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How Does The Point System Work With A DUI?

If someone was convicted of a DUI, or if the attorney was able to negotiate it down from a DUI to maybe something like reckless driving, then in both instances the person would get eight points added to their driving record.

This would trigger the requirement for them to attend traffic survival school, although it would not delete the points from their record once they completed the traffic survival school, so they would still have eight points on their record.

If they got any additional points, anywhere between eight and twelve points total because there was some other sort of traffic violation, then that may lead to an additional license suspension which would be three to six months or maybe even a year depending on how many points were incurred for additional traffic violations that happened out of the separate incidents.

Traffic Violations Can Sometimes Work In Conjunction With A DUI

This would depend on how the Motor Vehicle Division interpreted it, and it would completely be up to them whether they wanted to take into consideration a DUI in conjunction with other civil traffic violations that occurred during the same incident.

The Motor Vehicle Division might want to accumulate the number of points to lead to a larger suspension, or consider it as the most points out of this incident came from a DUI which is eight points, so they would just add eight points to the person’s driving record.

There is not necessarily a clear rule, so sometimes they go back and forth. The different agents at the Motor Vehicle Division have not given a clear answer to this, although they tend to lean towards only giving points for the DUI if the person was convicted of a DUI as well as other civil traffic violations.

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