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Driver License Compact: New York and Most States Share Traffic Ticket Information

Driver License Compact New York State has entered in a Driver License Compact with several other states to: Promote compliance with the laws, ordinances, and administrative rules and regulations relating to the operation of motor vehicles by their operators in each of the jurisdictions where such operators drive motor vehicles. Make the reciprocal recognition of licenses to drive and eligibility therefor more just and equitable by considering the overall compliance with motor vehicle laws, ordinances and administrative rules and regulations as a condition precedent to the continuance or...

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Massachusetts Drivers: Impact of New York Traffic Convictions

The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles shares (RMV) driving record information with other states. The RMV will record certain out of states convictions on your Massachusetts driving record as if they happened in Massachusetts. Additionally, New York traffic convictions may cause your Massachusetts license to be suspended. If you are licensed to drive in Massachusetts and have received a speeding or other traffic ticket in New York call (315) 364-1155 to speak to an attorney to help you minimize the impact of that ticket in NY and and at home.

Maryland Drivers: Impact of New York Traffic Convictions

Like New York and most states in the United States, Maryland is a member of the Driver's License Compact(“Compact”). Through this Compact the member states share information about driver convictions and suspensions with other member states. The Maryland MVA will therefore assess points on a Maryland record for certain out-of-state violations as identified in the Compact. These violations are: Alcohol or drug related offenses; Leaving the scene of a personal injury accident; Homicide or manslaughter involving a vehicle; Use of a motor vehicle in the commission...

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New Jersey Drivers: Impact of New York Traffic Convictions

A New Jersey driver convicted of a moving violation in New York will acquire points on their New Jersey driving record. New Jersey is a member the Driver License Compactand the Nonresident Violator Compact with a majority of other US states including New York. Through these agreements, the member states share information on all traffic violations. A driver licensed in NJ, convicted of a moving violation in New York, such as speeding, will receive 2 points on their New Jersey driving record. Our goal is to minimize the affect of your New York traffic ticket both in New York and in...

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What is Leandra's Law?

The Child Passenger Protection Act known as Leandra’s Law amended the Vehicle and Traffic Law and the Penal Law to establish a new Class E felony related to driving while intoxicated with a child as a passenger. The law also requires that all individuals convicted of misdemeanor and felony DWI offenses install and maintain ignition interlock devices. The law is named in memory of Leandra Rosado, an 11-year-old who was killed in a car accident in Manhattan in 2009. The New Felony DWI Charges First-time offenders charged with driving while intoxicated (.08 BAC or more) or with DWI...

Commercial Driver License (CDL) and DWI charges in New York

DWI is a serious charge for all drivers but for drivers holding a Commercial Driver License (CDL)* it presents additional consequences and considerations. CDL in Jeopardy Even When Driving Personal Vehicle In the past, the only time a DWI conviction could affect a commercial driving license  was if  the driver was actually operating a commercial motor vehicle at the time of the offense. Nowadays, CDL holders should be aware that their CDL is in jeopardy whether driving a commercial motor vehicle or their personal car/truck, all-terrain vehicle, snowmobile, or boat. Enhanced...

What is a restricted use license?

The New York DMV may issue a restricted use licensed to a driver who qualifies for such a license after a revocation or suspension due to violations not related to alcohol or drugs. The DMV determines if you qualify under the law for the restricted use license and will notify you if you are eligible. A restricted use license allows driving: to the applicant's employment, business, trade, occupation or profession, or to his travel to and from a class or course at an accredited school, college or university or at a state approved institution of vocational or technical training, or,...

New York Increases Penalties for Cell Phone Use: Texting While Driving Tickets are now 5- Points

On June 1, 2013, a conviction for cell phone use while driving increased to 5 points from 3 points. The  Department of Communication for the New York DMV announced that the DMV will impose 2 points for drivers found guilty of using a cell phone while driving for offense on or after February 16, 2011.  Previously, no points were assigned for talking on a cell phone although two points are assigned for texting while driving violations. The new regulation will align the point penalty for both violations. In November 2001, New York banned handheld cell phone use while...

Do I have to submit to DNA testing if I'm convicted for DWI?

The latest Supreme Court decision of Maryland v. King has brought many questions from our clients, friends, and collogues in regards to what the ruling means for New York residents. Our response to these numerous inquires is as follows: DNA testing has been commonly collected for those convicted of a crime. In fact, All 50 states require DNA collection of those convicted a felony. In addition, New York has passed a bill that will allow police to collect DNA from anyone convicted of a crime (felony or misdemeanor) within the state, including those convicted of DWI. In recent years some states...

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New York Traffic Ticket Surcharges Set to Increase July 26, 2012

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...





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