Driver's License Point System


OWI Attorneys Fighting Driver's License Points in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing, and Throughout Michigan

Points may be applied to your driver's license when a traffic violation or criminal offense involving a motor vehicle is committed. This can result in a negative impact on your freedom, in several ways. At Grabel & Associates, our DUI attorneys will help you understand how and why driver's license points may be involved when charged with OWI, OUIL, DUI, and other drunk driving offenses. Should you commit any traffic or criminal infraction while driving a car, motorcycle, truck, SUV, or vehicle designed for off-road use, we recommend you contact our criminal defense firm immediately so that we can work to prevent the suspension of your driver's license.

Regarded as on of Michigan's most capable and results-oriented DUI defense firms, the attorneys at Grabel & Associates fight vigorously on behalf of clients accused of operating while intoxicated or any criminal offense. For any criminal offense involving a vehicle including reckless driving, OWI, or any offense that may result in driver's license points or suspension, we urge you to contact our capable team now, regardless of which of the 83 counties in Michigan you live in. Some of the areas we provide outstanding representation in include:

  • Reckless Driving
  • OWI, DWI, DUI, OWPD, OWVI, OUIL, or any drunk driving related offense
  • Open Alcohol Container Violations
  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident
  • Manslaughter
  • Underage Transportation of Alcohol

Driver's License Point System in Michigan for OWI, DUI, and Other Crimes

In Michigan, an individual typically will not have his or her driver's license suspended or revoked until 12 points have accumulated. Under the state's point system, someone with 12 points will be reexamined, and that individual's license may be suspended or revoked. Once you have accumulated 4 points on your driver's license, you will be notified the number of points is above average when compared to other motorists in Michigan. After the next 4 points accumulate (a total of 8), a warning will be issued; informing you that mandatory reexamination is looming nearer. Once you have accumulated 8 points, 4 more will leave you facing reexamination, and you could potentially lose your driving privileges.

Misdemeanors and felony charges such as a DUI offense or reckless driving, along with civil infractions may leave you facing points on your driver's license. Our DUI attorneys will explain how driver's license points may apply in your situation, and how your freedom to drive may be affected. We are also highly knowledgeable in various options which may result in reducing the number of points on your license, such as a driver improvement course. Regardless of whether you are facing other criminal charges or have been arrested for operating while intoxicated or a related drunk driving offense, contact us immediately. Our criminal defense team is dedicated to helping fight at every stage of the process; we provide a vigorous defense against jail, license suspension, fines and other penalties throughout the pre-file, trial, and post-conviction stages. We invite you to visit the Michigan Department of State website to learn more about Michigan's Point System.

Michigan DUI or Criminal Offense Points on Driver's License

A specific number of points will be assigned to your driver's license depending on the civil infraction or criminal offense you are accused of committing. Examples include:

  • 2 points may be applied for driving 10 miles over the posted speed limit, refusing a preliminary breath test if you are under 21 years of age, or for open container charges
  • 3 points may be applied disobeying a traffic sign, careless driving, failure to stop for a crossing guard or school bus, failure to stop at a designated railroad crossing, or speeding 11 to 15 mph over the speed limit
  • 4 points may be applied if you are convicted of OWVI, driving 16 mph over the speed limit, underage drunk driving, or drag racing
  • 6 points may be applied for serious charges including leaving the scene of an accident, DUI or operating while intoxicated, negligent homicide, refusal to take a chemical test, reckless driving, fleeing police, and more.

Whether you are under investigation for a serious criminal offense, have committed a civil infraction, or have already been arrested or charged with any crime, it is imperative you obtain the legal guidance and support of a seasoned attorney who will help you fight jail time, fines, community service, driver responsibility fees, and having points assigned to your license.

Contact Grabel & Associates Now for Effective Defense Against Driver's License Suspension

Racking up points on your driver's license can result in the loss of your freedom, as your license is likely to be suspended or revoked. We urge you to contact the team at Grabel & Associates today for the assistance of skilled professionals who will work diligently to secure positive results when facing license suspension or revocation, harsh criminal penalties, and potential points. Call us toll free at 1-800-783-4448 for a free evaluation of your case. Contact us online.