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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.)

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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 #3045 on: September 11, 2017, 04:05:14 PM »
depends on the proof and your body size, no hard numbers are possible.
I found a website which days that from 0.08 it goes down 0.015 every hour so after 2 hours one should be down to 0.05.
I'm not near my computer. I'll try post the link later.

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3046 on: September 11, 2017, 04:31:16 PM »
Middletown, NY
Speeding 84 in a 65
Do they plea bargain to a no point ticket?
Do I need a lawyer?

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3047 on: September 12, 2017, 12:31:00 AM »
Thanks.
NYS is 0.05 BAC and NJ is 0.08 BAC.

Practically speaking. If I have 5 Oz of liqueur, how long do I need to wait?

You could buy a breathalyzer, they're fairly inexpensive.

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3048 on: September 12, 2017, 03:26:30 PM »
Any recommendation for a lawyer that does NJ Palisades parkway (NY Licence)?
Zev Goldstein does not do it.

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3049 on: September 13, 2017, 04:45:35 PM »
Ok so now I called up and they already suspended my license . I haven't gotten a single notice about this ticket in 3 years!! Help!! What do I do now

"Calling up" doesn't work in Court. A letter might. What they really need is $40 for bail and $70 for the suspension termination fee. (cash)

I know it doesn't really belong in this thread but where can I find info on how much one can drink and how long one should wait before driving?
I'm asking about NY and NJ.

NYS is 0.05 BAC and NJ is 0.08 BAC.

Practically speaking. If I have 5 Oz of liqueur, how long do I need to wait?

Talk to a doctor about your body and the effect of alcohol.

NY has a number of different DWI laws. One of which is not to drive while ability impaired by alcohol to any extent. That can even be less than 0.05% but the presumption is that less than this amount does not impair. (You would rather not be in a position where you are arguing about how impaired you are, or whether you were intoxicated.) If you are under 21 you are not allowed to have 0.02%. Both of these laws are non criminal.

Driving with 0.08% BAC is a crime whether you are impaired or not. Likewise, driving intoxicated (which is more impaired than slightly impaired) is a crime regardless of whether you have a 0.08%.

Driving while ability impaired to any extent by drugs is a crime.

To summarize, if you are impaired at all try to avoid the roads. Even a non criminal charge of driving impaired can mess up your license for a long time. In addition, there are so many problems with the breath test devices. Even a low amount of alcohol can appear with a larger reading on a defective device.

Middletown, NY
Speeding 84 in a 65
Do they plea bargain to a no point ticket?
Do I need a lawyer?
Depends on which court they filed in. Wallkill is very difficult. The other courts in the area will probably give you 0 points.

Any recommendation for a lawyer that does NJ Palisades parkway (NY Licence)?
Zev Goldstein does not do it.
If you need an attorney try Matis Wolfeburgh or Adam Rosenblum.
We don't think that the NJ points will affect your NY license or insurance if you hold a regular license.

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3050 on: September 13, 2017, 04:56:53 PM »
"Calling up" doesn't work in Court. A letter might. What they really need is $40 for bail and $70 for the suspension termination fee. (cash)

Talk to a doctor about your body and the effect of alcohol.

NY has a number of different DWI laws. One of which is not to drive while ability impaired by alcohol to any extent. That can even be less than 0.05% but the presumption is that less than this amount does not impair. (You would rather not be in a position where you are arguing about how impaired you are, or whether you were intoxicated.) If you are under 21 you are not allowed to have 0.02%. Both of these laws are non criminal.

Driving with 0.08% BAC is a crime whether you are impaired or not. Likewise, driving intoxicated (which is more impaired than slightly impaired) is a crime regardless of whether you have a 0.08%.

Driving while ability impaired to any extent by drugs is a crime.

To summarize, if you are impaired at all try to avoid the roads. Even a non criminal charge of driving impaired can mess up your license for a long time. In addition, there are so many problems with the breath test devices. Even a low amount of alcohol can appear with a larger reading on a defective device.
Depends on which court they filed in. Wallkill is very difficult. The other courts in the area will probably give you 0 points.
If you need an attorney try Matis Wolfeburgh or Adam Rosenblum.
We don't think that the NJ points will affect your NY license or insurance if you hold a regular license.
It is Wallkill what are the options?

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3051 on: September 13, 2017, 05:06:52 PM »
The ticket was issued in this state:NY rockland county sherrif
The ticket is returnable to in this Town/Village/City:Clarkstown
I have a license from:NY
Commercial/Residential:residential
Ticket one: 1 cell phone ticket no other tickets  on license
Ticket two(ex):n/a
Accident?:na
I want information on "do it yourself":
I want information on "hire an attorney":
I want both: can i get it off myself?or i need an attorney? does anyone have experience in the clarkstown court  will they reduce a cell phone ticket to a no point parking ticket or something like that?please advise ty!

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3052 on: September 13, 2017, 06:53:37 PM »
The ticket was issued in this state:NY rockland county sherrif
The ticket is returnable to in this Town/Village/City:Clarkstown
I have a license from:NY
Commercial/Residential:
Ticket one: 1 cell phone ticket no other tickets  on license
Ticket two(ex):n/a
Accident?:na
I want information on "do it yourself":
I want information on "hire an attorney":
I want both: can i get it off myself?or i need an attorney? does anyone have experience in the clarkstown court  will they reduce a cell phone ticket to a no point parking ticket or something like that?please advise ty!

Sorry about missing you. Caught up in the DWI stuff.

Clarkstown is a great court and the sheriff may handle the plea deal himself. They may offer you a parking ticket and they may try to stick you with two out of the 5 points. If you are trying it yourself mail in a not guilty plea and go in on the date they give you.. If you don't like the deal ask for an adjournment to come back with an attorney.

It is Wallkill what are the options?
Even with an attorney you may not be able to get 0 points. Try to get it out of the speed.

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3053 on: September 13, 2017, 06:59:00 PM »


Even with an attorney you may not be able to get 0 points. Try to get it out of the speed.
What do you mean? To change it to a different offense?


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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3054 on: September 14, 2017, 11:03:44 AM »
Sorry about missing you. Caught up in the DWI stuff.

Clarkstown is a great court and the sheriff may handle the plea deal himself. They may offer you a parking ticket and they may try to stick you with two out of the 5 points. If you are trying it yourself mail in a not guilty plea and go in on the date they give you.. If you don't like the deal ask for an adjournment to come back with an attorney.
Even with an attorney you may not be able to get 0 points. Try to get it out of the speed.
thanks so much! will advise what happens

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3055 on: September 17, 2017, 05:06:10 PM »
What do you mean? To change it to a different offense?
Correct. There are non speeding charges with points which are considered less severe.

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3056 on: September 17, 2017, 07:01:55 PM »
It is Wallkill what are the options?
I have an attorney which is great in Wallkill. I've personally used her several times in that exact court, (among other times in others courts as well). Her contact info is: Cheryl Beverson - (845) 341 - 0008.

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Update: I had a local attorney represent me. Plead down to a no parking ticket, $175 fine and no points.

PM me if you'd like the name of the attorney for future use.

It was for the same like you have, 84 in a 65.
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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3057 on: September 17, 2017, 07:11:18 PM »
I have an attorney which is great in Wallkill. I've personally used her several times in that exact court, (among other times in others courts as well). Her contact info is: Cheryl Beverson - (845) 341 - 0008.

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It was for the same like you have, 84 in a 65.
Thank you.

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3058 on: October 03, 2017, 03:52:15 PM »
I had a speeding ticket in Town of Goshen, was 87Mph in a 65. Attorney got it down to a 2 point violation plus $240 in fees. Is that a good deal?
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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3059 on: October 10, 2017, 02:14:58 PM »
The ticket was issued in this state: NY
The ticket is returnable to in this Town/Village/City: Wallkill
I have a license from: NY
Commercial/Residential:
Ticket one: following too closely
Ticket two(ex):
Accident?: Yes.
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I want information on "hire an attorney":
I want both: This
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