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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, nor the advice of an attorney.

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #440 on: July 16, 2013, 04:59:18 PM »
I got a moving violation 2 point ticket for not yielding to pedestrians, is it worth fighting, and if yes who should i use. My friend got also a seat belt ticket do you get points fro it,  and if yes is it worth fighting.

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #441 on: July 16, 2013, 05:58:42 PM »
I got a moving violation 2 point ticket for not yielding to pedestrians, is it worth fighting, and if yes who should i use. My friend got also a seat belt ticket do you get points fro it,  and if yes is it worth fighting.
Where? I'll assume you're referring to Lakewood which recently started cracking down on pedestrian crossings. Just to take a guess. Since this is a new enforcement sting I would assume the prosocuter will cut you a decent deal after you tell him you didn't know or see...

Now regarding the seat belt ticket it depends on the jurisdiction.

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #442 on: July 16, 2013, 06:11:39 PM »
It was in Brooklyn

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #443 on: July 16, 2013, 06:14:32 PM »
I got a moving violation 2 point ticket for not yielding to pedestrians, is it worth fighting, and if yes who should i use. My friend got also a seat belt ticket do you get points fro it,  and if yes is it worth fighting.

If you don’t fight you are certainly guilty, if you fight it, you may win, at least something.

Seatbelt tickets for adults, no points, however, children seatbelt tickets are with points.

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #444 on: July 16, 2013, 08:24:34 PM »
The question is I won't be able to fight it, is it worth it to get a lawyer.

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #445 on: July 16, 2013, 10:19:45 PM »
Is your insurance also in New York? Do you drive a lot in New York?
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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #446 on: July 18, 2013, 10:27:36 AM »
Got a ticket for tinted windows(ny), someone know the prices? It's not written on the ticket
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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #447 on: July 18, 2013, 10:56:26 AM »
Got a ticket for tinted windows(ny), someone know the prices? It's not written on the ticket
Seems to be under $100 per ticket. Did you just get one ticket, or multiple for each window?
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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #448 on: July 18, 2013, 03:27:56 PM »
sorry to change the convo but i was wondering if anyone knew abt this? i got a seatbelt ticket in ny and on the ticket it says that i have 15 days to pay it and now its 13 days sinse and the ticket not showing up in the system online to be able to pay it, does that mean im free or its still gonna get to the system??

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #449 on: July 18, 2013, 03:37:15 PM »
Don’t worry! It will show up big-time!
I have seen tickets show up only after five weeks. They are allowed to take their time, you are not.

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #450 on: July 18, 2013, 04:07:34 PM »
I got a parking ticket in Manhattan for "failure to display muni receipt".
(It was displayed,  but it was upside down  :( )

They wrote the wrong car "make" on the ticket.
Does that do anything for me as far as fighting the ticket?

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #451 on: July 18, 2013, 04:45:24 PM »
im not sure abt that bec i officially only have another 2 days to pay it!!!

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #452 on: July 18, 2013, 05:17:16 PM »
I got a parking ticket in Manhattan for "failure to display muni receipt".
(It was displayed,  but it was upside down  :( )

They wrote the wrong car "make" on the ticket.
Does that do anything for me as far as fighting the ticket?
It should help to get it dismissed. Maybe send them a copy of your muni receipt also.

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #453 on: July 18, 2013, 05:22:44 PM »
It should help to get it dismissed. Maybe send them a copy of your muni receipt also.
That's what I originally planned on doing,  but now that I see this discrepancy,  I'm wondering if I'm better off using that excuse.

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #454 on: July 18, 2013, 05:34:12 PM »
I got a parking ticket in Manhattan for "failure to display muni receipt".
(It was displayed,  but it was upside down  :( )

They wrote the wrong car "make" on the ticket.
Does that do anything for me as far as fighting the ticket?


You have very good chances of getting it dismissed.
•   Make sure to write that the ticket does not describe your vehicle and include proof of that like your registration.
•   Then of course submit proof that you paid
A)   the muni meter receipt
B)   hopefully you paid by credit card so print out a copy from the credit card charge as well.

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #455 on: July 18, 2013, 05:53:21 PM »
what abt mine????

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #456 on: July 18, 2013, 07:12:01 PM »
What kind of ticket is it? Where did you get it?

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #457 on: July 18, 2013, 09:18:36 PM »
Seatbelt in ny but I officially have to pay in 2 days but wen I go online its not in the system!

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #458 on: July 18, 2013, 10:49:37 PM »

You have very good chances of getting it dismissed.
•   Make sure to write that the ticket does not describe your vehicle and include proof of that like your registration.
•   Then of course submit proof that you paid
A)   the muni meter receipt
B)   hopefully you paid by credit card so print out a copy from the credit card charge as well.
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Either item can get it dismissed.
Good advice Mr Tax.  :)

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #459 on: July 18, 2013, 11:17:07 PM »
Seems to be under $100 per ticket. Did you just get one ticket, or multiple for each window?
only one