The 12 Point Limit
Wisconsin has a 12-point limit. If you accumulate 12 points on your license within a 12 month period, then you will get your license suspended. One of the most common reasons that people get points on their license is for speeding. The number of points that you get will depend on how fast you are going.
If you go between 1 and 10 MPH over the speed limit, then you will get 3 points. You will get 4 points if you go between 11-19 MPH over the speed limit, and 6 points if you are driving 20 MPH or more over the speed limit. You can also get points for driving too fast for the weather conditions. You may get up to 4 points. Reckless driving, drunk driving, at-fault car accidents and making illegal turns are other things that can cause you to get points on your license.
How Long Will You Have Your License Suspended?
The amount of time that you have your license suspended will depend on how many points you have. If you have a regular driver’s license and accumulate 12 to 16 points, then your license will be suspended for two months. Your license can be suspended for four months if you have 17 to 22 points. If you have 23 to 30 points, then your license will be suspended for six months. Additionally, your license will be suspended for one year if you have 30 points.
Not having a license makes it difficult to get to work or anywhere else. That is why many people who have a suspended license will continue to drive. However, driving with a suspended license could result in a criminal charge of Operating After Suspension, which has serious consequences. You may be arrested, ordered to pay a fine, or even sentenced to jail.
That is why you will need the help of a criminal defense attorney in Milwaukee if you have a suspended license. Your Wisconsin criminal lawyer can review your driving record and resolve your license suspension.