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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 two(ex):
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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, nor the advice of an attorney.

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3840 on: July 04, 2022, 11:29:08 PM »
Also anyone know If on any lifetime drivers abstract in New York do you see current points? Or u have to get regular driver abstract ?

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3841 on: July 05, 2022, 02:08:54 PM »
Whatís benefit of pushing off?
Your insurance doesn't go up until the conviction and it falls of the record based on the time passed from the violation.

There's a secondary benefit, that maybe by then the officer will be off of the force etc.
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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3842 on: July 05, 2022, 03:07:07 PM »
The ticket was issued in this state: NY
The ticket is returnable to in this Town/Village/City: Highland Falls, NY
I have a license from this state: NY
Regular or Commercial license: Regular
Ticket one: Child under 4 without proper restraint
Ticket two(ex): Child under 7 with no proper restraint
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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3843 on: July 05, 2022, 04:21:43 PM »
Whatís benefit of pushing off?
From the wiki:
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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.)

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3844 on: July 17, 2022, 07:08:02 AM »
The ticket was issued in this state:NY
The ticket is returnable to in this Town/Village/City:Fallsburg Town Court
I have a license from this state:NY
Regular or Commercial license:R
Ticket one: Speeding 49 in a 35 zone
Ticket two(ex):
Accident?:
I want information on "do it yourself":
I want information on "hire an attorney":Yes
I want both:

Any recommendations for a speeding ticket Upstate? Issues by NYS. Fallsburg Town Court

There are so many people advertising. I want to somehow get off the points.

Interestingly, although the ticket has the correct info of my vehicle, when the officer describes the details of the violation, he writes he observed a Toyota. My car is not a Toyota. But on the ticket itself he lists the correct make of car.

Should I use:
JAY DRILLINGS (From Wiki)
DismissitNY.com (advertised in frum media upstate)
845-TICKETS (Advertised in Country Vues)
Gelbstein and Assoc. (Also in Country Vues)
Wiiliam Brenner (Also Country Vues)

Or any better suggestions?


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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3845 on: July 19, 2022, 11:01:45 PM »
If I plea not guilty in the hopes that they give me a plea bargain, but then they donít offer me a plea bargain and set me a court date. Can I still reverse and plea guilty and pay? This ticket was issued in NH
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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3847 on: July 20, 2022, 11:17:32 AM »
If I plea not guilty in the hopes that they give me a plea bargain, but then they donít offer me a plea bargain and set me a court date. Can I still reverse and plea guilty and pay? This ticket was issued in NH
In other states you can, assuming NH too.
"If you want to change your plea and pay the ticket after you sent it to DMV, you will pay the court. This can be done in person, by mail, or by phone, but you should contact the court first to verify the ticket has been sent from DMV"
https://www.courts.nh.gov/our-courts/circuit-court/district-division/motor-vehicle



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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3848 on: July 31, 2022, 08:32:59 PM »
Got a ticket in Fallsburg for windshield tint that is too dark. But the actual violation he put down is for windshield non transparent. But in the supporting deposition it does say too dark. I'm attaching pictures. The ticket was also given to the driver who isn't the owner. Easy win?




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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3849 on: August 16, 2022, 01:18:09 AM »
Got a parking ticket in Lancaster PA
My license state is NY

A parking ticket for staying in the 15 feet to a pump....

What can I do? Or can I just ignore it and not pay? Anyone with experience or advise is greatly appreciated.



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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3850 on: August 16, 2022, 08:59:19 AM »
Push it off as long as you possibly can, but lawyers can sometimes do more in that, so if you plan on using a lawyer, have them do it.
Staten Island judges are notorious for convictions.
Brooklyn lawyers aren't so great in SI, but there's this guy in SI, James Birch who has a, better than average, record for SI.
Update: James Birch recently got my march 2020 speeding ticket dismissed.
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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3851 on: August 18, 2022, 07:42:14 PM »
If you have a specific question please use this template so that members will have enough information to answer.
The ticket was issued in this state:NY
The ticket is returnable to in this Town/Village/City:Newburgh NY
I have a license from this state:Tx
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Ticket one:90 in a 65 zone
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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3852 on: August 21, 2022, 07:24:26 PM »
anyone have a lawyer in Utah for speeding tickets?

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3853 on: August 22, 2022, 03:50:38 PM »
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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3854 on: August 24, 2022, 09:57:13 PM »
Desperately looking for lawyer in Utah please anyone

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3855 on: August 24, 2022, 10:05:59 PM »
Desperately looking for lawyer in Utah please anyone
Try cross-posting in the Utah Master Thread.

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3856 on: August 28, 2022, 01:36:34 PM »
Desperately looking for lawyer in Utah please anyone
Someone recommended this to me.
Anyone used them?
https://offtherecord.com/

Edit: So from what I see online about them, it looks like they reduce a lot of tickets.

They also only charge you if they win, or reduce the ticket.
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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3857 on: September 02, 2022, 10:18:37 AM »
Got a ticket in New Jersey for careless driving. 2 points and $86. Does it pay to fight it or move on? I have a New York license.
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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3858 on: September 02, 2022, 10:38:47 AM »
Got a ticket in New Jersey for careless driving. 2 points and $86. Does it pay to fight it or move on? I have a New York license.
It always pays to fight. Your insurance rates will increase with points,  so push off the ticket for as long as you can.

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3859 on: September 02, 2022, 05:57:54 PM »
It always pays to fight. Your insurance rates will increase with points,  so push off the ticket for as long as you can.
How do I get it pushed off?
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