Following too closely (often called “tailgating”) is a traffic infraction in Virginia, punishable by both fines and DMV demerit points.
Under Virginia’s implied consent law, anyone who drives on a Virginia highway automatically consents to breathalyzer and blood testing upon a DUI arrest.
The DMV will assign “demerit” points to your driving record for every moving violation conviction. Once you reach 18 points, you may lose your license.
Driving on a Virginia highway with an expired license is a crime, punishable by fines and the suspension of your driving privileges.
You can request several different driving record transcripts from the Virginia DMV by contacting them online, in person, or through the mail.
Lane splitting is a form of reckless driving in Virginia, and carries the penalties of the Class 1 misdemeanor. Lane sharing, however, is perfectly fine.
DUI and DWI are simply shorthand terms which refer to certain laws against dangerous driving. In Virginia, both are covered under the same Code section.
A DUI conviction will most certainly have an effect on your green card application. The extent of that effect, however, will depend on several factors.
Speeding tickets are traffic infractions, not misdemeanors. In most cases, you can resolve them by simply paying the associated fine online.
Missing a court date for a traffic ticket isn’t a big deal. Generally, all you’ll have to do is pay your ticket online through the court’s website.
If an officer pulls you over for DUI in Virginia, they’ll probably ask you to take a breathalyzer test. However, many people misunderstand what this means.
In order to qualify for restricted driving privileges in Virginia, you must install an ignition interlock device on your vehicles.