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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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Ticket one:
Ticket two(ex):
Accident?:
I want information on "do it yourself":
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I want both:


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 #3660 on: September 21, 2020, 09:40:24 AM »
can this be dismissed in north brooklyn? officer wrote on the ticket overtaking parking lane (2 vehicles), but wrote in violation of 1123a improper passing, is this a reason to be dismissed? in addition i passed on a parking lane when its accutally in a no standing zone between 7-10 time and a bus was blocking both lanes to turn left and 2 cars behind where also waiting there?

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3661 on: September 21, 2020, 02:58:50 PM »
Anyone know a good traffic lawyer in the St Louis Mo region?

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3662 on: September 29, 2020, 09:37:39 AM »
got a speeding ticket for "DESCRIPTION: PHTO SCHOOL ZN SPEED VIOLATION" (in BK) but when i try to click on view details it says "no image found".
if i dispute this ticket ill it get dismissed?

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3663 on: September 29, 2020, 01:33:18 PM »
Anywhere I can see a list of the police officers that recently resigned?

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3664 on: October 18, 2020, 07:28:17 PM »
Looking for a recommendation to help with ticket.

I read the WiKi, but I want to know a recommendation from someone who actually had actual good results.

Ticket is for running a Stop sign in NYC. My daughter who just got her license (17) and didn't see the Stop sign.

I am afraid my insurance rates will shoot up. We have good driver/good grades rates.

Thanks!

 

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3665 on: October 18, 2020, 08:57:26 PM »
Looking for a recommendation to help with ticket.

I read the WiKi, but I want to know a recommendation from someone who actually had actual good results.

Ticket is for running a Stop sign in NYC. My daughter who just got her license (17) and didn't see the Stop sign.

I am afraid my insurance rates will shoot up. We have good driver/good grades rates.

Thanks!

 
Any decent lawyer, even on your own you should be able to postpone the verdict by 2-3 years by which time she might not be on your household insurance anymore.
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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3666 on: October 19, 2020, 12:13:43 PM »
Looking for a recommendation to help with ticket.

I read the WiKi, but I want to know a recommendation from someone who actually had actual good results.

Ticket is for running a Stop sign in NYC. My daughter who just got her license (17) and didn't see the Stop sign.

I am afraid my insurance rates will shoot up. We have good driver/good grades rates.

Thanks!
Any decent lawyer, even on your own you should be able to postpone the verdict by 2-3 years by which time she might not be on your household insurance anymore.
If she goes to Israel for Seminary, you can pay the ticket right after your policy renews before she goes to israel. By the time she comes back you'll already be through the first year.
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« Reply #3667 on: October 19, 2020, 04:02:57 PM »
Anywhere I can see a list of the police officers that recently resigned?
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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3668 on: October 19, 2020, 04:49:13 PM »
Can a seatbelt violation summons be issued for not wearing in a parking lot?

In fact the officer claimed he witnessed the driver not wearing on the road but he was only pulled over in a private parking lot and the citation says the name of the parking lot instead of the roadway. Would this be enough of an error on the ticket?

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3669 on: October 19, 2020, 04:56:21 PM »
Can a seatbelt violation summons be issued for not wearing in a parking lot?

In fact the officer claimed he witnessed the driver not wearing on the road but he was only pulled over in a private parking lot and the citation says the name of the parking lot instead of the roadway. Would this be enough of an error on the ticket?

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If he said he saw on road and only pulled in parking lot then usually thats ok.
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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3670 on: October 19, 2020, 05:00:03 PM »
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If he said he saw on road and only pulled in parking lot then usually thats ok.
Nj. The question is not if there was a violation on the road, the judge will surely take his word that he witnessed this. The question is if it is considered an error on the ticket the fact that it lists the location as being on private property.

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« Reply #3671 on: October 19, 2020, 05:03:52 PM »
Nj. The question is not if there was a violation on the road, the judge will surely take his word that he witnessed this. The question is if it is considered an error on the ticket the fact that it lists the location as being on private property.
Legally on private property, he can't issue a ticket without permission from the property owner.

Judge will say, most likely, its ok what the cop did. Ull need to appeal and it can be a technical legal matter.

U will so need to lush this off for 90 days so he can't issue a new ticket.
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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3672 on: October 28, 2020, 07:28:39 PM »
How long after missing a TVB court date do you have to go in and reopen the default conviction?

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3673 on: October 28, 2020, 10:54:30 PM »
have a license from: NJ
Commercial/Residential: residential
Ticket one: 41 in a 25 zone
Ticket two(ex): license not on me
Accident?: I have one accident at fault from a year ago on my record
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Should I plead guilty of non guilty?

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3674 on: Yesterday at 12:28:26 AM »
How long after missing a TVB court date do you have to go in and reopen the default conviction?
Are you talking about a NYC moving voilation?
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