A conviction for a traffic violation can have serious implications on your driver's license and insurance rates. A person charged with a traffic violation is not required to hire an attorney, however it could be beneficial to you, your driving record, and your wallet.
As a Prosecutor Melissa S. Aguanno has handled tens of thousands of traffic violations. A speeding ticket or points on your license can be more serious than you think.
As of June 1, 2013, a conviction for improper use of a cellular phone, texting, or the use of a portable GPS without being properly mounted will result in 5 points on your driver license.
In addition, three moving violation convictions in an 18 month period will result in a mandatory revocation of your driving privileges by the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles (regardless of the points).
Whether you received a ticket in Suffolk or Nassau County, call Melissa S. Aguanno to see how hiring an attorney can be cheaper for you in the long-run.
Driver Violation Point System
The DMV driver violation point system helps to identify drivers who commit several traffic violations during a specific time period.
Remember that the point system is not the only reason for a driver license suspension or revocation. There are mandatory suspensions or revocations. For example, the DMV must revoke your driver license if you are convicted of three speeding violations within an 18-month period, regardless of how many driver violation points you have.
This table lists the number of points given for specific traffic violations (this is not a complete list):
As of June 1, 2013, improper use of a cellular phone/texting/hand held portable GPS device not mounted, have increased from 3 points to 5 points.