The traffic ticket defense attorneys at GRL Law receive calls from time to time with questions about moving violations.
One of the most common questions?
How long will a particular charge remain on my driving record?
That depends on a number of factors.
Is it for a non-moving or moving violation? Personal vehicle or commercial motor vehicle?
Non-moving violations stay on for three years. Moving violations in a personal vehicle last five to seven years (longer if committed in a CMV).
Convictions for OWI remain for 12 years (much longer if involving a CMV).
Suspensions can last anywhere from six months to 12 years. Some suspensions resulting from non-payment of fines or other open matters can be indefinite.
There are a number of benefits to keeping a clean driving record. Reduce insurance premiums and deductibles, accident forgiveness and other discounts and perks. Most delivery or other driving positions are available only to drivers with a clean record.
Don’t plead guilty to a traffic ticket without consulting first with GRL Law.