FAQ What happens if I receive too many traffic tickets?
If you’re ticketed for too many moving violations within a specific period of time:
Your license will be suspended. or You’ll be put on probation (conditional status) for 1 year. If you receive additional tickets during the probation period, your license will be suspended.
If you’re ticketed for 6 moving violations in a 12 month period, your license will be suspended for 60 days. There is no probation period following the suspension.
Probation (may lead to suspension)
You’ll be put on probation (conditional status) for 1 year if you’re ticketed for:
4 moving violations in a 12-month period. or 5 moving violations in a 24-month period.
During probation, if you’re ticketed for 2 more moving violations your license will be suspended for 30 days for Continuing Offenses.
When you reinstate your license after the Continuing Offenses suspension, you’ll be placed on another year of probation.
During the additional year of probation, if you’re ticketed for 1 moving violation your license will be suspended for: 60 days for a 2nd suspension. 120 days for a 3rd suspension. 364 days for a 4th or subsequent suspension.
Note: Remember to keep your address current with DOL so you can be notified of any changes to your driving status. Within 10 days of moving. You can do it online:
Can I get a restricted license while my license is suspended?
While your driver license is suspended, you may be eligible for an Occupational/Restricted License (ORL) that will allow you drive to work or other necessary appointments until the suspension is over.
Can I contest or appeal the suspension?
You may appeal the suspension within 15 days from the date on your notification letter. The letter DOL sent to you should include a form for you to appeal the suspension.
What will be considered during my appeal?
Whether you received 4 moving violations in a 12-month period. Whether you received 5 moving violations in a 24-month period. Whether you received additional moving violations while on probation (conditional status).
For more information about appealing or contesting your suspension, please see Hearings.
Who can I contact if I have questions?
Please contact us:
By phone at 253 235 9034 By email at email@example.com
Office Address: 1401 S. Union Ave. Tacoma, WA 98405 Office #: 253-235-9034. email address: michael@ thetacomalawyer.com