Out Of State Drivers With Suspensions in New York
Written By: Benjamin Goldman, Esq.
This is an article for motorists that are not licensed in New York State but have suspensions in New York State. There are some urban legends and misconceptions out there that this article will hopefully clear up.
Out-of-State Motorist Ignoring a New York State Ticket
If you are licensed in another state, you cannot just ignore tickets in New York. In all likelihood, ignoring the ticket will end up being more costly than just paying the ticket. In the vast majority of situations, if you get a ticket in New York and you ignore the ticket, then your home state will be notified and your home state will suspend your license. Whether the violation will appear on your record in your home state and whether it will impact your insurance rates is a different issue, but you generally cannot safely ignore any New York State ticket.
New York State Can Suspend an Out-of-State Motorist
Another important issue that must be made clear. New York State can suspend you from driving in New York even if your license is from another state. For example, if a New Jersey resident with a New Jersey driver’s license gets violations in New York that total 11 points, then New York can suspend the New York driving privileges of the New Jersey resident. New York cannot suspend a New Jersey license, but they can suspend the privileges of a New Jersey motorists from driving in New York. In this scenario, the New Jersey driver can drive anywhere in the United States, but not in New York State. If you drive in New York with suspended privileges in New York, you are subject to arrest and criminal prosecution in New York.
Am I Suspended in New York State?
If you have an out of state license and receive traffic tickets in New York State you may want to ensure that your New York privileges are okay. It is simple to get your own driving record from the state in which you are licensed. But it is not simple to get your New York record if you are not licensed in New York. The Benjamin Goldman Law Office can help. For a nominal fee we can run your New York record to ensure that you are in good standing in New York. If you are suspended, we can advise on how to clear up the suspension. Often clearing up a suspension does not require legal work.
Clearing a New York State Suspension
If you need help clearing a suspension, the Benjamin Goldman Law Office PC will be glad to help. We are a New York State traffic ticket defense firm that operates across the entire state. Our firm has helped many out-of-state motorists clear up their New York suspensions on an expedited basis. Our firm prioritizes suspension clearing because they are time sensitive. Our attorneys can also appear in court for you, which means you can get it all cleared up without leaving home. Feel free to get in touch with us. Consultations are free.