Can I Get 8 Points on My License From a Single Traffic Violation in Maryland?

Holding a driver’s license in Maryland comes with the responsibility of adhering to traffic laws to retain a clean driving record. Unfortunately, with just one wrong move behind the wheel, you could face lasting consequences that extend far beyond the initial citation. Accumulating eight points on your license from a single traffic violation in Maryland can lead to significant challenges, including increased insurance premiums, mandatory driver improvement programs, and even the suspension of your driving privileges.

If you are facing the possibility of accruing eight points on your license from a single traffic violation in Maryland, do not wait to seek legal guidance. It only takes one traffic violation to jeopardize your driving record and financial well-being. At The Law Office of Hillel Traub, we are dedicated to helping you navigate the complexities of Maryland’s traffic laws and minimizing the impact of the violation on your driving record and future.

What To Know About Maryland’s Driver’s License Points System

Maryland employs a point system to track and penalize traffic violations. Under this system, each traffic offense is assigned a specific point value, ranging from 1 to 12 points, depending on the severity of the violation. While most minor violations carry minimal point assessments, certain offenses are considered more serious and can lead to higher point totals on a driver’s record.

Points remain on your driving record for a certain period, typically two years from the date of the offense. As drivers in Maryland accumulate points, they face consequences such as increased insurance premiums, the requirement to attend driver improvement programs, and even license suspension in severe cases.

Traffic Violations That Result in 8 Points on Your Maryland Driver’s License

In Maryland,  several violations can result in eight points being added to your license from a single infraction. These include:

  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI/DWI)
  • Leaving the scene of an accident involving property damage
  • Fleeing or eluding law enforcement officers

These offenses are considered major violations under Maryland law because they have the potential to endanger public safety and warrant significant penalties. As such, drivers found guilty of these offenses can expect harsh repercussions.

Drivers may face potential fines, license suspension, or even criminal charges, but they may also experience significant increases in their auto insurance premiums. Insurers view drivers with high point totals as higher-risk clients, leading to higher premiums to offset the increased likelihood of future claims.

If you find yourself facing a point violation in Maryland, it’s essential to take prompt and decisive action to address the situation. Seek legal counsel from an experienced traffic violation attorney who can help you understand your rights, explore potential defenses, and represent your interests in court, working to mitigate the impact on your driving record and insurance rates.

Schedule a Free Consultation with a Skilled Maryland Traffic Violation Lawyer Today

Receiving eight points on your license from a single traffic violation in Maryland is not something to take lightly. If you are facing the potential consequences of accumulating points on your license, The Law Office of Hillel Traub can help protect your rights.

Attorney Hillel Traub, with over 30 years of experience and a background as a former lawyer for the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA), is here to advocate for you. Schedule a free consultation with Attorney Traub and get the guidance you need to address your traffic violation effectively. Call (410) 580-1100 or reach out to us through our website to get started.