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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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The ticket was issued in this state:
The ticket is returnable to in this Town/Village/City:
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Ticket one:
Ticket two(ex):
Accident?:
I want information on "do it yourself":
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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: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3030 on: September 03, 2017, 02:31:32 AM »
Ticket issued in Brooklyn
My license is from fl
Ticket is 11-30 over (in a 25 zone)
Online it says it's 4 points.
Is it worth fighting??
Will the points transfer?


The violation transfers and points as if the violation occurred in FL which means points on your license could be more or less than what NY assigns.

http://www.flhsmv.gov/ddl/faqpoints.html


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If I get a ticket in another state, will I receive points on my Florida driving record?

Yes, if the violation is an offense that earns points in Florida. For example, if you get a speeding ticket for going 14 miles above the speed limit outside Florida, you will earn 3 points on your Florida record. It does not matter how many points the other states would assess against their drivers-Florida treats this as though the ticket was received in Florida.


ETA: It seems like all speeding violation in FL receive 3 points


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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3031 on: September 03, 2017, 03:29:26 PM »
The ticket was issued in this state: NY
The ticket is returnable to in this Town: nassau county
I have a license from: NY
Commercial/Residential: Residential
Ticket one: failed to stop at stop sign
Ticket two(ex):
Accident?:
I want information on "do it yourself":
I want information on "hire an attorney":
I want both: yes
I already have a ticket on my license for using a cellphone while driving. Got the ticket 2 years ago was convicted last month.

The 5 point cell phone ticket is still on your record. This is a 3 point stop sign ticket. You can try to get a plea deal down to a parking ticket by going in yourself. An attorney would save you a trip.

Ticket issued in Brooklyn
My license is from fl
Ticket is 11-30 over (in a 25 zone)
Online it says it's 4 points.
Is it worth fighting??
Will the points transfer?
The points transfer.

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3032 on: September 05, 2017, 02:37:01 PM »
The ticket was issued in NY State
The matter is scheduled to be handled in Wawarsing Town Court, Ellenville, NY
I have a license from: NYC
Residential
Ticket: Speeding, 70 mph in a 55 mph zone
Accident?: No
I want information on "do it yourself":
I do not own a car at this time and am not overly concerned about points, obviously I wouldn't mind getting less (or no) points, as I may decide to get a car at any time, but I'm not overly concerned about them at the moment. The ticket alleges that my violation was verified by radar (Stalker Dual), I generally do not speed more than 9 mph over the limit so I was quite surprised, there was a big hill that I was going down shortly before he pulled me over so it is possible that I picked up speed on the downhill.

Do I have any worthwhile options that are likely to reduce the ticket without requiring me to travel upstate? I doubt that hiring a lawyer to represent e will be worthwhile, as IINM the ticket is around $150 and I doubt Ill get a lawyer to represent me for any less than that.

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3033 on: September 05, 2017, 02:48:14 PM »
I got a cell phone ticket 3 years ago with NY State.

I have gotten a notice that THEY were pushing off my court date 2x every year on september without me even requesting!

I have not received any notice from them (I have since moved to NJ) and when I checked online it looks like I missed my court date by 2 weeks!

I havent received a notice since last september, how was I supposed to remember?

What should I do now?

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3034 on: September 07, 2017, 10:21:55 AM »
The ticket was issued in NY State
The matter is scheduled to be handled in Wawarsing Town Court, Ellenville, NY
I have a license from: NYC
Residential
Ticket: Speeding, 70 mph in a 55 mph zone
Accident?: No
I want information on "do it yourself":
I do not own a car at this time and am not overly concerned about points, obviously I wouldn't mind getting less (or no) points, as I may decide to get a car at any time, but I'm not overly concerned about them at the moment. The ticket alleges that my violation was verified by radar (Stalker Dual), I generally do not speed more than 9 mph over the limit so I was quite surprised, there was a big hill that I was going down shortly before he pulled me over so it is possible that I picked up speed on the downhill.

Do I have any worthwhile options that are likely to reduce the ticket without requiring me to travel upstate? I doubt that hiring a lawyer to represent e will be worthwhile, as IINM the ticket is around $150 and I doubt Ill get a lawyer to represent me for any less than that.
The fine is max $400 and 4 points if you just plead guilty. The points will stay on for insurance for up to 4 years.

The only way to reduce the points and fines in this court by yourself is to go back in on a pre trial conference.

You are claiming that you usually do 9 MPH over the limit, before you got to a hill and they say you were doing 15 over.They can also be inaccurate bu several miles and hour even when calibrated.

I got a cell phone ticket 3 years ago with NY State.

I have gotten a notice that THEY were pushing off my court date 2x every year on september without me even requesting!

I have not received any notice from them (I have since moved to NJ) and when I checked online it looks like I missed my court date by 2 weeks!

I havent received a notice since last september, how was I supposed to remember?

What should I do now?
You should go into a TVB office and post $40 bail. That will avoid suspension and additional fines. They will give you another trial date.

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3035 on: September 07, 2017, 10:53:53 AM »
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You should go into a TVB office and post $40 bail. That will avoid suspension and additional fines. They will give you another trial date.

Thanks for responding. Whats a TVB office? I live in NJ, Should I travel to staten island?

Can someone go instead of me with my licencse or does it have to be ME personally.

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3036 on: September 07, 2017, 01:32:29 PM »
Thanks for responding. Whats a TVB office? I live in NJ, Should I travel to staten island?

Can someone go instead of me with my licencse or does it have to be ME personally.

IME you can send someone with a letter saying you can't come and that the other person is authorized to act on your behalf.
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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3037 on: September 07, 2017, 10:26:33 PM »
Thanks for responding. Whats a TVB office? I live in NJ, Should I travel to staten island?

Can someone go instead of me with my licencse or does it have to be ME personally.
Either you or an attorney.

Any one of these locations: https://dmv.ny.gov/tickets/find-tvb-office-locations

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3038 on: September 08, 2017, 07:51:15 AM »

The ticket was issued in this state:NY rockland county sherrif
The ticket is returnable to in this Town/Village/City:Clarkstown
I have a license from:NY
Commercial/Residential:
Ticket one: 1 cell phone ticket no other tickets  on license
Ticket two(ex):n/a
Accident?:na
I want information on "do it yourself":
I want information on "hire an attorney":
I want both: can i get it off myself?or i need an attorney? does anyone have experience in the clarkstown court  will they reduce a cell phone ticket to a no point parking ticket or something like that?please advise ty!
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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3039 on: September 08, 2017, 08:11:33 AM »
The fine is max $400 and 4 points if you just plead guilty. The points will stay on for insurance for up to 4 years.

The only way to reduce the points and fines in this court by yourself is to go back in on a pre trial conference.

You are claiming that you usually do 9 MPH over the limit, before you got to a hill and they say you were doing 15 over.They can also be inaccurate bu several miles and hour even when calibrated.
You should go into a TVB office and post $40 bail. That will avoid suspension and additional fines. They will give you another trial date.

Thank you so much for taking the time to answer!!

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3040 on: September 08, 2017, 02:56:02 PM »
Either you or an attorney.

Any one of these locations: https://dmv.ny.gov/tickets/find-tvb-office-locations
IME you can send someone with a letter saying you can't come and that the other person is authorized to act on your behalf.

Ok so now I called up and they already suspended my license . I haven't gotten a single notice about this ticket in 3 years!! Help!! What do I do now

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3041 on: September 09, 2017, 09:00:59 PM »
I know it doesn't really belong in this thread but where can I find info on how much one can drink and how long one should wait before driving?
I'm asking about NY and NJ.
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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3042 on: September 11, 2017, 12:47:18 AM »
I know it doesn't really belong in this thread but where can I find info on how much one can drink and how long one should wait before driving?
I'm asking about NY and NJ.
Thanks.

Try googling "bac limit nys" or "bac limit nj". The internet device that I'm currently using doesn't have access to Google.

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« Reply #3043 on: September 11, 2017, 01:14:08 AM »
Try googling "bac limit nys" or "bac limit nj". The internet device that I'm currently using doesn't have access to Google.
Thanks.
NYS is 0.05 BAC and NJ is 0.08 BAC.

Practically speaking. If I have 5 Oz of liqueur, how long do I need to wait?

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3044 on: September 11, 2017, 01:14:31 PM »
Thanks.
NYS is 0.05 BAC and NJ is 0.08 BAC.

Practically speaking. If I have 5 Oz of liqueur, how long do I need to wait?
depends on the proof and your body size, no hard numbers are possible.