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This thread discusses speeding tickets and traffic tickets in the state of New York. For parking tickets go here http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=15090.0 or here http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=23665.msg1088489. For moving violations outside of New York, please start a new thread and add a link here.

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Please read this wiki first. I am not an attorney and this is not legal advice.

Q: Can I get a plea bargain in New York City?
A: No. Every single ticket goes to trial, guilty or not guilty, in New York City. (The 5 boroughs of NY, Kings, Queens, Bronx and Richmond.)

Q: How long does it take for points to fall off your New York State record/license/abstract?
A: For DMV persistent violation purposes 18 months from the date of offense regardless of the date of conviction. At 3 years after the date of conviction on the following January first the points are no longer visible on the driving record which insurance companies and traffic prosecutors look at. DMV always keeps a record of your conviction and if you get too many points over your lifetime you could get a "10 year" revocation, however those records are not visible to insurance companies.

Q: Does it pay to fight my NY ticket or should I just pay it?
A: In order to figure the true cost of a traffic ticket conviction (aside from figuring out the total fines and the effects on your record) you need to call up your insurance company and ask them 2 questions. 1. How much will my insurance go up over the next 4 years if I pay this ticket? 2. How much money in "good driver discounts" will I loss over the next 4 years and how much does this add up to?

The reason you need to ask these 2 questions separately is because the insurance companies "shield themselves" from the statutory requirement to not raise insurance rates for a first violation (or speeds up to 15 MPH) by granting "good driver discounts", and then taking away these good driver discounts when you get your first violation. Therefore the (technically) correct answer to the first question you ask them could be "your insurance will not be raised at all". Then when you ask them the second question the answer may be in the thousands of dollars over the next 4 years, depending on your insurance bracket.

Q: How can I find my New York ticket online? 
A: If it is New York City ticket you can find it at https://transact.dmv.ny.gov/pleadnpay if you received a ticket anywhere outside of NYC and anywhere upstate you must contact the individual Court by phone or mail. There is no way to find your ticket online. Google is not able to find most small Courts as it get confused with giving you the most popular courts and attorneys, therefore I suggest you look up your Court at at www.town-court.com.

Q: How can I get a copy of my NYS driving record/license/abstract?
A: You can buy it at the statutory minimum of $7 at https://my.dmv.ny.gov/crm

Q: Do NJ tickets show up on a regular non CDL NY license?
A: As long as you pay them, no they will not.

Q: Do NY tickets show up on NJ licenses?
A: Yes as a 2 point out of state conviction (most violations).

Q: Do NJ tickets show up on a NY license?
A: As long as you pay them, no. Exceptions 1. if you have a CDL the NJ conviction will record on your NY license. 2. DUI/DWI and criminal driving convictions from NJ do record on your NY license. 3. as stated above if you don't respond to the ticket the suspension will follow you to NY. In addition NJ issues warrants for failing to respond to traffic tickets. 4 If you are convicted of a high speed (90+ MPH, 100+ MPH) in NJ the Judge may suspend your NJ driving privileges. 

Q: Can I pay Court fines with a CC?
A: In NYC for moving violations you can use https://transact.dmv.ny.gov/pleadnpay. For NYC parking tickets you can use http://www.nyc.gov/html/dof/html/parking/parking.shtml. As far as "upstate" Courts go, most Courts will allow you to pay with visa or mastercard in person. Many Courts have a CC sheet which you can fill in and mail back, other Courts have a third party processor such as https://www.ncourt.com to accept cc payments. Call the Court to find out what options they have. No one (so far that I have seen) will take CCs over the phone.

Q: I received a camera ticket for a red light (3 points) or speeding (3-11 points) or a bus lane violation (2 points). Do traffic tickets issued from a camera add points to my license?
A: Camera Tickets never go on your license as they are issued against the car and not the driver. Therefor a camera ticket will not add points to your license or increase your insurance.

Q: If I push a ticket off for 18 months and then I am convicted, can I still be suspended by the DMV for having more than 11 points?
A: Pushing off a ticket will not help protect you from DMV actions. The reason is as follows: if you receive 2 tickets worth 6 points each on the same day, and you plead guilty to one of them on that same day and you push the second ticket off for 5 years, and then you plead guilty to that second ticket, the DMV computer will look at the 2 dates of violation and say "the motorist accumulated (more than) 11 points within an 18 month period" and issue a persistent violator suspension against you license.

Insurance companies work the other way around. They can only raise your premium after your date of conviction. Therefore in our example the insurance companies will increase your insurance after the first conviction appears on your record when they renew your policy (which will stay on your record for 3 years and then until the next January 1st) and then they will increase your rates again after the second ticket conviction shows up on your record when they renew your policy, (once again this second ticket will stay on the record for  3 years plus until the next January first. It follows that pleading/being found guilty in December saves 11 months of policy increase, and if there is a way to lock in a one year policy right before a conviction in December you can be looking at a car increase for only 2 years and 1 day, instead of 4 years minus one day.)

Travelers Insurance offers 1 year rates.
Geico is 6 months.

Traffic Ticket Lawyers:

State
New York Attorney Matisyahu Wolfberg http://www.speedingdefense.com/
New York Attorney Zev Goldstein www.zevgoldsteinlaw.com 845-356-7770
New Jersey Attorney Adam H. Rosenblum www.ticketdefenselaw.com
New Jersey Attorney Leib Klein https://plus.google.com/112336751995036615679/about
              (The phone number for Leib Klein that's found online is wrong. The correct number is 732-987-7040)

Great Upstate NY lawyer at very cheap prices. http://jaydrillings.net/

Not that many parking ticket lawyers!
Parking ticket Non Lawyer (NYC)
Cathy Mei She takes 50% to fight the parking or camera ticket
Office Number 212-349-4978
Email 329ticket@gmail.com
Fax 646-699-3630

Parking Expert non attorney (718) 384-5052

http://www.myticketsnyc.com/

http://www.wefighttickets.com/

This wiki is not legal advice, or the advice of an attorney.
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Re: Trafic Tickets
« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2009, 03:34:16 PM »
i got a ticket for making a left in brooklyn 86 street by century 21 when there was a sign no left is there points on that? and could i fight it by pleading not guilty?

 did a cop stop You or was it a camera? if a cop thats a moving violation and points if found or plead Guilty. If you plead not guilty and are found Guilty the judge can up the amount of the Fine and usually do

 samething if caught by a camera going thru a Red Light no pts, if a cop stops you Pts

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Re: Trafic Tickets
« Reply #16 on: December 29, 2009, 08:35:12 PM »
got stoped by a cop, and what are the chances of not being found guilty do they plea bargin like in upstate ny to a parking ticket

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Re: Trafic Tickets
« Reply #17 on: December 29, 2009, 09:08:58 PM »
got stoped by a cop, and what are the chances of not being found guilty do they plea bargin like in upstate ny to a parking ticket

 unfortunately for You Not at All, its not NJ either where all they really want is your $$$. Howell is notorious for that they will bargain on anything. So you get either no pts or 1 or 2  but pay $100s instead of less then $100

 NYC wants your Blood not your $$$

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Re: Trafic Tickets
« Reply #18 on: December 29, 2009, 09:14:39 PM »
so i guess just plead guilty and hope the points wont affect me i have a clean record

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Re: Trafic Tickets
« Reply #19 on: December 29, 2009, 09:19:16 PM »
so i guess just plead guilty and hope the points wont affect me i have a clean record
You can try hiring a lawyer if you're worried about insurance rates.  A good one should be able to get you out of the points.
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Re: Trafic Tickets
« Reply #20 on: December 29, 2009, 09:39:44 PM »
You can try hiring a lawyer if you're worried about insurance rates.  A good one should be able to get you out of the points.

 It does work this way at times.However I know more people that ended up paying top $$ to the Liar and still were found guilty and paid the fine plus the judge uped it as they can and they got the pts as well

 i also know a # of people who were stopped on SI and the Liars were Lawyers and told them to save their $$ as theres absolutly nothing they can do on SI as the cops will give their own Mothers a tkt out there

 theres no guarantee but if you get a guy thats been working the circut for a while and is in with the judge things do happen. But if the cop doesnt want to play ball, then theres nothing that can be done, as he will simply answer Yes or No and not I dont recall or I cant find my notes or something that gives the judge the leeway they need to find for You. When they answer yes or no without any doubt the judge cant do much unless the No or Yes is in your favor

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Re: Trafic Tickets
« Reply #21 on: December 29, 2009, 09:57:28 PM »
There's a great frum lawyer in Cleveland, Fred Bolotin, who has helped me twice with tickets.

Once he got my points taken off for not coming to a complete stop before making a right on red, and once he helped me get out of a $200 school zone camera ticket.
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Re: Trafic Tickets
« Reply #22 on: December 30, 2009, 02:46:29 AM »
about my tickets, i got in touch w/ someone from the ch community who knows this stuff.

he told me that where i got them, in staten island (is that SI?) they'res really nothing to do, just hope the cop doesnt show up to court. he told me its not worth hiring a lawer for that, they know when the start that youre losing. he told me i might as well just fill out (i think an affidavit?) for them to read in court during the trial and not even waste my time showing up.

so im going to schedule a court date (i have till the end of this week) and then push it off once, on short notice, and then just send an affidavit - after all my liscense isnt from the state of ny.

i actually got a call today from the pcny, i think its like the police union. its their annual fundraiser. with any donation they send cards and stickers...

did a cop stop You or was it a camera? if a cop thats a moving violation and points if found or plead Guilty. If you plead not guilty and are found Guilty the judge can up the amount of the Fine and usually do
is that true?!?!?!

i got a ticket for making a left in brooklyn 86 street by century 21 when there was a sign no left is there points on that? and could i fight it by pleading not guilty?

i know in ca you get points for those things.

i'll pm you the guys info & dan can you give me this lawyers # - i have stop sign ticket in ca

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Re: Trafic Tickets
« Reply #23 on: December 30, 2009, 09:23:45 AM »

i actually got a call today from the pcny, i think its like the police union. its their annual fundraiser. with any donation they send cards and stickers...
is that true?!?!?!


 Most likely you got a call from a telemarketer and not The Union they dont do calls perse. Its a gimmik and whatver sticker they give wont help you 1 bit

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Re: Trafic Tickets
« Reply #24 on: December 30, 2009, 04:37:03 PM »
nono i checked.

its a legitimate orginization, they called me on a business number, they call businesses. i read up on stickers, there a few types. the "thin blue line" which is for cops and their families, and cops dont like those, b/c if your family you dont need the sticker to not get a ticket and if your not you deserve it.
then theres the fraternity ones, i think FOP, which i dont think are hard to get either, and people plaster them all over their cars so its useless.
this one - PCNY - is the union (i think). its not so common, they probably dont have it on ebay. the cops like it, it just means that you gave them $. i read online a few reports of it working and a friend of mine told me in they have stickers on all their cars and its not a waste of time.

im going to fax in a $50 check and if it saves me one ticket its worth it.

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Re: Trafic Tickets
« Reply #25 on: March 19, 2010, 04:43:44 PM »
got a ticket in Maryland for speeding 84 in a 55 zone. anyone has any traffic attorneys references?
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« Reply #26 on: March 21, 2010, 08:28:53 AM »
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Re: Trafic Tickets
« Reply #27 on: March 21, 2010, 09:22:58 AM »
If anyone ever has any ticket trouble in south Florida I have a great lawyer. I have gotten plenty of tickets down there and have never received a point. NYC on the other hand is another story...

Can you get a speeding ticket from a camera in the US or is that only in Europe?

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Re: Trafic Tickets
« Reply #28 on: March 21, 2010, 10:11:53 AM »
How about getting someone else (from the other side of the world) sign that he drove your vehicle at the time....

Some countries that helps...

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Re: Trafic Tickets
« Reply #29 on: March 21, 2010, 11:12:53 AM »
Can you get a speeding ticket from a camera in the US.
Absolutely.
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