South Carolina's Traffic Point System

Even Minor Violations Can Hurt You

While being written a ticket for a traffic offense may seem like a minor annoyance, it can actually have a lasting impact on your driving record. Each traffic offense is worth a certain number of points, and the more offenses you commit, the more points you accumulate on your driving record. Although some traffic offenses are more severe than others, simply accruing 12 traffic violation points will result in the suspension of your driver's license. Listed below is a break down of the South Carolina DMV point system.

If you have been charged with a traffic violation, it is crucial that you speak with an experienced attorney before paying the ticket fine or admitting guilt in any way. Our lawyers at Drennan Law Firm have over 20 years of experience representing clients across Charleston and Columbia who have been written various types of traffic tickets. Call us at 843-352-4149 to schedule a free initial consultation today.

How Many Points Is Each Traffic Violation Worth?

How do you get points on your license in South Carolina? The more dangerous a traffic offense is, the more points it is worth. Some commonly committed traffic offenses include:

  • Reckless driving: 6 points
  • Fleeing an accident that causes injuries or damages: 6 points
  • Speeding over posted speed limit: 2, 3 or 6 points, depending on the speed
  • Turning illegally: 4 points
  • Not yielding to a vehicle with the right of way: 4 points
  • Following a vehicle too closely: 4 points

Our team at Drennan Law Firm can also help you determine the worth of any charge not mentioned on this list. Additionally, it is important to know that being charged with a DUI (drunk driving) will automatically result in the suspension of your driver's license.

Because these points can tarnish your driving record, it is important that you reach out to an attorney who can tackle your charges. We at Drennan Law Firm have handled many cases of traffic violations, and are prepared to aggressively fight for your rights. You can rely on our experience to build a strong case in your favor so that you can preserve your record as much as possible. In the event that your driver's license does get suspended, we can also help you plan your next steps to get it back.

Schedule Your First Consultation At No Cost

There is no traffic ticket too severe or too miniscule for Drennan Law Firm to resolve. If you would like to have your tickets handled by our traffic violation lawyers, you can schedule a free initial consultation with us by calling 843-352-4149 or by emailing us.