In need of an Indian Land Driver’s License Suspension Attorney?
At the David W. Martin Law Group, our Indian Land traffic violations and driver’s license suspension attorneys understand that keeping your South Carolina driving record clean is not as easy as it sounds.
As Lancaster County continues to grow at a sustained three percent rate each year, law enforcement will respond by hiring more police officers who conduct targeted ticketing and DUI/DUAC roadblock campaigns.
If your driving record already holds a traffic violation or two, the consequences of another ticket — or the significant penalties associated with a DUI/DUAC charge — will certainly result in its first tangible punishment: A driver’s license suspension.
Without a valid driver’s license, you cannot legally drive to work, school, grocery storef, or travel to pick up your children, just to name a few. At the David W. Martin Law Group, our driver’s license suspension attorneys in Indian Land can help outline your case and pursue the best outcome for your charges, including pursuing a route restricted or provisional driver’s license, or getting your suspension overturned altogether.
You do not have to attend traffic court or criminal proceedings alone. Contact our skilled driver’s license suspension lawyers in South Carolina for help today.
How Many Points Result in a Driver’s License Suspension in South Carolina?
Breaking traffic laws results in the accumulation of points on your driving record, which is directly tied to your South Carolina driver’s license.
- At 6+ points, you will receive a warning letter from the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehiclesthat your driver’s license and driving record are being negatively impacted by the accumulation of points, and may be in jeopardy of being suspended.
- If you receive 12+ points, your license will be suspended.
The South Carolina driver’s license point system assigns six points to your driving record for the following violations:
- Hit and run, resulting in property damages only.
- Passing stopped school bus.
- Reckless driving.
- Speeding 25 mph or more above the posted limits.
The South Carolina driver’s license point system assigns four points to your driving record for the following violations:
- Disobeying an officer directing traffic.
- Disobeying any official traffic control device.
- Driving on the wrong side of the road.
- Driving through or within a safety zone.
- Failing to signal/giving an improper signal for stopping, turning, or suddenly decreasing speed.
- Failing to yield the right of way.
- Following too closely.
- Operating with improper brakes.
- Passing unlawfully.
- Speeding more than 10 mph but less than 25 mph above the posted limits.
- Turning unlawfully.
The South Carolina driver’s license point system assigns two points to your driving record for the following violations:
- Driving in the improper lane.
- Failing to dim lights.
- Improper backing.
- Improper dangerous parking.
- Operating a vehicle in unsafe conditions.
- Operating with improper lights.
- Shifting lanes without safety precautions.
- Speeding no more than 10 mph above the posted limits.
Are you curious about the current state of your driver’s license?
We have resources:
- Check for points on your South Carolina license.
- Obtain your official South Carolina driving record.
Our driver’s license suspension attorneys in Indian Land want to help you avoid the serious implications of traffic violations while protecting your long-term driving record, so you can continue to thrive.
How Long Do Points Stay on Your South Carolina Driving Record?
In South Carolina, points stay on your driving record for up to two years before being removed.
After one year, the points on your South Carolina driving record are reduced by half. For example, if you receive a reckless driving conviction in March 2023, you will receive six points against your license. In March 2024, the penalty will be reduced to three points. In March 2025, the points will be fully removed.
This is important because it takes time for points to be removed from your driving record, which means several traffic violations can add up quickly, resulting in a driver’s license suspension that can change your life.
Our experienced driver’s license suspension attorneys in Indian Land can help you understand your legal rights and options to deduct points from your license, and help retain your driving privileges, so you can move forward with confidence.
South Carolina Driver’s License Suspensions from Serious Charges
More serious traffic violations like a hit-and-run with injuries charge, DUAC, DUI, or vehicular manslaughter require a skilled criminal defense attorney who can outline the facts of your case while building a customized defense strategy that pursues a positive outcome. We can help.
Contact our South Carolina driver’s license suspension lawyers in Indian Land at the David W. Martin Law Group by calling 803-548-2468. We are available to discuss your traffic violations, driving history, and the outcome you would like to pursue for your unique legal challenges today.