How many CDL points until a license revocation?

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Question:

How many CDL points until a license revocation?

Answer:

The number of CDL points that you may receive until your license is revoked can vary depending on the state where you live. For example, in the state of Missouri:

  • If you receive 8 points in an 18 month period, your first suspension will be a 30 day suspension
  • If you receive 8 points in an 18 month period and your license has already been suspended once for the same thing, then you will receive a 60 day suspension
  • If you receive 8 months in an 18 month period and your license has already been suspended twice for the same thing, then you will receive a 90 day suspension
  • If you receive 12 points in a one year period of time, then you will have your license revoked for a year
  • If you receive 18 points in a 2 year period of time, your license will be revoked for one year
  • If you receive 24 points within a 3 year year period of time, your license will be revoked for one year. 

The specific rules may vary and the number of points may be different if you live in a different state, so this is merely a representative example. The key thing to notice, though, is that the more points that you get within a limited period of time, the greater your chances of having your license suspended. It is also important to note that even if your license is not suspended, your employer may have limits on the number of moving violations that you can receive before you are terminated. 

If you receive a ticket as a commercial drivers license holder, it is within your best interests to consult with a lawyer to determine what options you may have, if any, for keeping the points off your license. Keeping the points off could be the difference between keeping your job and not, so never hesitate to get legal advice. 

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