Negligent Operator Explained

What is a Negligent Operator?

A negligent operator is a classification by the DMV when you’ve received too many points on your DMV record. You receive negligent operator points on your record in several ways:

Even if you get just one point on your DMV record, your insurance rates can dramatically increase. Further, the DMV will classify you as a negligent operator if you received:

  • 4 points in one year;
  • 6 points in two years;
  • 8 points in three years.

Commercial drivers are allowed more points during each year before being classified as a negligent operator, but for each point count a normal driver would get, a commercial driver gets 1.5 points on his record.

For a free consultation regarding a negligent operator suspension, call us at 888-250-8450.

What Will Happen if I’m Considered a Negligent Operator?

If you are considered a negligent operator, the DMV can suspend your license. However, you’re entitled to a DMV hearing before they can do that. The DMV will send you a notice of your status as a negligent operator, and of your right to a DMV hearing to contest the issue.

For help with your DMV hearing concerning your negligent operator status, call us at 888-250-8450.

Get Help With Your Negligent Operator Suspension Hearing

If you lose your DMV hearing, the DMV can suspend your license for up to 6 months. An experienced DMV Attorney can help you when your DMV hearing so that your license isn’t suspended.

Other potential outcomes we have helped our clients get have included:

  • a restricted license; and
  • probation.

Sometimes we win negligent operator hearings for clients without any consequences whatsoever.

Attorney Paul J. Denni is a traffic defense attorney and can help you keep your license. For a free consultation, call us at 888-250-8450 or use the Contact Form to the right.

By |2014-09-09T20:22:15+00:00September 9th, 2014|

About the Author:

Paul Denni is the Founder and Managing Attorney at California Legal Defense, Inc. He blogs about legal issues affecting his clients.