New York State Police

Vehicle and Traffic Law: FAQs

Q - I was arrested for a violation of the NYS Vehicle & Traffic Law. What are the penalties?

The New York State Police does not determine the amount of any fine that might be charged if a motorist is convicted of a traffic offense. There are minimum and maximum penalties that are established by law, and the judge presiding over the case will make the final determination of any penalty to be imposed. Questions regarding potential penalties should be referred to the Court having jurisdiction over the specific case.

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