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Driving Privileges Under Suspension for Accumulating Too Many Points

November 23, 2015

: Criminal Defense

Are your driving privileges currently under suspension for accumulating too many points? If so, call the law offices of Bernstein & Bernstein, LLC, because you may eligible for a special driver’s license.

Under South Carolina law, the Department of Motor Vehicles may suspend a person’s driver’s license upon a showing that the licensee has been convicted with such frequency of offenses in violation motor vehicle traffic laws as to indicate a disrespect for the laws and a disregard for the safety of others on the highways. This disrespect and disregard is reflected by the number of points, specifically 12 points, assessed against a driver as determined by the values designated by statute for individual traffic offenses. The suspension periods for excessive accumulation of points against a driver’s license are as follows:

  • 12 to 15 points – 3 months
  • 16 to 17 points – 4 months
  • 18 to 19 points – 5 months
  • 24 points and over – 6 months

If you are a college student or gainfully employed, don’t miss out on future career opportunities by quitting school or risking job termination, hence, putting your family in a financially perilous position over suspension of your driver’s privileges. You may be eligible for a special restricted driver’s license that allows you to travel to and from school or your place of work during the period of suspension. So, no more unnecessary angst over finishing college or job security, call the law offices of Bernstein & Bernstein, LLC, today and see if one of our experienced lawyers can help.

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