This post lists the fines and consequences of convictions for the most common types of speeding tickets.
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.
There are 2 relevant time periods involved: 1) the eighteen month window and 2) three years after a traffic conviction.
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...