If you are convicted of some common traffic violations, you will be assessed points against your driving record. Those points could result in the loss of your driving privileges. James R. Owen and his team will work to prevent that, by making sure you get the best possible defense.

Offenses include:

  • Driving with a canceled license.
  • Fleeing an officer.
  • Violating driver’s license or certificate restrictions.
  • Leaving an accident scene that resulted in property damage.
  • Contributing to an accident resulting in death.
  • Contributing to an accident with bodily injury.
  • Contributing to an accident resulting in property damage.
  • Driving recklessly.
  • Causing reckless endangerment.
  • Speeding.
  • Driving slower than the required minimum speed.
  • Following other vehicles improperly.
  • Improper vehicle control
  • Failing to maintain vehicle control.
  • Turning improperly.
  • Failing to report an accident.
  • Passing improperly or where prohibited.
  • Driving in the wrong direction or on the wrong side of the road.
  • Failing to yield right of way.


The number of points you can be assessed vary from 1 to 8.  You can see the breakdown here:

If you receive 12 points or more in a period of 12 months, you’ll receive a proposed suspension notice. That means the Department of Safety is proposing to suspend your Tennessee driver’s license.

Before your driver’s license is suspended, you will have to appear at an administrative hearing. The court will allow you to contest the suspension or revocation and then assess your future driving privileges. Don’t go there alone.

You need James R. Owen and his team to make sure you get the best result.