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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: Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #160 on: January 06, 2013, 10:50:19 AM »
Great idea!
Unfortunately, (after a quick Google search) there seems to only be one (CMIIW) such website out there (thats not geared solely towards lawyers), it's called robeprobe.com, and even they are so so..

Considering the amount of websites out there that offer millions of reviews and rate everything from restaurants to doctors, this area is seems to be sorely lacking.

Perhaps there's a pervasive fear of criticizing judges?  IDK. 
Are there laws that grant judges some extra protection?
I mean, everything barring nothing is leveled against the president etc.. so why spare the judges?

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Re: Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #161 on: January 06, 2013, 01:02:13 PM »
Unfortunately, (after a quick Google search) there seems to only be one (CMIIW) such website out there (thats not geared solely towards lawyers), it's called robeprobe.com, and even they are so so..

Considering the amount of websites out there that offer millions of reviews and rate everything from restaurants to doctors, this area is seems to be sorely lacking.

Perhaps there's a pervasive fear of criticizing judges?  IDK. 
Are there laws that grant judges some extra protection?
I mean, everything barring nothing is leveled against the president etc.. so why spare the judges?

   
First of all, this website is for regular judges, not moving violation or parking ticket judges.

Second, must New York blogs on this site, are not in English! Believe it or not!

Third, this website is not organized by names of the judges like all other judge review books are, they are organized by the last post which makes it unproductive.
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Re: Re: Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #162 on: January 06, 2013, 04:22:25 PM »

First of all, this website is for regular judges, not moving violation or parking ticket judges.

Second, must New York blogs on this site, are not in English! Believe it or not!

Third, this website is not organized by names of the judges like all other judge review books are, they are organized by the last post which makes it unproductive.
So IOW, you're agreeing that this area is sorely lacking.. and s/o's gotta step up to the plate..

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #163 on: January 06, 2013, 06:41:14 PM »
Guess what. Its a free country, you're welcome to do just that

Useless!
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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #164 on: January 06, 2013, 06:50:18 PM »
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

I see that you haven't been too many times in an appeals court. Its far from the "same appeals process"  Had you been you would've know that it's usually fair and civilized unlike traffic courts in NYC which are not.
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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #165 on: January 06, 2013, 07:03:35 PM »
Useless!
No idea why you're taking this personally. DDF is a forum that behaves in a certain matter. You're not above that and you shouldnt post here unless you have something benefecial to say.

My point here was that the lack of such a website is not a fault of the judicial system, as this is a free country & YOU can make that website. Thus it might be a failure of the people, but its not right to say 'judges are unfair'.

As far as the appeal process, what exactly do you want? The bottom line is that there is more incentive to battle rogue judges in real courts, & thus there is less oversight in traffic courts.
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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #166 on: January 17, 2013, 03:54:41 PM »
How long should it take the court to send me court date in the mail? Its been 2 Weeks since they received my not guilty plead (I had to do certified mail/return request, so that how I know when they got it)
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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #167 on: January 20, 2013, 03:42:26 AM »
How long should it take the court to send me court date in the mail? Its been 2 Weeks since they received my not guilty plead (I had to do certified mail/return request, so that how I know when they got it)
IME depending on the court it can take up to a couple of months.

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #168 on: January 20, 2013, 03:05:19 PM »
IME depending on the court it can take up to a couple of months.
new city court (near monsey)
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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #169 on: February 02, 2013, 10:46:51 PM »
IME depending on the court it can take up to a couple of months.
got the letter today with my court date.
Anybody know if 1st name is misspelt, can I get out of the ticket? (Ex. Cop wrote Micheal instead of michael)
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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #170 on: February 03, 2013, 12:02:14 AM »
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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #171 on: February 03, 2013, 12:09:39 AM »
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its misspelt on my ticket and on the court letter. Can't I just say that its not me?
they are convicting someone with a different 1st name based on the spelling, which should mean, not me.
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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #172 on: February 04, 2013, 11:55:14 PM »
A friend of mine got a ticket for a moving violation in NJ. He has a NY license. Do the points transfer?

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #173 on: February 05, 2013, 12:38:44 AM »
A friend of mine got a ticket for a moving violation in NJ. He has a NY license. Do the points transfer?
IIRC unless u have a cdl points don't transfer from state to state. (the tri state may be an exception)

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #174 on: February 05, 2013, 06:30:34 AM »
A friend of mine got a ticket for a moving violation in NJ. He has a NY license. Do the points transfer?
No

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #175 on: February 05, 2013, 09:31:05 AM »
A friend of mine got a ticket for a moving violation in NJ. He has a NY license. Do the points transfer?
NY does not accept points from any other state. They DO take from Quebec and Ontario. Go figure...

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #176 on: February 05, 2013, 06:07:04 PM »
IIRC unless u have a cdl points don't transfer from state to state. (the tri state may be an exception)
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NY does not accept points from any other state. They DO take from Quebec and Ontario. Go figure...
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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #177 on: February 05, 2013, 06:17:49 PM »
NY does not accept points from any other state. They DO take from Quebec and Ontario. Go figure...
I heard that the insurance company's can see the points either way.

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #178 on: February 05, 2013, 06:19:39 PM »
Is there a way to fight a ticket from turning in a no Turing zone ( between say 4-7pm)?

Or just pay the fee? And plead guilty?

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #179 on: February 05, 2013, 06:33:03 PM »
Is there a way to fight a ticket from turning in a no Turing zone ( between say 4-7pm)?

Or just pay the fee? And plead guilty?
probaly you can get it to parking ticket