VTL 509-5 “Holding More Than One New York State License”

Written By: Benjamin Goldman, Esq.

VTL 509-5 concerns holding more than one active New York State Driver’s License. A ticket for this violation is rarely issued, mostly due to the impossibility of obtaining two licenses. This statute is mostly a relic from times before the DMV used computers and when one was able to obtain a license with less proof of ID. It should be noted that having a license in one class and a learner's permit for another class at the same time is not a violation of this subdivision. Nor is it a violation to have a current New York State license and an old expired one. Having more than one New York State license at the same time can result in fines of up to $300, and or a term of imprisonment of up to 15 days.

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