Missouri Driver’s License Point System
When you are cited for a traffic violation or convicted of a traffic offense, you receive points on your driver’s license. These points are a negative, and when they accumulate and reach a certain level, they can affect your ability to legally drive a car.
If you wonder how Missouri’s point system works, turn to the St. Louis office of Travis Noble, P.C. We are led by attorney Travis Noble Jr., who is a former police officer. With a strong record of success in DWI and traffic cases in Missouri, he can help you fight accumulating points on your driver’s license.
First Notification Of Points
If you get points on your license, they do not always trigger a notification from the Department of Revenue. However, if at any point you obtain four points on your license in a span of 12 months, you will be sent an advisory letter. This is a warning that you are accumulating points too quickly.
Suspending Your License
Once you have accumulated eight points in a span of 18 months, your driver’s license will be suspended by the Department of Revenue. The length of the suspension depends on the number of times you have had your license suspended:
- If this is your first suspension, your license will be suspended for 30 days.
- If this is your second suspension, your license will be suspended for 60 days.
- If this is your third suspension, your license will be suspended for 90 days.
Revoking Your License
It is possible for your driver’s license to be fully revoked for an entire year if you have received:
- 12 or more points in 12 months
- 18 or more points in 24 months
- 24 or more points in 36 months
Getting Back To Zero
As long as you move forward as a safe driver, abide by all traffic laws and do not accumulate any new points, it is possible to have your points reduced on your record.
- No new points for one year: Total record points reduced by one-third
- No new points for two years: Remaining record points reduced by one-half
- No new points for three years: Record points reduced to zero
Even when your points are reduced to zero, you may still have certain types of offenses on your permanent driving record. This is specific to each person’s situation, and you can discuss your case and concerns with attorney Travis Noble Jr.