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:
- you get a traffic ticket that is a moving violation (speeding, driving on a suspended license, etc.);
- you get a DUI;
- you got in an accident and were found to be at fault.
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
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.