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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 #3760 on: May 24, 2021, 09:05:43 PM »
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...
Probably. You used them in the end?
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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3761 on: May 24, 2021, 09:15:09 PM »
Probably. You used them in the end?
Plan to. Court date still pending.

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3762 on: May 24, 2021, 10:16:44 PM »
Plan to. Court date still pending.
Oh my court date in beginning July
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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3763 on: May 24, 2021, 10:39:38 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?

They will want to charge u 400-500 USD and 0 points, u can do this without a lawyer. You will need to request the ticket to be marked  "Civil Reservations". you can request this from the Judge and he will usually mark it like this.
If something doesn't workout the way u like it to u can always request to return with a lawyer.
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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3764 on: May 24, 2021, 10:42:38 PM »
They will want to charge u 400-500 USD and 0 points, u can do this without a lawyer. You will need to request the ticket to be marked  "Civil Reservations". you can request this from the Judge and he will usually mark it like this.
If something doesn't workout the way u like it to u can always request to return with a lawyer.
You have experience with this?
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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3765 on: May 24, 2021, 10:44:49 PM »
You have experience with this?
I'm not a lawyer but have done it in the past.
If u need more info PM me.
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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3766 on: May 27, 2021, 01:32:07 PM »
Can anyone recommend a lawyer for a CHP speeding ticket in Los Angeles? Thanks

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3767 on: May 27, 2021, 04:37:49 PM »
I have 2 NYC TVB tickets (in as many years) both for improper lane change/ turning. first one has been rescheduled numerous times, at this point its scheduled for March 2022 - over 2 years after occurrence!
Anyone know if tickets ever get automatically dismissed, or they keep rescheduling in perpetuity?!

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3768 on: June 04, 2021, 11:04:16 AM »
Got a ticket in Linden NJ for cellphone it's a mandatory court appearance but no points so big lawyers don't want to take it.
Can anybody recommend someone to go down for me?
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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3769 on: June 04, 2021, 03:28:34 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?

Not sure what state this is in, so I can't give you specific advice, but someone stopped short in front of me near stamford, ct. Cop said since I rear-ended the other driver, he needed to give me a 'following too closely' ticket. I plead not guilty. They sent me back a court date for Yom Kippur. So I called to complain. Essentially, the clerk told me that it was likely that they were going to drop the case. It's too much effort for them to prosecute all of these, especially given that the fine was so low, relative to the cost of resources at the prosecutors office.

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3770 on: June 04, 2021, 04:12:19 PM »
Not sure what state this is in, so I can't give you specific advice, but someone stopped short in front of me near stamford, ct. Cop said since I rear-ended the other driver, he needed to give me a 'following too closely' ticket. I plead not guilty. They sent me back a court date for Yom Kippur. So I called to complain. Essentially, the clerk told me that it was likely that they were going to drop the case. It's too much effort for them to prosecute all of these, especially given that the fine was so low, relative to the cost of resources at the prosecutors office.
Wow nice! This ticket was Howell NJ and the lawyers I spoke with seemed to say they very much do prosecute these
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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3771 on: June 16, 2021, 11:05:00 AM »
Does pleading guilty on a seat belt ticket (nyc) have an effect on insurance?

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3772 on: June 16, 2021, 07:17:13 PM »
I have 2 NYC TVB tickets (in as many years) both for improper lane change/ turning. first one has been rescheduled numerous times, at this point its scheduled for March 2022 - over 2 years after occurrence!
Anyone know if tickets ever get automatically dismissed, or they keep rescheduling in perpetuity?!

If it gets rescheduled, yes it can go on forever. You are allowed to reschedule a certain number of times, after which you need to either go down in person or get a lawyer to do it for you and you will need to give a deposit of I think $40. Also, the cop can reschedule and the court can reschedule (for example, COVID). I've had tickets for 5-6 years before it finally came to a verdict.

HOWEVER, something to note is that if the cop retires (which is happening a lot now), it will automatically be dismissed.

Bottom line: String it along as long as you can, unless there's some reason to think that getting it done now will likely end in your favor (for example, the lawyer may decide to argue the case now because they think the judge is more favorable or the cop is not as experienced, or the cop didn't show up).

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3773 on: June 16, 2021, 07:30:12 PM »
HOWEVER, something to note is that if the cop retires (which is happening a lot now), it will automatically be dismissed.
Is there any way to check if the cop is still on the force? His name doesn't appear on the precinct roster, does that mean he is no longer on the PD, or are only high ranking officers listed?
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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3774 on: June 17, 2021, 03:41:26 PM »
Is there any way to check if the cop is still on the force? His name doesn't appear on the precinct roster, does that mean he is no longer on the PD, or are only high ranking officers listed?

No clue, but if he does retire, I think they just dismiss the ticket automatically. So if that hasn't happened, I think it either means he's still on the force or he retired and the bureaucratic process hasn't yet made it to where they dismiss the ticket.

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3775 on: July 06, 2021, 03:14:34 PM »
Any recommendation for an attorney in Virginia ?

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« Reply #3776 on: July 19, 2021, 03:20:38 PM »
Can anyone recommend a lawyer for a CHP speeding ticket in Los Angeles? Thanks
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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3778 on: July 20, 2021, 02:32:42 PM »
I have a cell phone ticket in nyc (Brooklyn south) 4 years old pushed off twice, my understanding is that the points won稚 be added to my New York license because too old .but I do have a another pending ticket nyc 3 points within 18 month of this ticket  so woulg possibly pay driver assessment fee ,which I知 fine to pay main thing is no suspension or insurance raise ,is there any real benefit of hiring a lawyer what痴 the likelihood in  Brooklyn south ? And what I知 even gaining ? Thanks

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« Reply #3779 on: July 21, 2021, 10:57:08 AM »
I have a cell phone ticket in nyc (Brooklyn south) 4 years old pushed off twice, my understanding is that the points won稚 be added to my New York license because too old .but I do have a another pending ticket nyc 3 points within 18 month of this ticket  so woulg possibly pay driver assessment fee ,which I知 fine to pay main thing is no suspension or insurance raise ,is there any real benefit of hiring a lawyer what痴 the likelihood in  Brooklyn south ? And what I知 even gaining ? Thanks
Anyone has any insight pls ?