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Changes in NYS Traffic Law Effective September 5, 2021

on 9/05/2021, Existing driving license suspensions will be terminated without a fee, courts must offer payment plans for fines, and courts will have the power to waiver fines and surcharges.

New Rules for Driving License Suspensions and Fines in New York Courts

Effective immediately, New York State has enacted sweeping changes to the traffic law related to traffic fines and driver's license suspensions. Courts will no longer suspend drivers for failure to pay a fine or surcharge and suspensions for failure to appear will be lifted without payment from the driver.

Reckless Driving in New York: 3 Things to Know

Reckless driving is a misdemeanor crime in New York. Driving ins a manner that unreasonably interferes with the free and proper use of the highway or unreasonably endangers other drivers will be deemed reckless driving. But is takes more than speeding. Learn more.

Alabama Drivers: Effect of New York Traffic Ticket Convictions

If their driver in convicted in NY, Alabama will: 1) add it to their licensee’s record, and 2) keep the record for 3 years from the conviction date.

What will my Traffic Ticket do to my Insurance Premiums?

Aside from general observations such as parking violations typically will have no effect, lawyers are unable to predict exactly how your insurance company might react to traffic convictions. Here is some information from the insurance industry that may help you determine what your ticket might do to your insurance premiums.

Missouri Drivers: Effect of New York Traffic Ticket Convictions

If Missouri receives information that one of its drivers received a point-assessable violation in another state, Missouri will add the conviction as dictated by Missouri’s violation conviction code.

§600. Leaving the Scene of an Accident without Reporting

This statute is designed to prevent a person from evading liability for negligently causing damage. law requires drivers to stop and exchange information whenever a driver has caused damage, or has cause to know that the driver has caused damage.

Kentucky Drivers: Effect New York Traffic Ticket Convictions

Kentucky will not transfer points from speeding tickets for non-CDL drivers. But points do transfer for all other moving hazardous violations.

Iowa Drivers: The Effect of New York Traffic Convictions

Iowa will count NY traffic convictions against their drivers. Best for Iowans to treat NY tickets as if they were home.

Michigan Drivers: Impact of New York Traffic Convictions

Michigan treats New York convictions as they Occurred in in Michigan. Because Michigan is not a part fo of the multi-state information sharing agreement, it may take a while, but eventually the convictions are likely to show up.

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I recommend this law firm as they are very knowledgeable and professional dealing with the NY speeding traffic ticket I had been charged with. I am very pleased with the negotiations this firm had negotiated on behalf of me. Thank you!

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I incurred a speeding ticket in Syracuse while taking my nephews to Lacrosse Camp. I am from out of town and unknowingly went through a speed trap. I contacted Azria Law Firm once I returned home. They were extremely professional, courteous and prompt with all information, explanations of the legal procedure and with answers to all of my questions. It has been just over 30 days and my violation and fine have been reduced. I am very pleased and recommend the firm highly. They are reasonably priced and successfully resolved my case. In my profession, I work with lawyers all the time. I wish they were all as communicative and diligent as Seth and his staff.

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I hired Azria and Bruffet to help with a hefty speeding ticket I received in Cortlandville NY. I'll admit I was hesitant as it was my first time hiring someone to handle a ticket for me but I was at risk of losing my license and paying thousands in fines. I was shocked to find they greatly exceeded expectations, taking my 4+ point ticket down to a 0 point violation with miniscule fines. Also the process was simple and fast, I sent them my information and was required to do nothing else from the start to the closure of my case. I cannot thank them enough and would/do recommend them to anyone in need of help with a ticket!

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