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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.)

***Join the push to change the system in NYC. https://www.change.org/p/new-york-change-traffic-courts-in-new-york-city-nyc-tvb ***

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 #3585 on: December 04, 2019, 02:13:57 AM »
Anyone has a recommendation for a lawyer in Queens who can help with a ticket? I am 100% in the right, and itís a very simple case, so not looking to spend $$$.

Check out the wiki

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3586 on: December 04, 2019, 03:19:44 AM »
I passed my old car on to my daughter.  I filled out the transfer of title, they got insurance on it, I cancelled my car insurance and they drove it away out of state.  A month after they got there, they registered the car in their name.
I got a letter from my insurance company warning of suspension if I don't maintain insurance on my vehicle.
I got emails (I'm signed up for reminders) telling me to renew my registration.
I didn't give back the plates, because they went out of town on the car. (I didn't have to worry about anything nefarious happening with them.)
Do I have to do something to tell NY that I no longer own the car?  Or will the computers eventually talk to each other, and I'm in the clear?

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3587 on: December 04, 2019, 03:43:32 AM »
I passed my old car on to my daughter.  I filled out the transfer of title, they got insurance on it, I cancelled my car insurance and they drove it away out of state.  A month after they got there, they registered the car in their name.
I got a letter from my insurance company warning of suspension if I don't maintain insurance on my vehicle.
I got emails (I'm signed up for reminders) telling me to renew my registration.
I didn't give back the plates, because they went out of town on the car. (I didn't have to worry about anything nefarious happening with them.)
Do I have to do something to tell NY that I no longer own the car?  Or will the computers eventually talk to each other, and I'm in the clear?
In NJ they will suspend your license if you dont return the plates ime

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3588 on: December 04, 2019, 10:52:02 AM »
In NJ they will suspend your license if you dont return the plates ime
Not IME, it's been a few years since I threw mine out when I transferred the title from my father to me.
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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3589 on: December 04, 2019, 11:39:14 AM »
I think its cause they wanted proof that I didnt own the car anymore. They saw a lapse in insurance on the registration.

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3590 on: December 09, 2019, 11:37:22 AM »
If pushing off in nyc 2nd time does it have to be in the same dmv as hearing or could it be in any dmv

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3591 on: December 09, 2019, 03:55:27 PM »
Anyone has a recommendation for a lawyer in Queens who can help with a ticket? I am 100% in the right, and itís a very simple case, so not looking to spend $$$.

So why not do it yourself?

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3592 on: December 11, 2019, 07:02:51 PM »
I went through a gas station at a corner instead of turning at the corner and got pulled over in nassau county. At the end the cop said he wasn't giving me a ticket with points but instead "operating without insurance" since the card I had in the car was expired. He said that if I mail in proof of insurance all will be good.

I mailed in proof and today I got a letter back saying that an insurance card is not enough and I need:


On top of that, the letter said I had a court date:


Now I'm really confused, the cop said one thing, the letter back says something else and if I have a court date then what's with the blue letter??

Can anyone provide any insight? The statute is: VTL 0319 01U

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3593 on: December 11, 2019, 07:59:19 PM »
I went through a gas station at a corner instead of turning at the corner and got pulled over in nassau county. At the end the cop said he wasn't giving me a ticket with points but instead "operating without insurance" since the card I had in the car was expired. He said that if I mail in proof of insurance all will be good.

I mailed in proof and today I got a letter back saying that an insurance card is not enough and I need:


On top of that, the letter said I had a court date:


Now I'm really confused, the cop said one thing, the letter back says something else and if I have a court date then what's with the blue letter??

Can anyone provide any insight? The statute is: VTL 0319 01U

TIA!
Usually your insurance company can provide a proof of coverage letter. You can usually also request it online and have it the next day.

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3594 on: December 11, 2019, 08:16:38 PM »
Usually your insurance company can provide a proof of coverage letter. You can usually also request it online and have it the next day.

Thanks, that I hope to get but why do they make a court date if I can mail it in? Do I have to hand it in?
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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3595 on: January 04, 2020, 11:57:36 PM »
Anyone know of a good attorney in the Broom County NY / Binghamton area?

I got a speeding ticket and the court is: Windsor Town Court.

I cannot do the Driving diversion program.

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3596 on: January 05, 2020, 11:31:41 AM »
Anyone know of a good attorney in the Broom County NY / Binghamton area?

I got a speeding ticket and the court is: Windsor Town Court.

I cannot do the Driving diversion program.

TIA!

Benjamin Goldman in Monticello - Don't know him personally but it may be worth a shot

https://upstatenewyorktickets.com/windsor-ny-court.html