By paying your traffic ticket, you are pleading guilty, and points will be added to your license. The number of points is different for each offense. A speeding ticket adds 2-3 points, while a first offense DWI adds 8 points. If you receive 8 or more points in 18 months, your license will be suspended for 30-90 days. Once you accumulate 12 points in 12 months, 18 points in 24 months, or 24 points in 36 months, your license will be revoked for a year. You can find the complete Missouri point assessment list by visiting this link.