Out Of State Driver Reciprocity
Were you issued a speeding ticket in New York and have questions about how out of state driver reciprocity works? Watch this video by experienced Jamestown traffic violation attorney Scott Humble and contact him today to arrange a free confidential consultation.
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I had a client come in the other day and he had received a speeding ticket in Chautauqua County, but he’s not a resident. In fact, he’s not a resident of New York. He wanted to know if there was a downside of not resolving this issue in New York. The answer is absolutely yes. It used to be, 30 years ago, that there was only reciprocity between certain states, but now all 50 states have reciprocity. If you don’t take care of a ticket in one state, they’re going to go and come back to your state, and you’re not going to have driving privileges.
What I mean by that is no one’s going to come to your house and take your license. They’re not going to go and call you up or send you a letter saying give me your license. You’re still going to physically have your license, but if you get stopped and they run your license, it’ll say that you don’t have privileges to be able to drive, and then they’re going to give you a ticket for that as well. You certainly want to go and take care of a situation like this ticket, no matter where it is, immediately. The same is for New York. Obviously, if you don’t go and take care of any ticket in New York or Pennsylvania, wherever the case may be, you’re not going to have the privileges. In New York, we call it a scofflaw for some reason. If the judge goes and scofflaws your license, you don’t have privileges and you’re not allowed to drive.
If you or someone you love was issued an out of state traffic ticket and has questions about out of state driver reciprocity, contact us today to arrange a free confidential consultation with dedicated Jamestown traffic violation lawyer Scott F. Humble. Let his 30+ years of experience work for you.