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Guarding Your Drivers' License

Guarding Your Drivers' License

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)).