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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:
The ticket is returnable to in this Town/Village/City:
I have a license from:
Commercial/Residential:
Ticket one:
Ticket two(ex):
Accident?:
I want information on "do it yourself":
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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.)

***Join the push to change the system in NYC. https://www.change.org/p/new-york-change-traffic-courts-in-new-york-city-nyc-tvb ***

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: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3270 on: October 28, 2018, 11:01:58 PM »
Any thread for Miami traffic violation advise?  Got a ticket going 53 in a 30. I have a Canadian license.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Lots of great FL traffic ticket attorneys out there. They seems to be able to do a lot for cheap.

Got a letter in the mail that this violation was dismissed. No reason is given. I pleaded not guilty and court date was scheduled for March 2019.
Not sure why it was dismissed, but I'm glad it was.

Cop must have retired or something. If the cop tells the court that he cannot come in to testify, they cancel the trial.

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3271 on: October 31, 2018, 06:51:27 PM »
Anyway to fight this handwritten 1110A violation,  Central Park east bound into east 84th street stopping in the bus lane at the traffic light?, more worried about the 2 points because of Geico insurance rates.



Here is the place of occurrence:


Case dismissed, officer was a no show to court.

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3272 on: October 31, 2018, 06:58:04 PM »
Case dismissed, officer was a no show to court.
Did you get lawyer?

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3273 on: October 31, 2018, 08:02:32 PM »
Did you get lawyer?

No, just went myself and took a chance.

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3274 on: November 06, 2018, 05:46:52 PM »
Got a ticket in Brooklyn for making a improper turn. (made a left turn from the right side of the st do to cars being double parked) I have a CA DL will the points transfer over? Anyone here able to fight this? Thx

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3275 on: November 08, 2018, 12:50:32 AM »
Got a ticket in Brooklyn for making a improper turn. (made a left turn from the right side of the st do to cars being double parked) I have a CA DL will the points transfer over? Anyone here able to fight this? Thx
From the wiki:

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

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3276 on: November 12, 2018, 02:33:24 AM »
Friend received a violation in Ontario, Canada with a NJ license a few years ago and never responded. He wants to visit Toronto now. Is there way to check status? Any chance they would stop him at border if he's not driving?
I am sometimes accused of overthinking things. I am still mulling over whether that accusation has merit.

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« Reply #3277 on: November 20, 2018, 05:21:04 PM »
Got a ticket in Brooklyn for making a improper turn. (made a left turn from the right side of the st do to cars being double parked) I have a CA DL will the points transfer over? Anyone here able to fight this? Thx

NY will report the points if you are convicted. Check with a CA attorney as to whether the points stick.

Friend received a violation in Ontario, Canada with a NJ license a few years ago and never responded. He wants to visit Toronto now. Is there way to check status? Any chance they would stop him at border if he's not driving?

Try a Canada attorney Avi Levy 518-780-3749.

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3278 on: December 13, 2018, 09:49:53 AM »
The ticket was issued in this state:Bronx ny
The ticket is returnable to in this Town/Village/City:nyc
I have a license from:ny
Commercial/Residential:resd
Ticket one: cell phone 1225c2a violation i was not on phone i heard can be dismissed if i bring in cell phone records? cell phone affidavit
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Accident?:
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I want information on "hire an attorney":
I want both: both  any help is appreciated.

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3279 on: December 13, 2018, 09:53:02 AM »
The ticket was issued in this state:Bronx ny
The ticket is returnable to in this Town/Village/City:nyc
I have a license from:ny
Commercial/Residential:resd
Ticket one: cell phone 1225c2a violation i was not on phone i heard can be dismissed if i bring in cell phone records? cell phone affidavit
Ticket two(ex):
Accident?:
I want information on "do it yourself":
I want information on "hire an attorney":
I want both: both  any help is appreciated.
How would cell records help? You could have been playing candy crush and it would still be against the law.

Ultimately it's the cop's word against yours.

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3280 on: December 13, 2018, 10:20:18 AM »
How would cell records help? You could have been playing candy crush and it would still be against the law.

Ultimately it's the cop's word against yours.
That's not what the ticket is for, the ticket is for talking on a cell phone.
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3281 on: December 13, 2018, 10:21:16 AM »
I got a ticket for dirty license plate somewhere in NY (near Canada).
How do I pay that ticket and how do I know how much it is?

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3282 on: December 13, 2018, 10:21:49 AM »
That's not what the ticket is for, the ticket is for talking on a cell phone.
Talking on a phone isn't against the law. Holding it is.

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3283 on: December 13, 2018, 10:26:31 AM »
Talking on a phone isn't against the law. Holding it is.
Holding it is not against the law, holding it while talking on it is what he got a ticket for. If he would have gotten a ticket for using a handheld electronic device it would have been section 1225d not 1225c
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3284 on: December 13, 2018, 12:37:49 PM »
Correct anyone have experience getting it off lawyer? no lawyer? any help? ty