Holland Patent, NY asked in Traffic Tickets and DUI / DWI for New York

Q: I received a 3 day suspension of my license while in Canada after a breathalyzer. How will this affect my NYS DL?

I received a Notice of suspension - Section 48 / Article 48 Driving 50 mgs of alcohol or over. While driving a vessel. The fine print states "this is a notice of suspension. This is not used to lay a charge." I was advised by the Ontario Provincial Police to go to the DMV when I returned home to have my license reinstated or reapply for it as I will have passed my 3 days of suspension. I realize I do need to do this as to ensure I am not driving on a suspended license. Will this carry any residual affect on my license - I drive for a living?

I was also ticketed for an open container of alcohol. I was ticketed with an option to plead guilty and pay the fine. Again, If I do this how will it affect my license as it took place in Canada not NY?

Thank You!

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Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • New City, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Make sure you take care of the suspension in Canada, because you may remain suspended in NY indefinitely as long as the suspension in Canada is open.

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