Every week we receive phone calls from licensed Canadian Drivers about traffic tickets. Unfortunately, sometimes Canadian Drivers simply plead guilty to Traffic Tickets in NY to avoid the hassle of court and do not realize the severe penalties that can carry over…even across Country lines.
This is because Canada has Reciprocity with New York State. Traffic Tickets for Canadian Driver’s in New York State need to be concerned about ‘demerit’ points that are issued within their home state…the amount of points strictly depends on the specific offense alleged in New York State.
How Demerit Points Work:
The Société de l’assurance automobile du Quebec (SAAQ) is the governing transportation Authority in Canada. Pursuant to their guidelines, Driver’s that receive traffic convictions in New York State will receive Demerit Points and once you receive 15 Demerit Points, you will lose your driver’s license. Demerit Points remain on your license for a period of 2 years from the date of conviction. The number of Demerit Points you receive is calculated by the conviction you receive in NYS.
If you received a traffic ticket in Broome, Tioga, Cortland, or Delaware County New York, we can fight your ticket for you to decrease your exposure to damaging demerit points.
Call Chris at (607) 988-3131 to discuss your ticket and receive the best representation.