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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: Long Island lawyer
« Reply #280 on: April 17, 2013, 01:59:43 PM »
michael bear- 516 569 4107. ive used him many times, hes great

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Re: Long Island lawyer
« Reply #281 on: April 17, 2013, 02:04:35 PM »
Keep in mind that NJ only records 2 points per out of state ticket.

If for example each ticket is 4 points and $200 (Total 8 points $400), NJ would only give you 2 points each so you would end up getting a total of 4 points $400.

If all a lawyer is offering to do is get two points taken off each ticket they are doing absolutely nothing for you (besides the fact that you will need to pay them + pay court fees + potentially higher fee to court in plea bargain to convince them to give less points.

I don't know what the tickets are for but if it's a senario like I described you are best off just paying it....

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Re: fire hydrant ticket in ny
« Reply #282 on: April 17, 2013, 03:09:48 PM »
r there any other good fighters out there?

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Re: fire hydrant ticket in ny
« Reply #283 on: April 17, 2013, 04:53:57 PM »

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..

Anybody else ever saw something like this in NYC?
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Re: Long Island lawyer
« Reply #284 on: April 17, 2013, 05:36:00 PM »
Keep in mind that NJ only records 2 points per out of state ticket.

If for example each ticket is 4 points and $200 (Total 8 points $400), NJ would only give you 2 points each so you would end up getting a total of 4 points $400.

If all a lawyer is offering to do is get two points taken off each ticket they are doing absolutely nothing for you (besides the fact that you will need to pay them + pay court fees + potentially higher fee to court in plea bargain to convince them to give less points.

I don't know what the tickets are for but if it's a senario like I described you are best off just paying it....

How certain are you about this?  What I've heard is that my insurance with go up (which is my fear) with each and every point, even from NY.

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Re: fire hydrant ticket in ny
« Reply #285 on: April 17, 2013, 05:36:32 PM »
Anybody else ever saw something like this in NYC?
yup fdny don't care

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Re: Long Island lawyer
« Reply #286 on: April 17, 2013, 05:38:15 PM »
michael bear- 516 569 4107. ive used him many times, hes great

Forgive my ignorance, but I know nothing about the area.  Would he be from the right area to know this court and these people?

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Re: Long Island lawyer
« Reply #287 on: April 17, 2013, 05:48:31 PM »
Y
How certain are you about this?  What I've heard is that my insurance with go up (which is my fear) with each and every point, even from NY.
your insurance may very well go up with each point. My point is that see what the lawyer thinks he can do. If all he will do is get you two points off of each ticket, that doesn't do anything for you as a New Jersey licensee

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Re: fire hydrant ticket in ny
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Re: fire hydrant ticket in ny
« Reply #289 on: April 17, 2013, 06:09:02 PM »
How's that?
I believe this is the right way to deal with a car in case of a fire.
But if they do it on a drill, then... NYC....
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Re: Long Island lawyer
« Reply #290 on: April 18, 2013, 12:15:43 AM »
michael bear- 516 569 4107. ive used him many times, hes great

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Re: fire hydrant ticket in ny
« Reply #291 on: April 18, 2013, 12:18:43 AM »
How's that?

This doesn't look like a NYC pump!
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Re: Long Island lawyer
« Reply #292 on: April 18, 2013, 12:26:22 AM »
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

Can a lawyer delay it longer then when of you do it on your own?
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Re: Long Island lawyer
« Reply #293 on: April 18, 2013, 12:46:53 AM »
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
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They don't just push off the hearings. They often get cases dismissed for minor technicalities like failure to present a supporting deposition. Other times they'll get the tkt reduced to a parking violation which is much cheaper and won't give you points.

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Re: Long Island lawyer
« Reply #294 on: April 18, 2013, 02:14:07 AM »
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They don't just push off the hearings. They often get cases dismissed for minor technicalities like failure to present a supporting deposition. Other times they'll get the tkt reduced to a parking violation which is much cheaper and won't give you points.

When you tell the judge you didnít get a supporting deposition their answer is ďthen make a motion to dismiss itĒ. Most people donít know and canít make a motion on their own and a lawyer will charge for a motion (besides his regular fee) at least $150.
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Re: fire hydrant ticket in ny
« Reply #295 on: April 18, 2013, 07:43:48 AM »
This doesn't look like a NYC pump!
Proof of concept.

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Re: Long Island lawyer
« Reply #296 on: April 18, 2013, 07:48:46 AM »
When you tell the judge you didnít get a supporting deposition their answer is ďthen make a motion to dismiss itĒ. Most people donít know and canít make a motion on their own and a lawyer will charge for a motion (besides his regular fee) at least $150.

"You're honor, I move to dismiss for failure to present a supporting deposition".

Doesn't sound too hard.

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Re: fire hydrant ticket in ny
« Reply #297 on: April 18, 2013, 08:11:13 AM »
How's that?
car deserves it however it would have been faster, easier and simpler to simply go over the car. I've heard the 'stories' where it happened but nobody ever had it first hand of had period other than the proof of concept picture, i.e. Video showing it being done or even a picture of the pump actually being used to fight a fire.
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Re: fire hydrant ticket in ny
« Reply #298 on: April 18, 2013, 08:16:48 AM »
car deserves it however it would have been faster, easier and simpler to simply go over the car. I've heard the 'stories' where it happened but nobody ever had it first hand of had period other than the proof of concept picture, i.e. Video showing it being done or even a picture of the pump actually being used to fight a fire.
Google Image search showing at least 4 separate occasions where this has happened.

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Re: fire hydrant ticket in ny
« Reply #299 on: April 18, 2013, 10:27:47 AM »
Google Image search showing at least 4 separate occasions where this has happened.
Yet not a single one shows the fire truck actually pumping water into a fire. I stand by my previous statement.
And the minivan did not need to be broken into either. If it's real it's a waste of time that could be better spend actually putting out the fire.
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