Woodbury, MN asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota

Q: I have 4 citation tickets in total, 1 moving violation(stop lights or stop sign) and 3 speeding tickets.

However, the first ticket (Speeding ticket) was issued on August 2021 then the next two was issued on September 2022(Speeding ticket) and October 2022(Moving violation) then the recent speeding ticket was March 2023(Speeding ticket). I have received a warning letter after the first 3 tickets. As you can see that that gap between the first ticket and the other 3 is more than a year, would it still be considered as 4 citations within a year and be possible to get my license suspended for 30days?

I quote “7409.2200 HABITUAL VIOLATORS.

The driver's license must be suspended for a period of:

A. 30 days, if the commissioner has previously sent a violation warning letter to the person and the person is convicted of:

(1) four traffic offenses within a 12-month period; or

(2) five traffic offenses within a 24-month period;”

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1 Lawyer Answer
Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Saint Cloud, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: It is unclear whether you have paid these tickets or resolved them. But in any event, I do not believe that you are at risk under the provision of four within 12 months. But you are at risk if you get another ticket between now an August 2023. The other issue you are going to run into is that your insurance is eventually going to become unaffordable due to the frequency and number of citations that you are receiving.

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