Defensive Driving Course in New York State

Written By: Benjamin Goldman, Esq.

New York law provides that the completion of a defensive driving course will give the driver a 4 point ‘credit’. This allows the driver to avoid getting suspended when they get 11 points in 18 months.

There are a number of misconceptions about the course and how it works. If you have a lot of points please get in touch with an attorney whose primary area of practice is traffic ticket defense. A lot of attorneys whose area of practice is something else think they can handle traffic tickets because they are easy. This may be the case sometimes but is not the case when you need specific nuanced legal information. 

For example, some think you are supposed to wait until the conviction is on the record before completing the course. This is a terrible error and never true. This can result in suspension that could have been otherwise avoided.

The Benjamin Goldman Law Office is a law firm whose primary area of practice is traffic ticket defense.  If you need to complete a defensive driving course to save your license, get in touch with us first. We offer a free 10-minute consultation.