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Illinois DMV Point System

Illinois Drivers License Point System

Illinois assigns points on your driver's record for many types of traffic violations. Depending on the number of points or convictions you receive in a 12-month period, your driver's license could be suspended. Your insurance company can also raise your rates.

At the Law Office of Christopher M. Cosley, we can often negotiate a reduction to an offense that would result in fewer points on your record or convince the court to place you under court supervision, which could result in the ticket being dismissed. To schedule a free consultation to discuss your case, contact Rolling Meadows speeding ticket defense lawyer Christopher M. Cosley today.

Points for Speeding Tickets in Illinois

Illinois assesses points for many types of traffic violations. The following are examples:

Violation Points
Speeding 5 to 50 points
Failure to keep in proper lane 20 points
Failure to obey traffic sign 20 points
Possession of open alcohol container 25 points
Failure to stop and render aid after accident
(property damage only)
25 points
Failure to stop and render aid after accident
(personal injury or death)
50 points
Reckless driving 55 points


If you have three convictions for traffic violations within a 12-month period, your driver's license can be suspended for a period of time. The following are suspension periods for a driver who has not had his or her license suspended or revoked for the past seven years:

  • 0 to 14 points ― no action
  • 15 to 44 points ― 2-month suspension
  • 45 to 74 points ― 3-month suspension
  • 75 to 89 points ― 6-month suspension
  • 90 to 99 points ― 9-month suspension
  • 100 or more points ― 12-month suspension

You may be imprisoned for driving with a suspended license.

Receive a Traffic Ticket? Contact Rolling Meadows Traffic Violations Lawyer Christopher M. Cosley.

For more information about the Illinois DMV point system, contact Rolling Meadows attorney Christopher M. Cosley to schedule a free initial consultation. Call 847-394-3200, or contact us online.

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