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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/

9 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, Chenango, Franklin, Livingston, Orleans, Otsego, Tioga, Wyoming.

This wiki is not legal advice, or the advice of an attorney.
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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3090 on: December 04, 2017, 12:34:49 PM »
Source?
+1 According to NYS DMV out of state points do not transfer, doesn't say anything about more than 6. https://dmv.ny.gov/tickets/about-nys-driver-point-system

Any information on if a point ticket in Ontario would transfer to nj license.
It shouldn't. only NY has an agreement with Ontario.

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3091 on: December 04, 2017, 06:46:25 PM »
any reccomendations for a good  nyc lawyer. Got (another cell phone ticket) have 18 points pending now!!
Already took the defensive driving course - is there any way to get points down?
Is there any way to drive to work with a suspended license???
any help would be greatly appreciated!

If you get suspended you could apply, in person at a DMV office, for a restricted use license. Only if you didn't have one in the past 3 years.

Check the wiki for NYC traffic ticket attorneys.

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3092 on: December 06, 2017, 12:26:26 AM »
Check the wiki for NYC traffic ticket attorneys.


There are no NYC specific Traffic lawyers in the wiki.
Can anyone recommend one?

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3093 on: December 07, 2017, 02:24:12 PM »
Check the wiki for NYC traffic ticket attorneys.


There are no NYC specific Traffic lawyers in the wiki.
Can anyone recommend one?
All the NY ones do NYC as well.

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3094 on: December 08, 2017, 09:41:13 AM »
Urgent !
I just woke up looking at my emails finding out i had a dmv hearing at 8.30am for a conviction that happened 3 years ago, what happens whem I'm arriving 2 hours late? Is it like not going at all?

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3095 on: December 08, 2017, 03:49:13 PM »
Urgent !
I just woke up looking at my emails finding out i had a dmv hearing at 8.30am for a conviction that happened 3 years ago, what happens whem I'm arriving 2 hours late? Is it like not going at all?
Hopefully they will let you post $40 bond and give you a new date.

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3096 on: December 08, 2017, 04:07:14 PM »
Hopefully they will let you post $40 bond and give you a new date.
Thanks! that's what they did at the end

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3097 on: December 20, 2017, 01:07:24 PM »
I just had a hearing for a ticket from almost 2 years ago in Brooklyn. the cop was reading his notes that I was driving down president and turned on to Albany, but I was parked at the corner, got in to the car and turned. I told the judge that I have a tracking device in my car which I can prove that I was parked there. judge said I was guilty and need to pay, but since I have a clean record my license will stay clean.

Question #1) does it make sense that i wont get any points? and #2) if I send in the report that I was parked do I stand a chance to win? 

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3098 on: December 21, 2017, 06:37:44 PM »
I just had a hearing for a ticket from almost 2 years ago in Brooklyn. the cop was reading his notes that I was driving down president and turned on to Albany, but I was parked at the corner, got in to the car and turned. I told the judge that I have a tracking device in my car which I can prove that I was parked there. judge said I was guilty and need to pay, but since I have a clean record my license will stay clean.

Question #1) does it make sense that i wont get any points? and #2) if I send in the report that I was parked do I stand a chance to win?

2. If you didn't provide your evidence at the trial, its over. You don't get another shot.
1. Depends on what you were charged with. What ticket did you receive to begin with? As a rule, almost all tickets in the TVB do affect your record. Unless the tickets are dismissed, or are not moving violations, they affect your record upon conviction.

But, you can see yourself if you pull your record. https://dmv.ny.gov/dmv-records/get-my-own-driving-record-abstract

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3099 on: December 21, 2017, 06:49:19 PM »
I have an outstanding seat belt ticket from 2014 that has been postponed many times and the next hearing date is in October which will make the ticket 4 1/2 years old. If I am found guilty in October how long will the ticket stay on my record?

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3100 on: December 22, 2017, 12:54:52 PM »
I got a ticket coming out of the tunnel in NJ. Can anyone recommend an attorney for Weehawken court?

I found these 2 in the wiki:

New Jersey Attorney Adam H. Rosenblum www.ticketdefenselaw.com
New Jersey Attorney Leib Klein https://plus.google.com/112336751995036615679/about
              (The phone number for Leib Klein that's found online is wrong. The correct number is 732-987-7040)

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3101 on: December 23, 2017, 11:13:34 PM »
My wife got 2 tickets in NJ . Careless driving and unsafe lane change. Each carry 2 points.
She currently has no points (last 2 point ticket was in June 2015 and she took the defensive driving course). Any use for an attorney? And what can she plea to besides for the unsafe driving ticket which you can only have 3 of (and expensive)
I donít think I mind taking 2 points if need be but want to plea at least one ticket.

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3102 on: December 24, 2017, 01:26:17 AM »
Got ticket for speeding in Indiana (85mph in 70 zone).
What are my options here? Sorry if this is a stupid question, but this is the first time something like this has happened to me.
Really don't want to show up there even though I live in Chicago (2 hrs away), but also don't want to pay a ton of $

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3103 on: December 24, 2017, 02:57:24 PM »
Got a ticket 3 yrs ago for making a left turn unto flatbush ave (near target).
I did not see any sign, am not from neighborhood and city bus was blocking intersection so apparantly didn't see sign.  Hearing is this week, can i just tell judge this?
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« Reply #3104 on: December 24, 2017, 10:50:40 PM »
I have an outstanding seat belt ticket from 2014 that has been postponed many times and the next hearing date is in October which will make the ticket 4 1/2 years old. If I am found guilty in October how long will the ticket stay on my record?
For insurance purposes, the ticket will stay for another 3 years + January. For DMV fine and suspension purposes, the ticket is calculated based on the date of violation. See the wiki.

Got a ticket 3 yrs ago for making a left turn unto flatbush ave (near target).
I did not see any sign, am not from neighborhood and city bus was blocking intersection so apparantly didn't see sign.  Hearing is this week, can i just tell judge this?
Thanks

Ask the officer whether the sign was blocked. If he admits it, ask the judge to dismiss because the sign can't control you, if its blocked. If the officer doesn't admit it, you need to testify to it, and get the judge to believe you.