Out-Of-State Speeding Tickets

This article is intended for individuals who live in another state besides New York and have received a speeding or traffic ticket in New York State.

New York license holders who receive an out-of-state traffic ticket click here.

Out-of-State Drivers Who Receive New York Speeding Tickets 

Getting a New York speeding ticket can be quite a hassle, especially when you are an out-of-state driver. Unfortunately, most out-of-state drivers never contest their NY speeding tickets. They think that it is too much of a hassle to drive back for court. They usually justify their inaction by thinking that points and auto insurance increases likely will not result. However, in many cases this is simply untrue. 

Points Can End Up on Your Driving Record 

Despite what most people think, many states will assess points against your driving record for an out-of-state traffic violation. 

For example, drivers from Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia (just to name a few) will receive the full amount of points for out-of-state traffic violations as if they were committed right at home. 

Similarly, New Jersey drivers will receive 2 points for every out-of-state traffic violation they receive (that is, two points per ticket). Likewise, California drivers will have 1 point assessed for minor violations and 2 points for major violations. 

Additionally, many states will suspend your license if you are convicted of an out-of-state traffic offense that would have resulted in a suspension were it committed at home. 

Why it Pays to Fight an Out-of-State Speeding Ticket

In most cases, if you hire an attorney to fight your out-of-state speeding ticket, you will not need to appear in court. In other words, if you receive a New York speeding ticket and are licensed to drive in another state, you will not have to drive back to New York if you hire an attorney to fight your ticket. Additionally, simply pleading guilty could be extremely dangerous. Most out-of-state drivers think they are only paying a fine, but they fail to realize that their insurance rates could go up dramatically. 

Most states have entered into the Driver’s License Compact, so driving data is freely transferred from state to state. This means the Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) will likely know about your out-of-state speeding ticket and your car insurance carrier will have access to this information too. 

Furthermore, accruing 11 points or more in the State of New York—even as an out-of-state driver—will cause you to lose your ability to drive in New York (i.e. your right to drive in New York will be suspended). Remember, this accumulation of 11 points is based on the New York violations you commit under New York’s point system (not your state’s point system). 

Imagine: While on a family vacation a police officer catches you flying down the Thruway at 41 miles over the posted speed limit (an 11 point offense). Getting convicted of this one offense will prevent you from driving in New York for quite a while. 

Moreover, if you are convicted or plead guilty to a driving offense that would be 6 points in New York (e.g. driving 21-30 mph over the limit), you will be forced to pay a Driver Responsibility Assessment (DRA) to the State of New York. The DRA is $100 per year for 3 years and an additional $25 per year will be charged for each additional point over 6 you receive. This means 1 extra point will cost you $75 more (since the assessment lasts for 3 years). 

At the end of the day, it pays to fight an out-of-state speeding ticket. After all, these hidden costs—which you may not even find out about until it is too late—far exceed the cost of hiring an experienced NY traffic ticket attorney to handle your case. 

Who Should You Contact?

If you recently received a New York speeding ticket and you are an out-of-state driver, contact The Rosenblum Law Firm. Their attorneys have many years of experience fighting traffic tickets, negotiating with prosecutors, and getting the results you are looking for. Call today: 888-815-3649.

331 thoughts on “Out-Of-State Speeding Tickets

  1. christina

    I have to appear in court on 11/29 for a ticket i got, keeping up with traffic but “i was in the fast lane” even though the other two drivers we ahead of me. What should I say? Just that?

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    1. RLF Attorneys

      ‘Going with the flow of traffic’ is not a defense to speeding – in fact, you are essentially admitting to the offense of speeding. Speeding is a strict liability offense, which means that there is no defense available. The only way to fight such a violation is to prove that the officer charging you was unable to meet their burden of proof. Finally please keep in mind, the precise procedures differ based on the location of the incident.

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  2. Thomas G.

    I have a Kentucky driver’s license. I got a speeding ticket on I-90 in Pembroke, NY on 11/03/16 (1180D – 16mph over the limit). Does New York offer traffic school to keep the violation off my permanent record?

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    1. RLF Attorneys

      Violations do not ‘dissapear’ from your permanent record. NY will suspend your license if you accumulate 11 points in any 18 month period.

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  3. sreenivas

    Hi I Got speeding ticket in New York state and my drivers license is from South Carolina.
    i just came out of rest area and trying to merge with existing traffic and speed limit at that road is 65 and got ticket for 80 mph. i am sure i was not in 80 mph. could you please help me how can i respond to that ticket. i need to respond to that ticket by nov 28th

    Thanks,
    Sree

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    1. RLF Attorneys

      Sree – we can help you both respond to and contest this ticket. While we can not advise you on the point system of your state, violations generally transfer between the states – thus impacting insurance rates substantially.

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  4. Vicky arora

    I have received a NY speeding ticket last week, the speed is +16 under 1180B section. I have received a ticket last year in October which was +19. How much would this impact my insurance and what should i be doing now?

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    1. RLF Attorneys

      Vicky – A second increase can cause a major hike in your insurance rates. This ticket carries 4 points and a $393 fine. There is also a Driver Responsibility Assessment fee imposed by the DMV whenever a driver receives 6 points or more within an 18 month period. If you plead guilty, you would have a total of 8 points on your record and a $450 DRA fee. You should fight this ticket to reduce the penalties and minimize your points.

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  5. Richard W. Moore Jr

    Hi I got a speeding ticket on 684 near Bedford Hills. I was clocked at 76 in a 65. Plus gave me a ticket for the things that go around your plate said they are giving me this instead of a non blinker when I transfered lanes. This was last December the court date is this December 6, 2016. Is there way I can get out of this. I live in Maine. The violation date was 12/26/2016.

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    1. RLF Attorneys

      Richard – hiring an attorney will allow you to contest your ticket without personally appearing. You may contact us for a free consultation at 888-883-5529.

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  6. Erwin Donato

    I received a speeding ticket on June 6,2016 but then since we were just vacationing in the East coast and staying in various hotels, one of our bags got lost and unfortunately it contains the small envelope where we placed the ticket .

    It’s only now that we were able to retrieve it and I now have the copy of the speeding ticket, but is at a lost on what to do since it should have been returned by July ,2016.

    Could you please advise me on what the best course of action should I take …..and if I ended up on a guilty plea the point system in California would be different from New York State ….will I be entitled to go to traffic school to get the point out ?

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    1. RLF Attorneys

      Erwin – You can still fight this ticket to reduce the penalties associated with the ticket. Contact us for a free consultation to discuss your case.

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  7. Dana

    I have a PA license, got pulled over in NY on I-81 for going 76mph in a 55 zone. Clocked using radar. Never saw a sign that I guess it dropped to 55mph, assumed it was 65. The violation says NYS V and T Law, section 1180B. I honestly don’t care the cost of the ticket, I can pay that no problem. My only concern would be if I would receive any points to my PA license??

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    1. RLF Attorneys

      Dana – while we are not license to practice in PA, and thus can not advise you on their point system, violations transfer between the states, and generally will impact insurance rates substantially.

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  8. Arvind

    I got an “In Zone” speeding ticket on I-90, Princetown NY for driving at 80 miles with speed limit of 65 miles with MA license.
    I want to understand the total fee that I need to pay if I plea guilt and can that be waived off if I plea not guilty this is my first offence.

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    1. RLF Attorneys

      Arvind- You are facing a 4 point ticket, which carries a fine of $300 plus a $93 administrative fee. By pleading not guilty, you will have the option to get the points and fine reduced.

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  9. Ulka

    Hi
    I got speeding ticket last week while driving on I87 at 78 in zone. I was just over taking a truck. I have NJ license. This is my first ticket ever. What would be you recommend? Should i contest the ticket?

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    1. RLF Attorneys

      I suggest you contest this ticket as it carries substantial fines, points, and insurance implications. You may contact us at 888-883-5529 for a free consultation.

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  10. Nathan Fazakerly

    Hi Adam,
    I’m a California licensed driver and just received two traffic tickets in nyc. I was assessed two tickets at the same time for running a red light and failure to yield to a pedestrian. I was turning right on a red light after fully stopping (which is legal in CA, and I didn’t know is illegal in NY). There were also two pedestrians standing in the middle of the crosswalk (not walking—just standing there). Essentially, I just drove past them.
    What are your thoughts? If I plead guilty and just pay the tickets, I won’t have to show up in court in NY right? I’m already back in CA.
    -Nate

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    1. RLF Attorneys

      If you plead guilty, you will not need to physically appear. However, these violations will transfer to CA, and will likely impact your insurance rates. We can help you fight this ticket if you are interested. Additionally, hiring an experienced law firm will allow you to contest your ticket without a personal appearance on your behalf.

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  11. Kyle Gao

    Do you guys serve clients from Massachusetts but got a speeding ticket in Upstate New York? I got a speeding ticket at Alexandria, Jefferson County, NY on 9/3. I was driving 80 (the officer said 81 and 84 when he came up behind me) on Highway 81 (65 mile zone). I saw a car (not realizing thats the police car) behind me and actually speeded up to get past the 4 cars on the right lane so I can switch to the right lane and let the car pass me. What are the penalties for this and what are the benefits if I hire you guys to appear for me in court? My work hours are 9-5 so it is best to reach me by email or I will make a call after 5.

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    1. RLF Attorneys

      Kyle – You are facing a 4 point that carries $393 in penalties and significant insurance implications. You may reach us for a free consultation at 888-883-5529.

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  12. Mika Kawai

    I got a speeding ticket 2 days ago in NY state on the way to go to Niagara Falls from NJ for my vacation. I was speeding 85mph on 65 mph highway. I don’t want to get point. What should I do? I have NJ drivers license. If I plead not guilty, do I have to mail in 48 hours? How much is the approximate attorney fee and penalty? Please advice. Thanks, Mika

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    1. RLF Attorneys

      Mika – This 4 point ticket has a fine of $393. 2 points transfer to NJ, and your insurance rates will be impacted substantially. You must respond by the date on the ticket that states “reply or appear in person on or before.” You may contact me at 888-883-5529 with further questions.

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  13. bhumi

    i got speeding ticket in ny driving 86 on 65 zone. i told office that i had a minor medial emergency cause my father in law have a blood pressure problem and the medication he takes cause him to go to the bathroom very often so i was looking for a restroom and police said you just passed that in 10 mile i did not realized i went over speed and i dont think so i was driving 86 may like 75 to 80 speed…. state trooper mention the whole story in my ticket and told me to mail in back either peal guilty or not guilty i dont know what should i do????

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    1. RLF Attorneys

      Bhumi – unfortunately these types of emergencies will not warrant the dismissal of a speeding ticket. Speeding is a strict liability offense, which by definition, have no defenses. In order to provide any further advice, I need to know the specific court handling your case.

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  14. tasha

    currently received a traffic ticket in west chester county NY IT WENT FROM A 65 TO 55 and i was clocked at 75 as per the officer and a ticket for being on my cell phone which my GPS was on. Should i consider fighting this ticket because it says he paced me and not used a radar gun

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    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Tasha – I strongly suggest you contest this ticket as it carries substantial fines & penalties. There is no requirement that an officer use a radar gun in order to establish that you were in fact speeding. You may contact me at 888-883-5529 to discuss potential strategies we may utilize to contest these tickets which total 9 points.

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  15. Ketan

    Hi I got a tkt on I-90 (EB) NY highway driving @ 90MPH on 65MPH zone. I explained the officer there was a car flashing light behind me as s/he wanted to move ahead and I had no way to slow down to go in right lane as cars were there so I had to speed to get on right said. HE gave 1180D ticket to me and I wanted to know how much fine it would be My License is from NJ so I understand this translates into 2 points but is there anyway to Avoid the FINE $$. The ticket is for JUNIUS TOWN of -5052 (SENECA county). Can you please help me if I can avoid this fine? and how much that wld be.

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    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Ketan, in order to avoid the fine, you must contest your ticket at a trial and obtain a dismissal. Often a better approach is to obtain a reduction of the violation itself. While you will have to pay a penalty, you will be able to assure yourself a reduction in the speed, fines, and points.

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