North Carolina and South Carolina are states that are members of the Interstate Driver’s License Compact, a speeding ticket you receive in New York will be sent to the North Carolina DMV if you have a North Carolina Driver’s License. Your home state DMV will asses points from your New York ticket according to their schedule of points based on the severity of the violation, and avoiding the issue will not make the ticket go away. One of the fastest way to have your license revoked is to not appear in court for an out of state ticket.
Furthermore, it is important to be cautious in taking advice from the officer who wrote the ticket because he will likely not be familiar with the laws of the state in which you are licensed. For instance, if you are a driver licensed in North Carolina who receives a speeding ticket for going 80/65 in New York, this would result in a suspension of your North Carolina driving privilege. Clients often come to me after the fact for representation at a DMV hearing to appeal this suspension but the best option is always to resolve the ticket on your court date to minimize or eliminate the damage to your license or insurance.
I highly recommend drivers who receive out of state tickets in New York to contact an experienced New York Traffic Violations lawyer, Adam H. Rosenblum before your court date. Mr. Rosenblum works closely with Traffic Lawyers throughout the U.S. including our firm to make sure your New York ticket does not follow you back to North or South Carolina.