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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 #3330 on: January 21, 2019, 06:25:40 PM »
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.
I personally saw an MVR (Motor Vehicle Report) from someone with a NY license that paid multiple NJ speeding tickets, it was entirely clean.

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3331 on: January 21, 2019, 10:28:05 PM »
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.
The only way for your insurance company to raise your rates based on the NJ ticket is if you get suspended for failing to answer, get suspended in NJ for too many points, or if you call your carrier to notify them yourself.

I personally saw an MVR (Motor Vehicle Report) from someone with a NY license that paid multiple NJ speeding tickets, it was entirely clean.

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3332 on: January 21, 2019, 11:59:34 PM »
I personally saw an MVR (Motor Vehicle Report) from someone with a NY license that paid multiple NJ speeding tickets, it was entirely clean.
Wow good to know.

 It's amazing out of 13 lawyers I called randomly they all said that it transfers and your insurance rates will go up. What a scam they all are except for one,as this one said he doesn't think they'll transfer for insurance as long as you pay your ticket on time.

And @Hirshthg who seems very honest.

  While on this topic, how many years does it actually take for those points to disappear from your record without having them removed by or with an attorney and paying enormous fees and court fees?

 
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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3333 on: January 23, 2019, 07:24:52 PM »
Are you asking about the NJ record or the NY record?

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3334 on: January 23, 2019, 07:30:47 PM »
Are you asking about the NJ record or the NY record?
What effect does your NJ record have if you have a NY license?

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« Reply #3335 on: January 23, 2019, 10:19:09 PM »
Are you asking about the NJ record or the NY record?
According to what you mentioned earlier it shouldn't be visible on my NY record, as I'm from NY and ticket was received in NJ. So I would assume only my driving record in NJ would be showing a 4 point speeding ticket? 

 Now being said that it won't effect my insurance plan in NY I should try to knock it down to 2 points and say I was going 1 mile less to go to the category below vs asking to have all the points removed and pay court fees and fines for having the ticket removed entirely?   
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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3336 on: January 24, 2019, 08:17:23 PM »
Would points from a moving violation ticket from Virginia be posted on a Californian drivers license?

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3337 on: January 27, 2019, 06:33:06 PM »
Just got pulled over for doing 87 in a 55 zone in the NJ Turnpike. Cop was nice and “met me in the middle” (his own words) and gave me a ticket for not obeying signs. ( 39:4-215) The rocket is $5; and no points. However I don’t want my Insurance to go up, so any way to fight this in court? TIA...

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3338 on: February 03, 2019, 02:40:00 PM »
Got a 6 point speeding ticket in NYC. I have a NJ license, so only 2 points transfer to NJ.

My question is: if I take a defensive driving course to get 2 points removed, will my insurance go up? Do they look at my NY driving record or only my NJ record?

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3339 on: February 03, 2019, 02:50:51 PM »
Got a 6 point speeding ticket in NYC. I have a NJ license, so only 2 points transfer to NJ.

My question is: if I take a defensive driving course to get 2 points removed, will my insurance go up? Do they look at my NY driving record or only my NJ record?
Insurance would pull only your NJ MVR.

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3340 on: February 03, 2019, 03:09:15 PM »
AFAF, got a speeding ticket in Staten Island for going 31 over,  is it worth pushing off for 2 years with a lawyer (heard its impossible to fight in Staten island)if only 2 points post to my NJ license or should i just plea guilty and pay the fine and hope that insurance wont go up? TIA
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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3341 on: February 03, 2019, 03:11:27 PM »
AFAF, got a speeding ticket in Staten Island for going 31 over,  is it worth pushing off for 2 years with a lawyer (heard its impossible to fight in Staten island)if only 2 points post to my NJ license or should i just plea guilty and pay the fine and hope that insurance wont go up? TIA
the ticket lady in lakewood would say no, shes very against pushing off tickets

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« Reply #3342 on: February 03, 2019, 03:12:39 PM »
so just plea guilty and pay the fine?
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« Reply #3343 on: February 03, 2019, 03:18:18 PM »
so just plea guilty and pay the fine?
call her, shes been doing this for years...

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« Reply #3344 on: February 03, 2019, 03:20:44 PM »
call her, shes been doing this for years...
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