New York Vehicle & Traffic Law

Sec. § 511-D
Aggravated Failure to Answer Appearance Tickets or Pay Fines Imposed


§ 511-d. Aggravated failure to answer appearance tickets or pay fines imposed.

1.

A person is guilty of the offense of aggravated failure to answer appearance tickets or pay fines imposed when such person has in effect twenty or more suspensions, imposed on at least twenty separate dates, for failure to answer, appear or pay a fine pursuant to subdivision three of section two hundred twenty-six or subdivision four-a of section five hundred ten of this chapter.

2.

A person may be prosecuted for a violation of this section in any court of competent jurisdiction in any county:

(a)

in which more than ten tickets which resulted in suspension for failures to answer, appear or pay fines were issued, or

(b)

in which the twentieth or any subsequent ticket which resulted in a suspension for failure to answer, appear or pay a fine was issued. The provisions of this subdivision shall not apply to any suspension which has been terminated prior to the defendant’s being charged with a violation of this section.

3.

Aggravated failure to answer appearance tickets or pay fines imposed is a misdemeanor. When a person is convicted of this crime, the sentence of the court must be:

(i)

a fine of not less than five hundred dollars; or

(ii)

a term of imprisonment of not more than one hundred eighty days; or
(iii)
both such fine and imprisonment.
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Dec. 13, 2016