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DMV Points System & Process

For many Pittsburgh motorists, Pennsylvania's driver's license point system is a mystery. We believe there is empowerment in educating yourself. Far too many routine traffic violations can lead to suspensions, skyrocketing insurance premiums and serious legal problems, including charges of driving with a suspended or revoked license. Consulting a Pittsburgh criminal attorney is the best course of action. Fighting the charge at the outset is often much simpler that contesting license suspensions or additional criminal charges resulting from a suspension or revocation of your driving rights.

Pennsylvania Driver's License Points Explained

Corrective action begins at 6 points:

  • First-offense six points = written special point examination.
  • Second-offense six points requires a hearing.
  • Third-offense six points = suspension.

Points Removal:

  • 3 points per year are removed, provided a driver is not under a license suspension or revocation and no new violations occur.

Points for Juvenile Offenders in Pennsylvania

  • The driver's license of a minor may be suspended after six points or if convicted of driving 26mph or more over the speed limit.
  • The first suspension is for 90 days. Subsequent suspensions are for 120 days.

Points Infractions and Your Pennsylvania Driver's License

Traffic violations for which points may accrue:

  • DUI
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Reckless Driving
  • Street Racing
  • Fleeing Police
  • Felonies involving a Vehicle
  • Driving on a suspended or revoked license
  • Hit-and-run
  • Failure to stop for a school bus
  • Failure to comply with railroad markings

Upon notification of a suspension, you must surrender your license to PennDOT. No credit toward suspension will be earned until a license has been forfeited. Any appeal must be filed within 30 days. If you are facing traffic charges, call Pittsburgh DUI defense attorney, Blaine Jones, for a confidential consultation.

Blaine Jones Law, LLC - Pittsburgh Criminal Defense Attorney
Located at 500 Grant Street Pittsburgh, PA 15219. View Map
Phone: (412) 475-0062