How to Remove Violations From a Driving Record in California

By Jessica Jones
Contact the California Department of Motor Vehicles to remove violations from your record.

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You can request changes to your driving record by contacting the California Department of Motor Vehicles after obtaining signed statements from the court responsible for reversing a previous traffic ruling. Traffic related convictions and traffic accident report information may also be changed by filing the proper paperwork.

Request an original signed statement from the court that presided over your case. The statement should include a reversal of traffic violations or traffic related convictions. You can also ask the court to submit a Court Abstract/Document Error Form (DL 157) to the California Department of Motor Vehicles if necessary.

Submit a Drivers License Record Correction Request (Form DL 207) and supporting court documents to the California Department of Motor Vehicles. You can download this form from the California Department of Motor Vehicles website. For a hardcopy of this form, contact the DMV at 916-657-6525. Send the completed forms to:

Department of Motor Vehicles Mandatory Actions Unit, MS J-233 P.O. Box 942890 Sacramento, CA 94290-0001

Submit a Traffic Accident Record Correction Request (Form DL 208) to correct traffic accident information listed on your driving record. Download this form from the California Department of Motor Vehicles website. For a hardcopy of this form, contact the DMV at 916-657-6525. Include the original traffic accident report along with an amended traffic report or a signed letter of explanation from the police officer who created the original report. Contact the police officer who created the original report to request this information. Send this form to:

Department of Motor Vehicles Mandatory Actions Unit, MS J-233 P.O. Box 942890 Sacramento, CA 94290-0001

About the Author

Based in the Washington metro area, Jessica Jones has been a freelance writer since 2006, specializing in business topics. Her fiction has also been featured in publications such as "The Jamaican Observer Sunday Literary Supplement" and at websites including HackWriters. Jones earned a Master of Fine Arts in fiction writing from Lesley University.

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