Suspended New York Driver’s License

By: Adam H. Rosenblum Esq. | Last Updated:

A New York State driver’s license can get suspended for a number of reasons. It is crucial to know what a license suspension is and the most common ways in which your New York driver’s license can be suspended.

Discovering that you have a suspended or revoked license in New York can be devastating. Imagine losing your ability to drive, even for just a few weeks. You would need to rely on others to get you everywhere you needed to go. Aside from making your life inconvenient, you could lose your job. A suspension can also prevent you from getting a job in the first place.

Remember, it is quite common for people to think that once their license is suspended they are at a “dead end” and cannot do anything about it. However, in most cases that is simply untrue!

A skilled suspended license attorney can help you avoid a license suspension altogether as well as get your driving privileges restored if they already were suspended.

What Does it Mean if Your New York License Is Suspended?

A license suspension is, by definition, temporary and your license will be available to be reinstated after a specified time period. That period could be a fixed amount of time (known as a definite suspension) or based on certain conditions (an indefinite suspension).

If you’ve received a suspension of any kind, the DMV will send a notice by mail to the address on the license (that’s one reason it’s important to notify DMV if your address changes). The notice will include the reason for the suspension. For a definite suspension, the notice will state the start and end date of the suspension. For an indefinite suspension, the DMV will note what needs to be done to reinstate the license.

You can also find out about a license suspension by going to Register or login using existing credentials, then click “Restore My Driving Privileges” from the main menu.driving while suspended infographic

What Leads to a License Suspension?

The following are just a few of the most common reasons why your driver’s license could be suspended.

  • Driving Without Insurance (VTL 319)
    • Under VTL 319, all cars in New York must be properly insured. A conviction for driving without insurance is extremely serious. You can lose your license for up to 1 year, incur a fine of up to $1,500, and go to jail for up to 15 days.
  • DUI/DWI: Driving Under the Influence & Driving While Intoxicated (VTL 1192-1193)
    • If you are found guilty of DUI/DWI in New York, your driving privileges will be suspended. Depending on what level your blood alcohol content (BAC) was and whether you are a first-time or repeat offender will determine how long the license suspension will last.
    • If your BAC level is above 0.18%, you will likely be charged with Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated. If convicted, your license will be suspended for 1 year.
    • If your blood alcohol content (BAC) is over 0.08% but under 0.18%, you can be charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI). If convicted, your license will be suspended for 6 months.
  • DWAI: Driving While Ability Impaired (VTL 1192)
    • If you are convicted of Driving While Ability Impaired (DWAI), your license will be suspended for 90 days. DWAI is usually issued to motorists who are high while driving and/or the testing indicates that they are impaired below the limit of .08. A second DWAI conviction within 5 years of your first could cause your license to be suspended for 6 months.
  • Having 11 or More Points on Your Driving Record
    • In New York, if you receive 11 or more points within 18 months, your license will be suspended.
    • Remember, moving violations have set point values, and the more moving violations you commit, the closer you will be to a suspension on your driving record.
    • Getting convicted for talking on a cell phone (a 5-point ticket) while driving 21 MPH over (a 6-point ticket) will cause your license to be suspended.

The following traffic violations, depending on the circumstances, can also give rise to a suspended license in New York:

Lastly, the following non-moving violations and non-driving related offenses can also cause your driver’s license to be suspended:

What Is the Difference Between a Revoked and Suspended License?

The difference between revoked license and a suspended license is that a revocation means your license has been cancelled. Like a suspension, there is a revocation period – usually a year or more — where you will be unable to drive. Unlike with a suspension, however, when the revocation period ends you will have to re-apply for a new license. In most cases, you’ll have to request permission from the DMV before you apply and the DMV may require you to take the written and/or driving test again (and pay all the associated fees). There is also a chance your request will be denied.

Your license could be revoked if you:

How to Get Your License Reinstated

In some cases, a suspended license can be reinstated simply by paying a fee or fine. However, in many cases you will need an attorney to help negotiate the conditions for reinstatement, reduce the fees, or even fight the underlying reason for the suspension. Reinstating a revoked license is typically more complicated and will almost certainly require the aid of an attorney.

Go to our page on How to Reinstate a Suspended License in NY reinstating a suspended license for more information.

Is It a Crime to Drive with a Suspended License in New York?

Vehicle and Traffic Law section 511 states that if your license is suspended you can be charged with a crime and in some cases you can be facing a felony charge with a minimum required prison sentence of 1 year.  Oftentimes drivers will find themselves handcuffed and on their way to jail before ever realizing that they were driving on a suspended license (VTL 511).  Unfortunately, not knowing that your license was suspended, even when you state that you did not receive any notification in the mail does not completely absolve you from getting arrested and charged with a crime.

The formal charge for driving with a suspended license in New York is called Aggravated Unlicensed Operation (AUO). There are three levels of AUO in the state. Third- and second-degree AUO are misdemeanors, while first-degree AUO is a felony. For more on criminal charges associated with AUO, see our article here.

Who Should You Call?

If you or a loved one is facing potential license suspension in New York based on pending violations or has been charged with driving while suspended, don’t panic! With the help of a skilled attorney, you may be able to remove or mitigate the consequences. Call the Rosenblum Law at 888-883-5529 to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys to find out how we can help you.

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  • chris
    July 5, 2020

    Hey Team,

    I had 7 points in an 18 month period a few years back and have a court date in October (BK North) for a cell phone ticket (march 2017) which would bring me to 13 points during that 18 month period. I took a point reduction course that shows up on my DMV record to help any points during the time the cell phone ticket was received. I have had not had a ticket in over 3 years since the one in March 17. Do judges actually take into consideration that the points reduction courses were complete?

  • Jack
    June 26, 2020

    Think this question might be helpful for others:

    My license was suspended for not paying a DRA. However, I no longer live in NY. Can I get a license out of state, and if yes, are there any ramifications for when I next visit NYC?

    • staff
      June 26, 2020

      Hello Jack and thank you for reaching out to us. Please note, a suspended license in one state will likely preclude you from obtaining a license in another state as the suspension would appear in the DMV’s database. We suggest lifting the suspension prior to applying for a new license.

  • ZN
    June 2, 2020

    So my cousin’s license was suspended because he didn’t pay his tickets. And now is getting arrested for the second time with driving with a suspended drivers license. Can he get jail time? Can he just pay a fee and be okay?

    • Ronen Cohen
      June 25, 2020

      Hello and thank you for reaching out to us. Please note, a charge for a second offense of driving with a suspended license carries the likelihood of jail time. We suggest contesting the matter with an attorney to mitigate the charges and attempt to avoid this penalty.

  • Jeanette Heyliger
    April 30, 2020

    Hello, my license been suspended since 2016. I was not big on driving at the time so I did not care. But now in 2020 I wanna buy a car, can I pay the ticket fee now and my license would be good or I have to do another drivers test to get my license back? I’m in the state of New York.

    • Ronen Cohen
      May 22, 2020

      Hi Jeanette, you would have to clear your unpaid tickets in order to begin the process of restoring your license. We suggest contacting the Court that has jurisdiction over your matter for further information.

  • Peter W.
    April 18, 2020

    I want to know if this firms does license application denial appeals after DUI’s.

    • Ronen Cohen
      April 20, 2020

      Peter – this is not something our firm handles.

  • Shah
    April 16, 2020

    Hi. After suspension over time to get back driver license what happens to points are they remains or driver license will be clean? Thanks

    • Ronen Cohen
      April 17, 2020

      Shah – points will remain on your license for a set period of time determined by the state in which you received the violation. The length of time varies from state to state.

  • Brian Davis
    April 4, 2020

    Over twenty-seven years ago, I was pulled over several times in the course of a week for driving without insurance, etc. I had just brought the car, and had temporary sticker on the car. several weeks later, i was arrested and subsequently imprisoned for over twenty-five years. Upon my release, in September 3,2019, while trying to obtain my license at dmv, i was informed that i owed $5000 for the default judgment. I tried to get a default hearing on the matter and was denied. I have no job, and the jobs being offered to me requires a drivers license. Is there any thing that can be done to help me in this matter? Is there any way of getting this financial judgment greatly reduced? is there any agency that will assist with paying this judgement. Is there a statue of limitation on this judgement?

    • Ronen Cohen
      April 6, 2020

      Brian – Have you considered obtaining a restricted license in order that you may drive for work purposes?

  • Lanre Fadamiro
    March 31, 2020

    I have no excuse but just regret and shame for the way I drove when I had gotten my license and since then have changed completely (due to understanding I have things I want to achieve) but that isn’t the point. So far at this point I have alleged 20 points going to my license with the summons I have and I am not trying to defend myself in any way. Whatever they want to punish me with is justifiable. So I just want to know how this may affect me and what I can do. I stopped driving and started my own delivery service with my bike as an independent contractor so I don’t directly need my license but I do get background checks that look at my license so my question is

    1. How will this affect my background check if my license gets suspended?

    2, Is there a risk of my license being revoked. And how long?

    3. Is there anything I can do to help my case. I really did a full 180 because I have a lot of responsibility now. I have to first help myself and then help my family and I just want to be able to do that and although I know I can’t escape consequences, I would like my new efforts to be acknowledged.

    • Ronen Cohen
      March 31, 2020

      Lanre – While we would be happy to provide you with information, we need additional details in order to assist you further – including ticket dates, locations, and underlying offenses. Please feel free to reach out to us for a free consultation at 888-883-5529.

  • Meg
    March 14, 2020

    My husband just got a notice from the NYS DMV that he owes $450 in driver assessment fees. He got two speeding tickets in one year (total of 8 points) but the tickets were from 2006. 14 years ago!!! This was his first notice. The points have long been removed from his license. Does he still have to pay this fee? (14 years – it’s crazy!).

    • Ronen Cohen
      March 17, 2020

      Meg – Unfortunately, he must pay the driver responsibility assessment fee if he had received those points within an 18 month period.

      • Malky
        May 4, 2020

        My licence was suspended in 2017 due to a “failure to answer a summons” for a non moving violation – the license has since expired.
        Do these tickets tend to add interest? Will I have to pay a ridiculous amount?
        Because I really want to renew my license and cannot do so as long as it’s still suspended.

        • Ronen Cohen
          May 22, 2020

          Hello, we suggest contacting the Court that issued your ticket(s) for further information on their process and fines.

  • Gurcharan Dhillon
    March 7, 2020

    Hey quick question i have 4 tickets and its says impending suspension? So how many days do i have to pay these tickets before they suspend my license cause without my license i cant go to work or make any money and plus I probably need some time but i hope they don’t suspend it asap and give me alteast 30 days or something?

    • Ronen Cohen
      March 9, 2020

      Gurcharan – Is your license set to be suspended because you were convicted of multiple violations, or rather, because you had neglected to answer certain tickets. Please clarify so we may advise further.

  • Louann Murello
    March 3, 2020

    Hello. My son was caught up in a raid at a bar at college by the dmv and police. He along with 140 other students were ticketed for 509 6 told to plea and pay fine it would just be a fine and no points or anything on their license. They all did and not long after received waiver from dmv for a 90 day suspension. We understood if you fight and lose it would be 1 year without a license. I was able to get plea vacated because he did not know what he was pleading to and I felt they were basically misled. We got it pled down to “leaving a car unattended” but of course still have the 90 suspension. My question is once the new charge is filed will the 509 6 “possession of a fictitious license” come off his dmv record (license) and be replaced with the new charge? I phone dmv in Albany and a representative told me yes but really would like this confirmed.Thank you for any information you can provide in this matter.

    • Ronen Cohen
      March 4, 2020

      Louann – The charge that will appear on your son’s record should be the reduced offense. I would suggest obtaining his record to assure it has been appropriately reported.

  • David
    February 26, 2020

    My girlfriends license got revoked for a DWAI. She enrolled and completed the IDP to get it back. Her probation officer is not allowing her to get it reinstated. Is there anything she can do.

    • Ronen Cohen
      February 27, 2020

      David – due to the serious and complex nature of this issue, I would suggest that you contact us directly at 888-883-5529 to discuss further.

  • SP
    February 24, 2020

    My Boyfriend just got his license revoked today for a speeding ticket for 90 mph in a 30mph zone. He was fined $693 dollars & told his license will be revoked but they didn’t actually take his license. He has no points on his license. The judge told him he could not have more time to pay the fine it had to be paid in exactly 30 days. Will he receive something in the mail about it being revoked? Or will the license be revoked if he does not pay the fine in 30 days? Is there anything he can do to get this issue resolved & get his license back? Or is this a permanent matter

    • Ronen Cohen
      February 25, 2020

      SP – Generally speaking, you should be receiving something in the mail regarding the potential revocation of his license. As there is limited information we can provide without knowing more details about both the conviction, as well as his previous record, I would suggest contacting us at 888-883-5529.

  • Regal
    February 12, 2020

    Hi, so my NY License had gotten suspended due to multiple unpaid ticket fees and assessment fees, then my Driver ID expired and was not able to renew it to simply have as a form of Identification unless I paid off all the outstanding fees, so I exchanged it for a Non drivers ID card which they allow you to do without paying all those fees, now its been 6 months I finally paid off all the fees on my License, will i need to take a driving test as if I’m getting a brand new license or can you just exchange it right back for my previous drivers license?

    • Ronen Cohen
      February 13, 2020

      Regal – I would suggest contacting the DMV directly to determine what steps are needed to re-institute your license. The procedures required will generally depend on whether your license was suspended or revoked.

  • Lamar
    December 17, 2019

    My license was suspended this past September of 2019 for failure to appear in court for a speeding ticket that occurred within the summer of 2018. I didn’t even know about the court date, I didn’t receive any mail regarding this. the dmv is saying that I have to pay almost 600$ for that to be reinstated. I also have almost 400$ worth of parking tickets that have stacked up against me. Due to this suspension I have been out of work almost six months. To reinstate my license they are requesting I pay this almost 600$ fee which I obviously cannot afford as of now. I’ve been driving for work the past four years and am having trouble finding other means of work. Is there anyway here in nyc that I will be able to reinstate my driving privileges at least to be able to work? I know that I at some point will have to pay these fees but I can’t do it jobless.

    • Ronen Cohen
      December 17, 2019

      I would suggest contacting the NY DMV directly to determine whether any accommodation can be made.

  • Robert
    November 27, 2019

    Hello, I recently got notified by my traffic attorney(not a good one I guess) that I was found guilty of a cell phone ticket from back in 2017 and thusly my license will be suspended for 31 days because I’ll have more than 11 points in that time frame. If I take a defensive driving course soon could I get that suspension overturned or will it not matter? I deliver for a living and can’t have a suspended license for a month. Thank you

    • Ronen Cohen
      December 2, 2019

      Robert – Defensive driving courses are effective for violations that had occurred in the 18 months preceding the completion of the class.

  • Lisa
    November 19, 2019

    If my license was suspended in NY but I have lived in south Carolina for the past few years, and I’m planning an emergency trip to NY but don’t have restoration fees; is it legal to drive in that state? My suspension was only for that state I’m just concerned because obviously if I can’t pay restoration I can’t afford a ticket .

    • Ronen Cohen
      November 21, 2019

      Lisa – If you are suspended to drive in NY, then you are, by definition, not permitted to drive in the state. Doing so will subject you to potential criminal charges.

  • K. VB.
    October 27, 2019

    Mr. Rosenblum,
    Sir my family and I are literally losing everything do to my actions dating back to 1991.
    I have once again been denied my license because of my History. Which as I can tell is not totally correct , my wife has saved just about every incident that I have ever been in.
    I. Need. Some. Serious lawyer help..

    Not sure in which direction to turn.

    Mr. [redacted]

    • Ronen Cohen
      October 28, 2019

      Please contact us at 888-883-5529 as we require additional information before advising further.

  • Nicole
    October 22, 2019

    Hello. I had 9 points on my license before getting another unfortunate speeding ticket, which I think is going to come out to be 4 points. I completed an online defensive driving course, which I have been told should remove 4 points from my license. I also plan on fighting this new speeding ticket in court (I was in a 55 MPH zone, then all of the sudden it was a 30 MPH zone, and I was still slowing down when the cop passed me. The zones change really fast, and I simply missed the sign.) Do you think my license will be suspended? If so, for how long? Thank you.

    • Ronen Cohen
      October 24, 2019

      Nicole – Please advise us of the dates you had received the tickets, along with what courts have jurisdiction over these tickets in order that we may advise you further.

  • Greg
    October 19, 2019

    My license has been suspended for more than 5 years in NYS and expired for about the same. I never felt I needed one again as I’ve always lives in NYC and have maintained a job that did not require one. Now things have changed and I’m looking to get my self sorted for new beginnings. How long are the unpaid ticket suspensions in place for and will they still prevent me from obtaining a license here in NYS? these are from at least 6 or 7 years ago (I know).

    • Ronen Cohen
      October 24, 2019

      Greg – suspensions are effective until they are cleared by the the driver. In order to obtain a license, I would address these underlying tickets, along with the associated suspension fees.

  • Sarah
    October 17, 2019

    Does the DMV always suspend your license if you get 11 points within 18 months? How is the decision made?

    • Ronen Cohen
      October 18, 2019

      Barring the completion of a defensive driving course, you can expect license suspension to occur at 11 points.

  • Pedro
    September 28, 2019

    Is there anything I can do about being permanently denied a license in New York? Just became eligible so I submitted my application to restore privileges and just received the denial in the mail .

    • Ronen Cohen
      October 2, 2019

      Pedro – what is the reason for the denial of your driving privileges?

  • Mike Pantoja
    September 25, 2019

    I am in need of legal help with my NY Driver’s License
    to make a long story short I have 10 tickets they say which are unreg 60 days/op without insur / unlicensed… now the issue these tickets are from 1996 yes 1886 and they are accrued up to 2400 with penalty and fines and right now even though they are not mine – due to identity fraud – I need to clear them up Asap so I can obtain a new job – I am former Military and this is holding me back – – the identity fraud is simple – before I got my license in the mail – I never received I had the paper one that they issued and it was in an Oldsmobile omega my parents let me use which was stolen and never found the license was in the glove box and used to rack up 10 tickets and now I am left with the collateral damage – i left New York over 20 years ago and joined the Navy I attempted to call DMV and to no avail they said there was nothing they could do just pay the fines – I am currently up for a new position and I live in Conneticut now and I need help with this – what I need is guidance or legal counsel on how to rectify this asap and what it will cost

    • Ronen Cohen
      September 26, 2019

      Mike – I would suggest you first obtain copies of all the tickets – which should be listed on your NY Abstract. After receiving the respective tickets, you may contact us at 888-883-5529 to discuss further and we would be happy to advise accordingly.

  • Gregory Melomo
    September 23, 2019

    hello I received a ticket the other day while going 96 in a 55 mph speed limit on the interstate i have not gone to court yet or mailed and i am wondering what are my chances of getting my license suspended i am 18 years old almost turning 19 and have been driving for over a year now

    • Ronen Cohen
      September 24, 2019

      Gregory – You are currently facing an 11 point speeding ticket. This ticket, if found guilty, entails a fine of approximately $693, along with the driver responsibility assessment fee of $450. Additionally your insurance rates almost certainly increase significantly. Furthermore, this 11 point violation will result in license suspension if convicted. Well we strongly suggest you plead not guilty, in order to provide any further information, please provide us with the name of the court that has jurisdiction over your case. You may contact us to discuss further at 888-883-5529.

  • Hennesy Taveras
    September 11, 2019

    Hi my driving privileges was revoked in NY State for two DUI’s I have a CT driver’s license I paid to have all the suspensions lifted will I still be able to renew my license in CT while being revoked in NY

    • Ronen Cohen
      September 12, 2019

      Generally speaking you would need to clear up your issues in New York before you’re able to proceed in your home state. However, I would confirm the policy and procedure with the CT DMV.

  • Derrick Haller
    September 10, 2019

    I received a letter pertaining to a suspended license due to a ticket which stated I did not have car insurance. Main issue was I never received the initial ticket, until 12 months later when they stated my license has been suspended. Verifying with my insurance company I have had zero lapses for 10 years, so unsure why I initially received the ticket nor how to rectify this after so much time. So currently I would like to avoid the monetary penalty for an action I was innocent for. Please let me know if this is something you can assist me with.
    Derrick Haller

    • Ronen Cohen
      September 11, 2019

      Due to the complex nature of this issue, I would ask you to call us directly at 888-883-5529 for a free consultation. There are some points I would like to clarify before providing you with any additional information.

  • Gregory bobillot
    July 30, 2019

    Hi guys,
    The NY DMV suspended my driving license for an unpaid ticket (dirty plate) at the same time that I was appealing the violation? I don’t get it

    • Ronen Cohen
      August 7, 2019

      Hello Gregory and thank you for contacting us. The filing of an appeal does not allow you to avoid making payments as required by the court.

  • Victoria
    July 18, 2019

    I received a speeding ticket shortly after my 18th birthday and I still had my junior license, I resolved the ticket in court and it was fine. Now I have to turn in my license and it’s being suspended for 60 days starting 8/10/19, I leave for school a week after that, I’m going to school in Florida and I need my license for identification and for when I fly home. Is there a way to stop the suspension and surrendering before I leave for school?

    • Ronen Cohen
      August 7, 2019

      Hello Victoria, we would suggest contacting the DMV for assistance.

  • Paul
    July 6, 2019

    I’m a senior (retired) resident of Southern Maryland who recently learned that his New York driving privilege was suspended in 2008 because of failure to pay a driver responsibility assessment and to answer a summon for a1997 unpaid traffic ticket that I believe I paid but am unable to document. Can this matter be resolved (reinstatement of driving privilege if payment of fines/penalties were satisfied) without an “in-person” court (Town of North Danville, Livingston County) appearance?

    • Ronen Cohen
      August 7, 2019

      Hello Paul, I would suggest contacting the court directly to determine whether this can be resolved remotely.

  • Aramis Gonzalez
    July 4, 2019

    What if you get 11 points or more but not within 18 months?

    • Ronen Cohen
      August 7, 2019

      Aramis, thank you for contacting us. Your license will be suspended if you receive 11 points within 18 months. In this case, your license would not be suspended. However, your insurance rates will likely increase substantially.

  • Aramis Gonzalez
    July 4, 2019

    What if you get 11 or more points, but not within 18 months?

    • Ronen Cohen
      August 7, 2019

      Aramis, thank you for contacting us. Your license will be suspended if you receive 11 points within 18 months. In this case, your license would not be suspended. However, your insurance rates will likely increase substantially.

  • krista
    June 26, 2019

    I have a suspended license due to 2 unpaid moving violations from a year ago in Westchester county and I now reside in NYC. They were never paid or addressed at all to the court. One was for speeding and the other an illegal u-turn and it shows I have a four point suspension right now that is keeping me from renewing my license it says online. Do I have to pay these tickets at court in order to get my license renewed and back?

    • Ronen Cohen
      August 7, 2019

      Krista, thank you for your inquiry. You can pay these tickets in court, however, you would be risking the loss of your license depending on the amount of points you already have on your license in addition to these. You can very well pay the tickets and pay the cost to lift the suspension, or you can choose to fight the tickets.

    June 19, 2019

    Hello, I live in NY now, my license has been suspended in NJ for over 20 yrs now I had a DUI’s and after that driving while suspended, multiples,so between fines and the convictions piled on top of each other I cant drive, so being in NY I want to try to get a work license, I became disable in 2010 on SSI, it doesn’t pay enough for me to live comfortably. I want to work let me know what you think.

    • Ronen Cohen
      July 16, 2019

      Keith, thank you so much for your inquiry. Please give us a call so we can give you a proper consultation on this matter.

  • Nikki
    June 8, 2019

    While on my way to hospital I was stopped because the car was unregistered and given a bunch of tickets. I was unable pay for them and eventually got arrested for driving for driving with a suspended license. I went to jail for 6 months and missed all court appearances that I didn’t even know about. Now 17 years later I live in Texas and need to get a license so I can work. Please advise. Thank you

    • Ronen Cohen
      July 15, 2019

      Nikki – your first step is to contact the NY DMV and get an updated abstract. You may then contact whichever court has issued the suspension and attempt to resolve these outstanding items with them. You may contact our office is you require any assistance. We can be reached at 888-883-5529.

  • ERIC
    April 12, 2019

    I have a Pennsylvania license, was briefly suspended due to tickets in NYS. I just paid the tickets I had in NYS, but still owe fees for assessment due to points in NYS. Will my priviledge in PA be clear (suspension) in the mean time?

    • Ronen Cohen
      May 10, 2019

      Hello Eric,
      We suggest resolving your suspension issues in NY asap in order to assure that you are able to address any suspension issues that may result in PA. License suspension information is shared freely among the states.

  • Peter Nevai
    March 27, 2019

    My wife went to renew her Florida Drivers License. At the DMV she was told she had something outstanding from 1989, this had never come up before. I cannot seem to find anywhere on line how to find out what these violations are nor how to reconcile something this old. We live in Florida and just need some info what we can do, with out having to travel to NY to pay what may be only a seat belt or parking ticket.

    • Ronen Cohen
      May 10, 2019

      Hello Peter , to answer your question, I suggest contacting the NY DMV directly.

  • Andrea
    March 12, 2019

    My boyfriend and father of my children was just notified yesterday that his license has been revoked for a whole year, starting February 16th. He has a NY state license however, he was in Miami because me and his two sons live here. He paid over $2000 in unpaid tickets in January and despite paying, they still took away his license. I’m not sure if anything can be done or if he would need to fly back in order to handle this but any advice would be great. Thank you.

    • Ronen Cohen
      April 8, 2019

      Hello Andrea and thank you for reaching out. In order to provide you with further information, I would suggest contacting our firm directly. Please feel free to contact our law firm at 888-883-5529.

  • Gustavo Gallego
    January 16, 2019

    Hello, my license was suspended and revoked in 1989 for unpaid tickets like speeding. I was a teenager without a job and never took care of the problem, I also left the country for about 8 years and returned but to Florida and now need a license how can I fix this problem?

    • Ronen Cohen
      January 18, 2019

      Hello Gustavo,
      Assuming your license is suspended and not revoked, you must first pay off all of the fines associated with the ticket, and thereafter pay any suspension termination fee.
      Thank you for your question.

  • Gia
    December 17, 2018

    Hi, I was pulled over in July 2017 for dwi and arrested. When I was stopped I had a Jamaican drivers license as my Florida one though on my person had expired in February. I’m a temporary visitor with pending immigration status. I’ve been on Tasc probation since June of this year. I asked my probation officer if I could get a license and would I need a letter she said no just go ahead and apply. They asked have I had a license before I presented my florida license and they suggested transferring as it was within the 2 year period of expiring. Eventually they said it couldn’t be done I needed to get a new license; I took the test, provided all required documents and was issued a permit. Did the prelicensing course and my road test and was certainly sent a drivers license in the mail back in October. Now on dec 13th I received a letter to say my license is suspended/revoked. When I called they told me they had two files and now that they’re merged no license and I should’ve known. The lady was rude to say the least. She also stated that this happens quite often, is there anything I can do about this?

    • Ronen Cohen
      December 25, 2018

      Gia – Due to the serious nature of these offenses, along with the complex situation you are currently in, I would urge you to contact our office to discuss further.

  • Howard Burke
    November 7, 2018

    I had my license revoked in 2014 because I was driving with a suspended license and I left the scene of an license was suspended because I owe more than $10000 in ny state taxes.moved to Florida in may?.
    Need help to obtain my florida license.i just want to clear my revoked license. Can you help?

  • Howard Burke
    October 30, 2018

    Moved from ny to Florida in may. My ny state drivers license was revoked.Need to obtain a Florida drivers license. Can you help? thanks

    • Ronen Cohen
      November 1, 2018

      Howard – what was the reason for the revocation in NY?

  • Alyssa
    October 17, 2018

    Hi, on my way home from work I was pulled over by a police officer and was given three summons, one for going through a red light , one for passing someone on the right and one for having a portable electronic device in my hand.
    I was holding my e cigarette in my hands , my phone wasn’t even accessible to me as it was in my back pocket . The police office asked me what was in my hand and I told him and he said well it looked like a phone to me and gave me the summons
    The passing someone on the right, I had a cab in front of me and he put his left signal on to turn left, as I was passing him he decided he didn’t want to turn left and shut his signal off and went straight, which is why from where the officer was parked, it looked like I was just passing him up on the left all while this was happening the light changed from yellow to red so fast and I got a summons for that too.
    I drive for a living , I can not have my license revoked otherwise I will be out of work. Is there anything that can be done about this?? I have a court date next year since I plead not guilty and I’m very worried about what will happen

    • Ronen Cohen
      October 18, 2018

      Alyssa – We strongly suggest contesting this ticket due to the substantial amount of points, fines, and insurance implications. You may contact us for a free consultation at 888-883-5529.

  • Kristal Neil
    October 2, 2018

    I RECEIVED a order of suspension or revocation speeding and fld to stop, and fld to signal within 18 months can an appeal help me

    • Ronen Cohen
      October 10, 2018

      Kristal – In order to provide you with advice, I require additional information as to the exact charge of the tickets, and their current status.

  • David
    August 5, 2018

    My girlfriend at the time took my car that was in storage without insurance and was involved in an accident in 2004. I moved to Texas in 2008 and new York state has revoked my license so I cant get one in texas. Is there anything i can do?

    • Ronen Cohen
      August 16, 2018

      What is the reason behind the revocation? I would advise you to contact us at 888-883-5529 to discuss further, as there can be multiple outstanding issues on your driving record.

  • Jennifer Robbins
    July 1, 2018

    I was pulled over for speeding (72 in a 55). I did not even notice the officer on the side of the road. After the usual “do you know why I pulled you over?” and license, registration, etc., he stated he was going to write me a ticket for failure to obey a traffic control device and that he was “doing me a favor” with this.
    I asked him if or how many points were associated, and he stated 0.5 points. I now realize this is untrue. I asked him if I could plead not guilty, and he stated that if I did this, he would come into court when I went with his original charge, so I had better take the plea he had just given me.
    This is on a rural country highway, so I’m sure there are no body cams, probably just dash cams with no sound– essentially, my word against his.
    The only thing I did do to indicate anything was “off” on my guilty plea was to indicate that I was pleading guilty because I was “required.” I used just that one word.
    I realize that telling me my points would be 0.5 was not legal, but that ends up in a he said/she said. But honestly, had I realized the points for failure to obey a traffic control device were 3, rather than the 4 for the speeding, I would have taken my chances with entering a not guilty plea as it likely would have gone down to 2 points or less. Can I or should I change my plea? Wait for the judgement papers to come?
    Any insight? This was out and out intimidation, but unlikely to be able to be proven.
    Obviously I need a lawyer if I’m going to fight any of this, but is fighting it even possible now?

    • Ronen Cohen
      July 19, 2018

      If you would like to rescind your previously entered guilty plea, a motion must be filed with the court. We would be happy to provide assistance on filing this motion which we generally recommend pursuing.

  • Dillon Luiz
    April 17, 2018

    My license was revoked in new york by the court for 1 year because of multiple driving under the influence tickets. Then the dmv added 6 months. It has now been 26 months and I’ve done all court requirements and still have been denied. I have moved to North Carolina and started a business and would like to be able to get a license here but I there’s an interstate data base. What can I do?

    • Ronen Cohen
      April 23, 2018

      Due to the serious consequences of these incidents, please contact us at 888-883-5529. We would like to discuss the specific dates of these offenses in order to provide you with accurate information.

  • Gregory Felix
    February 28, 2018

    I apparently have 3 suspensions due to not paying tickets. Do I need a lawyer and do I have to pay 3 separate suspensions?

    • Ronen Cohen
      March 2, 2018

      Gregory – Please provide further information on these suspensions, specifically, why they were issued. Whether hiring an attorney will be beneficial to you will depend upon why you were suspended.

  • Karen Baker
    February 12, 2018

    Hi, I was stopped today (not sure why, not speeding) and trooper comes to my window and asks my name then says I have a suspended drivers license. I ask her suspended for what? she comes back and says it’s a failure to appear 2 years ago for a speeding ticket. I vaguely remember one, but really? They can suspend my license for one ticket? other than that one, I haven’t had a ticket in 10 or more years, I have a clean driving record. Help!

    • Ronen Cohen
      February 19, 2018

      Failure to answer or pay a ticket can result in license suspension. Driving with a suspended license is a misdemeanor offense in NY. What offense were you specifically charged with after being stopped?

  • Victor
    October 13, 2017

    I need your help nov21 back to court for driver license suspended and insurance lapes

    • RLF Attorneys
      October 23, 2017

      Victor – what are the charges against you?

  • John
    September 26, 2017

    I was suspended in June on a DWAI conviction. In July I applied for a non-driver ID card, now my abstract is showing my license is surrendered. Will this affect my license suspension termination in anyway? Tomorrow is 90 days, and I will have meet all other requirements for discharge. I’m worried that getting the non-driver ID may require me to re-license, which will kick off a 25 year lookback (I had 2 convictions in the 90’s). DMV never informed me of any issue I may have when getting the non-driver ID – I’m very worried about anything going wrong as my job is dependent on a license.

    • RLF Attorneys
      September 28, 2017

      John – due to the serious potential consequences, I strongly suggest you contact us for a free consultation at 888-883-5529

  • Jim Viza
    June 29, 2017

    My son received a NY drivers license suspension notice (90 days) due to possession of a fake license (he was 20 at the time, just turned 21). Since this was his first time caught with a fake license the DMV is suspending the license for “ony” 90 days. Is there a way to fight this?

    • RLF Attorneys
      July 3, 2017

      Jim –

      In order to properly advise you of the options, I suggest you contact my office to clarify the facts surrounding the summons your son received.

  • Denis A.
    June 21, 2017


    I have 12 pints pending on my record as of March 2017. The 12 pts were the result of 2 traffic stops in total. On the 18th of June this year I received another 5 or 6 pts for Operating Motor Vehicle while using Mobile Device. I am a resident of NYS and will most likely face as suspension. My question is how long will my suspension be? I am a college student and work 3 jobs, will this give me any reasons to receive a conditional license for the time being?

    Thank you,

    Denis A.

    • RLF Attorneys
      June 27, 2017

      Denis, In the state of New York once you reach the 11 point mark you are suspended. You may go to the DMV and apply for a restricted use license. Keep in mind it is up to the DMV on whether or not they want to issue it to you.

  • Oscar E. Tobias
    June 8, 2017

    Hello, i got a speeding ticket last summer of 2016 for going 20 over and 3 weeks ago i got another speeding ticket for going 60 in a 30, I went to the court date and they said i have to go back when i get by mail by court date, I think im facing possible license suspension, the clerk said try to get a reduction, but im not sure what is the actual best route to take, if you can please give my any ideas ill appreciate it thanks

    • RLF Attorneys
      June 14, 2017

      Oscar – In order to advise further, please provide the location of these incidents.

  • Mr Flechas
    May 31, 2017

    I have a valid New Jersey Drivers license however I also have a New York State IDENTIFICATION card with my New Jersey Address on it. I was required to get a new york state ID because I was in a construction union and NY state ID was required for my certifications. I am not a resident of NY State. I was pulled over earlier this week and I was told by the police officer that my NY State drivers license was suspended. I told the officer I do not have a NY state drivers license. The officer said that he CREATED a NY state drivers license based on my NY state ID. Now I have a court date and have to go to the DMV. I did a search on the NYS DMV website which said I have no suspensions and I also checked my NJ state license. Nothing is suspended. Is it legal for police officers to CREATE a drivers license for someone if they’ve never had a license in that state?

    • RLF Attorneys
      June 12, 2017

      Mr. Flechas – I have not heard of a situation such as yours before. I suggest you contact me at 888-883-5529 so we may discuss in further detail. Even if you are license in NJ, you do have a ‘driving record’ from NY. This, may, be what the officer was referring to.

  • Shanon
    May 16, 2017

    I just found out my license is suspended because my insurance lapsed. I had applied for a new policy for my vehicles and they said it was suspended. I phoned the DMV and of course she was rude, but stated I have to serve everyday the plates were not turned in. I have not been able to drive since July of 2016, due a medication. I did not realize I had to return plates. What can I do?

    • RLF Attorneys
      May 25, 2017

      Shanon – you should contact the DMV and inquire about the possibility of obtaining a restricted license until your privileges are fully restored.

  • Ernest Sileo
    May 15, 2017

    Hi, I had a speeding ticket conviction on 2/24/14. It’s past the 3 years from the date but it’s still showing on my license. I read that it won’t come off until the January after the 3 years. Is there any way to get it cleared off? I’m out of work and it’s hard to get a job driving trucks because my license doesn’t show up clean.

    • RLF Attorneys
      May 18, 2017

      Ernest, points do not ‘come off’ your driving record after 3 years. You may not receive 11 points in any 18 month window of time, as you will then be suspended. Additionally, added penalties are assessed based on point accumulation within this 18 month period of time. For your purposes, however, the issue will truly be how extensive of an abstract your potential employer requires.

  • Richard Wilson
    May 13, 2017

    Hello, I lost my job 3 years ago and was out of work for approximately one year, I fell behind on my child support, They suspended my license, I am back to work and have been making DOUBLE weekly payments for a solid 18 months to get caught up, I have written social services about getting my license back so I can get to work and continue making payments, they just won’t work with me. Can you help with this..??

    • RLF Attorneys
      May 18, 2017

      I suggest that you contact the DMV and ask whether a restricted license is possible.

  • neil roth
    April 29, 2017

    i received an unlicensed operator ticket in NYC (from a NYS trooper – based on license plat reader at RFK bridge) . had no idea what it was. went to DMV to discover that when i bought new car year ago and transferred plates and insurance, the insurance clerk accidentally typed in 2015 instead of 2016 for noting the termination date of insurance under my old vehicle..which then created in the system a retroactive status that i was driving “uninsured” and license apparently was suspended. I called insurer and they corrected with DMV…and driving status was fixed…is there a more efficient way to handle this ticket other than waiting until december for a no-guilty hearing and even then who knows what happens?

    • RLF Attorneys
      May 8, 2017

      From the information you have provided, I believe the most efficient way of handling this issue is by attending the court hearing. I suggest you contact my office as I would like to clarify a few facts surrounding this ticket.

  • Micheal avery
    April 15, 2017

    A while ago, I got a ticket for going 29 mph over the limit. This is my first ever offense and I am above 18 in nys. Is there any way that the judge can just take away my license in the courtroom?

    • RLF Attorneys
      April 21, 2017

      Michael – generally speaking, a judge will not suspend a license because of a 6 point ticket, although they are provided substantial discretion with respect to penalties.

  • Massimo
    April 10, 2017

    There is any way to reduce a 6 months revocation time?for 3 speeding tickets?

    • RLF Attorneys
      April 14, 2017

      Massimo – You should contact the DMV about a potential for a temporary license.

  • Charles A
    March 31, 2017

    HELP! I just got three tickects in the bronx on the 28th of this month. 1, doing 75mph on a 55mph. 2, driving without insurance. 3, driving an unregistered car. I had purchased the car at an auction inWisconsin a day prior and the title wasn’t going to be ready until five days after but I had the purchase receipt from the the auction company. My title comes in the mail next week, can I use it to plead not guilty for the unregistered car ticket? Will my license be suspended whether or not I decide to just pay all three fines? I am in the Military and I had to be back in NYC to get stuff done on base by the 29th which was why I decided to drive the car without all the paperwork. And the auction guys told me to just show the police my purchase receipt if I get pulled over and they will understand. What are my options please.

    • RLF Attorneys
      March 31, 2017

      Charles, due to the serious nature of this offense, I suggest you contact us for a free consultation at 888-883-5529. I would also like to clarify whether you had insurance on the car at the time of the stop.

  • John Hamm
    March 6, 2017

    My license was revoked .. It was a restricted license for work only. I got a ticket for a moving violation (turning left in a no-left) and that caused the revocation. How can I get the restricted license back so i can use it for work.

    • RLF Attorneys
      March 13, 2017

      John – I would advise you to contact the DMV for your answer.

  • PDinava
    March 6, 2017

    I have a CT licence and realized today that there was suspension in NY on my licence since 2009 for failure to pay DRA which I didn’t even know it existed until today. I have immediately gone through DMV records and paid up the amount that was showing as due and have payment confirmation.

    What else do I need to do to get the suspension removed and how can I monitor that suspension has been removed.

    • RLF Attorneys
      March 6, 2017

      I suggest you contact the DMV, as they will be able to further assist you in this matter.

  • Hesham
    December 19, 2016

    In 2015 my license was suspended twice for failure to pay assesment fee. I never recieved any letters in the mail warning of suspension or else I would have paid it. Now it’s a year later and all the jobs I want to get are refusing me. Is there any way I can get the suspensions removed.

    • RLF Attorneys
      December 20, 2016

      Hesham – you should contact the court in order to pay both your assessment fee, and suspension termination fees. That should clear up any issues you are facing.

  • Elizabeth
    December 7, 2016

    My license is to be suspended on 12/19/16 for 12 points on my license. If I go for a restricted license, after my 30 day suspension is up are those points cleared then? All were within 18 moths from the guilty one of 11/4/14. But I do have a speeding ticket from 04/2016 that has a court date of 05/2017. Can that ticket suspend my license again?

    • RLF Attorneys
      December 8, 2016

      The points are not cleared when you receive a restricted license. If you receive 11 points in any 18 month window of time, your license might be suspended again

  • Carole. Einstein
    June 7, 2016

    My license was suspended I think bc I didn’t show up for a seat belt hearing in Queens. They said I owed $240 from 2012. Can I call with a cc z? Please tell me what U need to do.

    • Adam Rosenblum
      June 24, 2016

      Carole – Your driving privileges can be suspended for failure to appear in court. I suggest you contact us to discuss your options. You can reach us at 888-883-5529.

  • Justin
    May 24, 2016

    My license is suspended for unpaid tickets and driver assessment fee i can’t afford to pay for these at the moment what would be my best course of action

    • Adam Rosenblum
      May 26, 2016


      Fines for unpaid tickets are expected to be paid in full, however, the DRA (Driver’s Responsibility Assessment) can be paid in three installments over the next three years.

  • Hem gotamay
    May 23, 2016

    Two year ago I have 11 points in my license. I get 2 ticket at same time.speeding and follow to close. what can I do please

    • Adam Rosenblum
      June 9, 2016

      Hem – Please clarify your question. Are you facing new charges?

  • Eli Ben-Nany
    May 22, 2016

    Hi. I got suspension or revocation order for 3 speeding tickets I have lost in court. I am a limo driver. Only working person in family of 7. Is there any way to fight this order? I am a very experienced driver with over 1.5 million miles. Never had any accidents or serious violations.

    • Adam Rosenblum
      June 3, 2016

      I am sorry to hear about your situation. How exactly can we help you?

  • Chantell
    March 16, 2016

    I received a ticket for driving without insurance. I did not realize the insurance lapsed at the time. Is there any hope of me keeping my license? I’m a f/t nurse, student and mother of a 4y.o. I have no other way to get around liVing in Suffolk County and cannot afford to lose my license.

    • Adam Rosenblum
      March 22, 2016

      Hi Chantell, having a lapsed insurance is a big deal in NY. You could possibly face 15 days in jail. A fine maximum of $1500 and a revoked license of 1 year. Please contact our office for a free consultation to find out what your options are with disputing this type of ticket. We could be reached at 888-883-5529.

  • fernando gomez
    February 15, 2016

    i get 11 ticket today 1 for speeding driving 86 under 55 , 1 for driving without insurance 4 for tint windows 1 each window one for driving slow 20 under 55 that after the cop stop me and i was in the let lane and i try pull to my right and the service road am i cdl driving i don’t have record just 2 point for u turn in comercial zone i don’t drink i don’t smoke am clean never being in jail no even a precint can u please tell me if ima lose my cdl because this is my key for my job if i lose it i lose everything

    • Adam Rosenblum
      March 2, 2016

      Fernando – due to the serious nature of this offense, I strongly suggest you contact us to discuss further.

  • Shirley Randolph
    February 13, 2016

    I am writing for my husband, whose driver’s license will be suspended on February 19,2016, due to no insurance. We are retired residents in New York City and the car is owned by our god daughter, who resides in Mt. Vernon. She purchased the car, but asked my husband to insure the car in his name. He did not realize that once you insure a car in your name, the car is also registered in your name. Suffice to say, she allowed the insurance to lapse,without informing us. My question is how can my husband remove his game from the registration and insurance without my god daughter?. We cannot find her, and she is not responding to our calls/texts. Or, how can my husband reinstate his license without access to the plates and registration ? Thanking you in advance.

    Retired in NYC

    • Adam Rosenblum
      March 2, 2016

      I suggest you contact the NY DMV to obtain this information.

  • mayra cotto
    January 13, 2016

    I found out my license was suspended about 8 years ago , i never got to pay the ticket because i didnt have the money for it . Now i want to fix my license but its over a thousand dollars , can it be reduced , plus i have point on my license . What can i do to fix it ?

    • Adam Rosenblum
      January 20, 2016

      I suggest you contact the court where the incident arose – they will be able to advise you of your options for paying off this ticket.

  • t.
    December 24, 2015

    Ok. 4 yrs ago my boyfriend was pulled over in my car, forfailure to stop at a stop sign. At that point he was told that he had a suspended license. long story short, he was then ticketed for driving with a suspended licence and no inspection. He never went to court to address this. Could you please tell me the consequences for this and what he can do to fix it?

    • Adam Rosenblum
      January 11, 2016

      Your boyfriend should contact the DMV to determine the status of his license, and what court was handling his initial charge. After obtaining this information, you may contact us to discuss further. I need clarification on the current outstanding charges so I may be able to provide you with the correct information.

  • Eric Washington
    December 21, 2015

    I believe my license is suspended due to unpaid parking tickets on a truck that I used to own. I have been out of work and could not afford it then as well as now. I am willing to do community service if I have to so I can clear my license. There have been some doors opening up and my license being suspended is definitely holding me back. I don’t know what to do or where to go so I’m asking you for some kind of assistance or help. Please get back to me if you have the chance. If I don’t hear from you, thank you for your time & have a blessed holiday.

    • Adam Rosenblum
      January 11, 2016

      I suggest you contact the DMV to determine what violations are currently outstanding. If these are no-point violations, you should consider contacting the courts and arranging payment.

  • Ben
    November 29, 2015

    I recently had an accident in august in which I received 6 points. And just received a speeding ticket today 23 mph above speed limit, worth 6 or + if I plea guilty. I really depend on my licence for work and school. Is their anyway I can get out of getting my license suspended?

    • Adam Rosenblum
      December 4, 2015

      Ben – you may fight your ticket to mitigate / avoid the consequences. We would be happy to give you information specific to your case – you may contact us to discuss at 888-883-5529.

  • kristi J
    October 25, 2015

    I want to correct my suspended license but Im not sure when it was suspended. I know I got a ticket in july of of last year, but I misplaced it and I forgot to pay it. I tried to pay the fees online, but it says I have to go to the courthouse to correct it. I am worried since it has been over a year of suspension I will be in serious trouble. how can I correct this as soon as possible? please advise.

    • Adam Rosenblum
      November 5, 2015

      Kristi – I suggest you contact the court to arrange to have the penalties resolved. If you do not recall the location of your infraction, you may contact the DMV.

  • Astley
    October 24, 2015

    my license will be suspended on 11/17/2015. If this happens, i wont be able to work. i’m currently taking a defensive driving course, but its telling me that if my license is going to be suspended because of 3 speeding violations within 18 months, there’s nothing i can do. is this true? i need to have this resolved so im not prevented from going to work.

    • Adam Rosenblum
      November 5, 2015

      In order to prevent a license suspension, you must prevent at least one of these 3 speeding violations from being placed againstyour record.

  • gin a
    October 20, 2015

    My husband has a commercial license he got 2 cell phone tickets. We got a letter his commercial license will be suspended for 60 days. Any way to get that fixed? if we take a course? He needs his cdl for work

    • Adam Rosenblum
      November 5, 2015

      Gin – please provide us additional information -specifically, the location of these occurrences.

    October 8, 2015

    I got in a year suspended driver license from child support and 24 points and How long will take to remove points from my.license ?

    • Adam Rosenblum
      October 9, 2015

      You are not allowed to accumulate 11 points in any 18 month period.

  • Tyler
    August 19, 2015

    Hope U can help. Got a DUI in 2011 in Florida. All the legal stuff was done. The only thing not completed was the counseling which is separate from the legal requirements. I moved to New York. I got a NY State non-driver’s ID. I have been trying to get my license in New York. New York told me to call Tallahassee. Tallahassee says I have to get my license reinstated in Florida. I DON’T LIVE IN FLORIDA anymore. Can they demand I become homeless in Florida just so I can get my driver’s license???? Please help. I’m trying to do the right thing, but it’s like the deck is stacked against me.

    • Adam Rosenblum
      August 21, 2015

      Tyler – I suggest you contact an attorney licensed in Florida to assist you in resolving any outstanding issues there.

  • Dani
    July 12, 2015

    I recently learned my license was suspended when my husband added me to his car insurance. When I looked into the matter, I found out that Nassau county clerk office is responsible and claims I had 2 tickets from 2005. It says operating without insurance and another opporating without a license. I do recall paying a relapse of insurance around that time but do not recall this. I also got a lawyer to help with a speeding ticket which they were able to get charges reduced and I paid fines etc. it’s been 10 years and I haven’t had issues. I also had my license expire and got it reinstated with non of this 10 year old tickets coming up. Are you able to help? Thanks and looking forward to hearing from you.


    • Adam Rosenblum
      July 29, 2015

      Dani – the first thing you need to do is contact the DMV and obtain a detailed abstract to determine what outstanding issues remain against your license. You should also contact the court and request a copy of the outstanding violations against you. When you have these documents, you may contact us – we will be happy to advise you accordingly.

  • Jessica Cicero
    June 3, 2015

    I have a NJ driver’s license and recently received 2 tickets in NY totaling 11 points. I have to appear at the TVB. What is the likelihood my license will be suspended and for how long? Will hiring an attorney reduce the chances? Will my driving privileges in be suspended only in NY? I work in NY and drive to and from work everyday so this would have a significant impact.


    • Adam Rosenblum
      June 4, 2015

      Jessica – Please be advised of the following: a) The TVB is a very difficult court system to navigate, b) There is no plea bargaining here, c) A license suspension in NY can cause your license to become suspended in NJ – the term of suspension is often at the discretion of the Judge, d) Hiring an experienced attorney will greatly increase your chances of success.

  • Dawn Queally
    May 5, 2015

    My license is revoked and I have many default (old convictions) I need to pay and clear up. I need my license for work and must reapply but clear all the fines before I can do this. Is it possible to reduce these fines, the civil penalties…anything at all. These are there so long for no other reason other than I could not afford it at the time. I wish to clear this now, but I need to somehow reduce these charges/fines. Is there any hope at all to reduce? There are approximately 8-10 old tickets dating back to 2000-2001. Thank you.

    • Adam Rosenblum
      May 10, 2015

      I suggest you contact us to discuss your situation. We need some more specific details to be able to advise you.

  • Jharold Eason
    April 29, 2015

    Hey I recently received a tv ticket for going 43 mph over the speed limit. How much of a fine am I facing and can I take a defensive driving course to prevent a suspension?

    • Adam Rosenblum
      April 29, 2015

      Please contact us to discuss – as we need to know which court is handling this ticket. Generally speaking – your fine & assessment charges will be in excess of $1,300.00. A defensive driving course is an option we would like to discuss in further detail with you.

  • Paolo Nucum
    April 13, 2015

    I got a ticket in NY (nassau county, if I remember correctly) years ago and I no longer live in NY. I live in Vegas. Found out my license there was suspended, therefore the license I have now (from CA) was withdrawn and isn’t valid.

    • Adam Rosenblum
      April 15, 2015

      You need to clear up the underlying reason for the suspension to have your license reinstated.

  • Casey
    December 22, 2014

    I got 3 tickets in 2013. following too close,mobile phone,and unregistered car. total of $285. I failed to go to court in 2014. as a result my licenses is suspended due to default conviction, and now the fine is up to $970. how can I fix this without having to pay all that money. That’s more than 3 time the original fine. Thanks in advance for your assistance