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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 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, Franklin, Livingston, Orleans, Otsego, Tioga, and Wyoming.

This wiki is not legal advice, or the advice of an attorney.
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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #2085 on: September 04, 2015, 11:25:51 AM »
Centro, how did it go?
I rented a car for a few hours cause I wanted to be on time, I arrived there and there was a line ממצרים ועד הנה, i believe that line is the same every day, no need to be on time,

Anyways, he made both of my tickets (speeding and stop sign) into parking tickets, no points and had to pay $375 (ימ"ש).

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #2086 on: September 06, 2015, 11:20:04 AM »
Need some help my father got a traffic ticket and gave it to me to take care of it. I put in my shirt pocket and it went to the cleaners never to be seen again. I went online put in his license number and other info but came up as no results now what? What should I do? It's past 14 days since the ticket was issued

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #2087 on: September 06, 2015, 01:45:04 PM »
Need some help my father got a traffic ticket and gave it to me to take care of it. I put in my shirt pocket and it went to the cleaners never to be seen again. I went online put in his license number and other info but came up as no results now what? What should I do? It's past 14 days since the ticket was issued
were was the ticket from? if it was in a town/village  you can call the town/village and they will give u all the info u need, if it was NYC u will need to call the DMV and wait on hold to speak to agent to give ur  infomation (u give them name DOB and license id address) and they can see if there is any ticket in the system sometimes they wont have it in 14 days call back in another week until the see it ( u wont get suspended automatically anyways they will send u a letter first.

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #2088 on: September 06, 2015, 01:49:32 PM »

were was the ticket from? if it was in a town/village  you can call the town/village and they will give u all the info u need, if it was NYC u will need to call the DMV and wait on hold to speak to agent to give ur  infomation (u give them name DOB and license id address) and they can see if there is any ticket in the system sometimes they wont have it in 14 days call back in another week until the see it ( u wont get suspended automatically anyways they will send u a letter first.
need to be done over the phone? I keep checking online could I just keep checking was in Manhattan

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #2089 on: September 06, 2015, 11:14:40 PM »
need to be done over the phone? I keep checking online could I just keep checking was in Manhattan
Over the phone is a nightmare. The ticket is almost never entered within 14 days. Try back every 15 days or less to see if the ticket was entered. You should be able to use his client ID# and last 4 of his social without the ticket number.

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #2090 on: September 06, 2015, 11:56:05 PM »

I have a court date tomorrow, do I need to be on time?
It's in Ramapo so I wanna take the Monsey bus, the bus is scheduled to arrive in Monsey at 1:55 and my session is set for 2:00.
I might not make it on time if I take the bus,
Anyone?
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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #2091 on: September 08, 2015, 12:06:00 AM »
I got pulled over (NYS) because a cop saw my five year old son fidgeting in his seat and thought he wasn't wearing a seatbelt. When he looked in the car and saw that the seatbelt was on, he claimed that we just put it on after we got pulled over!

Ticket description says "rear without seatbelt, under 16". Ticket requires a response within 15 days, but of course it's not yet in the online system even though it's been a week and a half.

What is recommended in this scenario? Send back the ticket with a not guilty plea?

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #2092 on: September 08, 2015, 12:14:14 AM »
I got pulled over (NYS) because a cop saw my five year old son fidgeting in his seat and thought he wasn't wearing a seatbelt. When he looked in the car and saw that the seatbelt was on, he claimed that we just put it on after we got pulled over!

Ticket description says "rear without seatbelt, under 16". Ticket requires a response within 15 days, but of course it's not yet in the online system even though it's been a week and a half.

What is recommended in this scenario? Send back the ticket with a not guilty plea?

For sure do that. Don't forget to ask for a supporting deposition. I already got a few NYSP tickets dismissed because the officer didn't send a deposition.

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #2093 on: September 08, 2015, 12:21:35 AM »
For sure do that. Don't forget to ask for a supporting deposition. I already got a few NYSP tickets dismissed because the officer didn't send a deposition.

When do I ask for the deposition? When I send in the ticket with the not guilty plea?

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #2094 on: September 08, 2015, 12:25:45 AM »
When do I ask for the deposition? When I send in the ticket with the not guilty plea?
IIRC there should be a section on your ticket where you can request it.

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #2095 on: September 08, 2015, 12:38:10 AM »
IIRC there should be a section on your ticket where you can request it.
What is an deposition exactly? On my ticket it it said i was given one, but it also had a check box to request one.

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #2096 on: September 08, 2015, 12:55:54 AM »
Does the trick of overpaying your fine and not depositing the check work????

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #2097 on: September 08, 2015, 01:32:45 AM »
Does the trick of overpaying your fine and not depositing the check work????
Nope, at least not anymore.

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #2098 on: September 08, 2015, 01:28:55 PM »
I got pulled over (NYS) because a cop saw my five year old son fidgeting in his seat and thought he wasn't wearing a seatbelt. When he looked in the car and saw that the seatbelt was on, he claimed that we just put it on after we got pulled over!

Ticket description says "rear without seatbelt, under 16". Ticket requires a response within 15 days, but of course it's not yet in the online system even though it's been a week and a half.

What is recommended in this scenario? Send back the ticket with a not guilty plea?

What is an deposition exactly? On my ticket it it said i was given one, but it also had a check box to request one.
Where did you receive the ticket?
Did you receive one 9/11 paper or 2 9/11 papers (connected)?
Does the trick of overpaying your fine and not depositing the check work????

nope

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #2099 on: September 08, 2015, 02:47:45 PM »
Where did you receive the ticket?
Did you receive one 9/11 paper or 2 9/11 papers (connected)?
nope
In Fallsberg, it was one piece of paper.