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.
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...
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...
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...
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.
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,...
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...
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...
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.
Ontario and Québec keep track of Canadian driving violations with a demerit system similar to New York State's point system. Under a special agreement, Ontario and Québec share information with New York State about traffic violations and transfer points and demerits between countries. For example, an Ontario driver convicted of a speeding ticket in New York State will be assessed demerit points as if the conviction had occurred in Ontario.
Ontario demerits for speeding violations:
6 demerits for exceeding the speed limit 50 Km/h (roughly 31 MPH)