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New York Driver Responsibility Program

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If you have been convicted of an alcohol and/or drug related offense, or have accumulated an excessive number of points on your driving record for moving violations, the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles will impose additional monetary penalties above any beyond court fines.

To learn more about the Driver Responsibility Program, contact our Queens Criminal and Traffic Attorney at 718-544-3963, 516-206-3062 or 631-232-1800 today. Randy S. Alpert, Attorney at Law, will protect your rights.

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The driver responsibility assessment applies to motorists in any of the following occurrences:

  • a New York state conviction for an alcohol-related traffic offense, such as a driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving while ability impaired (DWAI).
  • a New York state conviction for a drug-related traffic offense, such as driving while impaired by drugs.
  • a New York state finding at a DMV hearing that a motorist refused to submit to a chemical test after a New York arrest for an alcohol and/or drug-related traffic offense.
  • for an accumulation of six or more points within 18 months for moving violations, such as speeding, red light, stop sign, etc., that occurred in New York, Ontario or Quebec.

The monetary penalties for the Driver Responsibility Program are as follows:

  • for an alcohol and/or drug-related traffic offense or for a refusal to submit to a chemical test, the DMV will assess an annual payment of $250. This amount is payable each year for three years and a failure to pay will result in driving privileges being suspended.
  • for an accumulation of six or more points within 18 months, the DMV will assess an annual payment of $100, plus $25 for each additional point in that 18-month period. The sum is payable for each year and a failure to pay will result in driving privileges being suspended.

Many of the above-mentioned convictions also carry suspended or revoked driver's license sanctions. Additionally, participation in a defensive driving class, that will reduce point totals on overall DMV records, will have no effect on reducing the monetary assessment penalties associated with the Driver Responsibility Program.

Contact Our Law Firm Today

If you have any questions or need further information, please contact our Queens Criminal and Traffic Attorney at 718-544-3963, 516-206-3062 or 631-232-1800 today. We have offices in Forest Hills, Suffolk County and Valley Stream and represent clients throughout the New York metro area in Queens, Nassau County, Suffolk County and Long Island.

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Randy S. Alpert, Attorney at Law

NYC Office
118-21 Queens Blvd., Suite 518
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Phone: 718-544-3963
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Nassau County Office
104 S. Central Ave., Suite 14
Valley Stream, NY 11580
Phone: 516-206-3062
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Suffolk County Office
By Appointment Only
156 Wheeler Road
Central Islip, NY 11722
Phone: 631-232-1800
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