Minneapolis, MN asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota

Q: My son got 2 speeding tickets in less than 6 months (10 over the limit). What is the impact on License?

He had gotten another one about year and a half ago

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Thomas C Gallagher
Thomas C Gallagher
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: Minnesota Rules 7409.2200 HABITUAL VIOLATORS, directs the Minnesota Department of Public Safety to suspend the driver's license for 30 days, if the commissioner has previously sent a violation warning letter to the person and the person is convicted of:

(1) four [petty or worse] traffic offenses within a 12-month period; or

(2) five [petty or worse] traffic offenses within a 24-month period.

Most traffic citations are petty misdemeanors, but for misdemeanor or worse traffic violations convictions, fewer than the above can trigger longer license loss periods.

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