If you have driven on 270, the beltway or the ICC in Maryland, you may have experienced a traffic stop either for speeding or for another traffic infraction. Many drivers are unaware that Maryland MVA is notified of your points once you are convicted of a driving infraction, or when you pay a fine relating to a moving violation. If you have a provisional license, you will automatically be called in for a points conference after accumulating only 2 points.
Here is a detailed list of accumulation of points and potential MVA consequences:
- 3 to 4 points – The MVA will send you a warning letter.
- 5 to 7 points – The MVA will require you to enroll in a Driver Improvement Program (DIP).
- 8 to 11 points – The MVA will send you a notice of suspension.
- 12 or more points – The MVA will send you a notice of revocation.
If you receive a payable traffic infraction, you have only 30 days to request a trial. If you don’t request a trial, the points will automatically be added to your driving record. If you receive a traffic infraction from law enforcement, you should consult an attorney. Failure to pay a fine or appear in court after requesting a trial will result in a fine and a suspension of your privilege to drive in the state of Maryland. If you receive a notice of suspension from the MVA, you have only 15 days to request a hearing, or your drivers license will be automatically suspended.
For more information regarding MVA consequences and accumulation of points on your drivers license visit:http://www.mva.maryland.gov/aboutmva/info/26100/26100-02T.htm
The Law Office of Lynndolyn Mitchell represents individuals in all traffic related cases occuring in Prince George’s, Montgomery County and Northern Virginia.