report to the department. This must occur within 30 days of being convicted, found guilty of, or pleading nolo contendere or guilty to a crime of any kind, anywhere. 

The statute also requires the reporting of any convictions that occurred prior to October 1, 2009.  If you do not submit this information, you can be subject to fines, suspension or license revocation.  You must report any felony, misdemeanor or traffic offense that is not for parking, speeding, inspection, or traffic signal violations. This is true regardless of whether you were placed on probation, had adjudication withheld, were paroled, or pardoned.

It is important to ensure that you are not jeopardizing your license over something as small as a careless driving ticket or speeding in a manatee zone. To report this information, complete the criminal self-reporting document and mail it to the department. You can always call the Licenses, Etc. team as well for help!

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