Reciprocity Between States and Provinces
If you are a Canadian driver who has been ticketed in the United States, you should be aware that there is a reciprocity between states and provinces. If you have been given a traffic ticket while in New York State, please contact our experienced attorneys to represent your case.
Reciprocity Between States and Provinces | What Does It Mean?
There is a reciprocity agreement between most U.S. states to report individuals who are charged and convicted of traffic and driving offenses. New York also reports DWI/DUI/DWAIand traffic violations to Canadian provinces. If you are convicted of an alcohol-related traffic offense in New York, you may be penalized in both New York and your home province. If you are a commercial driver or if your offense involves your commercial driver’s license, it is particularly likely that your arrest will be reported and action taken promptly.
Reciprocity Between States and Provinces | What Action Can You Take?
If you have been charged with an offense in New York State, you want to protect your CDL or driver’s license back home. You need an experienced attorney who is licensed to practice before the court in the state of New York. As a practical matter, you want an advocate who is familiar with the local law enforcement agencies, district attorneys, local prosecutors and courts. For Canadian drivers, hiring a local lawyer in most non-criminal traffic cases can also keep you from having to travel to New York. With an affidavit from you, attorney Arthur L. Pressman can appear in traffic court on your behalf.
Our firm is experienced in representing truckers, out-of-state drivers and Canadians in protecting their driving privileges when affected by tickets or violations in the state of New York. We have extensive experience representing individuals who are ticketed on I-190, I-290 and I-90. Contact a Buffalo criminal defense lawyer with experience. We have helped protect the rights of countless Canadian drivers ticketed in Western New York. Call today for a free consultation.
If you have been ticketed in Western New York, contact a lawyer who gets results. Call (716) 200-4625 today.