If you've ever been stopped for speeding or another moving violation in Wisconsin, you're probably already familiar with driver's license points. Under this system, demerit points are assigned to your driver's license for each moving violation for which you are convicted, in addition to other fines and penalties.
The number of points that are assigned to your license in Wisconsin depends upon both the violation, itself, and your license type. Once you accumulate a certain number of points on your Wisconsin license, you risk suspension of your driving privileges.
If you're wondering how many demerit points it takes before your driving privileges are suspended, the answer is 12 points within 12 months. However, the length of time the suspension to your driver's license will last depends upon the type of operator's license you have been issued and the number of points on your license.
This article will explain the range of suspension times to various Wisconsin driving licenses, including: instructional permit, probationary license, commercial driver's license (CDL) and a standard (or regular) driver's license, including a motorcycle license.