Missouri Department of Revenue Traffic Ticket Point System
What to Know About the Missouri Department of Revenue Point System
The Missouri Department of Revenue uses a traffic ticket point system to determine the driving record of drivers in the State of Missouri. The point system is basically used to evaluate drivers’ record and inform the suspension, revocation, or denial of driving privileges. The Missouri Department of Revenue assigns penalty points to a driver’s license whenever the holder is cited or convicted of a traffic violation. Different traffic offenses cost different point amounts. For instance, a traffic conviction for leaving the scene of an accident results in 12 points. Some of the state law violations that would get you assigned points include:
- Careless driving
- Driving under influence of drugs
- Obtaining a driver’s license using false identity
- A felony involving a motor vehicle
- Allowing an unlicensed driver to drive
Each Missouri driver’s license has a total of 12 points. The points accumulate with each traffic ticket one gets. The assigned points can accumulate and reach a level where they affect one’s eligibility to drive a legally in the State of Missouri. Actually, accumulating too many points will result in penalties, court-imposed actions, and higher insurance premiums. These point stay on a driver’s license record for at least three years. So how exactly does the Missouri’s point system work?
While getting points on your driver’s license does not mean automatically receiving a notification from the Missouri Department of Revenue, if you happen to accumulate 4 points in a span of 12 months, you’ll receive a point accumulation advisory letter that serves as a warning that you’re accumulating points too quickly.
If a driver’s license holder accumulates 8 points within 18 months, the Missouri Department of Revenue will suspend their driver’s license. A driving license can also be suspended automatically if one skips a court appearance for a traffic ticket. The duration of a suspension depends on the number of prior suspensions, if any. The first suspension will last for 30 days, and if it is a second suspension the holder loses their license for 60 days. But if it is a third suspension or more, the driver loses their license for 90 days.
A Missouri driver’s license stands revoked if the holder accumulates points in three ways. First, if they accumulate 12 points or more in a span of 12 months. Secondly, if they accumulate 18 points or more in a span of 24 months, and lastly; if the holder is assigned 24 points or more within 36 months. Usually, a revocation has more serious ramifications as compared to a suspension.
It is possible to have your driver’s license points reduced if you avoid getting additional points by maintaining an acceptable driving record. If you do not accumulate new points for 12 months, your total record points are reduced by one-third. A clean driving record for two years without any new points will have your total record points reduced by one half. Your record points can be reduced to zero if you avoid racking up additional points for three years. However, some traffic ticket convictions will still appear on your driving record even when your points are reduced to zero. An example of such a conviction is failing to maintain motor vehicle insurance.
Can an old traffic ticket conviction be removed from my driving record?
It’s possible to have an old ticket conviction removed from your record after three years and upon meeting specific conditions stipulated in the law. You can then make a formal request to the Missouri Department of Revenue to have the conviction purged.
The Missouri Department of Revenue Point System determines the authenticity of your Missouri driving license. Having a good understanding of the point system will save you unnecessary hassles, save you time and money as well as help you to keep your driving record clean.
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Missouri has a point system that keeps track of traffic tickets in Missouri. Speeding tickets are moving violations in Missouri and add points to your license. If you get too many points you can lose your license. These points last on your record for up to 3 years. Losing your license can be devastating to your personal and professional life. Do not let traffic tickets curtail your life. Let our traffic lawyer contact the prosecutor and negotiate a plea to amend your traffic ticket to a non-moving violation.
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