Do You Have to Pay an Out-of-State Traffic Ticket? Read this.
Many people believe they can avoid paying a traffic ticket if they got it in another state. Not true! Other states share motorist data with New York State and the same is true vice versa.
If you receive an out-of-state ticket, the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will be notified. While the New York DMV will not add points on your license for traffic infractions you got in another state, you are still obligated to pay fines and penalties related to an out-of-state ticket. Plus, all tickets that stay on your driving record will likely result in an increase in your car insurance premiums.
Some states require that you appear in traffic court, which can be expensive and difficult, since that means travel expenses, travel time, and time taken off from work.
If you receive an out-of-state ticket, your best option is to contact an experienced traffic lawyer in the area where you received the ticket. The traffic lawyer can file an affidavit of hardship indicating it is too difficult for you to go to court in the state you received the ticket.
If you received a traffic ticket in Westchester County or New York City and live outside of New York State, contact top traffic attorney Eli Moore for a free consultation at EliMooreLaw@gmail.com or (914) 725-0028.
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