Can a Ticket Be Removed From a Driving Record?

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Depending on the severity of the offense, the state the offense happened in and how old the ticket is, a driver may be able to have a traffic ticket removed from a current driving record. Expungement of a driver’s record refers to the removal of points and traffic violations that were placed on the driver’s record after a conviction for violating traffic laws, according to the Maryland Department of Transportation motor vehicle registration.

The conditions to have a ticket removed can vary depending on the state in which the driver lives. For example, in Washington D.C., points may be removed from the driver's record when the driver takes a defensive driver's course. In the state of Missouri, a request can be made by mail or through email to have an old ticket removed.