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

Most states share information about traffic convictions. This means that every driver has an interest in minimizing the severity of all tickets. No matter where you are from, Don't Plead Guilty By Mail. Learn more.

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Massachusetts Drivers: Impact of New York Traffic Convictions

Massachusetts will record certain New York traffic convictions on your Massachusetts driving record as if they happened in Massachusetts.

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Maryland Drivers: Impact of New York Traffic Convictions

Most New York traffic convictions are not likely to be added to MD record. But your insurance company will likely discover a NY conviction, it is still important to reduce it.

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...

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.

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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...

Demerit Points for Canadian Drivers Convicted of New York Traffic Tickets

New York State and Canadian Provinces Have Close Relationship 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...

New York Vehicle and Traffic Law §1192-a

§ 1192-a. Operating a motor vehicle after having consumed alcohol; under the age of twenty-one; per se No person under the age of twenty-one shall operate a motor vehicle after having consumed alcohol as defined in this section. For purposes of this section, a person under the age of twenty-one is deemed to have consumed alcohol only if such person has .02 of one per centum or more but not more than .07 of one per centum by weight of alcohol in the person's blood, as shown by chemical analysis of such person's blood, breath, urine or saliva, made pursuant to the provisions of section eleven...

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