When you are cited for a moving violation, not only do you have to face the steep fines and penalties, you have to deal with the assessments against your DMV license and driving history.
When you are convicted guilty of the traffic offense , your report is filed with the DMV and points will be added to your driver’s license record. These points could be held against you for many years causing issuance premiums to rise and also costly license suspension that deeply affect your daily life.

The DMV points stay with you on record for twenty four (24) months from the date they were assigned. Before the points are added to your record, you have to be convicted guilty of the motor vehicle charge. When you have reached 6 points on your driving record, you will get a warning notice from the DMV and have to take special driver’s education classes. When you get more then 10 points, you will have your motor vehicle licensed suspended for 30 days. After the suspension, if you get a total of 10 points int he next 5 years, you will automatically receive a 2 year license suspension.

The Connecticut Ticket Defenders: 1-844-Pulled-Over has been dealing with motor vehicle infractions that trigger DMV points for many years and can help you defend your next case in trial to avoid getting your point score to start adding up. Prior to you pleading guilty to a citation, contact us and we can consult your next move to get the charges either dropped or lowered and avoid harsh DMV point penalties.

For a full list of charges and their respective point values, see the chart below.

Statute Number
Statute Title
Number of DMV Points
Sec. 14-218aOperating at unreasonable rate of speed
1
Sec. 14-219Speeding
1
Sec. 14-230Failure to drive in right-hand lane
1
Sec. 14-230aIllegal use of limited access highway by bus, commercial vehicle or vehicle with trailer
1
Sec. 14-236Improper operation on multiple-lane highways
1
Sec. 14-237Improper operation on divided highway
1
Sec. 14-239Wrong direction at rotary or one-way street
1
Sec. 14-242Improper turn, illegal turn, illegal stopping, failure to signal intention to turn
1
Sec. 14-243Improper backing or starting
1
Sec. 14-244Failure to give proper signal
1
Sec. 14-277Operator’s duties on stopping a school bus
1
Sec. 14-289bOperation of motorcycles abreast, illegal passing
1
Sec. 14-303Wrong way on one-way street
1
Sec. 14-220Slow speed, impeding traffic
2
Sec. 14-223 (a)Disobeying orders of officer
2
Sec. 14-238Entering or leaving controlled access highway at other than designated entrance or exit
2
Sec. 14-238aEntry upon a limited access highway other than a highway intersection or designated point
2
Sec. 14-241Executing turn from wrong lane or contrary to traffic control devices
2
Sec. 14-249Failure to obey signal at railroad crossing
2
Sec. 14-250Failure to stop at railroad crossing by school bus2
Sec. 14-250commercial motor vehicle carrying flammable or explosive substance
Sec. 14-298Failure to observe parkway or expressway restrictions
2
Sec. 14-299Failure to obey traffic control signal light
2
Sec. 14-301Failure to obey stop sign
2
Sec. 14-302Failure to obey yield sign
2
Sec. 14-304Operating a vehicle through pedestrian safety zone
2
Sec. 14-227a (b)Driving while impaired
3
Sec. 14-231Failure to keep to right when meeting opposing traffic
3
Sec. 14-232Improper passing or failure to yield to passing vehicle
3
Sec. 14-233Passing on right
3
Sec. 14-234Passing in no passing zone
3
Sec. 14-235Failure to keep to right on curve, grade or when approaching intersection
3
Sec. 14-240Failure to drive reasonable distance apart
3
Sec. 14-245Failure to grant right of way at intersection
3
Sec. 14-246aFailure to grant right of way at junction of highways
3
Sec. 14-247Failure to yield when emerging from driveway or private road
3
Sec. 14-247aFailure to grant right of way when emerging from alley, driveway or building
3
Sec. 14-283Failure to grant right of way to ambulance, police or fire apparatus
3
Sec. 14-300Failure to grant right of way to pedestrian
3
Sec. 14-224 (c)Wagering, speed record
4
Sec. 14-240aFailure to drive reasonable distance apart, intent to harass
4
Sec. 14-279Passing stopped school bus
4
Sec. 14-281aOperation of school bus at excessive speed
4
Sec. 14-222aNegligent homicide with a motor vehicle
5