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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, nor the advice of an attorney.

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3920 on: December 31, 2023, 04:35:02 PM »
I got a HOV violation for using the temporary lane into the Battery tunnel. There is NO sign at all when coming from Ocean parkway up north.
IS this a winnable defense?
Also, are there any points - generally I think there is 2 but when I view my ticket online in the NYC portal I see the line is blank, could it be because its a temporary HOV lane?

Violation Description: HOV LANE VIOLATION
Violation Date: 12/19/2023
Driver Violation Points:

Apparently others have made the same case before:
https://www.reddit.com/r/legal/comments/14l9528/the_hov_lane_is_marked_like_half_a_mile_from_the/

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3921 on: January 18, 2024, 12:40:04 PM »
Any recommendations for a lawyer for speeding ticket in chesterfield NY?

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3922 on: January 23, 2024, 02:41:03 AM »
Does anyone know how I go about this notice? I have long paid off this NJ ticket they are referring to.. Where and how do I plead my case?


You can say what you think when you think what you say.

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3923 on: January 25, 2024, 02:29:12 PM »
Does anyone know how I go about this notice? I have long paid off this NJ ticket they are referring to.. Where and how do I plead my case?



Send NYS DMV proof that you paid it in NJ.

Any recommendations for a lawyer for speeding ticket in chesterfield NY?

See the Wiki


I got a HOV violation for using the temporary lane into the Battery tunnel. There is NO sign at all when coming from Ocean parkway up north.
IS this a winnable defense?
Also, are there any points - generally I think there is 2 but when I view my ticket online in the NYC portal I see the line is blank, could it be because its a temporary HOV lane?

Violation Description: HOV LANE VIOLATION
Violation Date: 12/19/2023
Driver Violation Points:

Some HOV lanes have points, some do not. If the computer doesn't have them, they probably do not exist.

Hi all, seeking opinions on whether to hire an attorney or just pay the fine and go with the Diversion Program? It's a 3 point (NY) violation and a 2 point conversion to NJ. I have a clean record for over a decade.

I called the Wayland Town court and was told that if I plead not guilty, they'll send me info on the Diversion Prog, so am wondering do I really need an attorney to get this done Vs doing it myself?
Any advice appreciated, TIA!


Take the class. Stueben is horrible for straight plea deals and trials.

Ticket was for an illegal U-Turn on CIA ave in Flatbush.
Was wondering if I can claim that I was going to make a left turn into carey ct, but then saw a sign which said the street is private property, so decided to make a U-Turn.

Its still illegal, how does this defense help?

I used Zev Goldstein for that ticket in NYC and it was dismissed. Don't have any idea why it was dismissed, but it was worth the $400 for me.
Thanks for the mention

Anyone here used OffTheRecord for a NYC ticket (improper U-Turn).

Anyone want to file a complaint against OTR? They are not authorized to practice law.



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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3924 on: January 26, 2024, 03:51:30 PM »
Send NYS DMV proof that you paid it in NJ.

See the Wiki


Some HOV lanes have points, some do not. If the computer doesn't have them, they probably do not exist.
 

Take the class. Stueben is horrible for straight plea deals and trials.

Its still illegal, how does this defense help?
Thanks for the mention

Anyone want to file a complaint against OTR? They are not authorized to practice law.
PSA: I know someone that had a horrible experience with Zev Goldstein.

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3925 on: January 28, 2024, 07:38:59 AM »


Anyone want to file a complaint against OTR? They are not authorized to practice law.
they are just a brokerage to a network of lawyers they never claim to practice law

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3926 on: February 01, 2024, 11:09:23 PM »
they are just a brokerage to a network of lawyers they never claim to practice law
Zev Goldstein is sour that people arenít paying him $450 a ticket.

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3927 on: February 14, 2024, 03:49:30 PM »
Send NYS DMV proof that you paid it in NJ.

See the Wiki


Some HOV lanes have points, some do not. If the computer doesn't have them, they probably do not exist.
 

Take the class. Stueben is horrible for straight plea deals and trials.

Its still illegal, how does this defense help?
Thanks for the mention

Anyone want to file a complaint against OTR? They are not authorized to practice law.
Hi you mentioned that I Send NYS DMV proof that you paid it in NJ.

But I don't have where to send it to and no one to even talk to about it. Any idea
You can say what you think when you think what you say.

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3928 on: February 14, 2024, 10:46:40 PM »
Got a ticket for driving past a bus with a stop sign out. I wanted to fight it for various reasons but lost the notice and it  is already overdue and now they say that as a result I can't fight it anymore. Any recourse besides for just paying the ticket?

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3929 on: February 15, 2024, 10:41:46 AM »
Got a ticket for driving past a bus with a stop sign out. I wanted to fight it for various reasons but lost the notice and it  is already overdue and now they say that as a result I can't fight it anymore. Any recourse besides for just paying the ticket?
Assuming you are referring to an actual moving ticket from an officer not a camera ticket in Nassau County. Seems like it entered you into a guilty plea for failure to respond. Depending on length and time you can have them undo the plea and schedule a hearing date. I know this can be done through lawyers, but you can try calling DMV to see if you get someone helpful.

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3930 on: February 21, 2024, 05:06:33 PM »
Anyone use OffTheRecord for a ticket in Brooklyn South?

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3931 on: February 29, 2024, 12:05:01 AM »
Ive used Anthony Sharnov in Brooklyn South many times,  so far all tickets have been dismissed 718-521-4909

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3932 on: February 29, 2024, 06:51:11 PM »
Ive used Anthony Sharnov in Brooklyn South many times,  so far all tickets have been dismissed 718-521-4909
What does he charge usually?
How many tickets did you fight with him?

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3933 on: March 04, 2024, 02:07:42 PM »
does anyone know if points on my NY license transfer over when i switched to a PA license?

additionally i now received tickets for "imprudent speed for the conditions" and for "leaving my lane illegal" (i skidded in the snow)  in NY with my PA license, does anyone know if that will add points to my PA license?

additionally this was a accident in which no other party was damaged or hurt, am i required to report this my insurance (PA)?

any info is appreciated
thanks

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3934 on: March 04, 2024, 03:57:22 PM »
Got a ticket for driving past a bus with a stop sign out. I wanted to fight it for various reasons but lost the notice and it  is already overdue and now they say that as a result I can't fight it anymore. Any recourse besides for just paying the ticket?

got same ticket in nassau county, looking for someone to fight it that will do 50/50 only if they win, any suggestions?

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3935 on: March 19, 2024, 11:01:47 PM »
A cop gave me a ticket in Nassau County for covering my plate with a see through plastic. He was upset at me, or my yarmulka. Any way to get these off?

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3936 on: March 20, 2024, 03:43:07 PM »
A cop gave me a ticket in Nassau County for covering my plate with a see through plastic. He was upset at me, or my yarmulka. Any way to get these off?
Do you have any evidence to support your argument?

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3937 on: March 20, 2024, 04:46:13 PM »
A cop gave me a ticket in Nassau County for covering my plate with a see through plastic. He was upset at me, or my yarmulka. Any way to get these off?

To get the cover off or the ticket :-)

And which Court is the ticket returnable in?

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3938 on: March 20, 2024, 11:27:18 PM »
To get the cover off or the ticket :-)

And which Court is the ticket returnable in?
Not sure about Court. It says Nassau County TVA 801 Axinn Ave. Garden City

Is that what you meant?

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Re: Moving Violation Tickets
« Reply #3939 on: March 21, 2024, 10:11:33 AM »
Not sure about Court. It says Nassau County TVA 801 Axinn Ave. Garden City

Is that what you meant?

Yes. If you want a good Nassau County traffic lawyer, use Ben - https://www.benjamingoldmanlawoffice.com/index.html