How Many Points for a New York Electronic Device Ticket?
Before pleading guilty by mail to New York State electronic device ticket, NY VTL § 1225D(1)(a), you need to know that it will cause a permanent 5 point violation on your New York State DMV driving history for just this one guilty plea. It is imperative that you NOT plead guilty as charged and fight your NYS electronic device ticket with the best NY lawyer that you can find to fight your NY electronic device ticket.
A New York motorist wants to avoid accruing 5 points in a single ticket case, because such a plea of guilty can have a devastating consequences on your driving record. Not only will it cause a large insurance premium increase for a 3 year period, but an electronics device conviction under NY VTL § 1225D(1)(a) could also cause (1) license suspensions and / or revocations; (2) independent suspension of CDL privileges apart from passenger vehicle privileges; or (3) loss of employment and / or company car privileges due to job requirements.
Although New York State has the toughest portable electronic device penalties in the nation, there are defenses to the charges and that’s where we come in. Under NY VTL § 1225D(1)(a), the prohibited conduct includes using your cell phone to send or read a text message or e-mail. It also includes using your phone or a free standing GPS to read or input data. Nor can a motorist use any two way messaging device, play any game, or use any other electronic device while the vehicle is in motion. The vehicle also has to be physical in motion for the statutory prohibitions to apply. This means that it is permissible to use an electronic device at a red light when the vehicle is not in motion. Not only are there valid defenses to the charge of prohibited use of an electronic device, it is the state’s burden to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt in any event. In other words, even if you were acting contrary to the law, you are still entitled under the law to fight the charges.More information about your NY Electronic device Ticket
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