New York City Suspended License Lawyer
Fighting License Suspension in New York City
The state of New York has certain laws which, if broken, can result in the loss of driving privileges. Your license can be suspended for a wide variety of reasons and the suspension can last for several months or even several years. If your license has been suspended, Gannes & Musico, LLP is here for you. We are available 24/7.
A New York City traffic ticket lawyer from our firm can assist you during this challenging time, whether you are hoping to fight your suspension or have been arrested for driving during your suspension period.
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What Can Cause a License Suspension?
Being unable to drive can make life extremely difficult. A suspended license, a conviction on your record, and any current offenses you may have been charged with can all have a serious impact on your driving privileges.
Your driving privileges may be revoked for any of the following reasons:
- Fleeing from the scene of an accident
- Driving without insurance
- Arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Failing to pay child support
- Receiving excessive traffic tickets within a set time period
- Participating in speed contests
In order to get your license reinstated after your suspension has ended, you will have to pay several different fees and may be required to pass the written and driving tests again.
What Happens if I Drive While My License Is Suspended?
Driving with a suspended license is illegal in New York and is considered a misdemeanor or felony based on your situation.
If convicted of driving while your license is suspended, you may be charged with the following:
Fines ranging from $200 to $5,000
Minimum of 30 days in jail
Driving while your license is suspended is a serious offense that requires the skilled defense of a New York City license suspension lawyer. Gannes & Musico, LLP can represent your case with outstanding dexterity, starting today.
How Many Points Will Result in a Suspended License?
Your driving history can have a heavy impact on your future. Not only will all of your moving violations will be visible on what is called your Driving Abstract, but you can have your license suspended if you receive a certain number of points on your record within a certain amount of time. In New York, if you receive 11 points in a period of 18 months, you are at risk of having your license suspended.
Associating Points of Each Violation
Every violation carries a specific number of points. Therefore, the speed at which you accrue points may differ depending on the degree of the alleged offense. For instance, driving 1-10 miles per hour (MPH) over the speed limit carries the weight of 3 points whereas driving 40 MPH or more over the speed limit carries the weight of 11 points. Simple math shows that it can take one speeding ticket or four to result in a license suspension.
This may sound harsh, and compared to other states, it is. New York traffic laws are rigid and unforgiving. If you have found yourself in a situation where you at risk of a suspended license because of traffic infractions, your best option is to speak with a New York City suspended license lawyer. In many cases, you will be encouraged to avoid paying for the ticket but fighting it instead. Dealing with the ticket promptly is also important to avoiding a license suspension and the other repercussions that follows a traffic violation conviction.
How Point Totals Are Calculated
In order for points to go on your record, you must actually be convicted of the specific violation. Your point total will then be calculated based on the date that the violation occurred, not the date of the conviction. Every violation’s points will then be totaled together from all violations occurring within the period of 18 months starting with the date of the initial violation. After a period of 18 months, although the violation can still be seen on your record, it doesn’t count toward the total.
Violations Occurring in Another State
If you are convicted of a violation in a state other than New York, points will not be added to your total. The exception is if the violation occurred in Ontario or Quebec because New York State has a reciprocal agreement with those provinces.
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