Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Oh the Dangers of Upstate New York Speeding with an Out of State Driver's License

Shooting them there FISHES

I handle lots of speeding tickets in the Upstate (Finger Lakes Region) of New York. Many people from other states pass through this area on business and pleasure. Whether you are here for a few hours or a few days the likelihood of getting stopped for speeding is high. This is especially true for those from out of state. To the Troopers, it's like shooting fish in barrel.

Round' em Up

Wide open expanses of highway and rolling little roads where the speed limits are far lower than they need to be. People coming from bigger (more populated) places just can't help themselves. It's a little too slow, and a little too quiet for the majority of them.

One thing that always must be taken into consideration before discussing a plea bargain with the District Attorney is what's going to happen back in their home license state. Because, Well it can range from nothing to a lot. Talk about diverse and crazy laws.

If you are from New Jersey, ANY out of state points (from out of state tickets) come back to New Jersey as only 2 points. Get 8 in NYS it's still 2 in NJ.

But if you are from North Carolina, it's as if it occurred there, in North Carolina.

High speed tickets (15mph over the limit) are misdemeanors in North Carolina with mandatory driver's license suspensions. This is a good thing for your attorney to know BEFORE going in to discuss any potential plea bargains or deals. It would be a bad to find out your NYS speeding ticket had triggered a surprise NC license suspension.

Always consult with an attorney about any criminal or non-criminal charges you have pending to discuss your options and/or defenses.

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