DOL has several ways to suspend someones license. View them here.
Starting January 2023, they have a new way. It is similar to the Too Many Tickets suspension, but with several key differences. See DOLs information here.
While the Continuing Offenses (CO) suspension requires 6 moving violations within one year or 7 within two years. When you are stopped, you can receive multiple moving violations at a time (for example: speeding and following too close). Each violation counts.
The Accumulation of Tickets (AT) suspension requires 3 tickets/occasions within one year or 4 within two years. The difference hear is that if you receive multiple violations (speeding and following too close) on one ticket, it will only count as one toward the AT suspension, but two toward the CO suspension.
The DOL has similar penalties for each of these suspension types. They both call for a 60 day suspension followed by a one year probation period. New moving violations within the probation period will cause another license suspension of 30 days per occurrence or violation. Both will require you to obtain a new license, but only the CO will require a reissue fee. The AT will not require a DOL reissue fee, but will require a driving class through WA DOL before you can obtain a new license.
If you are concerned about one of these suspensions or have received a warning letter from DOL, please give us a call for a free consultation.