I’m a Tennessee Licensed Driver and I Received a New York Traffic Ticket
Written By: Benjamin Goldman, Esq.
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appropriate professional counsel from an attorney licensed in the home state of the drivers license of the person who
received the relevant traffic citation.
If you are a Tennessee licensed driver and have recently received a traffic ticket in New York State, read on. If you
have any further questions about a ticket you received in New York state as an out of state driver, feel free to contact
the Benjamin Goldman Law Office.
The Tennessee Department of Safety (DOS) will assess points for out of state traffic convictions as though the
infractions had taken place in the state.
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 premium.
UNDERSTANDING THE NEW YORK DRIVER ASSESSMENT FEES.
Any time you receive a traffic ticket in New York that results in the accumulation of 6 points or more, you must pay a
mandatory driver assessment fee to the New York DMV, even if you are not licensed by New York State to drive. Failure to
pay the mandatory driver assessment fee will result in a suspension of driving privileges in New York State. 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 State 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) result in more than 11 points within any 18-month period, you will be suspended from driving in
New York State, even if you have a valid out of state driver’s license. This suspension will be reported back to the
issuing state of Tennessee, which may then result in suspending your right to drive 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.