What happens if the ticket is not paid?

A suspension will be entered against your driver’s license that could affect your insurance rates and subject you to additional penalties. Effective July 1, 2004, Florida Statute 938.35 authorized the Clerk to employ a collection agency for all unpaid debts. If this citation is referred for collection efforts, an additional service fee up to 35% will be added onto the total amount of the unpaid financial obligations which remain unpaid 90 days or greater from the payment due date.

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1. What is a criminal traffic or misdemeanor charge?
2. What is a civil traffic infraction?
3. How soon after issuance must I pay the ticket?
4. What if I receive a letter from the State of Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (Florida DHSMV) informing me that my license will be suspended?
5. Can I get an extension for my payment due date?
6. Can I get an extension for my court date?
7. What happens if the ticket is not paid?
8. How do I enter a not guilty plea to a civil traffic infraction?
9. Who will be present at the non-jury hearing?
10. What must I do if the court finds me guilty?
11. Can the clerk's office advise me of points assessed against my license?