Frequently Asked Questions

What are "points" in New York? The DMV uses a point system in New York. When a motorist is convicted of an infraction, DMV assigns points to their record. The number of points depends on the severity/nature of the infraction. 

Why are points important? If you accumulate a certain number of points in a given time period, there are penalties. These penalties range from a surcharge to license revocation. 

How are points calculated? A common misconception is that points are calculated as of the date of conviction. This is not correct. Points are calculated in retrospect, as of the date of violation.

 

How many points will I incur if I am convicted? That depends on the infraction. Speeding infractions range from 4 to 11 points. Other violations such as use of a cell phone carry 5 points. Contact us, and we will tell you the points you may be facing.