Don’t Get Stuck Because of a Driving Offense

Make no mistake, traffic violations can have a serious impact on your life. It’s not uncommon for drivers to have their licenses suspended or even revoked due to a bad driving record, but even the simplest speeding ticket can become a criminal misdemeanor if put off for too long or outright ignored.

Losing your driving privileges means losing mobility. Your commute to work suddenly becomes an everyday challenge along with grocery shopping and doctor’s appointments, not to mention any associated financial losses. And yet, the cost of a single traffic ticket can rapidly accumulate—especially when late payment penalties and court fees are involved. So while most people generally cannot afford to go without a driver’s license, it’s not difficult to understand how they lost them.  

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Issues With Speeding Tickets And Traffic Violations Defense?

If you are considering fighting a recent traffic violation, concerned about the suspension, or losing sleep over violation costs and penalties, call the office of Eric L. Risk. He can help eliminate those expensive court fees and prevent otherwise inevitable increases to your insurance premium. In fact, many people say that our traffic law assistance actually pays for itself.

Even if your driver’s license is already suspended, Eric can help you obtain probationary, hardship or specialized driving privileges—or, depending on your situation, restore your license entirely. Our firm provides aggressive defense for every type of traffic violation, including:

  • Speeding
  • Habitual traffic violators (HTV)
  • Reckless driving
  • Aggressive driving
  • Driving while suspended, DWS
  • Distracted driving, texting while driving
  • DUI defense and DMV hearings
  • Driver’s license reinstatement, provisional reinstatement
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Why choose Eric L. Risk, P.C. Attorney at Law?

  • Personalized legal service

  • We’ll treat you like family

  • Well-versed with different legal topics

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Driver’s License Points in Indiana

Many traffic violations and criminal traffic offenses in Indiana result in points being added to your driver’s license when you pay the ticket, plead no contest, or are found guilty of the violation or offense. Points can range from 2 points added for a relatively minor offense such as an equipment violation up to 8 points added for a serious offense such as aggressive driving or leaving the scene of an accident.

Points stay on your record for 2 years from the date of your conviction, and when you accrue a certain number of points, you face suspension of your driver’s license. Under Section 1.4-5.4 of the Indiana Administrative Code, cumulative points result in the following penalties:

  • 18 points — 12 months of probation
  • 20 points — 1-month driver’s license suspension and 11 months of probation
  • 22 points — 2 months suspension and 10 months of probation
  • 24 points — 3 months suspension and 9 months of probation
  • 26 points — 4 months suspension and 8 months of probation
  • 28 points — 5 months suspension and 8 months of probation
  • 30 points — 6 months suspension and 6 months of probation
  • 32 points — 7 months suspension and 5 months of probation
  • 34 points — 8 months suspension and 4 months of probation
  • 36 points — 9 months suspension and 3 months of probation
  • 38 points — 10 months suspension and 2 months of probation
  • 40 points — 11 months suspension and 1 month of probation
  • 42 or more points — 12 months suspension

However, if you’re facing a traffic violation or offense that can be penalized with enough points to result in the suspension of your license, your best option for keeping your driver’s license may be to seek help from a skilled Indiana traffic defense lawyer.