In the past few years, JSO has been cracking down on car racing on Jacksonville’s streets. If you are caught racing, you can be arrested in Florida for a misdemeanor. For a first offense, you are facing up to one year in jail and a fine between $500 and $1000. If you get a conviction, the DMV will suspend your license for 1 year.
If you are arrested for racing within 5 years of another violation, it is still a misdemeanor in Jacksonville, but your license can be revoked for 2 years.
To be convicted of racing, the prosecutor has to prove that you drove a vehicle in any race or acceleration contest on any highway, road, or parking lot or participated in ANY way with the race. This includes videotaping the race or being a passenger in the seat of a racing car.