“IN A JAM, HERE I AM”
In a Jam, Here I Am – Jeffrey Bettan, Attorney at Law, Your “Go To”Lawyer for Your Traffic Ticket in Nassau County, Suffolk County and the New York Metropolitan Traffic Agencies.
What is A Driver Responsibility Assessment? Should I pay it?
Don’t pay that ticket without first consulting an experienced traffic court attorney.
Drivers who have already accepted a plea of guilty to a speeding ticket or traffic ticket and who have paid their fine and associated surcharges to the Court were stunned to learn that the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles is now demanding that they pay what is known as a Drivers Responsibility Assessment. Failure to pay the assessment will lead to having your New York State driving privileges suspended.
The Drivers Responsibility Assessment is yet another money making addition to the arsenal of the DMV to make your life miserable.
“The driver responsibility assessment is a fee you must pay to the DMV over a 3 year period if you are convicted of certain traffic offenses in New York State or accumulate 6 or more points on your driving record over an 18 month period. The fee is in addition to any fines, penalties or surcharges that you must pay to the Court…”
Don’t accept a plea bargain without consulting me at (516) 642-6636
You will have to pay the drivers responsibility assessment if you have a conviction for traffic offenses, a conviction for an alcohol related traffic offense (or drugged driving offense), while operating a car, truck, boat or snowmobile in New York State or following a Chemical Test Refusal Hearing.
The amount of the assessment varies depending on the unique facts and circumstances of your case. Failure to pay the Drivers Responsibility Assessment will result in the suspension your driver’s license !!! If you operate a vehicle in New York State after your license is suspended you risk being charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle which is a criminal misdemeanor. If you are found guilty of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle you will wind up with a criminal record. This can have a devastating effect in your search for employment, application to purchase a car, purchasing a home or any other factor which arises if you are fingerprinted.
If you face a Traffic Offense call me at (516) 642-6636 for your free consultation.
Let me go to Court for you. I will work diligently to get you a Plea Bargain which will not put you In a situation where you will have to pay a Drivers Responsibility Assessment. An additional benefit is that, in most cases, you do not have to appear in Court. I will appear for you. This saves you time away from work, family or other obligations.
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