Understanding The Illinois DMV Point System

Illinois assigns points on your driver's record for many types of traffic violations. Depending on the number of points or convictions you receive in a 12-month period, your driver's license could be suspended. Your insurance company can also raise your rates.

At the Law Office of Philip R. Nathe, we can often negotiate a reduction to an offense that would result in fewer points on your record or convince the court to place you under court supervision, which could result in the ticket being dismissed. To schedule a free consultation to discuss your case, contact Naperville speeding ticket defense lawyer Philip R. Nathe today.

Points For Speeding Tickets In Illinois

Illinois assesses points for many types of traffic violations. The following are examples:

Speeding5 to 50 points
Failure to keep in proper lane20 points
Failure to obey traffic sign20 points
Possession of open alcohol container25 points
Failure to stop and render aid after accident (property damage only)25 points
Failure to stop and render aid after accident (personal injury or death)50 points
Reckless driving55 points

If you have three convictions for traffic violations within a 12-month period, your driver's license can be suspended for a period of time. The following are suspension periods for a driver who has not had his or her license suspended or revoked for the past seven years:

  • 0 to 14 points ― no action
  • 15 to 44 points ― 2-month suspension
  • 45 to 74 points ― 3-month suspension
  • 75 to 89 points ― 6-month suspension
  • 90 to 99 points ― 9-month suspension
  • 100 or more points ― 12-month suspension

You may be imprisoned for driving with a suspended license.

Receive A Traffic Ticket? Contact Naperville Traffic Violations Lawyer Philip R. Nathe.

For more information about the Illinois DMV point system, contact Naperville attorney Philip R. Nathe. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 630-364-4621, toll free at 888-583-6197 or simply contact us online.