New York Traffic Ticket Surcharges Set to Increase July 26, 2012
by Seth Azria on 6/05/2013
Many clients have enjoyed having their moving violation tickets reduced to a no-point non-moving parking violation. The parking violations do not show up on their abstract, the maximum fine could be as little as $0, and there was no mandatory surcharge. That is set to change.
Beginning Saturday, July 27, 2013, New York State Courts will begin assessing a mandatory state surcharge to any plea under Vehicle and Traffic Law sections 1200, 1201, and 1202 that apply to parking violations. The good news…the new mandatory surcharge for the parking convictions is only $25.
The state mandatory surcharge for other violations will also increase. Tickets that previously had a $80 surcharge will go up to $88 and the $85 surcharge, for convictions in town and village courts, will increase to $93.