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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 #3315 on: January 15, 2019, 04:47:32 PM »
I got convicted today of a cell phone use violation from 4 years ago,
Back then I had some points on my license, I don't know how many

The judge said my license will be revoked anytime soon, but I could appeal

Any reference or suggestions on this?
do a defensive driving course to take off points asap

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3316 on: January 15, 2019, 11:41:37 PM »
Cop showed up after 4 years?

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3317 on: January 15, 2019, 11:42:35 PM »
do a defensive driving course to take off points asap

will do, Thanks

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3318 on: January 17, 2019, 07:21:29 PM »
For a 4 point ticket in nj how long does it take to fall of your record? and how long for the record where insurance can see it?
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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3319 on: January 18, 2019, 03:00:35 PM »
SIL got pulled over for speeding in Alpine NJ on the palisades. She was cruising within speed limit but was suddenly being tailed by someone so she sped up. It was a police.
She pulled over to the left.
The police gave her 3 tickets.

75 in a 55
Pulling over to the left
Not having insurance cars in the car.

The officer would let her drive her car and made her go with him in his car to the station and they towed her car. She didnít want to go in a car at night with a police so she argued for half and hour but he forced her to go with.

Is there anything she can do now about these tickets? Is there a way that she can say she wants 2 officers to go in a car with them?

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3320 on: January 19, 2019, 06:46:40 PM »
SIL got pulled over for speeding in Alpine NJ on the palisades. She was cruising within speed limit but was suddenly being tailed by someone so she sped up. It was a police.
She pulled over to the left.
The police gave her 3 tickets.

75 in a 55
Pulling over to the left
Not having insurance cars in the car.

The officer would let her drive her car and made her go with him in his car to the station and they towed her car. She didnít want to go in a car at night with a police so she argued for half and hour but he forced her to go with.

Is there anything she can do now about these tickets? Is there a way that she can say she wants 2 officers to go in a car with them?
Was she cruising in the left lane?

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3321 on: January 19, 2019, 06:47:34 PM »
Was she cruising in the left lane?
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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3323 on: January 19, 2019, 06:49:54 PM »

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3324 on: January 19, 2019, 06:52:13 PM »
Young single girl....
New driver? should get fast lessons about hogging the left lane

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3325 on: January 19, 2019, 06:58:35 PM »
New driver? should get fast lessons about hogging the left lane
Ok but back to the tickets. Anything to do?

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3326 on: January 20, 2019, 09:53:39 AM »
Hey, I Have a Utah license, and got pulled over about 7 months ago for texting and driving in NYC, which I paid, and is officially 5 points. A couple days ago I got pulled over for speeding in Pennsylvania. Do those points from NY and PA transfer over to Utah fully as if I got pulled over there? If that were the case in worried I may be at risk of suspension. Also, how does it work taking classes to remove points? Does it have to be in the state of your license, or where you got the ticket?

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3327 on: January 20, 2019, 08:18:49 PM »
If I don't pay by the pay by date or schedule a date for a hearing what will happen? Is a day over ok?
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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3328 on: January 21, 2019, 04:18:55 PM »
Moving violations are open public records, so it's typical to get letters from lawyers. Keep in mind, if lawyers can see it, so can insurance, even if your state DMV doesn't assess points on out of state violations.
Un-convicted NJ violations are NOT public records. NJ attorneys jump through a loop of hoops to have access to that information. The letters are automated because they are hoping you will respond to the letter with a check.

If you have a NY license, the ticket will not be seen by your insurance company, as long as it is paid.

I got convicted today of a cell phone use violation from 4 years ago,  Back then I had some points on my license, I don't know how many The judge said my license will be revoked anytime soon, but I could appeal Any reference or suggestions on this?

Which court was this in?

If you were in NY, taking the DDC after the fact will not prevent the suspension from going into affect.

SIL got pulled over for speeding in Alpine NJ on the palisades. She was cruising within speed limit but was suddenly being tailed by someone so she sped up. It was a police.
She pulled over to the left.
The police gave her 3 tickets.

75 in a 55
Pulling over to the left
Not having insurance cars in the car.

The officer would let her drive her car and made her go with him in his car to the station and they towed her car. She didnít want to go in a car at night with a police so she argued for half and hour but he forced her to go with.

Is there anything she can do now about these tickets? Is there a way that she can say she wants 2 officers to go in a car with them?

As for the "police brutality" it happened. Horrible as it was, the odds of a large jury award is low, as is the chance that an attorney would take this on contingency.

As for the tickets, where is her license from?
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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3329 on: January 21, 2019, 04:31:50 PM »

If you have a NY license, the ticket will not be seen by your insurance company, as long as it is paid.
That means a 4 point speeding ticket given in new jersey if paid or fought in court won't effect your insurance policy in NY?
 So points and the info don't transfer over. Good to know.

 Really no point in paying a lawyer for a 4 point ticket and missing registration, probably best to schedule a date in court and get the registration dismissed and pay the 105 for the speeding ticket and leave the points on for 3-5 years?
Assuming that nothing transfers from NJ to NY with info regarding a speeding ticket.
  I remember some people telling me that an out-of-state ticket will affect your insurance but will not affect your accumulated points or your count in NYC.
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