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Old 10-18-2014, 09:22 PM
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I have a clean driving record here in Ontario, but back a few months ago got a big speeding ticket in NYC after crossing the border into Buffalo. I had to drive someone to the airport. After about 5 mins after crossing the border, get caught by the cop doing 82 mph on a 55mph zone. Granted, stupid move and I am banging my head for this mistake. I hired an attorney that seemed to be very good from his reviews and he gave me convincing assurity that he can get my case dismissed. Been told the ticket I got had no mercy, its either guilty or dismissal. Well my court date was yesterday and that highly recommended lawyer from internet reviews didn't do much help for me. Now im facing a $178 fine plus $300 drivers assessment BS. NYC courts show no mercy at all.
Now my question is comes on your record once you pay the ticket. I have a Canadian Ontario licence, now wondering if I don't pay the NYC ticket my licence to drive in NYC will be suspended (who cares) but will this suspension come to Canada as well if I dont pay the ticket??? Heard if I don't pay the damn thing, it won't show up here and I am good but only better not drive into NYC.
I don't care if I don't drive in NYC, if I am clean and clear in Ontario.
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Old 10-18-2014, 09:27 PM
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I have a clean driving record here in Ontario, but back a few months ago got a big speeding ticket in NYC after crossing the border into Buffalo. I had to drive someone to the airport. After about 5 mins after crossing the border, get caught by the cop doing 82 mph on a 55mph zone. Granted, stupid move and I am banging my head for this mistake. I hired an attorney that seemed to be very good from his reviews and he gave me convincing assurity that he can get my case dismissed. Been told the ticket I got had no mercy, its either guilty or dismissal. Well my court date was yesterday and that highly recommended lawyer from internet reviews didn't do much help for me. Now im facing a $178 fine plus $300 drivers assessment BS. NYC courts show no mercy at all.
Now my question is comes on your record once you pay the ticket. I have a Canadian Ontario licence, now wondering if I don't pay the NYC ticket my licence to drive in NYC will be suspended (who cares) but will this suspension come to Canada as well if I dont pay the ticket???
I don't care if I don't drive in NYC, if I am clean and clear in Ontario.
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New York State has a reciprocal agreement with Ontario and Quebec.

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Although the United States and Canada operate under different laws and legal systems, both countries share driver information with one another.

This information includes who receives a traffic ticket as well as when and where. In other words, Canada has reciprocity with New York (and vice versa).

This means New York State will transfer notices of conviction to Ontario and Quebec provinces. Once they have this information, they will assess demerit points against your Canadian driving record.
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I understand about the agreements between Ontario and NY. However, as in Ontario where they offer a plea bargin, and even cops are pretty easy going here in Ontario often offering a ticket with a lesser charge but with this ticket in NY, no plea bargin whatsoever. Ok, I undrstand I did the crime and I have no problem paying the fines but this damn thing will totally screw me over. Now, since I have been found guilty in the kangaroo court. Should I just not just pay the fine and never drive in NY again? Heard it goes on ontario record, once the ticket is paid. What will happen if I dont pay? All I care is my Ontario license and not something showing up.
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I understand about the agreements between Ontario and NY. However, as in Ontario where they offer a plea bargin, and even cops are pretty easy going here in Ontario often offering a ticket with a lesser charge but with this ticket in NY, no plea bargin whatsoever. Ok, I undrstand I did the crime and I have no problem paying the fines but this damn thing will totally screw me over. Now, since I have been found guilty in the kangaroo court. Should I just not just pay the fine and never drive in NY again? Heard it goes on ontario record, once the ticket is paid. What will happen if I dont pay? All I care is my Ontario license and not something showing up.

Kangaroo court? You ADMITTED that you committed the "crime" (speeding). You're just PO'd that the court would not cut you some break, especially when you sent a speeding ticket attorney to represent you before the court, which I'm sure made the court more sympathetic to your case.

It sounds like you've already been adjudicated guilty in NY, so I suspect this is already going on your Ontario driving record. Your decision now is are you going to pay the NY penalty or are you going to have a NY warrant issued for you.


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I don't think it matters if you pay it or not - for the reporting to Canada. You already know that if you pay, your speeding will get reported.

You can't fight a ticket in NYC. You can't plead down anything. That lawyer you took knows it and they never help with anything. Waste of your money. The only chance you have is to keep postponing it hoping that the cop will not show up or he would lose the ticket by the time the "trial" is happening.
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I have a clean driving record here in Ontario, but back a few months ago got a big speeding ticket in NYC after crossing the border into Buffalo. I had to drive someone to the airport. After about 5 mins after crossing the border, get caught by the cop doing 82 mph on a 55mph zone.
If you drove from the Canadian border to NYC (New York City) in 5 minutes, the cop must have given you a big break by writing you up for only 82.

(I'd just pay the fine and have the ticket framed. That's what I did with my 90MPH ticket.)
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I have a clean driving record here in Ontario, but back a few months ago got a big speeding ticket in NYC after crossing the border into Buffalo. I had to drive someone to the airport. After about 5 mins after crossing the border,
I dont know how he got to new york city 5 minutes after crossing th canadian border!!!
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I dont know how he got to new york city 5 minutes after crossing th canadian border!!!
Haha, it's actually Buffalo, New York. I'm using my iPad so auto-correct gets in the way. As far as the ticket goes, I think since we have a chance to plead guilty, the prosecutor often brings down the ticket one bracket and you can negotiate on dermit points. But I guess, driving in NY is much more stricter and the cops there show less leanency.
This was actually my very first speeding ticket, I kept a good driving record for about 12 years. Oh'well, what's done is done.
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I dont know how he got to new york city 5 minutes after crossing th canadian border!!!
I think he means New York State, there aren't any airports in NYC either.
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In some jurisdictions that would be classified as "aggravated speeding" and you'd be arrested and your car impounded. How much was the fine? (I looked but didn't see an amount.)
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In some jurisdictions that would be classified as "aggravated speeding" and you'd be arrested and your car impounded. How much was the fine? (I looked but didn't see an amount.)
Small town Sunday morning speed trap, knew exactly where to hide, around a concrete protected fast turn at the end of a straight away. The only day I could exercise the 911 Turbo. Why would he want to take the time to take me to jail when he can hand out more tickets for the city coffer? His final passing words...slow down, you might get a flat tire.
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About $180 plus $300 in other fees. I wasn't even doing it purposely. I didn't realize my speed and the speed limit. Usually here in Ontario our highway speed limits are around 100km/h, I drive around 120km/hr - 125km/hr which the standard norm on our local highways, where some cops don't care. Anyways, I guess I have to face three years of insurance hikes, and probably more. One thing is, I have started having much more respect for the O.P.P. And our local police. Don't think I will be driving through NY again and would rather have someone drive me or take the plane.
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I think he means New York State, there aren't any airports in NYC either.
There aren't?
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I wasn't even trying to speed lol, I guess these things happen you least expect but hope it happend here in Ontario, where I could have the charge reduced.
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