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How Does A NY Electronic Device Ticket Affect My New Jersey License?

How Does A NY Electronic Device Ticket Affect My New Jersey License?

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Matthew Weiss

Matthew J. Weiss, Esq. graduated Hofstra Law School in 1984. He was Law Review and won the law school’s prestigious Procedure Award. Upon graduation, he became one of the first Hofstra Law School graduates to work at the New York State Court of Appeals (New York State’s highest court) working on various appellate matters.

Comments (16)

Anna - June 20, 2017 12:42 pm

I received and electronic device ticket in NY, but have NJ license. My understanding that the points do not transfer to NJ license. I’m planing to moving back to NY next month and switching my license back to NY. Will this points be added to my NY license after I switch?
Thank you

    Matthew Weiss - June 20, 2017 11:41 pm


    NY keeps track of points accumulated on out-of-state license. That NY record remains in place when you change your out-of-state license over to a NY license.

    Matthew Weiss

Myrna Muniz - April 24, 2017 3:12 pm

Hi I got 2 tickets in NY for holding cellular phone one 2015 and 2012 with NJ license. I got a ticket recently In NJ for holding cellular phone I have to appear in court April 25 2017. Do they consider this a 3rd offense and I’m in risk to get my license suspended. Beside that my record is clean no speed tickets, or any points tickets.

    Matthew Weiss - April 25, 2017 8:53 am

    Myrna Muniz,

    Yes, they will consider your recent NJ cell phone ticket a 3rd offense and could put you at-risk for a suspension. You should consult with, if not retain, a NJ traffic ticket lawyer.

    Matthew Weiss

Daniel Vandaly - April 23, 2017 11:01 am

I recently received an electronic device ticket in Manhattan but have an NJ lisence, they are currently on a cracked down in NJ right now does ithat still hold no point in NJ I have 10 points in NJ and can’t afford to loose my license in nj. Is it worth fighting? Or should I pay the fine and move on?

    Matthew Weiss - April 24, 2017 7:12 am

    Daniel Vandaly,

    It is worth fighting for the reasons mentioned in this post. As far as I know the law has not changing regarding NJ giving 0 points for such tickets. However, we do not practice in NJ and are not licensed there so we recommend that you contact a NJ traffic lawyer to check.

    Matthew Weiss

Dori - April 12, 2017 7:29 am

I’m licensed in NJ but received 1 cell phone ticket (5 pts) and 1 no signal ticket (2 pts) in Manhattan for a total of 7 NY points. My question is, will I have to pay Driver Responsibility Assessment fee if I’m licensed in NJ?

    Matthew Weiss - April 12, 2017 11:37 pm


    If you are convicted of both, you will have to pay a $375 Driver Responsibility Assessment Fee (even as an out-of-state resident).

    Matthew Weiss

JWY - February 22, 2017 9:04 am

Hello, my wife recently got a cell phone ticket in NJ, but then just yesterday got another electronic device ticket while in NYC. My understanding so far is that this NYC ticket will not cause points to accrue on her NJ license, but what about the insurance rates given that this was a second offense? I’d appreciate your answer very much. Thank you.

    Matthew Weiss - February 23, 2017 3:18 am


    A conviction to a NY electronic device ticket will be reported to NJ and, therefore, can negatively affect your wife’s insurance rates (even though points do not transfer).

    Matthew Weiss

steve - December 21, 2016 11:47 am

it might affect your insurance rates and or underwriting. points or no points.

    Matthew Weiss - December 21, 2016 12:54 pm


    An electronic device ticket will NOT affect your insurance rates if you have an otherwise clean record. However, if you get another conviction or accident with 36 months of the date of your electronic device, then your rates could be raised.

    Matthew Weiss

GEVORG HOVHANNISYAN - December 13, 2016 9:11 pm

I use to live in NY, I had tickets pending on my NY license until today, but now I live in PA and I carry PA driver license, I surrender my NY license. Couple days ago I got pulled over in NY for cellphone with my PA license and now I am checking and it shows 5 point there, it seems like it will be on my NY license, is it possible that it will effect my old NY license ? can I plea guilty and pay the fine ? does the points will effect my old NY license ? I consider now out-of state driver.

    Matthew Weiss - December 13, 2016 10:07 pm


    If you surrendered your NY license, then this new ticket will only impact your PA license. Yes, you can plead guilty and just pay the fine (if you want).

    Matthew Weiss

Michelle Mendelsohn - November 9, 2016 11:13 am

Does it carry points in the State of Florida?

    Matthew Weiss - November 10, 2016 5:52 pm

    Michelle Mendelsohn,

    I’m told by my Florida traffic lawyer buddy that illegal texting and driving in Florida carries 0 points.

    Matthew Weiss

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