Assessing Points for Reckless Driving Convictions
In Virginia, a reckless driving conviction will carry 6 points and the conviction will remain on your driving record for 11 years. Those circumstances change for out of state drivers, and vary depending on the state. States handle consequences and assess points differently. To address the multiple systems, the Drivers License Compact was created.
The Drivers License Compact requires states to communicate traffic convictions back to your home state. This allows other state motor vehicle offices to take appropriate action for consequences. The compact consists of every state in the United States with the exception of Georgia, Wisconsin, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Tennessee. Some states have specific laws and regulations regarding the treatment of out of state violations. To ensure your driving record integrity, consult with your legal representative for more information.
Out of State Drivers: Know the Laws
In some cases, convicted point assessments carry over to the state where you are licensed. Other states honor the same number of points for any out of state violation no matter the severity. Mattox Law practices in Virginia and cannot provide legal advice regarding out of state point assessments. We recommend checking with your state motor vehicle office to confirm what points will be assessed from a Virginia traffic violation.
Reckless driving can have an effect on your criminal record. Misdemeanors have lasting effects on your driving and personal record. Out of state drivers should take caution to understand the risks and penalties of a reckless driving conviction in their home state.
Mattox Law has extensive experience representing individuals charged with a wide variety of traffic violations. Trey has successfully defended these cases providing results that in nearly every instance that avoid a conviction for the traffic misdemeanor or infraction alleged. For free consultation on reckless driving traffic ticket violations, contact Mattox Law today.