Points System in Michigan


If you accumulate points on your driver’s license, you could face license suspension or revocation, and you need an attorney to help you fight against harmful penalties resulting after a criminal traffic violation charge. Many DUI offenses lead to driver’s license points, but you can also have your license suspended after multiple incidents of speeding, disobeying a traffic signal, street racing, failure to stop after an accident, reckless driving, or any combination of eligible offenses. Grabel & Associates will work with you before you lose your license and fight against conviction along with driver’s license suspension and revocation due to the Points System in Michigan. If you have been accused of a vehicle related crime in Detroit, Ann Arbor, Kalamazoo, or anywhere else statewide, contact our experienced driver’s license suspension defense firm now.

Face Drivers Licence Point Penalties With the Help of a Lawyer

Under the direction of trial attorney Scott Grabel, our talented team will work to successfully defend you in any stage of your driver’s license suspension or revocation case. If you want to keep your driving privileges or get back on the road as soon as possible following a suspended or revoked license, work with a respected attorney who understands how the law will affect your case. Accumulating 12 points on your license under the Michigan points system could affect your ability to obtain employment, attend class, and more, and it is crucial to obtain legal representation early on in these time sensitive cases in order to avoid unnecessary punishment. Grabel & Associates defends clients facing any driver’s license points or vehicle related charge, and our aggressive criminal defense will effectively help you to achieve your legal goals.

Points on Driver’s License in Michigan

When you are convicted of a traffic violation, be it a misdemeanor or felony, you will most likely be assessed a certain number of points on your driving record that will remain there for two years following the incident. If at anytime you accumulate a total of 12 points on your record, your driver’s license will be suspended or revoked. Although points are assessed in DUI, OUIL, OWI, OWVI, and other intoxicated driving cases, many non-alcohol offenses can also result in the suspension of your license. Contact our firm now to find out more about the Michigan points system and how it could affect your criminal case.

As an example, if you were to be convicted of Reckless Driving, then were convicted of Eluding a Police Officer within two years of the initial offense, you would have 12 points on your record under the Michigan point system. If you were convicted of speeding between 11 and 15 miles over the legal limit 4 times within a two year period, you would also accumulate the 12 points needed for suspension or revocation of your license. By beating the charges against you, you will avoid the points associated with the charge and can avoid losing your driving privileges. Work with a lawyer now to fight back against a suspended or revoked driver’s in any of the state’s 83 counties.

Number of Driver’s License Points for Conviction in Michigan

Different offenses will result in differing amounts of driver’s license points, which can accumulate and lead to suspension or revocation of your license. Six point offenses include manslaughter, negligent homicide, other felonies involving a vehicle, failure to stop after a vehicle accident, reckless driving, DUI (BAC of 0.08 or more), refusing a chemical test (blood or breathalyzer test), and fleeing a police officer. Four point offenses include illegal racing, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, OWVI, or Under 21 DUI (BAC of 0.02 to 0.08), or speeding by more than 16 mph over the speed limit. You will obtain three points if convicted of careless driving, disobeying a traffic signal, failure to stop at a railroad crossing, speeding by 11-15 mph over the limit, or failure to stop for a school bus or school crossing guard. Speeding by up to 10 mph over the limit, open container charges, refusal of a preliminary breath test under the age of 21, or any other traffic law violations can result in two points on your driving record.

Contact an attorney before you face license suspension for 12 points on your record. Points can add up fast, and a seemingly small violation of traffic laws could result in the suspension or revocation of your license, keeping you off the road for an extended period of time. Our lawyers will work to protect your rights and driving privileges, while fighting for your freedom and helping you to avoid additional penalties such as jail time or fines.

Our Approach to License Suspension for 12 Points

With your ability to drive on the line, you need the best Michigan defense firm on your side. Grabel & Associates is available to clients throughout the state facing any driver’s license point charge and potential license suspension. We will investigate every detail of the accusations against you and work to protect you from a damaging conviction and unnecessary punishment. Contact our firm as soon as possible and our lawyers will immediately begin working with you to determine your legal goals and build an individualized defense strategy aimed at earning you the best possible result. We will help you understand how complex driver’s license law is affecting your case, and will utilize innovative legal tactics to achieve an unrivaled case outcome.

Our attorneys have successfully defended clients in thousands of cases dating back over ten years, and our team combines for over a century of experience in the legal field. You need the best defense in order to beat the charges against you, and our team has established a reputation as one of the top criminal defense firms by consistently earning great results in tough Michigan cases.

Contact Scott Grabel to Avoid Driver’s License Suspension in Michigan

Call our toll free number, 1-800-342-7896, now to speak with an experienced case analyst about your driving record and potential license suspension. We are available 24/7 to begin working with you and answer any questions you may have about the criminal process. You can contact us online and set up a free consultation with renowned trial lawyer Scott Grabel, who has successfully defended clients in cases just like yours and helped Michigan’s accused get back on the road. Our individualized defense approach will effectively guide you to a great outcome, and we look forward to providing you with a comprehensive legal approach that protects you from suspension, revocation, and additional penalties.

Please note: Recently DLAD/DAAD changed their name to the Administrative Hearings Section (AHS). Common use of the name AHS has not yet been widely accepted and the entity responsible for driver’s license hearings is still referred to as DLAD/DAAD in almost all legal areas, which is why we continue to use the term “DLAD/DAAD” throughout our website. More information about this change can be found at the Michigan Secretary of State’s website here.