Brandon, FL asked in Contracts for Florida

Q: Suing for money owed, but unsure of defendant's address. If he is pulled for traffic violation, will that summons show?

Address may not be current, therefore summons may not be possible. If the defendant is pulled for a traffic violation or other reason, will the fact that he is being summoned show up in the officer's inquiry of the driver's license?

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Travis S. McConnell
Travis S. McConnell
  • Orlando, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: In Florida, civil summons do not appear on person's driving record in the same way as an arrest warrant. The person who is bringing a civil action is largely responsible for serving the summons themself.

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