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No Insurance TicketsSuffolk County No Insurance Tickets

Driving without Insurance (VTL 319. 1a)

In Suffolk County, a conviction for driving without insurance, (VTL 319.1a) carries very severe penalties. In fact a conviction for operating a vehicle without insurance will lead to a mandatory one year revocation of your driver’s license. Those who plead guilty to driving without insurance, or who are ultimately convicted of driving without insurance in Suffolk County will have their license revoked for a period of 1 year and be required to pay a fine of at least $100, a surcharge of at least $80 and a $750 civil penalty.

Tickets for operating a vehicle without insurance are prosecuted differently depending on the court that the case is being heard. The outcome of the case will depend on a number of factors including the court the ticket is returnable to, the prosecutor handling the case, the judge assigned to the case, whether you owned the vehicle, whether there was an accident involved at the time the ticket was given, other tickets received at the same time, and whether the vehicle was insured at the time..

You never should plead guilty to a no insurance ticket. It’s really important to fight these tickets. Often people will just plead guilty because they feel they do not have a defense. This is a big mistake. Often no insurance tickets can be dismissed, or at very least, reduced. Unfortunately I have often witnessed defendants appearing by themselves simply plead guilty to a no insurance ticket that I knew I could have gotten dismissed or reduced. While 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 in order to obtain a new license.

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

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