I'm a Massachusetts Driver and I Received a
New York Traffic Ticket

Written By: Benjamin Goldman, Esq.


If you are a licensed Massachusetts driver and have received a traffic ticket in New York:

POINTS TREATMENT

In Massachusetts, points will be assessed against your state driver’s license for almost all out-of-state traffic convictions.

INSURANCE INCREASE

Your car insurance carrier will always be able to see out of state traffic convictions. If you have been convicted, it will result in increased premiums. An experienced attorney from the Benjamin Goldman Law Office can help you handle the ticket in a way that minimizes the increases in premiums.

UNDERSTANDING THE NEW YORK DRIVER ASSESSMENT FEES.

Any time you receive a traffic ticket in New York that results in the accumulation of 6 or more points, you must pay a mandatory driver assessment fee to the New York DMV, even if you were not licensed by New York State. Failure to pay the mandatory driver assessment fee will result in a suspension of driving privileges in New York. If this suspension is reported back to the licensing state, it can result in a suspension there as well. If you are suspended in New York for failing to pay the driver assessment fee, the only way to lift the suspension is to pay the owed amount. Read more about the Driver Assessment fee here.

LOSING DRIVING PRIVILEGES IN NEW YORK

If your conviction(s) results in more than 11 points within any 18-month period, you will be suspended from driving in New York even if you have a valid out of state driver’s license. This suspension will be reported back to the issuing state of Massachusetts, which may then suspend your right to drive in there as well.

If you have any questions regarding a suspension or have been suspended from driving in New York State as an out of state driver, feel free to contact the Benjamin Goldman Law Office for further information and assistance.