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Ely
Ely, Counselor at Law
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I have 2 fld answer summons, NY, I am not sure. I have my

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Hi i have 2 fld answer summons
JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: NY
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: I am not sure. I have my driving abstract
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: i also have a fld pay driver assess
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Ely replied 10 months ago.

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I am not sure I understand your situation. I do not know what "2 fld" means. Do you mean "2 days," as in "I have two days to answer a summons?"

I am not sure how a "driving abstract" relates here - I assume you mean this is a copy of your driving record from the state (maybe I am wrong), but do not know how this fits into the situation.

Can you please clarify? Thank you.

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
i have to failed to answer summons in NY. these are keeping my drivers licence revoked. I need to better understand my situation and what i need to do to get this fixed. and what you think would be easiest (ie less time and less fines)
Expert:  Ely replied 10 months ago.
Thank you. When you say summons in NY, was this a civil suit, or, a criminal charge/ticket?
And what was it FOR, specifically?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
it was a ticket and it was for driving with lapsed insurance on 5/17/2010. and failure to pay driver assessment 12/04/2009 for a driving with .08% alcohol 9/17/2008. the driving with .08% was complied. I guess I didn't pay a fine for it and it got suspended. then i drove with a suspended license and lapsed insurance. how should i proceed to get this issue taken care of
Expert:  Ely replied 10 months ago.
Thank you.
Last question - you never went to Court in NY for this, then? Simply skipped it, correct?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
i didnt know the exact date.but i knew that i had to appear on some date, but intentionally missed it for what ever reason. i cannot remember why i skipped it. but i havent driven since. i dont plan on driving anymore but i would like to be able to if need be.
Expert:  Ely replied 10 months ago.
Thank you. On this website, I do not always get to give good news, and this is one of these times. I am afraid that this matter is not going to be simple.
1) By not showing up in NY or simply paying the ticket, the court issued a warrant out for your arrest.
2) The State of NY eventually suspended your license because of this.
3) NY is part of the Driver License Compact. If one member state suspends a license, the others will too until the matter is taken care of with that one member state.
4) Someone in your situation has to (1) quash the warrants in NY, (2) have new court date(s) set for the charges, and (3) appear to answer to them, and (4) resolve them. Only then would the suspension be lifted, once all is cleared up and assuming no punishment includes continued suspension. Of course, using counsel for this is BEST.
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