Suspended NY Driver’s License

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.

Have a question about your suspended license? Post a comment at the bottom of this page and we will get back to you as soon as we can or call 888-883-5529 now to speak to an attorney.

Discovering that you have a suspended or revoked license in NY 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 NY 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 http://My.DMV.NY.gov. Register or login using existing credentials, then click “Restore My Driving Privileges” from the main menu.

What Causes a Suspended License?

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.
    • Think about it: 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. How many New Yorkers do this on the Thruway daily?

The following traffic violations, depending on the severity of your 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.

Who Should You Call?

If you or a loved one has had your license suspended or revoked, don’t panic! With the help of a skilled attorney, you may be able to remove or mitigate the consequences. Call the Rosenblum Law Firm at 888-203-2619 to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys to find out how we can help you.

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94 Comments

  • 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 accident.my 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

    Hi,

    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?
    Thanks

    • 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

    Hi,
    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

      Justin,

      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.

  • MAX UNVR
    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.

    Best,
    Dani

    • 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.

    Thanks!

    • 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