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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 York Attorney Benjamin Goldman https://www.benjamingoldmanlawoffice.com/ 212-203-3810
New Jersey and New York Attorney Adam H. Rosenblum www.ticketdefenselaw.com
New Jersey Attorney Leib Klein www.avvo.com/attorneys/08701-nj-leib-klein-1602182.html 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/

10+ Counties in upstate NY have diversion programs, allowing you to dismiss the ticket for a fine and defensive driving class. Conditions and restrictions apply. Check the District Attorney's website for your county: Allegany, Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Clinton, Franklin, Livingston, Orleans, Otsego, Tioga, and Wyoming.

This wiki is not legal advice, or the advice of an attorney.

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Re: Parking Ticket
« Reply #140 on: December 31, 2012, 10:50:06 PM »
Interestingly enough, Avis sent me a letter that my ticket is past due and the judgement was guilty, so they will be forwarding all the docs to me and that I should pay it. Avis never charged me. what should I make out of this?

I'll be honest I have no idea what Avis is doing in this case. Maybe they don't have a card on file for you? Did you cancel the card you gave them?
Also how old is the ticket? At this stage it sounds like NYC has no info from you and that Avis wants you to pay what is ,r rightfully, your ticket. Not exactly sure, but MAYBE you should wait and see if you get any letters from NYC or if Avis amps up their pressure. Or just pay and sleep easy. :)

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #141 on: January 02, 2013, 10:29:01 PM »
So here's my deal. I turned left through a yellow light at a large intersection this morning. Cop was at the light waiting to go straight(which means his straight is headed in the same direction as my left turn). The light turned red while I was in the intersection and he pulled me over right away. Gave me a ticket for "passed red signal". Although he couldn't see if I turned on red, he said he counted the time that I was in the intersection till his light turned green. 1st of all, I have an out of state license, so no points. 2nd, he told me to plead not guilty and he will try to lower the ticket "as much as I could". When I asked him how much it officially is, he just said that he can even try to let me off with 6 month probation.
3rd point is that he misspeled my first name. Does that help me? All the info on my license is on the ticket correctly except my first name, which he mixed 2 letters around. Can I get the ticket off for this?
Thoughts?
Oh. It happened in town of clarkstown, in rockland county
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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #142 on: January 04, 2013, 12:44:32 AM »
I got a ticket Friday about 5PM, well after the zman, for not having a muni-meter ticket.

And yes this was on Boro Park.
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Re: Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #143 on: January 04, 2013, 12:57:23 AM »
I got a ticket Friday about 5PM, well after the zman, for not having a muni-meter ticket.

And yes this was on Boro Park.
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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #144 on: January 04, 2013, 03:04:06 PM »
pretty sure the new law was 1or 2 hrs after the zman which enables u to buy a ticket and display it

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #145 on: January 04, 2013, 03:08:32 PM »
It wasn't a law, they just changed the times on friday that u only need to display a ticket until 5. However, that only applied to certain aves like 13th where it's 98% Jewish I don't think others were the same. Like 18th

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #146 on: January 05, 2013, 07:06:13 PM »
It wasn't a law, they just changed the times on friday that u only need to display a ticket until 5. However, that only applied to certain aves like 13th where it's 98% Jewish I don't think others were the same. Like 18th

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On 13th ave you most pay till 7PM!
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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #147 on: January 05, 2013, 07:23:00 PM »
even on fridays?
bec. on 16th friday is singled out

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #148 on: January 05, 2013, 07:57:18 PM »
On 13th ave sign says Friday till 7!

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #149 on: January 05, 2013, 09:55:10 PM »
NYC is the worst place to get a ticket, judges are very unfair. I don't know who puts them on the bench
+1. Totally ridiculous. 
How am I supposed to talk to a "judge" who is working for the agency that is penalizing me?!

I wish there was a website where we can vent and rate these judges by name.  It's about time they be held accountable, they report to nobody, they run their own dictatorship.  I got some old whiny rascal who refused to listen to me, they say and do as they wish.  To top it all off, you have to pay an extra penalty just for fighting it!
Scoundrels.

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #150 on: January 05, 2013, 09:58:46 PM »
+1. Totally ridiculous. 
How am I supposed to talk to a "judge" who is working for the agency that is penalizing me?!

I wish there was a website where we can vent and rate these judges by name.  It's about time they be held accountable, they report to nobody, they run their own dictatorship.  I got some old whiny rascal who refused to listen to me, they say and do as they wish.  To top it all off, you have to pay an extra penalty just for fighting it!
Scoundrels.
Every court has a fee.
You can't appeal a traffic court ruling?
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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #151 on: January 06, 2013, 01:25:36 AM »
Of course you can.

Barely anything in that post of drivel was accurate. No offense.
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Re: Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #152 on: January 06, 2013, 01:55:53 AM »
Of course you can.

Barely anything in that post of drivel was accurate. No offense.
Indeed, I wouldn't doubt.  Honestly, this one was full of assumptions (we all hate them anyways, so who cares if it's true, right?! ;D ), I didn't fact-check before.

(e.g. I don't know; who hires these ALJ's, and if or to who they accountable to, or if there is a judge review website etc etc.  Correct, just drivel, that's all those scoundrels deserve)

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #153 on: January 06, 2013, 03:04:16 AM »
 DMV judges are appointed the governor.


NYC ALJ's for parking tickets are hired by the Bloomberg administration.
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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #154 on: January 06, 2013, 03:21:21 AM »

You can't appeal a traffic court ruling?

In order to appeal A NYS traffic ticket decision you must first order the transcript for $50 which is non refundable even  if you are not guilty. Then it goes to the appeals court which usually answers, after you put in so much time, money and energy, two words DECISION UPHELD. Remember that they don't have to give an explanations why they do what they do.
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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #155 on: January 06, 2013, 03:23:53 AM »
In order to appeal A NYS traffic ticket decision you must first order the transcript for $50 which is non refundable even  if you are not guilty. Then it goes to the appeals court which usually answers, after you put in so much time, money and energy, two words DECISION UPHELD. Remember that they don't have to give an explanations why they do what they do.

Everything you do in this world cost money... No court is free. It is the same appeal process that applies to every court ruling in this country. Not sure what you're complaining about
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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #156 on: January 06, 2013, 03:27:58 AM »

I wish there was a website where we can vent and rate these judges by name.  It's about time they be held accountable, they report to nobody, they run their own dictatorship. 


Great idea!
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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #157 on: January 06, 2013, 04:30:59 AM »
Guess what. Its a free country, you're welcome to do just that
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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #158 on: January 06, 2013, 05:39:36 AM »
Guess what. Its a free country, you're welcome to do just that


its a free country . You can move to Russia where the laws are much fairer, or come to Greece
where you can pay someone off to squash the ticket.  :). JK about the Russia part

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Re: Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #159 on: January 06, 2013, 09:56:50 AM »
Indeed, I wouldn't doubt.  Honestly, this one was full of assumptions (we all hate them anyways, so who cares if it's true, right?! ;D ), I didn't fact-check before.

(e.g. I don't know; who hires these ALJ's, and if or to who they accountable to, or if there is a judge review website etc etc.  Correct, just drivel, that's all those scoundrels deserve)

They can be appealed. Not saying you'll win the appeal, but that's just cuz the traffic laws are pretty much stacked against the driver.
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