No. Demerit points are not assessed by the Virginia DMV simply for being involved in an accident. The Virginia DMV assesses demerit points after receiving notice of a conviction for a moving violation. The amount of demerit points assessed for any particular moving violation depends on the severity of the violation.
Moving violations in Virginia are divided into 3 point offenses, 4 point offenses and 6 point offenses. Virginia does not have 1 point, 2 point or 5 point offenses. If you are involved in an accident but not cited for any violation, demerit points will not be assessed by the Virginia DMV. However, if as a result of the accident you are accused, and eventually convicted of a moving violation such as Reckless Driving, Following Too Closely, Failure to Yield, etc., the Virginia DMV will assess demerit points for the specific moving violation.
If you have been issued a summons, or were arrested and taken into custody, and are accused of a DUI / DWI, Criminal or Traffic violation and would like to speak with a Virginia DUI / DWI, Criminal & Traffic Defense Lawyer, call The Wilson Law Firm at 703-361-6100 and we'll be happy to discuss your situation with you in more detail.