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HOW MANY POINTS WILL THIS TICKET COST ME? PART 4

Part four of our series on DMV points will focus on -6 point violations.  Below is a list from the Virginia DMV, listing what violations are considered 6 demerit point violations and how long they stay on your record.  The number of years that the conviction stays on your DMV record is in parentheses beside each violation. An asterisk (*) indicates that the conviction remains on your record permanently. Demerit points will also be assigned to your record for traffic convictions incurred in other states.  The violations listed may change without prior notice.

Reckless Driving (Felony or Misdemeanor)

  • Reckless driving – speeding in excess of 80 mph (11 years)
  • Reckless driving – speeding 20 mph or more above the posted speed limit (11 years)
  • Reckless driving – racing (11 years)
  • Reckless driving – passing or overtaking an emergency vehicle (11 years)
  • Reckless driving – passing a school bus (11 years)
  • Reckless driving – passing on the crest of a hill (11 years)
  • Reckless driving – passing at a railroad crossing (11 years)
  • Reckless driving – passing two vehicles abreast (11 years)
  • Reckless driving – driving two vehicles abreast (11 years)
  • Reckless driving – driving too fast for conditions (11 years)
  • Reckless driving – failing to give a proper signal (11 years)
  • Reckless driving – faulty brakes/improper control (11 years)
  • Reckless driving – on parking lots, etc. (11 years)
  • Reckless driving – with an obstructed view (11 years)
  • Reckless driving – generally (11 years)
  • Speeding 20 mph or more above the posted speed limit (5 years)

Driving Under the Influence

  • Driving while intoxicated (11 years)
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (11 years)
  • Driving under the influence of drugs (11 years)
  • Driving after illegally consuming alcohol (persons under age 21) (3 years)
  • Driving while intoxicated – maiming (11 years)
  • Involuntary manslaughter/alcohol (11 years)
  • Refusing blood/breath test (11 years)
  • Driving while your license is suspended or revoked for driving while intoxicated (11 years)
  • Driving while your license is revoked for driving while intoxicated – maiming (11 years)
  • Driving while your license is revoked for driving while intoxicated – involuntary manslaughter (11 years)

Manslaughter

  • Manslaughter (11 years)
  • Involuntary manslaughter (11 years)
  • Involuntary manslaughter/aggravated (11 years)

Habitual Offenders

  • Driving after being declared a habitual offender (11 years)
  • Authorizing person suspended for habitual offender and/or driving while intoxicated to drive (3 years)

Licenses/Permits

  • Driving on suspended license (11 years)
  • Driving while your license is suspended or revoked (11 years)
  • Driving while your license is suspended or revoked for non-payment of court fines and costs (11 years)
  • Driving under suspension or revocation before giving proof of financial responsibility (11 years)

Commercial Motor Vehicles

  • Driving commercial motor vehicle while disqualified (*)
  • Driving commercial motor vehicle with blood alcohol .04 or more (*)
  • Driving commercial motor vehicle with blood alcohol .08 or more (*)
  • Driving commercial motor vehicle under influence of drugs (*)
  • Driving commercial motor vehicle under influence of drugs/alcohol (*)
  • Refusing blood/breath test while operating commercial motor vehicle (*)
  • Violating out of service order (11 years)

Other Violations

  • Speeding 20 mph or more above the posted speed limit (5 years)
  • Injuring person while racing – felony (11 years)
  • Failure to stop at the scene of a crash – injury (11 years)
  • Failure to stop at the scene of a crash – death (11 years)
  • Failure to stop at the scene of a crash – property damage of $1000 or more (11 years)
  • Emergency vehicle violation – death (11 years)
  • Vehicular assault or willful stopping, impeding or damaging vehicle (11 years)
  • Blocking access to service facility (11 years)
  • Attempting to elude police
    • felony offense (11 years)
    • misdemeanor offense (3 years)
  • Operating unsafe vehicle (3 years)

***The content of this Blog/Web Site does not constitute legal advice.  Because legal advice must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case and laws are constantly changing, you should seek the assistance of licensed and competent legal counsel for specific legal advice.***



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