Card image

Complimentary Traffic Ticket Case Evaluations. Call Now. (315) 364-1155

Traffic Defense Articles

Do unsafe lane change or following too closely convictions in NY transfer to Ontario?

by Seth Azria on 2/23/2020

Generally, an Ontario driver convicted of a driving offense in the State of New York  will acquire points just as if the offense happened in Ontario. 

The specific convictions from New York that will add demerit points are:  

  • speeding
  • failure to obey a stop sign
  • failure to obey a signal light
  • failure to stop for a school bus
  • racing
  • failing to remain at or return to the scene of an collision
  • careless driving

See: https://www.ontario.ca/page/understanding-demerit-points#section-6

Based on the information from the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, it appears that a conviction for unsafe lane change or following too closely would add points to an Ontario driving record.* 

This is good news for the driver but demerit points are not the only consideration. Pleading guilty to these tickets would incur total fines from the court of up to $300 plus a $186 surcharge. And the New York Driver Responsibility Assessment would cost the driver $375. Additionally, the driver's insurance company may raise premiums or even drop coverage. 

Never plead guilty to any ticket without first fully understanding the consequences and options. Always call a lawyer first, we offer free consultations, you might as well take advantage. 

*We are not licensed to practice law in Ontario and this is not legal advice. For a definitive interpretation please consult a Canadian lawyer.  

Need help with your ticket?

One speeding conviction may cause premiums to increase over $2,000 in three years. The Zebra. 

Don't plead guilty. Consult with Us.

Our experienced traffic defense lawyers are available to talk to you about your case.

Free Consultations. Call Now.
(315) 364-1155


 

Can't talk now?

Schedule a time for a lawyer to call you when it's convenient.

 Schedule a Call for Later

Azria & Bruffett PLLC BBB Business Review

Top Rated Award Winning Law Firm in Syracuse


Top Rated Award Winning Law Firm in Syracuse

 
Google Review

Excellent experience with this law firm from Syracuse. Mr. Seth Azria Esq. handled my speeding ticket in Watertown, NY with no problem for a reasonable $ 250 fee and saved me a plethora of points and high insurance rates. It was difficult to be a tourist with an out of state license plate on a rental car and not being familiar with local speed traps of 30 mph.... I would use the Azria & Bruffett Law Firm again in a minute if I ever get another ticket in NY. It is especially handy that they will take credit cards over the phone or online. Some firms I checked with required cash and I had already left the state.

Google Review

Seth Azria immediately started work on my case. Made it easy for me to provide documents and info. Resolved my case with no points and a small fine. I am Extremely Grateful.

Google+ Review

Mr. Azria was excellent, fast and very courteous handling my case for a speeding violation upstate. And most importantly he was very successful lowering my fine and reducing my charge. Highly recommend.

Best Decision I've Made!

Fantastic to work with, he was able to take my cell phone ticket worth a possible 5 points and bring it down to a muffler violation worth 0 points. Could not be happier with the service provided and how quick and easy everything was, once I answered a few questions everything else was taken care of for me! Extremely reasonable price, especially considering all I will be saving not having to pay extra on my insurance!

anonymous posted to Avvo

Statewide Traffic Defense Practice

Azria & Bruffett Law Firm has handled thousands of traffic ticket cases all over New York State. We have extensive experience that helps us inform, predict, and handle your case smoothly.

We offer complimentary traffic consultations. You will learn the best way to handle your ticket, even if that means you don't hire us. We will also cover the possible outcomes, costs, and timing of your case. 

  1. Email us now and an attorney will call you soon, 
  2. Schedule an appointment to speak with a lawyer; or, 
  3. Call the office now: 315-364-1155.

Our traffic defense lawyers handle nearly all tickets pending in most of the courts and counties below:

Albany, Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Chemung, Chenango, Clinton, Columbia, Cortland, Delaware, Dutchess, Erie, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Genesee, Greene, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Livingston, Madison, Monroe, Montgomery, Niagara, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Orange, Orleans, Oswego, Otsego, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Schuyler, Seneca, St. Lawrence, Steuben, Sullivan, Tioga, Tompkins, Ulster, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Wyoming and Yates counties.