Archive for April, 2010

How Many Tickets Before I Lose My License?


How many tickets can I get before I lose my Illinois driver’s license?


It depends on how old you are.   If you are 21 years old or older, three convictions for points-assigned violations in a 12-month period will cause you to lose your license.   If you are 20 years old or younger, two convictions in a 24-month period will cause you to lose your license.

I italicized the word “convictions,” because, legally, you are not convicted of an offense if you successfully complete judicial supervision or traffic safety school for a ticket.   Such a ticket will not count towards your ticket-accumulation limit (3 in 12 months or 2 in 24 months).

Also, there are many points-assigned violations, but common violations include speeding, disobeying a traffic control device, and improper lane usage.

Jeremy Richey


Jeremy J. Richey, Attorney at Law
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