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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/

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 #3510 on: June 14, 2019, 05:26:56 PM »
Anyone know If in NYC if you can’t reschedule a court date for ticket online can you go into court and reschedule their? Or only option is to miss it and on post bail and  get new date

You can postpone it in the assigned traffic court. You might have to explain why. And you'll probably have to post bail. But you can do it before the current date.

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3511 on: June 16, 2019, 12:15:40 AM »
can someone pls recommend someone to fight a cell phone ticket (in Brooklyn)? i already pushed it off a year and my hearing in next month
See the wiki.

Ultimately, it needs to go to trial. If you push it off too many times, they suspend you pending trial, which forces you to plead guilty.

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3512 on: June 27, 2019, 10:41:44 AM »
I don't know if it's the right thread but can't find one for camera tickets.
By pulling up my plate # this morning on the website I saw that I have a camera speeding ticket from March. I never received it by mail and the picture is not showing on the website. How can I get a copy of the violation with the pictures?
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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3513 on: July 03, 2019, 01:11:00 AM »
A friend asked me if can post his situation:
"I got a ticket in Thompson Town NY.
My license is from MI. The plates on the car are from out of state (rental).
Traffic was going about 75 miles per hour I was going faster... he wrote i was going 86 in a 55 zone. Not sure if this matters, but the road keeps changing from 55 to 65 every few miles.
Its an 8 point tickets and the fines are about $1100.
I want to fight it myself b/c lawyers I found want $450.
What should I plead?
It's my first time ever being pulled over as I've been driving for about 15 months. Also, I'm only in NY for 8 weeks. Any advice?"

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3514 on: July 03, 2019, 11:33:19 PM »


A friend asked me if can post his situation:
"I got a ticket in Thompson Town NY.
My license is from MI. The plates on the car are from out of state (rental).
Traffic was going about 75 miles per hour I was going faster... he wrote i was going 86 in a 55 zone. Not sure if this matters, but the road keeps changing from 55 to 65 every few miles.
Its an 8 point tickets and the fines are about $1100.
I want to fight it myself b/c lawyers I found want $450.
What should I plead?
It's my first time ever being pulled over as I've been driving for about 15 months. Also, I'm only in NY for 8 weeks. Any advice?"

TIA

Plead not guilty...

In Michigan it is only a 4 point violation. Therefore, only 4 points will be placed on your MI driving record if you plead guilty or are convicted.

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3515 on: July 04, 2019, 01:11:46 AM »



Plead not guilty...

In Michigan it is only a 4 point violation. Therefore, only 4 points will be placed on your MI driving record if you plead guilty or are convicted.

Thanks.
4 points isn't bad at all. If he pleads not guilty and ends up getting a hearing, what's the chances of getting the $1,100 fine reduced as well?

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3516 on: July 04, 2019, 09:08:32 AM »

Thanks.
4 points isn't bad at all. If he pleads not guilty and ends up getting a hearing, what's the chances of getting the $1,100 fine reduced as well?
If you have the time, I'd talk to the prosecutor and see what he offers.

If you don't like the offer you can come back with an attorney.

Keep in mind how this will probably affect your insurance rates as well as the drivers responsibility fee of $100 *3 that they'll bill you as well.

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3517 on: July 08, 2019, 08:22:15 AM »
If you have the time, I'd talk to the prosecutor and see what he offers.

If you don't like the offer you can come back with an attorney.

Keep in mind how this will probably affect your insurance rates as well as the drivers responsibility fee of $100 *3 that they'll bill you as well.

Does NY bill out of state license holders the driver responsibility fee?

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3518 on: July 15, 2019, 02:37:05 PM »
Does NY bill out of state license holders the driver responsibility fee?

Yes; according to this.

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Who must pay?
Effective November 18, 2004, you must pay a driver responsibility assessment if

you were convicted of an alcohol or drugged driving-related traffic offense while driving a motor vehicle, boat, or snowmobile in New York State
you were found to have refused to take a chemical test for blood alcohol content in New York State
you received 6 or more points on your NY State driver record within an 18 month period for convictions of traffic offenses committed in New York, Quebec or Ontario

You must pay the driver responsibility assessment whether you have a driver license issued by New York State, another jurisdiction or if you do not have a driver license.

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3519 on: July 26, 2019, 01:55:24 AM »
A family member got a ticket for being in the left lane, NYS Thruway. How much is such a ticket?

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3520 on: August 07, 2019, 11:10:33 PM »
Got pulled last week in Ellenville, NY on 69 mph in a 55 zone. I have a NY license. Officer told me to plead not guilty, and he will downgrade the ticket in court. Can I trust him? What is my best option? ( if he was willing to downgrade why didn't he do so right away?)

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3521 on: August 08, 2019, 01:46:31 AM »
A family member got a ticket for being in the left lane, NYS Thruway. How much is such a ticket?
should be 10k:) that's the one ticket I wish they would be stricter on.
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« Reply #3522 on: August 08, 2019, 01:46:58 AM »
Got pulled last week in Ellenville, NY on 69 mph in a 55 zone. I have a NY license. Officer told me to plead not guilty, and he will downgrade the ticket in court. Can I trust him? What is my best option? ( if he was willing to downgrade why didn't he do so right away?)
because then in court he would plead it further...
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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3523 on: August 08, 2019, 12:23:36 PM »
because then in court he would plead it further...
please explain.

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3524 on: August 08, 2019, 02:45:38 PM »
Friend got a ticket for move-over law in Jersey. Didn’t know about law. Has Monday court date and no idea what to say. Any ideas?

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