We help many drivers licensed outside New York State. Many out-of-staters call mention that, unlike their home state, the NY ticket does not state how much the fine will be, how many points the conviction will be, or any other consequences of pleading guilty.
Prompted by our out-of-state clients, here are answers to 7 questions that are not answered by looking at the ticket.
1) How Many Points is My Ticket?
Points attach as a matter of law for each conviction, even though you will not see any mention to them on the ticket or even in court.
The most common tickets are issued for...
A traffic diversion program gives you the opportunity to have certain tickets dismissed. There are currently six counties in New York with such programs. So if you have a ticket pending in any court in Allegany, Broome, Livingston, Otsego, Tioga, or Wyoming county, this article is for you.
Deputy Sheriff Michael Quigley of the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Department has given more tickets than any other person in the county over the last the years. He gives about 10 to 20 per day in the Syracuse-area, giving 67 in one 14-hour period.
There are 2 relevant time periods involved: 1) the eighteen month window and 2) three years after a traffic conviction.
Carriers operating a commercial vehicle on New York public highways are subject to a New York Highway Use Tax Law.
This law requires that vehicles have a Highway Use Tax (HUT) decal indicating compliance with the law. Failing to have this decal creates a presumption that the vehicle is not in compliance with the law.
Violations of Section 1815 are punishable as follows:
First conviction: Fine between $100 and $250
Second and subsequent convictions: Fine between $250 and $500, or jail for up to 10 days
A driver may also be deemed to violate Section 1815 if the driver:
If you receive a traffic conviction in New York State, Delaware will be notified of the offense as both states are members of the Driver License Compact. Once notified, Delaware may record the conviction and assess points against your Delaware license according to Delaware’s point system.
If the New York ticket carries 6 or more points, in addition to the court fine, the New York DMV will impose an additional fine called a Driver Responsibility Assessment.
To avoid points, fines, and potential insurance premium increases please call (315) 364-1155 to discuss your New York traffic...
Restricted Use Licenses for Suspensions Not Related to Alcohol
The New York DMV may issue a restricted use license to a driver after a revocation or suspension due to violations not related to alcohol or drugs. For example, if your license was suspended for too many points or speeding convictions. For alcohol related suspensions, hardship privileges and conditional licenses would apply.
The DMV will determine if you qualify under the law for the restricted use license and will notify you if you are eligible. To apply for a restricted use license for you must fill out the DMV form...
On July 1, 2015, the Buffalo Traffic Violations Bureau ceased handling traffic cases for the traffic tickets issued in the City of Buffalo. Instead, the tickets will be handled by the newly formed Buffalo Traffic Violations Agency located in Buffalo City Hall.
This is very good news for drivers with traffic tickets in the City of Buffalo.
David Bruffett appeared on the Channel 9 News program today to discuss distracted driving and the penalties for cell phone and texting tickets.
Contintue to watch the video.
Distracted Driving means Using a Cell Phone or Portable Electronic Device
Driving distracted is dangerous and in recent years New York State has taken notice and has made the vehicle and traffic law more strict. Increased penalties for cell phone use and “texting” while driving apply to all drivers and include an increase from a 3-point to a 5-point assessment on the New York driving record for convictions for using a cell phone (NY VTL §1225c2a) or using a portable electronic device (NYC VTL §1225d).
For new drivers in their probationary period, a conviction for...