Although some may disagree, most traffic court judges believe that driving
is a privilege and not a right. It is relatively easy for most people
to obtain a California drivers' license, but it is also not difficult
to have that privilege revoked.
Excessive moving violations
Previous posts discussed the
Negligent Operator Treatment System (NOTS), and the way the state can take your license away for safety or other
reasons. In sum, if you accumulate four points in 12 months, six points
in 24 months or eight points in 36 months, you may be placed on driving
probation for up to a year.
Your attorney should be proactive in protecting your license. The time
to worry about
points is not after you have already accumulated two or three, because points
pile up quickly, especially if you are involved in an at fault accident
or receive another two point violation, such as driving over a hundred
MPH (VC 22348(b)).