The DMV Points System in VA for Traffic Tickets
What are the basics of VA DMV's Point System
Virginia DMV uses a point system to classify the records its drivers. Generally speaking, new Virginia drivers begin with a clean 0 point balance. Each year that passes, you are awarded +1 point until you reach a maximum of +5 points. A +5 driving record is the best record you can have in Virginia. Drivers who have reached a +5 driving record by not getting any moving violations in 5 years are often referred to as true plus 5's.
How Do I Lose Points on My DMV Record
Drivers lose points on their DMV records when they are convicted of any moving violation. VA moving violations can be separated into three categories: 3, 4, & 6 point violations. Meaning, when you are convicted of a 6 point violation you lose 6 points on your DMV driving record. On the other hand, there are a group of non-moving violation which don't carry a penalty of losing any DMV points. These are referred to as 0 point violations. This is why it is incredibly important to have an attorney who understand the DMV point system and can work to get your infraction amended to a charge that doesn't carry a point deduction or a less severe point deduction.
Which Violations Carry Which Point Loses
For a complete list of the demerit point deductions associated with different traffic offenses, click the link below.
What Can Happen If I Lose Too Many DMV Points
The negative effects of rapid DMV point deduction can be severe. You can be placed on DMV probation where your license will be suspended 15 days for every new point you lose on your license during that period. Not to mention traffic convictions and point deductions can have dramatic effects on your insurance costs.
How We Can Help
The Pickett Law Group, PLLC is an experienced law firm with two generations of former prosecutors, who have fought from both sides of the courtroom on all types of traffic offenses from Speeding Charges to Reckless Driving Charges. There is almost no traffic offense the Pickett Law Group hasn't seen or Dealt with. Our experience allows us to think like the prosecution and understand the tactics they will attempt will utilize against you. Contact us today and we will begin fighting on your behalf to keep your driving record clean and free of any point deductions.