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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.)

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 York Attorney Benjamin Goldman https://www.benjamingoldmanlawoffice.com/ 212-203-3810
New Jersey and New York 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, Clinton, 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 #3740 on: March 23, 2021, 12:57:13 PM »
even for insurance?
Same q ,anyone know?

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3741 on: March 23, 2021, 01:08:51 PM »
even for insurance?
There is no record of it on your license, so insurance companies don't see anything.

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3742 on: March 23, 2021, 01:39:38 PM »
Out of state ticket has zero effect on a NY license.
Do you know the other way around, OH license getting ticket in NY?

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3743 on: March 23, 2021, 05:54:21 PM »
Do you know the other way around, OH license getting ticket in NY?
I don't. The only other state I'm familiar with is NJ where out of state tickets are capped at 2 points.

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3744 on: March 24, 2021, 03:30:03 PM »
What is the fastest way to get through to the NJ MVC? I'm trying to get my license reinstated and the website is telling me to call them. I've been on hold for over two hours!

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3745 on: April 28, 2021, 01:13:16 PM »
Last year I sped at 85 on 65 zone in NJ

Officer was nice and gave me 72 speeding ticket

Can judge see the speeding radar record that I was at 85 or no?

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3746 on: April 28, 2021, 10:25:18 PM »
Last year I sped at 85 on 65 zone in NJ

Officer was nice and gave me 72 speeding ticket

Can judge see the speeding radar record that I was at 85 or no?

Any insight would be greatly appreciated

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3747 on: April 29, 2021, 12:00:56 AM »
Last year I sped at 85 on 65 zone in NJ

Officer was nice and gave me 72 speeding ticket

Can judge see the speeding radar record that I was at 85 or no?

Any insight would be greatly appreciated
In NJ its usually word of mouth and whats written on the ticket, sometimes the officer will write gave 72 for going 85.
U can ask for a copy of both sides  of the original ticket.
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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3748 on: April 29, 2021, 12:28:13 AM »
In NJ its usually word of mouth and whats written on the ticket, sometimes the officer will write gave 72 for going 85.
U can ask for a copy of both sides  of the original ticket.

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How do I ask for copy of ticket? Call the court and tell them I lost it?

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« Reply #3749 on: April 29, 2021, 09:43:32 AM »
Thanks!
How do I ask for copy of ticket? Call the court and tell them I lost it?
Depends on the town, some have a records dept and some you'll have to ask the prosecuters office.
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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3750 on: May 04, 2021, 04:31:00 PM »
I got a cell phone ticket from NJSP in Lakewood NJ . Can anyone recommend a lawyer? It's a mandatory court appearance. ..

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I got a cell phone ticket from NJSP in Lakewood NJ . Can anyone recommend a lawyer? It's a mandatory court appearance. ..
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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3753 on: May 10, 2021, 05:58:46 AM »
The ticket was issued in NY, returnable to Ramapo.
Issued by a trooper on the 87.
I have a regular license from NY
Ticket one: Expired inspection
Ticket two(ex): Improper/no signal 1163D
I want information on "do it yourself":

Passed inspection the next day.

I was driving in the middle lane. There was a rig in front of me in the right lane, with snow from the trailer's roof flying all over my windshield and blinding me. I went into the left lane in order to see the road and passed the trailer. Then I went back into the middle lane.

The trooper said I switched lanes 3x but only signaled once. "I could give you 4 tickets, but you seem like a nice guy".

I know a Ramapo cop and can get a PBA card. Is it worth anything in court?

1163D
My "intention" was to avoid the blinding snow, my intention wasn't to change lanes. Yes, lanes were changed, but it wasn't my intention.
Dropped off a not guilty plea at the court. Received letter via mail starting that both tickets were dismissed

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3754 on: May 10, 2021, 02:34:38 PM »
Dropped off a not guilty plea at the court. Received letter via mail starting that both tickets were dismissed
was there any explanation on the not guilty plea you dropped off?

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Dropped off a not guilty plea at the court. Received letter via mail starting that both tickets were dismissed
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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3756 on: May 24, 2021, 08:22:06 PM »
Got a careless driving ticket for rear ending someone. Cop was nice (said he was in the force for many years, seemed like more than just a cop, his name Ptl. Michael Moore) and said he needs to give summons because other party claimed injury even though was really fine just back hurt a little. She declined medical attention and said she値l go to her doctor. Cop said ticket is nothing to worry about just plead not guilty, he値l make a note for judge that was nothing and it値l be watered down to something stupid with no points.

Someone recommended I call a lawyer to double check and both lawyers I called told me I need them cuz cop was just make believe nice and they need to seal the record so the other party can稚 use what I said against me etc etc..

FYI the other party seemed like a nice normal lady not looking to milk me but everyone likes money so...

Advice please - hire a lawyer for $450-500 and still have to pay some fine or go myself?
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« Reply #3757 on: May 24, 2021, 08:28:34 PM »
Got a careless driving ticket for rear ending someone. Cop was nice (said he was in the force for many years, seemed like more than just a cop, his name Ptl. Michael Moore) and said he needs to give summons because other party claimed injury even though was really fine just back hurt a little. She declined medical attention and said she値l go to her doctor. Cop said ticket is nothing to worry about just plead not guilty, he値l make a note for judge that was nothing and it値l be watered down to something stupid with no points.

Someone recommended I call a lawyer to double check and both lawyers I called told me I need them cuz cop was just make believe nice and they need to seal the record so the other party can稚 use what I said against me etc etc..

FYI the other party seemed like a nice normal lady not looking to milk me but everyone likes money so...

Advice please - hire a lawyer for $450-500 and still have to pay some fine or go myself?
A lawyer told me the same thing. They said that whenever there is an accident, you must use a lawyer to assure that they can't come later and sue you.

Maybe it was the same lawyer that you spoke to though...
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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3758 on: May 24, 2021, 08:36:02 PM »
Ptl. Michael Moore
Lakewood Police Department? State Police?
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« Reply #3759 on: May 24, 2021, 09:05:18 PM »
Lakewood Police Department? State Police?
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