How To Fight A Red Light Traffic Ticket Violation in New York
If you received a ticket for driving through a red light in New York, there are severe consequences in store for you if you are found guilty or plead guilty yourself to such a violation.
New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law (VTL) section 1111D is the statute under which most red light tickets are written in New York.
This can be true even if you don’t have a New York State driver’s license.
* A red light summons carries three (3) DMV penalty points.
Any city in New York State with more than one million people, the fines are increased. There are increased fines for repeat or recidivist offenders and these types of tickets can be very expensive!
A red light camera ticket does not carry DMV points and most motorists should simply pay this type of summons without the necessity of hiring a lawyer.
However, there are instances where New York City taxicab drivers may want to challenge a red light camera ticket because the licensing agency for New York City cab drivers, the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC), can add points to a cab driver’s’ hack or TLC license for such an offense.
What can happen if you are found guilty or plead guilty to an 1111D violation?
You will receive a monetary fine and a surcharge; you may have to pay a “bad” driver tax/assessment to New York State even if you don’t reside in New York State if you have other summonses on your record; you will receive three points against your driver’s license; your insurance can go up; and you could lose your job if you drive for a living or your license to drive if you have too many total points.
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