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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 #300 on: April 18, 2013, 11:06:24 AM »
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.
One of them has a fire truck parked right next to it, a fireman walking by, and has water gushing out of the hydrant. That's not enough for you?
Either way I agree with you. Waste of time but I guess they feel like they need to prove a point.

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Re: Long Island lawyer
« Reply #301 on: April 18, 2013, 01:22:46 PM »
does every traffic ticket need a supporting deposition

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Re: fire hydrant ticket in ny
« Reply #302 on: April 18, 2013, 02:09:30 PM »
or maybe it lowers pressure when it immediately goes upwards

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Re: Long Island lawyer
« Reply #303 on: April 18, 2013, 02:18:20 PM »
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.
Has anyone here used a lawyer to fight a traffic tkt and had to pay extra for the filing of a motion!??!

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Re: Long Island lawyer
« Reply #304 on: April 18, 2013, 02:22:58 PM »
"You're honor, I move to dismiss for failure to present a supporting deposition".

Doesn't sound too hard.
My point just was that they know many ways of getting the tkt ticket dismissed (glad you know about a supporting deposition, would you have known you had to have requested one before filing that motion?), and that pushing off the court date isn't all a lawyer can do.

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Re: fire hydrant ticket in ny
« Reply #305 on: April 19, 2013, 01:22:05 PM »
nuts!

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #306 on: April 21, 2013, 03:12:22 PM »
Anyone have experience how to get a car back that was unregistered and towed? How much does it usually cost

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #307 on: April 21, 2013, 03:54:38 PM »
Anyone have experience how to get a car back that was unregistered and towed? How much does it usually cost

Where? And how many days was it sitting in the lot?

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #308 on: April 21, 2013, 08:26:41 PM »
Where? And how many days was it sitting in the lot?
In NJ, 2 days

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #309 on: April 22, 2013, 01:55:09 PM »
Got pulled over in monsey during a road check for inspections and registrations. And I got a ticket for inspection that was due 5 months ago. Any way to get this off or do I gotta pay it? It doesnt say how much it is either, anyone know?

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #310 on: April 22, 2013, 01:59:46 PM »
Got pulled over in monsey during a road check for inspections and registrations. And I got a ticket for inspection that was due 5 months ago. Any way to get this off or do I gotta pay it? It doesnt say how much it is either, anyone know?
IME that ticket is hard to get off. If it doesnt say on the ticket then you have to call up and find out.

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #311 on: April 22, 2013, 02:03:51 PM »
IME that ticket is hard to get off. If it doesnt say on the ticket then you have to call up and find out.

Thanks. Crazy how they do these road checks

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Re: Long Island lawyer
« Reply #312 on: May 01, 2013, 10:59:31 PM »
does every traffic ticket need a supporting deposition

It depends which court it is. In NYC you don't get it before you come to court.
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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #313 on: May 02, 2013, 03:26:29 PM »
Got pulled over in monsey during a road check for inspections and registrations. And I got a ticket for inspection that was due 5 months ago. Any way to get this off or do I gotta pay it? It doesnt say how much it is either, anyone know?


Afaik its no points and its $60.00. u can call the court they will tell u exactly the amount

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #314 on: May 02, 2013, 04:09:52 PM »
anyone know what happens if you ignore a ramapo parking ticket?  It doesn't say how much the ticket is, just says a court date.
If you don't care why would you comment?
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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #315 on: May 02, 2013, 07:09:11 PM »
anyone know what happens if you ignore a ramapo parking ticket?  It doesn't say how much the ticket is, just says a court date.
FME nothing will happen. I have gotten parking tickets in Ramapo, Clarkston, spring valley, going back 8 years now and just ignore, for the first year they sent some notices but after that they give up. they will one day get a system but for now ignoration will work.

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #316 on: May 03, 2013, 12:55:12 AM »
Wow!

In most courts if you ignore a court date they can  issue a warrant!
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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #317 on: May 03, 2013, 01:11:30 AM »
Wow!

In most courts if you ignore a court date they can  issue a warrant!
Parking tickets are not to a person rather the car. In some places they tow your car at some point.

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #318 on: May 03, 2013, 01:11:56 AM »
Wow!

In most courts if you ignore a court date they can  issue a warrant!
For parking tickets or moving violations?
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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #319 on: May 03, 2013, 01:31:55 AM »
For parking tickets or moving violations?
Parking tickets are not to a person rather the car. In some places they tow your car at some point.