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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: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #90 on: May 13, 2012, 03:01:24 PM »
Got a ticket in Bklyn for talking on the phone and I wasn't even holding the phone.  Any way to fight it?  Cop wrote down the wrong street too but how can I fight that?  Isn't it just my word against his?  I have phone records that show I wasn't talking but he can say I was holding it and that's a violation too :(

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #91 on: May 20, 2012, 01:15:25 AM »
worked for me in monsey to bring in the phone records. just deny you were holding it

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #92 on: June 18, 2012, 12:42:16 PM »
they tell me its in the " process". But they still haven't fought it and its been a month
Any update?

Both of my tickets I gave them were dismissed.

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Parking Ticket
« Reply #93 on: July 25, 2012, 04:56:51 PM »
I had a private driveway in boropark which I was able to block with no problems because there was no meter. They now installed muni meters instead of the regular meters. I got a parking ticket for parking in front of my own driveway thats considered private enough that other people are not able to park there without getting a ticket. Is there any way to fight this? How can they take away the private status of my driveway?

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Re: Parking Ticket
« Reply #94 on: July 25, 2012, 05:00:50 PM »
The new Muni Meters now gain the city many new parking spots to charge for. The spot in front of your driveway belongs to the city & not you. You canít park there on alternate sides either.

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Re: Parking Ticket
« Reply #95 on: July 25, 2012, 05:04:31 PM »
Besides gaining all this new revenue from new spots (and defeats the purpose of a smart car for avoiding meters), they also get to charge multiple times for the same spot, since once you leave the spot, the clock starts again. When there were meters, once someone put in money, the spot was paid for and the new driver did not have to pay again.

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Re: Parking Ticket
« Reply #96 on: July 25, 2012, 05:37:30 PM »
The new Muni Meters now gain the city many new parking spots to charge for. The spot in front of your driveway belongs to the city & not you. You canít park there on alternate sides either.

I just want to clarify that there was regular meters there before. And the block had meters but my driveway had no quarter meter and even has no curb. But with the new muni meter it seems that they consider that a regular spot even though there is no curb and the old quarter meters are still there with signs to go pay at the muni meter. can I fight this ticket as i should have the same right to park in front of my own driveway as I had before

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Re: Parking Ticket
« Reply #97 on: July 26, 2012, 07:15:13 AM »
I had a private driveway in boropark which I was able to block with no problems because there was no meter. They now installed muni meters instead of the regular meters. I got a parking ticket for parking in front of my own driveway thats considered private enough that other people are not able to park there without getting a ticket. Is there any way to fight this? How can they take away the private status of my driveway?
i am %99 sure that one of two things happened;
1) the officer knew it was a driveway and figured it can not hurt to give a ticket- worst case scenario the ticket is fought- best case scenario the ticket is paid.
2) he did not realize you were blocking your driveway- there is no chance at all that they can give you a mete ticket for parking in front of your driveway.


i would fight it

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Re: Parking Ticket
« Reply #98 on: July 26, 2012, 09:06:12 AM »
I disagree. The Muni Meter effects the entire block, just like alternate side of the street parking rules.
Every car on the street needs to pay the meter, regardless if there is a meter there.
But I guess it canít hurt to try fighting it.

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Re: Parking Ticket
« Reply #99 on: July 26, 2012, 10:05:10 AM »
I recall reading somewhere (might have been a gov website) that if you get a ticket for blocking a driveway and the address on the registration is the same as the address whee you parked, the ticket gets dismissed.

I would think you can fight this ticket as well if the car was registered at the same address. I highly doubt the muni meter covers the spot in front of your driveway.

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Re: Parking Ticket
« Reply #100 on: July 26, 2012, 12:41:46 PM »
I disagree. The Muni Meter effects the entire block, just like alternate side of the street parking rules.
Every car on the street needs to pay the meter, regardless if there is a meter there.
But I guess it canít hurt to try fighting it.
that is not true- have you EVER seen a meter in front of a driveway? a muni meter is just a replacement for a meter, 

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Re: Parking Ticket
« Reply #101 on: July 26, 2012, 01:47:16 PM »
I disagree. The Muni Meter effects the entire block, just like alternate side of the street parking rules.
Every car on the street needs to pay the meter, regardless if there is a meter there.

Alternate side is completely different then a meter situation. Also, with the old meters if there was not a meter in that spot obviously you would not have to pay. why should this new addition of the muni meter change that

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #102 on: August 06, 2012, 10:25:05 PM »
does anyone know if points from NYS ticket can transfer to a OHIO license?

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #103 on: August 08, 2012, 01:59:33 PM »
If the cop wrote down the incorrect color of the car on the ticket is there any way I can get off

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« Reply #104 on: August 08, 2012, 02:19:16 PM »
If the cop wrote down the incorrect color of the car on the ticket is there any way I can get off

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