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Syracuse Traffic Attorney Fights for Your Rights When You’ve Been Caught Driving Without Insurance

Don’t let driving without insurance ruin your driving record and cost you time and money

Most people know that you must acquire and maintain insurance for any vehicle. However, insurance lapses and tickets or arrests for driving without insurance are common and can create unnecessary headaches and financial burdens. Syracuse traffic attorney Jeff DeRoberts of the DeRoberts Law Firm is committed to helping clients improve their situation and achieve the best possible results. Seeking assistance from an experienced attorney is your best resource for fighting tickets and charges and minimizing the consequences. Don’t risk your future, count on us to see you through.

Extensive knowledge about New York auto insurance requirements at your disposal

In order to register your car in New York, you must obtain New York State issued automobile liability insurance for that vehicle. Under New York law, your liability insurance must cover at least:

  • $10,000 in property damage for a single accident
  • $25,000 in bodily injury and $50,000 for death of a person involved in an accident
  • $50,000 for bodily injury and $100,000 for death of two or more people involved in an accident

Your insurance must be effective while the registration is valid and it must be issued in the name of the vehicle registrant. There are no exceptions for non-use of a vehicle but there are exceptions for motorcycles. There may only be up to two names on a vehicle?s registration. Out-of-state insurance is never acceptable for a car registered in New York.

Penalties for driving without insurance in New York are serious

Driving without insurance can lead to several different penalties that inconvenience both your personal and professional life. These penalties include:

  • License suspension or revocation
  • Fines ranging from $750 to over $1,500
  • Vehicle impoundment
  • Civil penalties of $8 to $12 per day during your insurance lapse
  • Potential criminal charges and up to three months in jail

Also, if your uninsured vehicle is involved in an accident, your license will likely be revoked for at least one year. To avoid any lapse in coverage, it is vital that your insurance company notifies the DMV of any changes or cancellations as soon as possible. You must also respond to any DMV Insurance Letter and Orders as soon as you receive them. Whether you?ve received violations in Syracuse or another New York community, traffic attorney Jeffrey DeRoberts understands the challenges you may face if you?re cited for driving without insurance and he has the resources and knowledge to help you get through any challenges.

Renowned Syracuse New York traffic violations attorney gets results

Attorney Jeff DeRoberts of the DeRoberts Law Firm understands that mistakes happen and driving without proof of insurance or suffering a lapse in coverage shouldn?t cause you any undue hardships. We work hard to make sure you keep your ability to drive and can quickly get on with your life.

Call us at 315-479-6445 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.

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