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Driving without Insurance VTL 319. 1a

In New York, a conviction for driving without insurance,
(VTL 319.1a) carries very severe penalties. In fact of all New York Traffic infractions, the consequences of being convicted of driving without insurance are the most serious. Those who plead guilty to driving without insurance
(VTL 319.1a) or who are ultimately convicted of driving without insurance in New York will have their license revoked for a period of 1 year. They will also be required to pay a fine of at least $100, a surcharge of at least $80 and a $750 civil penalty.

Tickets for driving without insurance are prosecuted differently by different courts. The ultimate resolution will depend on a number of factors including the court the ticket is returnable to, whether there was an accident involved at the time the ticket was given, other tickets that may have been received at the same time, whether you owned the vehicle, the prosecutor handling the case, and whether you are able to provide proof that the vehicle was insured at the time of the stop.

Often a ticket for no insurance can be dismissed, or at very least, reduced. Unfortunately I have been in court many times, and have witnesses drivers appear pro se ( without an attorney) and simply plead guilty to these tickets that I knew I could have gotten dismissed or reduced. Even though the court may only impose a $100 fine and $80 surcharge, the Department of Motor Vehicles will revoke their license for 1 year. In addition, the Department of Motor Vehicles will require the motorist to pay an additional $750 civil penalty before a new license will be issued.

NO ONE SHOULD EVER PLEAD GUILTY TO A TICKET FOR NO INSURANCE
WITHOUT FIRST CONSULTING WITH AN ATTORNEY

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