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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.)

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 York Attorney Benjamin Goldman https://www.benjamingoldmanlawoffice.com/ 212-203-3810
New Jersey and New York 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, Clinton, Franklin, Livingston, Orleans, Otsego, Tioga, and Wyoming.

This wiki is not legal advice, or the advice of an attorney.

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Re: Parking Ticket
« Reply #100 on: July 26, 2012, 12:41:46 PM »
I disagree. The Muni Meter effects the entire block, just like alternate side of the street parking rules.
Every car on the street needs to pay the meter, regardless if there is a meter there.
But I guess it canít hurt to try fighting it.
that is not true- have you EVER seen a meter in front of a driveway? a muni meter is just a replacement for a meter, 

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Re: Parking Ticket
« Reply #101 on: July 26, 2012, 01:47:16 PM »
I disagree. The Muni Meter effects the entire block, just like alternate side of the street parking rules.
Every car on the street needs to pay the meter, regardless if there is a meter there.

Alternate side is completely different then a meter situation. Also, with the old meters if there was not a meter in that spot obviously you would not have to pay. why should this new addition of the muni meter change that

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #102 on: August 06, 2012, 10:25:05 PM »
does anyone know if points from NYS ticket can transfer to a OHIO license?

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #103 on: August 08, 2012, 01:59:33 PM »
If the cop wrote down the incorrect color of the car on the ticket is there any way I can get off

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #104 on: August 08, 2012, 02:19:16 PM »
If the cop wrote down the incorrect color of the car on the ticket is there any way I can get off

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #105 on: August 10, 2012, 11:08:02 AM »
So I drove to Point Pleasant last night for the fireworks, parked in the municipal lot for 55 minutes with a 1 hour muni-meter paper in my window.

I drove back to Lakewood right after. This morning I went out to my car in the rain to find a Point Pleasant parking ticket on my windshield, dripping wet and totally illegible!
It's not in their system yet so I'll have to wait until next week to find out what I 'did'!
The only thing I can possibly think of is either I was parked on the line of the parking spot, or they didn't see the muni-meter paper in my window in the dark???

To make things even crazier, my wife got a ticket from Ed Hornak (an infamous crooked rotten apple cop in Lakewood) last month for having a little trinket hanging from the rearview mirror!!

If you object to my description of Ed Hornak, see where he ripped down an eruv  here and here, and where a newspaper had a 5 part series on his over aggressive absurd ticketing hereherehere, and here. The Lakewood police chief supposedly tried to discipline him but I guess it hasn't helped!

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #106 on: August 10, 2012, 01:05:15 PM »
So I drove to Point Pleasant last night for the fireworks, parked in the municipal lot for 55 minutes with a 1 hour muni-meter paper in my window.

I drove back to Lakewood right after. This morning I went out to my car in the rain to find a Point Pleasant parking ticket on my windshield, dripping wet and totally illegible!
It's not in their system yet so I'll have to wait until next week to find out what I 'did'!
The only thing I can possibly think of is either I was parked on the line of the parking spot, or they didn't see the muni-meter paper in my window in the dark???
The ticket is starting to dry, and it looks like it's for improper display - I had put it stuck into the drivers side window. I guess it was supposed to be on the dashboard but come on.....  10-3.5   Improper display of paid parking receipt
I called the court they said to contest it I need to come down to the court, and the prosecutor will offer to discount the fine by the amount that I paid for parking! So a $2.50 discount!!
Anyone else ever get a ticket for improper display of the paper??
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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #107 on: August 11, 2012, 11:59:01 PM »
got one for improper display of registration while I was parked in queens but just paid it to avoid the hassel of going to court

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #108 on: August 12, 2012, 01:09:13 AM »
i have a NY license, and got a seatbelt ticket in Manhattan. How long does it take to get into the system? I tried paying online a week later, but it wasn't found. Alsoo anyone know if there is points, insurance ect. TY

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #109 on: August 12, 2012, 01:21:59 AM »
i have a NY license, and got a seatbelt ticket in Manhattan. How long does it take to get into the system? I tried paying online a week later, but it wasn't found. Alsoo anyone know if there is points, insurance ect. TY
IIRC for seatbelt there's no points.
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Re: Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #110 on: August 12, 2012, 02:12:58 AM »
i have a NY license, and got a seatbelt ticket in Manhattan. How long does it take to get into the system? I tried paying online a week later, but it wasn't found. Alsoo anyone know if there is points, insurance ect. TY
paper ticket or electronic?
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Traffic Tickets
« Reply #111 on: August 12, 2012, 02:52:32 AM »
While driving on the palisades parkway I got pulled over driving 73 in a 50 mph zone. The cop reduced the ticket to 63 in a 50mph, I sent the ticket in the next day pleading not guilty. It's benn 10 months since and I haven't heard a word from them about it, any reason to worry?

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Re: Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #112 on: August 12, 2012, 10:10:40 AM »
paper ticket or electronic?
paper

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Re: Re: Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #113 on: August 12, 2012, 12:21:09 PM »
paper
Can take a little while, but should be in in the next couple of days
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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #114 on: August 12, 2012, 04:28:16 PM »
Anyone have a number for a traffic ticket lawyer in LA? I need one ASAP because I don't have much time left to pay it or appear in court.

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Re: Parking Ticket
« Reply #115 on: October 10, 2012, 06:17:15 PM »
What happens if you don't pay a nyc parking ticket?
I received a alternate side ticket on a rental. I tried fighting online but was found guilty (of course) so now they have my personal info.
Any thoughts?
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Re: Parking Ticket
« Reply #116 on: October 10, 2012, 06:20:58 PM »
What happens if you don't pay a nyc parking ticket?
I received a alternate side ticket on a rental. I tried fighting online but was found guilty (of course) so now they have my personal info.
Any thoughts?

Almost always the rental company has your credit card on file and will automatically charge it as soon as they are made aware of the ticket.

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #117 on: October 19, 2012, 11:42:48 AM »
I was parked by chavruso tumult the corner of 7th and private.
(where the construction is)
A friend called me that they are giving out tickets.
I came down, the cop already started to write the ticket.
I asked what is the problem?
He says I'm parked illegibly.
I sid where is there a no parking sign.
He says, there where but someone took them down.
I asked so how can you give me a ticket?
he replied well there are cones here.
I inquired, but they are against the fence, indicating construction, it doesn't mean no parking.
He replied, well "someone" called us down, and i'm doing my job.
I will give the the lowest in-fracture i have, an improper parking ticket.

1) do I have any way to get out i.e. will going to court help?
2) can i file a complaint about the cop?
3) is it worth the time/head ache to go to court?


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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #118 on: October 19, 2012, 11:49:34 AM »
I was parked by chavruso tumult the corner of 7th and private.
(where the construction is)
A friend called me that they are giving out tickets.
I came down, the cop already started to write the ticket.
I asked what is the problem?
He says I'm parked illegibly.
I sid where is there a no parking sign.
He says, there where but someone took them down.
I asked so how can you give me a ticket?
he replied well there are cones here.
I inquired, but they are against the fence, indicating construction, it doesn't mean no parking.
He replied, well "someone" called us down, and i'm doing my job.
I will give the the lowest in-fracture i have, an improper parking ticket.

1) do I have any way to get out i.e. will going to court help?
2) can i file a complaint about the cop?
3) is it worth the time/head ache to go to court?



Take some additional pictures, so you have captured the "whole block", and do a hearing by mail.  You'll get it dismissed.

For complaints, you can file a complaint with the City Advocate, Bill Deblasio.  They have access to the PVB records on their system and can help as well.

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #119 on: October 19, 2012, 11:59:59 AM »
For complaints, you can file a complaint with the City Advocate, Bill Deblasio.  They have access to the PVB records on their system and can help as well.
this is in NJ, Bill is Ny