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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, nor the advice of an attorney.

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Re: fire hydrant ticket in ny
« Reply #260 on: April 15, 2013, 03:51:22 PM »
thanks guys!!! how come my ticket says parked within 2 feet of hydrant {wich i think i wasnt} and oon the phone i was told its within 15 feet?
Makes no difference if they write 2 or 14, as long as you were under 15 there is nothing to talk about.

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Re: fire hydrant ticket in ny
« Reply #261 on: April 15, 2013, 03:55:54 PM »
the question is if a private owner paints yellow lines in addition to a normal driveway can it be enforced with tickets or tow?
absolutely not.
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Re: fire hydrant ticket in ny
« Reply #262 on: April 15, 2013, 10:02:11 PM »
the question is if a private owner paints yellow lines in addition to a normal driveway can it be enforced with tickets or tow?
it's happened quite a few times just among those people i know, really depends on the cop (though i've never heard of it being enforced without somewhat of a curb cut)- the homeowner has little to lose the, the cop very likely is too lazy to check if the driveway is legal or not and he's even less likely to report an illegal one to the dob or dot (i'm pretty sure they both give permits for driveways) for more info google illegal driveways in midwood

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Re: fire hydrant ticket in ny
« Reply #263 on: April 15, 2013, 11:12:35 PM »
still nothing from larry should i try him again or he takes time i dont want to nudge?

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Re: fire hydrant ticket in ny
« Reply #264 on: April 15, 2013, 11:39:19 PM »
still nothing from larry should i try him again or he takes time i dont want to nudge?
PM me. I'll see if I can rouse him.

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Re: fire hydrant ticket in ny
« Reply #265 on: April 16, 2013, 03:59:54 AM »
You see them the most by driveways where people paint the 5 feet to either side of the driveway.

In NYC it is illegal to paint yellow the curb cut in front of the driveway. If the DOT comes down they fine the owner!
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Re: fire hydrant ticket in ny
« Reply #266 on: April 16, 2013, 04:18:18 AM »
hey you dont need yellow lines to let you know that within 2 feet you cant park... I heard that in case of fire alarm the FD smashes car windows to get to pump..
yes thats what they do.
A friend told me he was in Bronx, and watched the FD, DRILL through both car doors, of a car parked at the pump, to get the hose through.

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Re: fire hydrant ticket in ny
« Reply #267 on: April 16, 2013, 05:48:51 AM »
They don't give breaks on hydrant tickets.
Email this guy larry@newyorkparkingticket.com. Super nice guy and for $10, he'll help you fight it.

What is your experience with him?
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Re: fire hydrant ticket in ny
« Reply #268 on: April 16, 2013, 08:07:15 AM »
What is your experience with him?
He's helped me beat at least 3 tickets...

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Re: fire hydrant ticket in ny
« Reply #269 on: April 16, 2013, 02:06:32 PM »
Parking tickets or moving violations?
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Re: fire hydrant ticket in ny
« Reply #270 on: April 16, 2013, 02:07:42 PM »
Parking tickets or moving violations?
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Long Island lawyer
« Reply #271 on: April 17, 2013, 01:01:45 PM »
I got 2 huge tickets on the LIE (exit 30-something, city is 'Hempstead').  I don't know anything about the area, and am almost never there.  My license is from NJ.  I am desperate for any advice and lawyers' referrals.

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Re: Long Island lawyer
« Reply #272 on: April 17, 2013, 01:07:01 PM »
Tony Guistino
877-791-8076
does traffic law in that area-

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Re: Long Island lawyer
« Reply #273 on: April 17, 2013, 01:11:39 PM »
I got 2 huge tickets on the LIE (exit 30-something, city is 'Hempstead').  I don't know anything about the area, and am almost never there.  My license is from NJ.  I am desperate for any advice and lawyers' referrals.
There's a guy in Far Rockaway who although he isn't a lawyer, fights tkts. I've never needed to use him, but I know a couple of people who have and say he's good. Pm me if you want his number.

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Re: Long Island lawyer
« Reply #274 on: April 17, 2013, 01:13:49 PM »
Tony Guistino
877-791-8076
does traffic law in that area-

Thanks.  Do you - or does anyone you know - have any experience with him?

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Re: Long Island lawyer
« Reply #275 on: April 17, 2013, 01:14:50 PM »
I've used a frum traffic lawyer from KGH. She won my ticket. (After postponing hearings for year and a half until she got the one she liked)

http://nyticketlaw.com/


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Re: Long Island lawyer
« Reply #276 on: April 17, 2013, 01:18:20 PM »
I've used a frum traffic lawyer from KGH. She won my ticket. (After postponing hearings for year and a half until she got the one she liked)

http://nyticketlaw.com/



Thanks!  Now, I don't know the area.  Would she be able to help me, or is it 2 too-different places?

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Re: Long Island lawyer
« Reply #277 on: April 17, 2013, 01:33:12 PM »
Thanks!  Now, I don't know the area.  Would she be able to help me, or is it 2 too-different places?

I'd gander she does nassau county also. But giyf. (in this case, calling or emailing and asking is your friend)

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Re: Long Island lawyer
« Reply #278 on: April 17, 2013, 01:51:51 PM »
I'd gander she does nassau county also. But giyf. (in this case, calling or emailing and asking is your friend)
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Re: Long Island lawyer
« Reply #279 on: April 17, 2013, 01:57:31 PM »
from what i know most of these lawyers are all the same, they delay the hearing hoping the cop doesnt show up but if he does then usually you get the ticket and there is not much the lawyer could do
in Nassau County it is a little different because you can haggle before the hearing