Many people may have heard of something called the Driver License Compact. This is an interstate agreement used to exchange information concerning license suspensions and traffic violations that occur in a state other than the one in which the driver is licensed. If a driver licensed in State A gets a ticket and/or gets suspended in State B, this compact enables State A to get notification of this from State B.
Currently, 45 states and the District of Columbia are members of the compact. New York is one of the member states. Thus, if you are a driver who is licensed in a compact member state other than NY and you get a ticket or have a related driving issue in NY, you should do some research before you “just pay” that NY ticket.
Here is a list of all states. Some of the states link to more information regarding how that state will deal with a driving related issue in New York.
District of Columbia
We have organized a statewide network of attorneys. In our network are both attorneys who work for Feifer & Greenberg and attorneys who work for other firms that regularly provide of-counsel representation to our clients. This statewide network allows us to match clients in a particular county or court with local attorneys who regularly appear on similar matters in the same county or court. It enables us to help clients anywhere in New York State and in our opinion provide particularly effective and affordable representation for our clients. Local attorneys can draw on their particular local experiences and, with travel time and expense removed from the equation, help us keep our legal fees low.
We recommend fighting almost all tickets. Even if the current NY traffic tickets aren’t particularly harmful, you have an incentive to keep your record clean for the future. Convictions quickly lead to surcharges, insurance increases and other complications. You should strongly consider any decision to pay a ticket without fighting.
Our lawyers are experienced, prepared attorneys who understand the nuances of fighting traffic tickets. Experience, preparation and good decision making help us to help our clients avoid points, surcharges, insurance increases and the other negatives that can easily result from a traffic ticket.