The General District Court hears cases in which a person is charged with a traffic offense. Most traffic offenses are traffic infractions, which are generally punishable by a fine.
If you are convicted of certain traffic violations, the Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will assess points against your driver's license. This is an administrative action by DMV and is in addition to any sentence imposed by a judge.
Below are the most common topics in the Traffic Division. These pages explain the Court's procedures regarding these topics. Court employees will assist you when possible, but they are not employed as attorneys and cannot give legal advice.
Most Common Traffic Topics
Listed below are the most requested procedures and forms in the Traffic Division of the General District Court. Please select the topic and the accompanying pages will explain the procedure in detail. If your topic is not in the short list, scroll to the bottom of the page and you will see a link to additional criminal procedures and forms. Content continues to be added to this section.