Minimizing the Impact of New York Traffic Tickets is Important for Out-Of-State Drivers
We defend many out-of-state and Canadian drivers.
Even though your license may be not be issued in New York state, many states still record traffic convictions from New York on your home state record. And even if your home state does not record points, having New York State traffic convictions can still cause you problems in terms of additional fines in NY and insurance premium increases.
For example, if you accumulate 6 points or more in any 18 month period, the New York DMV will send you a bill for at least $300. Even if you are NOT licensed in New York State. This Driver Responsibility Assessment, will be assessed in addition to the fine imposed by the court.
It is surprisingly easy to get to 6 points and this extra fine in New York. For example, if you are ticketed for going 86 mph in a 65 mph zone and plead guilty you will face:
1) A fine from the Court between $90-300 plus an $93 surcharge
2) A speeding conviction that may transfer those points to your home state or province (see below)
3) A speeding conviction that may cause your insurance rates to increase
4) A $300 Driver Responsibility Assessment from the New York DMV that, if unpaid, will cause your privilege to drive in New York to be suspended.
If you are later caught driving in New York with a suspended privileged, you will be charge a misdemeanor crime.
The suspension will also likely interfere with your ability to transfer licenses between states.
It is important to handle traffic tickets in New York with the utmost of care - no matter where you are licensed.
We advise strongly against simply mailing in a guilty plea without exploring your opportunity to seek a reduction.
Click on an article below to find out more about your licensing authority or call (315) 364-1155 now to speak to a traffic lawyer about your situation.