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How Long Does a Driving Violation Stay on Your Record in Virginia?

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If a driver commits reckless driving or other traffic violations in Virginia, a record of the offense will remain on the DMV record for a long time. As outlined by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, the amount of a time a traffic violation stay on the driver’s record depends on the type of offense.

Reckless Driving Violations

Please find below a breakdown of the amount of time that various reckless driving convictions will remain on a driver’s DMV record in Virginia.

  • A conviction for driving faster than 80 miles per hour remains on the driver’s DMV record for 11 years;
  • A conviction for passing an emergency vehicle or school bus remains on the driver’s DMV record for 11 years;
  • A conviction for passing at the top of a hill or at a railway crossing remains on the driver’s DMV record for 11 years;
  • A conviction for failing to use turn signals properly remains on the driver’s DMV record for 11 years;
  • A conviction for driving with defective brakes remains on the driver’s DMV record for 11 years; and
  • A conviction for driving without a clear view of the road remains on the driver’s DMV record for 11 years.

License or Permit Violations

Please find below a breakdown of the amount of time that license or permit violations will remain on a driver’s DMV record in Virginia.

  • A conviction for driving on suspended license remains on the driver’s DMV record for 11 years; and
  • A conviction for driving on a revoked license remains on the driver’s DMV record for 11 years.

Other Traffic Violations

Please find below a breakdown of the amount of time that various other traffic violations will remain on a driver’s DMV record in Virginia.

  • A conviction for driving more than 20 miles per hour above the speed limit remains on the driver’s DMV record for 5 years;
  • A conviction for racing a vehicle and injuring another person remains on the driver’s DMV record for 11 years;
  • A conviction for failing to stop at a crash scene remains on the driver’s DMV record for 11 years;
  • A conviction for vehicular assault remains on the driver’s DMV record for 11 years;
  • A conviction for driving a dangerous or unsafe vehicle remains on the driver’s DMV record for 3 years;
  • A felony conviction for evading police arrest remains on the driver’s DMV record for 11 years; and
  • A misdemeanor conviction for evading police arrest remains on the driver’s DMV record for 3 years.

Contact Us Today for Help

If you are facing criminal charges for reckless driving or other traffic violations in Virginia, it is essential that you retain the services of a trusted criminal defense attorney. The attorneys at Simms Showers LLP, servicing Leesburg, Winchester, Fairfax, and Manassas, have experience representing clients across Virginia in a variety of criminal matters, including reckless driving and other traffic violations. If you need legal help with criminal defense, contact us today for a free initial consultation.

Resource:

dmv.virginia.gov/drivers/#points_6.asp

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