NY Traffic Points and Penalties

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§ 401(1)(a)

Operating Unregistered Motor Vehicle

§ 401

(1)(a) No motor vehicle shall be operated or driven upon the public highways of New York without first being registered in accordance with the provisions of Art. 14 - Registration of Motor Vehicles, except as otherwise expressly provided in the VTL.

(18) A violation of § 401(1) shall be punishable by a fine of $75 to $300, or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment except, if the violation consists of failure to renew a registration which was valid within 60 days, the fine shall be not less than $40.

It is a traffic infraction for any person to violate any of the provisions of the VTL unless such violation is by the VTL or other law of New York declared to be a misdemeanor or felony.

(1)(c) Whenever proceedings in an administrative tribunal or a court of New York result in a conviction for an offense or a traffic infraction under the VTL, there shall be levied a crime victim assistance fee in the amount of $5 and a mandatory surcharge, in addition to any sentence required or permitted by law, in the amount of $55.

(9) Notwithstanding the provisions of § 1809(1), in the event a proceeding is in a town or village court, the court shall add an additional $5 to the surcharges imposed by § 1809(1).

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, whenever proceedings in a court or an administrative tribunal of New York result in a conviction for an offense or for a traffic infraction under the VTL, there shall be levied in addition to any sentence, penalty or other surcharge required or permitted by law, an additional surcharge of $28.

The following violations shall not be assigned any point value:

(i) any violation relating to vehicle registration, licensing or insurance[.]

Last verified: 2017-02-12