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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:
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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 #3540 on: September 13, 2019, 01:12:00 AM »
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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3541 on: September 13, 2019, 02:26:01 PM »
Anyone know of a lawyer to fight a moving violation in Connecticut?
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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3542 on: September 15, 2019, 12:31:09 PM »
Anyone know of a lawyer to fight a moving violation in Connecticut?
Anyone?

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3543 on: September 16, 2019, 10:12:44 AM »
I got a careless driving ticket on the NJ 17 in Ramsey because my headlights were off. The cop claims I was going 72 in a 55, I'm quite certain he paced me because nothing showed up on my radar detector. I'm thinking my best bet would be going in and trying to plead to a headlight ticket, is that doable?
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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3544 on: September 16, 2019, 10:13:58 AM »
I got a careless driving ticket on the NJ 17 in Ramsey because my headlights were off. The cop claims I was going 72 in a 55, I'm quite certain he paced me because nothing showed up on my radar detector. I'm thinking my best bet would be going in and trying to plead to a headlight ticket, is that doable?
You cam try but I doubt they would let.

Was is a state police?

Do you have a dash camera?
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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3545 on: September 16, 2019, 10:17:37 AM »
You cam try but I doubt they would let.

Was is a state police?

Do you have a dash camera?
Local ramsey cop.
I don't have a dash cam.
I get the feeling he doesn't have much evidence if any on the speed, I was only driving for about half a mile and by the time he started getting close to me I was already slowing down so TBH I don't know how he could have any evidence so I think he made it up.
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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3546 on: September 16, 2019, 10:20:24 AM »
Why don't you think they'll let me?
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« Reply #3547 on: September 16, 2019, 10:22:56 AM »
Local ramsey cop.
I don't have a dash cam.
I get the feeling he doesn't have much evidence if any on the speed, I was only driving for about half a mile and by the time he started getting close to me I was already slowing down so TBH I don't know how he could have any evidence so I think he made it up.
What you think and actually happened can be different.

You can try discovery to see what they have, as in notes and video.

If you go down once, you can try your luck pleading to the light, depending on prosecutor he might not let it, it's against their rules.
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« Reply #3548 on: September 16, 2019, 10:24:57 AM »
Why don't you think they'll let me?
There is a reason he did not give you a speeding ticket. He most likely did not clock you. Now your part is, if you have the patience, fight it and prove he didn't clock you, but be careful because he can always claim he paced you as well or he visually estimated your speed and they can do so.

They will most likely offer you a plea for Delayed or Obstruction, it cam raise insurance rates.
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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3549 on: September 16, 2019, 01:35:53 PM »
Anyone know of a lawyer to fight a moving violation in Connecticut?

I don't know if this is still relevant or helpful - but what kind of violation? I was in a small fender-bender on I-95 in stamford a while back - someone cut in front of me and I rear-ended them. This came with a ticket for 'Tailgating'. I plead not guilty, and after a few months (and several calls to the DA's office) they dismissed. While your case might be different, I would imagine that if you plead not guilty you might be able to plea over the phone and agree to a lesser fine, but I can't guarantee it, every town in CT might be different

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3550 on: September 16, 2019, 04:47:39 PM »
What you think and actually happened can be different.

You can try discovery to see what they have, as in notes and video.

If you go down once, you can try your luck pleading to the light, depending on prosecutor he might not let it, it's against their rules.
Discovery exists in traffic court?
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« Reply #3551 on: September 16, 2019, 05:08:09 PM »
Discovery exists in traffic court?
In NJ, yes.
Its considered quasi criminal.
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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3552 on: September 18, 2019, 01:36:07 PM »
The ticket was issued in this state: NY
The ticket is returnable to in this Town/Village/City: Monticello
I have a license from: NY
Commercial/Residential: Residential
Ticket one: 1225-d 01
Ticket two(ex):
Accident?: no
I want information on "do it yourself": Yes
I want information on "hire an attorney": preferably not
I want both

I got a ticket for using electronic device (possibly at a red light) I got pulled right after the light turned green. I plead not guilty and have a pretrial conference
My understanding is that hiring an attorney will cost $250 and they will reduce it to a non moving violation. What are the chances that I go to court myself and get it reduced to non moving violation?

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3553 on: September 20, 2019, 02:22:28 AM »
The ticket was issued in this state: NY
The ticket is returnable to in this Town/Village/City: Monticello
I have a license from: NY
Commercial/Residential: Residential
Ticket one: 1225-d 01
Ticket two(ex):
Accident?: no
I want information on "do it yourself": Yes
I want information on "hire an attorney": preferably not
I want both

I got a ticket for using electronic device (possibly at a red light) I got pulled right after the light turned green. I plead not guilty and have a pretrial conference
My understanding is that hiring an attorney will cost $250 and they will reduce it to a non moving violation. What are the chances that I go to court myself and get it reduced to non moving violation?
Attorney is $185

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3554 on: September 20, 2019, 03:01:14 AM »
If I need to post bail in Nyc traffic court does it need to be in the same court on notice or any in nyc? I missed a cellphone court date