Beware of Losing your License from your Ticket

The pain from a traffic ticket does not stop with the Insurance point issue. It also includes Driver's License Points assigned by the NC Division of Motor Vehicles for the particular violation.

Should the total number of Driver's License Points on your license reach 12 within the last three (3) years, the NC Division of Motor Vehicles may suspend your driver's license. Below is the NC Division of Motor Vehicle Points assigned to the most common traffic violation.

8. Using false or fictitious name in applying for a driver's license or otherwise making a false statement of knowingly concealing a material fact in the course of obtaining a driver's license.

9. Death by vehicle.

10. Speeding in excess of 55 mph and at least 15 mph over the legal speed limit.

11. Conviction of assault with a motor vehicle.


Discretionary Revocation of your Driver's License by the NC Division of Motor Vehicles

Not just driving offenses lead to a potential loss of license under the NC Driver's License Point system. Sometimes a specific offense or a non-driving offense may result in the loss of your Driver's License as listed below.

DMV has the authority to revoke a driver's license if the driver has:

1. Accumulated 12 or more points, or 8 or more points in a three year period immediately following the reinstatement of a license which has been revoked.

2. Permitted an unlawful or fraudulent use of a license.

3. Committed an offense in another state, which would be grounds for suspension or revocation.

4. Been convicted of illegal transportation of alcoholic beverages.

5. Been convicted of impaired instruction under G.S. 20-12.1

6. Violated a regulation on a military installation prohibiting conduct substantially equivalent to conduct that constitutes impaired driving and as a result of that violation has had his privilege to drive on that installation revoked after an administrative hearing authorized by the commanding officer and that commanding officer has general court martial jurisdiction.

7. Within a 12 month period of time been convicted of two or more charges of speeding in excess of 55 and not more than 80 mph, or of one or more charges of reckless driving and one or more charges of speeding in excess of 55 and not more than 80 mph.

8. Been convicted of operating a motor vehicle at a speed in excess speed of 75 mph where the maximum speed is less than 70 mph.

9. Been convicted of operating a motor vehicle at a speed in excess of 80 mph where the maximum speed is 70 mph.

10. Been sentenced by a court and the court ordered that the driver not operate a motor vehicle for a period of time.


Consider Your License Gone

If you plead guilty or are found guilty of the following Criminal Offenses in North Carolina, the NC Division of Motor Vehicles shall suspend your Driver's License.

DMV will revoke the license of any driver who is convicted of the following:

1. Manslaughter

2. Driving While Impaired and other alcohol related offenses.

3. Any felony in the commission of which a motor vehicle is used.

4. Failure to stop and render aid as required under the laws of this state in the event of a motor vehicle accident.

5. Perjury or making a false statement to the ownership of motor vehicles.

6. Two convictions of reckless driving committed within twelve months.

7. A conviction of reckless driving while engaged in the illegal transportation of intoxicants for sale.



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