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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: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #195 on: February 21, 2013, 11:33:23 AM »
basically I called up the courthouse, and gave them a sob story... I told them the cop was lying (which was true IMO), and its my first ticket... What can they do for me? - because they send out always plea bargins before the court date.

Bekitzur they said they will see what they can do. A few days later I got an email if I want to accep the parking ticket offer, and all I have to do is come in,  sign and pay.
I called the court about my ticket. The lady told me that state trooper tickets you can speak about early, but local clarkstown cop you gotta meet in court to plea bargain.  >:(
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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #196 on: February 21, 2013, 11:40:15 AM »
teaneck court if you try to plea bargain to save points they take advantage of you and give you a $400 ticket CRAZY!!!
or they offered me to take a defensive driving course with a $54 ticket NO points BUT you have to go back to the judge (wait wait wait) and bring proof
I hope you took the second option. Why don't you try taking the course online outside the dourt house and show the judge it's done!
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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #197 on: February 28, 2013, 08:20:50 AM »
I got a ticket in Howell nj a few days before I left to Israel 5 month ago. One for speeding and another for expired registration which required a court appearance. I filled out a form for a plea by mail but the date was not pushed off long enough, I called and emailed that I was not home and got no reply. What should I do now I'm coming home in a week. Thanks

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #198 on: February 28, 2013, 08:28:19 AM »
Any recommendations for a solid lawyer in nyc area? got a speeding ticket for doing 70 in a 40 on rockaway turnpike (first time offense)

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #199 on: February 28, 2013, 09:09:23 AM »
I called the court about my ticket. The lady told me that state trooper tickets you can speak about early, but local clarkstown cop you gotta meet in court to plea bargain.  >:(
Court date is tonight. I called new city court yesterday....they said ticket=$160+ and points.
Are they gonna let me plead bargain easily out of this one? Seems like a bad offense.
And btw, it's my 1st ticket ever
Also, I have an out of state license, so is that good for me in terms of being able to bargain? (cuz I don't think I get points anyways)
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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #200 on: February 28, 2013, 10:15:59 AM »
Any recommendations for a solid lawyer in nyc area? got a speeding ticket for doing 70 in a 40 on rockaway turnpike (first time offense)

michael bear-516 569 4107 hes gotten me out of a few tix already

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #201 on: February 28, 2013, 11:11:44 AM »
I hope you took the second option. Why don't you try taking the course online outside the dourt house and show the judge it's done!
I got a ticket in Howell nj a few days before I left to Israel 5 month ago. One for speeding and another for expired registration which required a court appearance. I filled out a form for a plea by mail but the date was not pushed off long enough, I called and emailed that I was not home and got no reply. What should I do now I'm coming home in a week. Thanks
The first thing you should do is update your profile to lakewood;-)

They might of suspended you call the Howell court house.
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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #202 on: February 28, 2013, 11:16:01 AM »
michael bear-516 569 4107 hes gotten me out of a few tix already
thanks! hows his pricing? I was recommended someone, but the price he quoted me was enormous. He did guarantee no fine or points, but it still seemed alot..

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #203 on: February 28, 2013, 11:18:32 AM »
thanks! hows his pricing? I was recommended someone, but the price he quoted me was enormous. He did guarantee no fine or points, but it still seemed alot..

i paid his 700 for 3 tickets, 1 speeding, 1 red light and one hov lane... he got the red light off, the hov he gor 1 or 2 points off and the speeding he got 2 off... i was happy with it

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #204 on: February 28, 2013, 01:27:08 PM »
i paid his 700 for 3 tickets, 1 speeding, 1 red light and one hov lane... he got the red light off, the hov he gor 1 or 2 points off and the speeding he got 2 off... i was happy with it
Maybe you should start driving more normal. ;)

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« Reply #205 on: February 28, 2013, 01:34:03 PM »
Maybe you should start driving more normal. ;)

Na. Now with my radar detector and card I'm good. It's been abt 2 yrs since last ticket

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #206 on: March 01, 2013, 07:56:16 AM »
Court date is tonight. I called new city court yesterday....they said ticket=$160+ and points.
Are they gonna let me plead bargain easily out of this one? Seems like a bad offense.
And btw, it's my 1st ticket ever
Also, I have an out of state license, so is that good for me in terms of being able to bargain? (cuz I don't think I get points anyways)
after 3 long hours of watching everyone go ahead of me, my case was dismissed Bec the officer was not there... Mazal Adar! :-)
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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #207 on: March 08, 2013, 01:01:25 AM »
I got a parking ticket with very sloppy handwriting and address says "4153 fathham pl" there is no such address what can I send as proof of no address?

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #208 on: March 08, 2013, 03:59:34 PM »
I got a parking ticket with very sloppy handwriting and address says "4153 fathham pl" there is no such address what can I send as proof of no address?
Where did the incident occur? You may want to drag the case and then ask the officer in court "Where did the violation occur?" - he probably won't be able to answer you.
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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #209 on: March 10, 2013, 08:06:48 AM »
I got a parking ticket with very sloppy handwriting and address says "4153 fathham pl" there is no such address what can I send as proof of no address?
Send a letter to that address it should come back to you with a label on it "no such address"