Alaska Drivers: Effect of New York Traffic Ticket Convictions
by Seth Azria on 1/16/2023
If you receive a traffic conviction in New York State, Alaska will be notified of the office as both states are members of the Driver License Compact.
Once notified, Alaska may record the conviction and assess points against your Alaska license according to the Alaska point system.
Points added to your driving record Including offenses such as:
Reckless driving……………………………..10 points
Driving under suspension/revocation……..10 points
Refusal to provide a breath sample……….10 points
Speeding 10-19 miles over the limit………..4 points
If you are an Alaska Driver and want to obtain a copy of your driving record, you may do so here.
Insurance Premium Increases are Still a Concern
Most importantly, it is likely your insurance company will learn of your New York conviction and may increase your premiums or drop coverage. It remains important to mitigate the charge as much as possible.
Minimize the Effect of All Traffic Tickets
Our goal at Azria & Bruffett is to minimize the effect of your New York traffic ticket both in New York and in your home state. One important point to keep in mind is that even if you are licensed in Alaska, the New York State DMV will still fine you if you accumulate 6 points in any 18 month period - these fines are called a “Driver Responsibility Assessments.”
Please call (315) 364-1155 for a free consultation with a traffic lawyer about your New York traffic ticket.