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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 #3075 on: November 11, 2017, 01:49:27 PM »
Won't affect him in NY.

CMIIW. Unless he gets six points within three years in NJ & that ticket is at least 4. There is no reason why he shouldnít try a plea by mail. I did it once in NJ for a 48 in a 25 ticket, & got it reduced to a 1-9 over.

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3076 on: November 12, 2017, 04:43:29 PM »
CMIIW. Unless he gets six points within three years in NJ & that ticket is at least 4. There is no reason why he shouldnít try a plea by mail. I did it once in NJ for a 48 in a 25 ticket, & got it reduced to a 1-9 over.
How can he do a plea by mail ? I think this ticket is 5 points and he has about 4 points in nj at the moment. How much is the penalty for having 6 points in the same 3 year period for a New York license ?

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« Reply #3077 on: November 12, 2017, 11:45:37 PM »
How can he do a plea by mail ? I think this ticket is 5 points and he has about 4 points in nj at the moment. How much is the penalty for having 6 points in the same 3 year period for a New York license ?
Penalty in NJ is around $300-$350

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« Reply #3078 on: November 13, 2017, 01:38:43 AM »
How can he do a plea by mail ? I think this ticket is 5 points and he has about 4 points in nj at the moment. How much is the penalty for having 6 points in the same 3 year period for a New York license ?

Call the court with a good reason he canít make it in & request a plea by mail. Donít follow what I say blindly as I did this a few years ago & things may have changed.

AFAIK if you receive more than 6 points in NJ within a 3 year period all the points transfer to NY. Idk how much the penalty is but his insurance will def go up & im sure there will be other issues with 9 points total.

A lawyer may be a good idea.

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« Reply #3079 on: November 13, 2017, 02:54:57 PM »
Call the court with a good reason he canít make it in & request a plea by mail. Donít follow what I say blindly as I did this a few years ago & things may have changed.

AFAIK if you receive more than 6 points in NJ within a 3 year period all the points transfer to NY. Idk how much the penalty is but his insurance will def go up & im sure there will be other issues with 9 points total.

A lawyer may be a good idea.

Are you sure that over 6 points they transfer to NY?

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3080 on: November 13, 2017, 03:37:30 PM »
AFAIK if you receive more than 6 points in NJ within a 3 year period all the points transfer to NY. Idk how much the penalty is but his insurance will def go up & im sure there will be other issues with 9 points total.

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« Reply #3081 on: November 13, 2017, 04:10:06 PM »
Source?
Are you sure that over 6 points they transfer to NY?

When I was facing a 5 point ticket in NJ everybody I spoke to in the field told me that.

As I said b4 this was a few years ago, so donít follow what Iím saying blindly.

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« Reply #3082 on: November 15, 2017, 03:26:20 PM »
When I was facing a 5 point ticket in NJ everybody I spoke to in the field told me that.

As I said b4 this was a few years ago, so donít follow what Iím saying blindly.
These things do switch every so often but right now it seems that they are not transferring nj points to ny license.

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« Reply #3083 on: November 15, 2017, 11:02:57 PM »
Penalty in NJ is around $300-$350

Correction it's $450 for 6+ points and might be more for more than 6 points.

When I was facing a 5 point ticket in NJ everybody I spoke to in the field told me that.

As I said b4 this was a few years ago, so donít follow what Iím saying blindly.

As per my research, (spoke to a few lawyers) points aren't transferring.

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« Reply #3084 on: November 16, 2017, 02:21:08 AM »
Correction it's $450 for 6+ points and might be more for more than 6 points.

As per my research, (spoke to a few lawyers) points aren't transferring.
Yup $450 for 6 points which I was told is billed $150 per year and an additional $75 per point after that.