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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: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3285 on: December 13, 2018, 02:47:48 PM »
I went shopping to a store upstate. There was no parking so I just parked in front of the store and I pulled up to the curb where I sticked in like 2 feet not to obstruct the traffic flow. It was a no stopping zone. When I came out of the store there was a cop by my car. Giving me a ticket for parking at a no stopping zone and another ticket for driving on a sidewalk, which is points.  :o :o

Is this really called driving on sidewalk? Or I should be able to fight it easily?

Ticket was in Fallsburg NY.

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3286 on: December 14, 2018, 06:24:32 AM »
I went shopping to a store upstate. There was no parking so I just parked in front of the store and I pulled up to the curb where I sticked in like 2 feet not to obstruct the traffic flow. It was a no stopping zone. When I came out of the store there was a cop by my car. Giving me a ticket for parking at a no stopping zone and another ticket for driving on a sidewalk, which is points.  :o :o

Is this really called driving on sidewalk? Or I should be able to fight it easily?

Ticket was in Fallsburg NY.
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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3287 on: December 14, 2018, 10:11:00 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 #3288 on: December 16, 2018, 12:16:33 AM »
A brief search of this thread didn't turn up any info, so here it is...


My sister got a ticket for speeding in NJ with a court summons. She is from out of state, and does not plan on returning for it. Can she just pay the fine and move on?

ETA: As I had suspected, there was an option to pay and not go to court.
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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3289 on: December 20, 2018, 10:17:48 AM »
My sister got a ticket for speeding in NJ with a court summons. She is from out of state, and does not plan on returning for it. Can she just pay the fine and move on?

ETA: As I had suspected, there was an option to pay and not go to court.
In NJ they can pick whether an appearance is needed.

I went shopping to a store upstate. There was no parking so I just parked in front of the store and I pulled up to the curb where I sticked in like 2 feet not to obstruct the traffic flow. It was a no stopping zone. When I came out of the store there was a cop by my car. Giving me a ticket for parking at a no stopping zone and another ticket for driving on a sidewalk, which is points.  :o :o
Is this really called driving on sidewalk? Or I should be able to fight it easily?
Ticket was in Fallsburg NY.
You can get a plea deal for 0 points. They are going to take months from your not guilty plea, to schedule a date.

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?
Without the ticket, there is no way to know where it is filed. You will probably get a suspension notice in the mail. Make sure NY DMV. has your correct address.

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.
There is recent case law that if you testify that you weren't using it, it should be dismissed. Testimoney works better than a affidavit.

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
Both 1225c2a and 1225d are for using while holding.


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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3290 on: December 20, 2018, 10:22:36 AM »

Without the ticket, there is no way to know where it is filed. You will probably get a suspension notice in the mail. Make sure NY DMV. has your correct address.


I have the actual ticket. Amherst in Erie county.
Ticket is section 402-1
How do I pay these tickets? It gives an option by mail but doesn’t say how much to pay? Do I just plead guilty by mail and then they will mail me back the amount I need to give?

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3291 on: December 20, 2018, 10:33:42 AM »
Both 1225c2a and 1225d are for using while holding.
CMIIW, isn't 1225c for talking on the phone while holding it, and 1225d for using any handheld electronic device i.e. texting, GPS, etc.
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 #3292 on: December 22, 2018, 11:49:08 PM »
NY-1163(a) for not making a left turn signal when I was in a left turn lane. Is there anything I can do? To my understanding, this should've been a 1163(b) ticket. There was no deposition included, which I will request in hopes of not getting it and ticket being dismissed (had it in past). What else can I do?
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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3293 on: January 06, 2019, 11:29:16 PM »
For one who received a ticket in NJ and holds a license from NY for speeding 15-19 over(55 zone, and he's going 70).
(Ticket was $105, Code 39:4-98 speeding in excess of speed limit by : 15-19MPH)


 And a 2nd ticket for not providing the cop the registration within a minute as he was searching for it,(ticket amount of $180 code 39:3-29 Failure to possess DL or REG) as he borrowed this car. Now this person is all of 18 years old(if i'm not mistaken).
 He's not on insurance as he doesn't drive much. So from what I can pull up seems that the speeding ticket is 4 points, now with regards to insurance,can he wait it out a year? And  pay the 105$ and fight the ticket for the registration as it was in the car and he had found it the time the officer finished writing the ticket.

 Or best to have him call an attorney to see what needs to be done aside for the $105 speeding ticket which I would assume is the only thing really needed to be paid?
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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3294 on: January 07, 2019, 12:59:14 AM »
The points won't transfer to his NY license.

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3295 on: January 07, 2019, 11:11:16 AM »
The points won't transfer to his NY license.
*they transfer but NY doesn't record
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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3296 on: January 07, 2019, 11:38:02 AM »
Got a ticket in FL for driving without due care based on my admission at the scene that there was a fender bender. There was no damage besides for the other driver bumping her lip.
There is no way the officer has evidence that I violated the crime unless the driver of the other car shows up to testify.
My license is from out of state.

Any lawyers out here can recommend any way to get out of it without hiring an attorney?

Is there any way I can tell them that there is no evidence without going to court in person? Is it a deposition or something?

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3297 on: January 07, 2019, 07:31:01 PM »
Got a ticket in FL for driving without due care based on my admission at the scene that there was a fender bender. There was no damage besides for the other driver bumping her lip.
There is no way the officer has evidence that I violated the crime unless the driver of the other car shows up to testify.
My license is from out of state.

Any lawyers out here can recommend any way to get out of it without hiring an attorney?

Is there any way I can tell them that there is no evidence without going to court in person? Is it a deposition or something?

Not sure the answer, but they can issue a ticket based on your admission. Chances are if you go to court, the case/ticket will be dismissed as they cops rarely show up. My lawyer always told me never to tell them what happened if you are at all at fault. I just tell them they can talk to my lawyer.
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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3298 on: January 07, 2019, 07:44:23 PM »
I have the actual ticket. Amherst in Erie county.
Ticket is section 402-1
How do I pay these tickets? It gives an option by mail but doesn’t say how much to pay? Do I just plead guilty by mail and then they will mail me back the amount I need to give?
If you plead guilty by mail, they mail a fine notice back to you.

CMIIW, isn't 1225c for talking on the phone while holding it, and 1225d for using any handheld electronic device i.e. texting, GPS, etc.
You cannot violate the statute without violating each of the elements. Here are the statutes, enjoy.
http://ypdcrime.com/vt/article33.htm#t1225-c.
http://ypdcrime.com/vt/article33.htm#t1225-d.

NY-1163(a) for not making a left turn signal when I was in a left turn lane. Is there anything I can do? To my understanding, this should've been a 1163(b) ticket. There was no deposition included, which I will request in hopes of not getting it and ticket being dismissed (had it in past). What else can I do?
Where is the ticket filed?

For one who received a ticket in NJ and holds a license from NY for speeding 15-19 over(55 zone, and he's going 70).
(Ticket was $105, Code 39:4-98 speeding in excess of speed limit by : 15-19MPH) And a 2nd ticket for not providing the cop the registration within a minute as he was searching for it,(ticket amount of $180 code 39:3-29 Failure to possess DL or REG) as he borrowed this car. Now this person is all of 18 years old(if i'm not mistaken). He's not on insurance as he doesn't drive much. So from what I can pull up seems that the speeding ticket is 4 points, now with regards to insurance,can he wait it out a year? And  pay the 105$ and fight the ticket for the registration as it was in the car and he had found it the time the officer finished writing the ticket. Or best to have him call an attorney to see what needs to be done aside for the $105 speeding ticket which I would assume is the only thing really needed to be paid?

Just pay the tickets. His NY record should not be affected.

Got a ticket in FL for driving without due care based on my admission at the scene that there was a fender bender. There was no damage besides for the other driver bumping her lip. There is no way the officer has evidence that I violated the crime unless the driver of the other car shows up to testify. My license is from out of state. Any lawyers out here can recommend any way to get out of it without hiring an attorney? Is there any way I can tell them that there is no evidence without going to court in person? Is it a deposition or something?

What state are you from? Talk to a lawyer from your home state, and a FL lawyer.

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3299 on: January 07, 2019, 08:07:37 PM »
*they transfer but NY doesn't record
At the end of the day, does it make a difference that they attempt to transfer?