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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: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #2805 on: March 01, 2017, 02:44:14 PM »
Just got a new car and forgot to put registration in the glove compartment. Got pulled over and aside for speeding ticket I got a $180 ticket for lack of registration. Can I get that off if I send in a copy of registration?
So if I borrow someone's car and I don't have the registration I can get fined?

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #2806 on: March 01, 2017, 02:47:36 PM »
So if I borrow someone's car and I don't have the registration I can get fined?
Definitely

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #2807 on: March 01, 2017, 02:52:26 PM »
Any advice for a U turn ticket I got in NJ

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #2808 on: March 05, 2017, 10:28:05 PM »
I got a speeding ticket in the town of Newark New Jersey for 58 in a 25 mph zone and careless ticket. 7 points Total any recommendations for a good lawyer ?

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #2809 on: March 07, 2017, 09:49:42 PM »
I got a speeding ticket in the town of Newark New Jersey for 58 in a 25 mph zone and careless ticket. 7 points Total any recommendations for a good lawyer ?

Check out the wiki

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #2810 on: March 10, 2017, 01:07:38 AM »
My dad got a speeding cam ticket in the mail for when I was driving in DC. (The car is under his name and registered in MI) Can we safely ignore?

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #2811 on: March 15, 2017, 08:03:30 PM »

Sunday before Purim I got ticket.
He claims passenger In back seat wasn't wearing seat belt.
 he asked me how fast I was going, I said 58 he gave me speeding ticket.
2 tickets.
Town of orangeburg.
After I plea not guilty, what is process?

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #2812 on: March 19, 2017, 03:03:35 AM »
I got a ticket today in Boro Park, for failing to come to a full stop by a stop sign, the only problem is that i did, but the cop only came after i made already the full stop and was going slowly into the intersection, but of course he gave me ticket ,

I wanna know whats my options, fight it myself? hire a lawyer? are they any good in this corrupt city?? or just pay it and not waist time and money ? and its my first ticket 1 thing is for sure i am putting in tomorrow the best dash cam i could find

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #2813 on: March 19, 2017, 04:14:38 PM »
Just got a letter from a town court 10 years later and they say that I owe them money ,but i remember paying them (of course cant find the receipt for it).  Does it make sense that they wake up 10 years later?

btw do car rental companies run licenses?

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #2814 on: March 20, 2017, 05:15:38 PM »
btw do car rental companies run licenses?
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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #2815 on: March 20, 2017, 06:07:15 PM »
Just got a letter from a town court 10 years later and they say that I owe them money ,but i remember paying them (of course cant find the receipt for it).  Does it make sense that they wake up 10 years later?

btw do car rental companies run licenses?

No
A friend of mine was denied membership with car2go for points on his license.

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #2816 on: March 21, 2017, 12:23:46 AM »
A friend of mine was denied membership with car2go for points on his license.
Car-sharing is not the same as renting.

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #2817 on: March 21, 2017, 06:11:52 PM »
Car-sharing is not the same as renting.
Correct, reachNow or car2go and the alike are very against drivers with a record! Even 1 or 2 reports they will decline your application, whether a speeding ticked or some red light tickets..
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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #2818 on: March 21, 2017, 06:26:57 PM »
Just got a letter from a town court 10 years later and they say that I owe them money ,but i remember paying them (of course cant find the receipt for it).
 Does it make sense that they wake up 10 years later?



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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #2819 on: March 21, 2017, 06:59:08 PM »
Just got a letter from a town court 10 years later and they say that I owe them money ,but i remember paying them (of course cant find the receipt for it).  Does it make sense that they wake up 10 years later?

Look up the statute of limitations on municipal debt.
Private debt that is not billed, is not collectible after a number of years (I think 7).


For any debt old debt google how to handle it.  Write a letter asking for proof that you owe it, proof they are authorized to collect, etc