Excessive Points Suspension

Excessive Points Suspension

What is an Excessive Points Suspension?

When a driver is convicted of a traffic offense, he or she will likely have points added to his or her driving record. Accumulating too many points can lead to an excessive points suspension. This means that the Department of Motor Vehicles sees that the driver has an excessive amount of points on his or her record, or has accumulated too many points too quickly, and thus determines that his or her license should be suspended. In California, "excessive points" is determined by age and period of time in which the points were accumulated. An excessive points suspension can thus occur in these instances:

  • If over age 21: 12 points in 12 months or 18 points in 24 months
  • If aged 18-20: 9 points in 12 months or 12 points in 24 months
  • If under age 18: 6 points in 12 months or 7 points before age 18

The DMV holds the right to enforce an excessive points suspension, however a hearing will be granted to the driver before the suspension is official. If an excessive points suspension is declared, it can affect the driver's insurance rates and/or ability to renew their insurance in the future. The more points a driver accumulates on his or her record, the more likely it is that he or she will face an excessive points suspension.

Excessive Points Suspension Attorney

Traffic law attorneys can help those that are in danger of facing an excessive points suspension. If you fear that you have accumulated too many points on your record in a given time period, or are close to accumulating too many points, a traffic law attorney can provide you with the help you need. You may be able to enroll in traffic school to avoid having additional points added to your record. A lawyer may also be able to help you reduce the number of points you already have, so that you can avoid an excessive points suspension.

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If you may be facing an excessive points suspension, contact Attorney Search Network. We can refer you to a lawyer in your area that can help you fight or avoid an excessive points suspension. Having a skilled lawyer on your side will help you save your license, keep your record clean, and keep your insurance rates low.

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