Each state requires drivers convicted of serious offenses to carry an FR-44.
Violations That Require FR-44s in Virginia
In Virginia, the state requires an FR-44 for those who have been convicted of the following:
- Maiming under the influence
- Driving under the influence of drugs or intoxicants
- Driving while your license has been forfeited due to a conviction or a ruling of “found not innocent” for a juvenile offense
- Violating federal law, another state’s law, or a valid local ordinance similar to the above convictions1
Violations That Require FR-44s in Florida
In Florida, FR-44s are required for DUI convictions.2
How Long You’ll Need an FR-44
Typically, you’ll have to carry an FR-44 for three years following your license reinstatement date.
Can You Cancel an FR-44?
You cannot cancel an FR-44 until your requirement period is over. Once the state no longer requires you to have an FR-44, you can contact your insurance provider to let them know your account no longer needs it on file. Your provider will remove it from your policy and your insurance costs will be lower, generally speaking.3