In many traffic violation cases it makes sense to get a copy of your driving record. In a lot of courts your driving record will be an important factor to the judge hearing your case. A good driving record could make the difference between a conviction and a reduction or dismissal of your ticket. While many officers will bring a copy of your record to court for the judge to see, occasionally they may forget to pull your record.
Additionally, it will be helpful to your attorney when determining the best way to handle your case.
Ways to Obtain Your Virginia Driving Record
There are three ways to obtain your Virginia Driving Record: in person, by mail, or online.
You can go down to the DMV and request for driving record in person. You must bring photo identification and the fee for the driving record.
You can also request a driving record through the mail by filling out a form (http://www.dmv.state.va.us/general/#records/drive_record.asp) and sending it, along with the fee to the address listed below:
Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
Attention: Vehicle (Driver) Records Work Center
P. O. Box 27412
Richmond, VA 23269
You can request your driving record online by visiting the VA DMV site here: https://www.dmv.virginia.gov/dmvnet/pin_maint/pin_logon.aspx?SESS=NEW.
The VA DMV charges a fee of $8 for a driving record. There is an additional fee of $5 for a certified copy.