Overview of the increased penalties for young drivers holding a MJ, DJ, MJ/DJ license who are convicted of traffic violation(s).
In New York State, young drivers are subject to increased penalties for traffic convictions. These increased penalties apply to drivers who hold a probationary license (Class DJ, Class MJ, Class DJ/MJ).
One Conviction for a Serious Traffic Violation Results in Suspension
If an individual who holds a probationary license or driver's permit is convicted of a "serious" traffic violation, his or her driving privileges will be suspended for sixty days. A serious traffic violation is one which carries three or more points on an individual's driving record. Some examples of serious violations that result in three or more points are: any speeding violation, failure to yield, texting while driving, following too closely, improper cell phone use, etc.
Two Convictions for "Other" Traffic Violations Results in Suspension
In addition, an individual who holds a probationary license or driver's permit, and who is convicted of any two traffic violations (regardless of the amount of points assessed) will have his or her driving privileges suspended for sixty days.
Conviction Within Six Months of Restoration after Previous Suspension Results in Another Suspension
If an individual who holds a probationary license or driver's permit, has previously had his or her driving privileges suspended and that individual subsequently has a conviction for a traffic violation within six months of having their driving privileges restored, his or her privileges will be suspended for another sixty days.
New York State takes traffic violations very seriously and this is especially true for individuals holding a probationary license. If you are facing suspension of your driving privileges, it is best to contact a local traffic attorney who may be able to prevent a suspension all together.
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