You’ve received a ticket at some point. How many points were assessed to your license? None if you hired an attorney.

If you had only hired an attorney, these points probably wouldn’t have gone onto your license (this is no secret, by the way).

Clients are usually shocked at how just a few traffic violations can rack up the points. Below is a rather comprehensive but not exhaustive list of point violations in Missouri. Note that red light camera tickets are not a point violation.

CARELESS & IMPRUDENT DRIVING

State Law or County or Municipal Ordinance Violation: 2 points

State Law, Section 304.016.4, RSMo: 4 points

DRIVING UNDER INFLUENCE OF DRUGS (1st Offense)

1st Violation of State Law or County or MunicipalOrdinance:8 points

Subsequent offenses, or first offense followingprevious alcohol/drug-related offense: 12 points

DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED (1st Offense)

1st Violation of State Law or County or MunicipalOrdinance: 8 points

Subsequent offenses, or first offense followingprevious alcohol/drug-related offense: 12 points

DRIVING WHILE UNDER SUSPENSION ORREVOCATION OR DENIAL

State Law or County or Municipal OrdinanceViolation: 12 points

DRIVING UNDER INFLUENCE, BAC .04

State Law or County or Municipal OrdinanceViolation: 2 points

EXCESS BLOOD ALCOHOL CONTENT

1st Violation of State Law or County or MunicipalOrdinance: 8 points

Subsequent offenses, or first offense followingprevious alcohol/drug-related offense: 12 points

EXCESSIVE SPEEDING

State Law Violation: 3 points

County or Municipal Ordinance Violation: 2 points

FAILURE TO PRODUCE INSURANCE ID:4points

FELONY-DRUG TRANSPORTATION/MFG

State Law or County Ordinance Violation: 0 points

FELONY INVOLVING MOTOR VEHICLE

State Law or County Ordinance Violation: 12 points

LEAVING SCENE OF ACCIDENT

State Law Violation: 12 points

County or Municipal Ordinance Violation: 6 points

MURDER, 2ND DEGREE, VEHICULAR, INTOXICATED

State Law or County Ordiance Violation: 12 points

NO MOTORCYCLE QUALIFICATION (State Law Violation Only)

1st Offense: 2 points

2nd Offense: 4 points

3rd Offense/Subsequent Offense: 6 points

NO DRIVER LICENSE (State Law Violation Only)

1st Offense: 2 points

2nd Offense: 4 points

3rd Offense/Subsequent Offense: 6 points

ASSIST/OBTAIN LICENSE BY MISREPRESENTATION

State Law or County or Municipal Ordinance Violation: 12 points

PERMIT UNLICENSED DRIVER TO DRIVE

State Law or County or Municipal Ordinance Violation: 4 points

SPEEDING

State Law Violation: 3 points

County or Municipal Ordinance Violation: 2 points

STOP SIGN

State Law or County Ordinance Violation: 2 points

Municipal Ordinance Violation when an accident was involved: 2 points

Municipal Ordinance Violation when no accident was involved: 1 points

ASSAULT, VEHICULAR, WITH INJURY

State Law or County Ordinance Violation: 12 points

VEHICULAR MANSLAUGHTER

State Law or County Ordinance Violation: 12 points

ENDANGERING HIGHWAY WORKER

State Law Violation Only: 4 points

ENDANGERING HIGHWAY WORKER, AGGRAVATED

State Law Violation Only: 12 points

UNLAWFUL TOW TRUCK STOP

Municipal Ordinance Violation: 4 points

Remember, your license will be suspended for one year for the following:

  • Accumulating eight or more points in an 18-month period (30 days for first suspension, 60 days for second suspension, and 60 days for subsequent suspensions)
  • Accumulating twelve or more points in a 12-month period
  • Accumulating eighteen or more points in a 24-month period
  • Accumulating twenty-four or more points in a 36-month period