DUI LAYWER

Summerville · Moncks Corner · Goose Creek · Charleston

I wanted to put together a list of the traffic offenses and points that are associated with the charges.  Below is the table of offense that are subject to the “point” system.

56-1-710  Conviction means a plea of guilty, nolo contendere or, bail forfeiture.

56-1-720 – Point System

Charge Statute Points
Reckless Driving 56-5-2920 6
Passing a stopped school bus 56-5-2770 6
Hit and Run, with property damage 56-5-12401250 6
Driving Too Fast for Conditions or Speeding 56-5-1520
     Less than 10 2
     10+ but less than 25 4
     25 or above 6
Disobedience of official traffic device 56-5-950 4
Disobedience to officer directing traffic 56-5-740 4
Failing to yield 56-5-2330 4
Wrong side of road 56-5-1920 4
Passing unlawfully 56-5-18601890 4
Turning unlawfully 56-5-21202140 4
Driving through safety zone 56-5-3240 4
Failing to signal 56-5-2150 4
Improper signal 56-5-2150 4
Suddenly decreasing speed 56-5-2150 4
Unlawful Lane change 56-5-1900 2
Improper parking 56-5-2510 2
Following too closely 56-5-1930 4
Failing to dim lights 56-5-4780 2
Operating improper lights 56-5-4490 2
Improper brake lights 56-5-4510 4
Operating vehicle in unsafe condition 56-5-4410 2
Driving in improper lane / left of center 56-5-1810 2
Improper backing 56-5-3810 2

Once points are accumulated, your license may be suspended based upon the number of points.

Suspension

12-15 Points – 3 Months
16-17 Points – 4 Months
18-19 Points – 5 Months
20+ Points – 6 Months

When do points go away?

56-1-750
Computation of Points
Within 12 months = full value
From 12 to 24 months = one half value
More than 24 months = no value

56-1-770
4 points off for defense driving course

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