on 9/05/2021, Existing driving license suspensions will be terminated without a fee, courts must offer payment plans for fines, and courts will have the power to waiver fines and surcharges.
Effective immediately, New York State has enacted sweeping changes to the traffic law related to traffic fines and driver's license suspensions. Courts will no longer suspend drivers for failure to pay a fine or surcharge and suspensions for failure to appear will be lifted without payment from the driver.
Early release is a benefit, that most often has to be earned. With missed payments required by probation, an early release from your probation obligation is unlikely.
1) Refusal of the roadside test, and 2) Refusal at the police station. The second type is more serious and causes a DMV hearing that will suspended your license for a year. Learn more.
New York, like much of the country, is undergoing numerous changes with regard to the parameters of criminal law in the state. Legislators have been listening to advisory committees, as well as the public, as to their concerns about how criminal defendants are treated in New York, from arrest to sentence. Sweeping changes with regard to bail issues, the right to counsel, marijuana and sentencing have been coming at a rapid pace.