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Exploring Available Options To Limit DMV Points

If you have been charged with any type of traffic offense, you should seek legal advice immediately. Whether you have received a speeding ticket, have been convicted of drunk driving or have been charged with another traffic violation, the actions you take today can affect your driving privileges tomorrow.

Our lawyers will gladly review with you DMV’s administrative demerit points program and bring us your DMV record (driving history), and our traffic lawyers can more precisely answer your questions and concerns.

Dial 571-748-5647 to speak to one of our skilled lawyers at MacDowell Law Group, P.C., today.

DMV Traffic Ticket Points On Your Driving Record

Demerit points are assigned automatically by the DMV, not by a judge. They are non-negotiable. No judge can reduce or eliminate them because of special circumstances. The number of DMV points you receive depends solely on whatever charge you are convicted of. Demerit points will remain on your driving record for two years, while a conviction for traffic or moving violations can stay on your criminal record for many more.

If you accumulate too many points, the DMV may require that you take an approved driving course, suspend your driver’s license and put you on probation with the DMV. This kind of license suspension is purely administrative and is separate from any action that may be taken by the court system. The only way to avoid license suspension and other negative consequences from excessive traffic ticket points is to get a positive result in court. That is where the lawyers at MacDowell Law Group, P.C., can help.

We’ll Fight Your Charges In Court

The first thing our defense attorneys will do is attempt to get an acceptable plea offer. If this is not possible, we will fight to get your charges dismissed at trial, or have your citation reduced to a lesser charge. We will also advise you of other options that can allow you to rehabilitate your driving record.

For example, taking a voluntary driving improvement course can earn five positive points on your record. However, not everyone is eligible for this option. That is why we will explore every avenue to help mitigate the negative consequence to your driving record.

Take Action To Rehabilitate Your Driving Record. Talk To Us Today.

Even a seemingly minor traffic ticket can have a negative impact on your driving record and result in serious consequences down the road. If your license is suspended or revoked, bring us your recent DMV Compliance Summary (and driving history) so that our traffic attorneys can best advise you of corrective steps you can take. We can help. Connect with us online or over the phone at 571-748-5647 to schedule a FREE case evaluation at our office in Fairfax, Virginia.