NY Traffic Points and Penalties
Operating Unregistered Motor Vehicle
(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