All states have some mechanism of tracking the driving history of motorists. The point system used in Virginia is complicated. As you may know, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles awards safe driving points when we are good drivers and assesses demerit points when we are bad drivers and get convicted of certain violations. And you may know the actual number of points the Virginia DMV will assess for a given violatioin or conviction depends on the specific offense. But how long will those points assessed by the Virginia DMV count against you? And how long will the conviction continue to be reflected on the Virginia driving record? For these answers and other valuable information about the Virginia point system, click Demerit Points and the Virginia DMV Record.