Accumulating Too Many Points on Your Driving Record

Have you received a traffic ticket? If so, it's to your advantage to fight your ticket with the help of an experienced Michigan traffic ticket lawyer at the Law Offices of Freedman & Freedman. Failing to fight your traffic ticket can result in points being assessed to your driving record. It is very important that you do not allow points to accumulate on your record. Having too many points on your driving record can result in the suspension or revocation of your driver's license and increased insurance premiums.

The following outline will give you an idea of how many points you can expect to receive depending on the offense you have been ticketed for:

Six Points:

  • Vehicular Manslaughter, negligent homicide, any other felony involving a motor vehicle
  • Operating under the influence
  • Hit & run
  • Reckless driving
  • Driving with a BAC of .08 percent or more
  • Refusing a chemical test
  • Feeling or eluding a police officer

Five Points:

  • Drag racing
  • Operating while visibly impaired
  • Underage DUI
  • Driving 16 MPH or more over the speed limit
  • Failure to yield to an emergency vehicle

Three Points:

  • Careless driving
  • Disobeying a traffic signal or stop sign
  • Improper passing
  • Failure to stop at a railroad crossing
  • Failure to stop for a school bus or failure to obey a school crossing guard
  • Driving 11-15 MPH over the speed limit

Two Points:

  • Driving 10 MPH or less over the speed limit
  • Having an open container of alcohol in the car
  • All other moving violations
  • Refusing a breath test (by a person under the age of 21)

Once you have accumulated 12 points within in a two year period, your license can be revoked. At Law Offices of Freedman & Freedman, we have a great deal of experience helping clients throughout Wayne County and Oakland County fight their traffic tickets. If you have received a traffic ticket, we urge you to contact our office for help. Do not settle for simply paying the fine and attending traffic school, as this is essentially the same as pleading guilty. A knowledgeable Michigan traffic ticket attorney at our office can inform you of the various ways we can help you fight your ticket to avoid having points assessed to your driving record.

To learn more about our services, please contact the Law Offices of Freedman & Freedman today or click here to fill out a free case evaluation form.