Will The Points In A Violation Come Off My Driver’s Record After 18 Months?
Points don’t technically “come off” nor are they erased from your record after eighteen months. They generally remain visible on your driving record for a full four years from the ticket issuance date. They are active for eighteen months: meaning they will be combined with any other tickets you receive within eighteen months of that ticket. If DMV looks back and sees you had eleven points worth of tickets convictions from tickets issued within eighteen months of each other you are facing a suspension.
How Am I Suspended Today For A Ticket I Got Two Years Ago?
You would be suspended if, two years ago, you had other tickets with points or additional speeding convictions. Whenever you get points DMV is going to look at your record. It’s the combination of points and the dates when the ticket(s) were issued which controls your licensing situation. That is, if you have eleven points or more from any number of tickets from two years ago and were subsequently convicted of some or all of them (which all occurred within 18 months of each other), and received corresponding points, you could be facing a suspension today for a two year old traffic ticket.
Should I Wait Until After I’ve Been Convicted Of A Ticket To Take The Class?
In my opinion, it is a mistake to take drivers’ safety classes with regularity, regardless of whether they have received tickets or not. That strategy is fine so long as you don’t get tickets and you are simply looking to reduce your automobile insurance premiums. Otherwise, this potentially gives up the opportunity to use this class as a mitigating factor if you do get tickets after the class. If you take the class before you get a ticket, it has no value for that new ticket. I would recommend that that you wait a couple of weeks until after receiving a ticket before taking a driver’s safety class. You could have that discussion with counsel to help you decide what to do because some courts may want to take the step of actually making that part of the conditions of the sentence on your ticket.
Can I Just Pay My Traffic Violation Fines In New York But Get No Points On My License?
Many people think that merely paying a traffic ticket fine makes the whole matter go away. Unfortunately, that is just not accurate. There cannot be a fine without a corresponding conviction. And, that conviction comes from either by a plea of guilty, negotiated disposition, or losing at trial. Most are convicted by simply checking the “guilty” box on the back of the ticket and mailing it to the court, paying a fine, and calling it a day. However, that poor decision almost always comes back to haunt them in the future when they get another ticket(s) or they are surprised to find their insurance premiums have been increased as a result. They call the clerk and they all-to-late understand that there were points attached to their plea of guilty. It is always best to speak to a lawyer before pleading guilty to anything. Call my office today for a free consultation!
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