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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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The ticket was issued in this state:
The ticket is returnable to in this Town/Village/City:
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Commercial/Residential:
Ticket one:
Ticket two(ex):
Accident?:
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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.)

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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

Non attorney runner http://www.myticketsnyc.com/

Non attorney runner http://www.wefighttickets.com/

This wiki is not legal advice, or the advice of an attorney.
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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #2865 on: April 20, 2017, 02:32:41 PM »
Bump. Anyone? Thanks!
I have a license from: ? I'm going to assume NYS

Commercial/Residential:
The ticket was issued in this state:
The ticket was filed in this municipality:
Accident?:
Ticket one:
Ticket two(ex):
I want information on "do it yourself":
I want information on "hire an attorney":
I want both:

I would call one of the numbers listed in wiki.
The consultation is free.

Plus you'll actually get to talk to him given that he's not responding on the forums.....


ETA: given that this ticket carries 6 points if found guilty in addition to Driver Responsibility Assessment, court fines, NYS surcharges, and probably a insurance rate increase I would definitely go with an attorney such as: 845-356-7770
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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #2866 on: April 20, 2017, 02:44:56 PM »
Is there a way to fight a tint ticket in nyc or just pay the fine?

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #2867 on: April 20, 2017, 04:16:10 PM »
has anyone had any experience with ticket fighter in Brooklyn?

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #2868 on: April 20, 2017, 04:35:14 PM »
has anyone had any experience with ticket fighter in Brooklyn?

Chaim Klein?

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #2869 on: April 20, 2017, 10:49:00 PM »
I have changed my license to my new address. Do I have to notify the town court as well, or was changing my license enough?
You are already complying with NYS law 509-10. As for the court knowing how to locate you, they don't have your current address.

Got an East Cleveland camera ticket. Checked online, many saying camera tickets are not illegal in OH unless an officer is standing next to the camera and that East Cleveland is flaunting the law. Anyone have personal experience ignoring or familiar with current OH law?
Try posting under parking tickets. http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=15090.0;topicseen

I thought I remember it being mentioned here that a seat belt violation does not show up on driving record, and can just pay and be done with it. I just checked my driving record, and I see a violation of a seat belt ticket that I received.


Can't trust what you read on the internet... In NYS its a 0 point violation which does appear on the license record.

My father was driving on surf Avenue in Brooklyn and was pulled over by cop who claimed he was using his cellphone. It was in his pocket the whole time. He never used it. The cop lied. Any recourse?


Claiming the copy lied is a loser. Did your father have anything else in his hands? Perhaps he could come to court and show what he was really holding. For the future a 2 way dash cam might help.

It might not be too late if you didn't plead guilty. His drug abuse might disqualify his testimony.  Paging @hirshtg

"Yes. You can vacate the judgement, I've done it in the past."
how do you do that?

You can file a motion to re-open if you can claim someone else mail it in for you or  you mailed it in by accident. ex. But if the People/court know that the cop died, they will appose your motion to re-open because they are prejudiced once their witness died. In other words, its not fair to re-open and they won't let you.

Commercial/Residential: Residential
The ticket was issued in this state: NY
The ticket was filed in this municipality: Elizabethtown
Ticket one: Speeding 87 in 65 zone. I-87
I want information on "do it yourself":
I want information on "hire an attorney":
I want both: This.

Its a 6 point ticket with max $700 fines.
1. You can plead guilty and pay.
2. You can plead not guilty and go to trial. 1 and 2 have the same approx result.
3. You can plead not guilty and drive back up there for a plea deal. Far drive. You can write to the Essex county DA's office yourself for a plea deal. Read the instructions carefully.
4. Hire an attorney to do option 3 for you. You pay an attorney $250-$500. Fine dropped to $250-$400. Points? somewhere between 6 and 0.

Is there a way to fight a tint ticket in nyc or just pay the fine?
Doesn't go on the record. Just a fine. The question is whether you want to risk your time at a trial. This is not a fix it ticket.

has anyone had any experience with ticket fighter in Brooklyn?

I saw those signs in Boropark over Pessach. No name. Is ticket fighter an attorney?

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #2870 on: April 20, 2017, 10:55:37 PM »
Thanks.

I know him. I actually ended up hiring him. No personal experience. Shtikel neighbor. Not an attorney.

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #2871 on: April 20, 2017, 11:00:21 PM »
Thanks.

I know him. I actually ended up hiring him. No personal experience. Shtikel neighbor. Not an attorney.
You are referring to ticket fighter? What does he do, just use the next attorney down the block?

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #2872 on: April 20, 2017, 11:18:57 PM »
You are referring to ticket fighter? What does he do, just use the next attorney down the block?

He's in the ticket fighting business. His name is Chaim Klein.

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #2873 on: April 20, 2017, 11:26:27 PM »
thanks!!
this is the second time i'm hiring him. the first one he just keeps on postponing it.

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #2875 on: April 21, 2017, 12:14:07 AM »
thanks!!
this is the second time i'm hiring him. the first one he just keeps on postponing it.

What do you gain from that?

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #2876 on: April 21, 2017, 10:37:41 AM »
What do you gain from that?
he says he'll fight it in the end

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #2877 on: April 21, 2017, 11:46:11 AM »
 I got a  ticket in NYC.
He claims passenger In back seat wasn't wearing seat belt
Any Advice

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #2878 on: April 21, 2017, 11:56:11 AM »
I got a  ticket in NYC.
He claims passenger In back seat wasn't wearing seat belt
Any Advice
kid or adult?  In NYC an adult has to wear a seatbelt in the back seat?

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #2879 on: April 23, 2017, 08:07:57 AM »
kid or adult?  In NYC an adult has to wear a seatbelt in the back seat?
Kid 13 years old