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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.)

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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: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #945 on: January 15, 2014, 06:20:46 PM »
It was during day but is there anyway to prove?
Will it get rejected without proof?

Usually these things depends if the judge wants to believe you.
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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #946 on: January 19, 2014, 06:09:31 AM »
Usually these things depends if the judge wants to believe you.
I would be mailing it in,  do you say just give it in to the parking fighters?
They take 50% cut off they win.

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #947 on: January 19, 2014, 05:02:14 PM »
I would be mailing it in,  do you say just give it in to the parking fighters?
They take 50% cut off they win.
http://www.parkingticket.com/ I think you can get away with paying them $5. They try to lock you into a membership however you can cancel after the first month:)

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #948 on: January 19, 2014, 08:19:01 PM »
Had a ticket in NYC pushed it off twice posted the bond and got a new court date problem is its dates for before pesach and I am flying to Israel any chance of pushing it off again?

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #949 on: January 21, 2014, 02:01:51 PM »
i got a ticket for running a red in the mail from a camera on cedarbridge rd corner 70 lakewood nj  now i know  :(
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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #950 on: January 21, 2014, 04:43:49 PM »
http://www.parkingticket.com/ I think you can get away with paying them $5. They try to lock you into a membership however you can cancel after the first month:)

the only cancellation I see is if they didnt start working on a ticket for you. otherwise you dont get your money back. please correct me if im wrong as i have a ticket i need taken care of and for $5, its well worth it.

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« Reply #951 on: January 21, 2014, 09:41:44 PM »
the only cancellation I see is if they didnt start working on a ticket for you. otherwise you dont get your money back. please correct me if im wrong as i have a ticket i need taken care of and for $5, its well worth it.
I have been corrected. It is $65 for the year membership (unlimited tickets for one car). I have never used him myself. I still think it is cheap for those who live in the city.

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #952 on: January 21, 2014, 09:45:30 PM »
Had a ticket in NYC pushed it off twice posted the bond and got a new court date problem is its dates for before pesach and I am flying to Israel any chance of pushing it off again?

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« Reply #953 on: January 22, 2014, 02:05:04 PM »
Had a ticket in NYC pushed it off twice posted the bond and got a new court date problem is its dates for before pesach and I am flying to Israel any chance of pushing it off again?
I think not.

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #954 on: January 30, 2014, 09:33:23 PM »
so i got a cell phone ticket. I was NOT holding my phone at the time.  He pulled me over and didnt give me a chance to say anything. Just gave me the ticket and told me I have 15 days to respond.

I want to respond NOT GUILTY. How do I continue? Do i need to hire a lawyer to wipe off the points?

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #955 on: January 31, 2014, 01:38:48 AM »
I have 2 questions on to separate tickets.
1) I got a ticket I while back I pleaded not guilty through a hearing by mail. I was found guilty and they added on a 10 penalty bec they received it after 30 days (I have a receipt from the post office showing that I mailed it on time). I appealed the ticket and I received a rejection letter dated on 01/24/14 stating that I submitted my appeal later than 30 days after the judges ruling which was on 12/30/13. what do I from here they clearly made a mistake as the date on the rejection letter is less than 30 days after the ruling forget about when I mailed which was on the 11.

2)I got an alternate side ticket and the cop wrote the wrong color of the car how can I se that to fight the ticket. do I simply say I was not parked there as you can see the color of the car is wrong, if not then what.
Thanks in advance

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #956 on: February 02, 2014, 02:30:08 PM »
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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #957 on: February 03, 2014, 06:26:33 PM »
Got a fire hydrant ticket over Shabbos if I say that it was late because Shabbos was coming in is there any chance it would get dismissed?
Or if I park the car 15 feet away and take a pic is that a better option?

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #958 on: February 05, 2014, 11:37:54 AM »
so i got a cell phone ticket. I was NOT holding my phone at the time.  He pulled me over and didnt give me a chance to say anything. Just gave me the ticket and told me I have 15 days to respond.

I want to respond NOT GUILTY. How do I continue? Do i need to hire a lawyer to wipe off the points?

5 Points. You can plead not guilty on line https://transact.dmv.ny.gov/pleadnpay/ and you can conduct the trial by yourself or hire an attorney to go for you.

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #959 on: February 05, 2014, 11:39:36 AM »
I have 2 questions on to separate tickets.
1) I got a ticket I while back I pleaded not guilty through a hearing by mail. I was found guilty and they added on a 10 penalty bec they received it after 30 days (I have a receipt from the post office showing that I mailed it on time). I appealed the ticket and I received a rejection letter dated on 01/24/14 stating that I submitted my appeal later than 30 days after the judges ruling which was on 12/30/13. what do I from here they clearly made a mistake as the date on the rejection letter is less than 30 days after the ruling forget about when I mailed which was on the 11.

2)I got an alternate side ticket and the cop wrote the wrong color of the car how can I se that to fight the ticket. do I simply say I was not parked there as you can see the color of the car is wrong, if not then what.
Thanks in advance

What kind of ticket was the first ticket?
You can get a free consultation with an attorney who does parking ticket. Search for a NYC parking ticket attorney. (very specialized)