Points Fall off Automatically by Themselves After Five Years
Video Transcribed: How long does it take to clear your driving record in Oklahoma? I’m Tulsa Traffic Ticket Attorney, James Wirth, we’re talking about driver’s license points, your driving record, and records that are kept by the Department of Public Safety for traffic convictions. The question is, how long does it take to clear your record if you have a prior history of traffic convictions. The answer can vary depending on your circumstances.
First off, points fall off automatically by themselves after five years. They don’t count any traffic convictions that are older than five years for the purpose of determining your points, which are reported to insurance companies and which go towards a total that could cause a suspension of your driver’s license. For five years, they automatically fall off. But it can be faster than that under the right circumstances.
That takes off two points, and you can do that once every two years. Additionally, if you go by periods of time where you don’t have any traffic convictions, then you can get credit earned off that way as well. If you’ve got a couple of tickets on there, you’ve got those points that are causing increased insurance costs. If you go 12 months without any additional violation, then they automatically remove two points from your license.
If you go by three years without any traffic violations, then they automatically give you a clean slate. Three years, no violations. You get a clean slate at that point. Maximum of five years, though, if they’re spread out to some degree, those older ones start to fall off. Even if you have new infractions.
Depending on your circumstances, it may vary a little bit. Best case scenario. Try not to get those tickets. If you do, maybe look at getting an attorney to hopefully avoid a conviction, getting those points on your license. But if you do get points on your license, look at defensive driving. Look at keeping your record clean for a year for two points off or three years. Get that record clean.
If you’ve got questions about your specific circumstances, how some of this information may apply to you, don’t take this general information. Talk to an attorney confidentially about it. If you are facing a traffic violation in Oklahoma, you can go online to makelaweasy.com.