West Virginia Drivers: Effect of New York Traffic Ticket Convictions
by Seth Azria on 7/24/2023
If you receive a traffic conviction in New York State, West Virginia will be notified of the offense as both states are members of the Driver License Compact.
Points are assessed for all traffic violations committed anywhere in the US using the WV points system. Drivers convicted of multiple offenses arising out of the same incident will be assessed only the points appropriate to the most serious offense.
If you are a West Virginia driver and want to obtain a copy of your driving record, you may do so here.
Insurance Premium Increases are a Concern
Most importantly, it is likely your insurance company will learn of your New York conviction and may increase your premiums or drop coverage. It remains important to mitigate the charge as much as possible.
Minimize the Effect of All Traffic Tickets
Our goal at Azria & Bruffett is to minimize the effect of your New York traffic ticket both in New York and in your home state. One important point to keep in mind is that even if you are licensed in West Virginia, the New York State DMV will still fine you if you accumulate 6 points in any 18 month period - these fines are called a “Driver Responsibility Assessments.”
Please call (315) 364-1155 for a free consultation with a traffic lawyer about your New York traffic ticket.