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How Many Points Is a DUI in Michigan?

The state of Michigan has a driver’s license point system that penalizes drivers every time they violate traffic laws. If a driver is found guilty of a traffic offense, they are penalized with fines and with driver’s license points. Accumulating a large number of points will result in severe consequences. In some cases, drivers have to retake their driving exam, or they get their driver’s licenses suspended.

One of the questions that most drivers have is how many points they will receive if they’ve been charged with a DUI. The team at Daniel D. Hajji, Attorney at Law, has put together valuable information about the DUI point system in Michigan.

How Many Points Will You Get For a DUI?

Every time you are found guilty for a traffic violation, the state adds points to your driving record. The number of points you receive for a traffic violation will vary depending on the severity of the offense. The points are ultimately determined by the Michigan Vehicle Code. In most cases, minor offenses will result in two points, and serious offenses will result in six points. The points accumulate in your driving record for two years from the date of the conviction. Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs is a six-point traffic violation—the highest number of traffic violations you can receive.

What Happens If You Get Too Many Points?

If you accumulate up to four points within the two years, you will receive a letter from the SOS, notifying you of your points and advising you to drive carefully. If you receive eight points, then you will receive another warning letter stating that if you obtain more points, you will need to take another driving re-examination, and your driving privileges will be suspended. If you accumulate 12 points, you will receive a letter informing you that you will need to retake a driver examination. In most cases, when a person gets 12 or more points, their driver's license will be restricted, suspended, or revoked for months or even years.

Facing DUI Charges? Call Our Farmington Hills DUI Lawyer Today!

If you face DUI charges and you already have accumulated driver’s license points, you need an experienced attorney on your side as soon as possible. You are facing serious penalties that put your freedom, future, and financial security at risk. At Daniel D. Hajji, Attorney at Law, I represent clients throughout Farmington Hills and surrounding areas get their drug possession charges reduced or even dismissed. For nearly two decades, I have obtained the desired results for my clients’ cases. I am ready to help you get the best possible results for your case.

Daniel D. Hajji, Attorney at Law is available 24/7 and offers flexible payment plans. Contact my firm today for a free consultation at (248) 599-0054!

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