In Maryland, how long do points stay on my traffic record?

As a Maryland traffic violation attorney, my main concern is keeping the points off my client’s record. As most people know, enough points can suspend your Maryland driver’s license, but even one or two points can raise your insurance premiums and negatively impact your employment. Therefore, a clean traffic record in Maryland is very valuable. The good news is that even if you’ve received points on your Maryland traffic record, they will eventually come off. I always recommend at least consulting with a Maryland traffic ticket lawyer prior to appearing in court or paying a ticket. Too often, clients come to office with a Maryland suspended license violation because they paid all of their tickets and racked up a whole bunch of points.

If you received any points from a moving violation, the points will only stay active two years from the violation date. For example, let’s say you were pulled over on January 1, 2009 and charged with speeding. Instead of paying the citation, you decide to go to court. Unfortunately, the judge finds you guilty and you received one point on April 1, 2009.

Even though you did not receive the point until April 1, 2009, the point will only stay active until Januray 1, 2011, which is exactly two years after the VIOLATION. Therefore, if two years have past since the violation date, those points are no longer active. On January 1, 2011, if you have not received other points since the violation, you will again have no points.

My practice focuses on Maryland traffic cases. I am based in both Silver Spring, Maryland and Greenbelt, Maryland, but I practice Maryland traffic law throughout the State. If you have questions or concerns about your Maryland traffic case or Maryland traffic record, call me. I’d be happy to help.