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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: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #220 on: March 25, 2013, 03:01:30 PM »
Hertz already charged me a $30 processing fee (for sending the my license info). the letter I got was from the traffic department, so now I think hertz is out of the picture

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #221 on: March 25, 2013, 05:37:43 PM »
Hertz already charged me a $30 processing fee (for sending the my license info). the letter I got was from the traffic department, so now I think hertz is out of the picture
They are.

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #222 on: March 28, 2013, 03:28:56 PM »
UPDATE ticket got dismissed but says not based on evidence but because address written on ticket is illegible

These NYC judges, nominated by Bloomberg, is impossible to figure out!
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fire hydrant ticket in ny
« Reply #223 on: April 13, 2013, 11:03:52 PM »
i am from out of town and parked near a hydrant[i am used to the yellow lines and got a ticket for $$$115 any ideas how to fight it?

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Re: fire hydrant ticket in ny
« Reply #224 on: April 13, 2013, 11:18:00 PM »
Check if everything is good with ticket address etc..?
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Re: fire hydrant ticket in ny
« Reply #225 on: April 13, 2013, 11:36:56 PM »
thanks the only thing thats off is the car colr?

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Re: fire hydrant ticket in ny
« Reply #226 on: April 13, 2013, 11:37:59 PM »
thanks the only thing thats off is the car colr?
that may be enough

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Re: fire hydrant ticket in ny
« Reply #227 on: April 13, 2013, 11:43:48 PM »
that may be enough
I don't think wrong color is not enough to invalidate the ticket. Wrong make, model, registration, or location are enough to get it dismissed.

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Re: fire hydrant ticket in ny
« Reply #228 on: April 14, 2013, 12:25:54 AM »
Simple. Just rip the hydrant out of the ground, and take a picture showing that the hydrant is not there.

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #229 on: April 14, 2013, 07:08:05 AM »
FYI, the new muni meters are pretty cool well at least in my case the parking ticket got dismissed.

Got to my car after the ticket was issued I see this lady getting into her car I asked her for her muni meter receipt which was purchased before I got the parking ticket went online plead not guilty uploaded the evidence walla ticket dismissed....love ny


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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #230 on: April 14, 2013, 08:25:18 AM »
FYI, the new muni meters are pretty cool well at least in my case the parking ticket got dismissed.

Got to my car after the ticket was issued I see this lady getting into her car I asked her for her muni meter receipt which was purchased before I got the parking ticket went online plead not guilty uploaded the evidence walla ticket dismissed....love ny
Smart. I remember reading about a store in BP that had a basket of receipts on the counter for such an eventuality.  :)

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Re: fire hydrant ticket in ny
« Reply #231 on: April 14, 2013, 09:35:58 AM »
Or make a snow-man on it.
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Re: fire hydrant ticket in ny
« Reply #232 on: April 14, 2013, 09:36:28 AM »
any other ideas? is it worth it to go to court and hope to get lucky?

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Re: fire hydrant ticket in ny
« Reply #233 on: April 14, 2013, 09:48:55 AM »
any other ideas? is it worth it to go to court and hope to get lucky?
Don't waste your time on that.
Are you actually guilty? Parked closer than 15 feet from the hydrant?

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Re: fire hydrant ticket in ny
« Reply #234 on: April 14, 2013, 01:01:28 PM »
yes i just didnt measure how close cuz im used to yellow lines and it was for 5 min?

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Re: fire hydrant ticket in ny
« Reply #235 on: April 14, 2013, 01:04:30 PM »
yes i just didnt measure how close cuz im used to yellow lines and it was for 5 min?
I would write not guilty and say that i did not think I was within the amount of feet that is illegal. Usually you get a break.

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Re: fire hydrant ticket in ny
« Reply #236 on: April 14, 2013, 01:36:03 PM »
yes i just didnt measure how close cuz im used to yellow lines and it was for 5 min?
I would write not guilty and say that i did not think I was within the amount of feet that is illegal. Usually you get a break.
They don't give breaks on hydrant tickets.
Email this guy larry@newyorkparkingticket.com. Super nice guy and for $10, he'll help you fight it.

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Re: Parking Ticket
« Reply #237 on: April 14, 2013, 01:59:17 PM »
Interestingly enough... I just tried to pay the erroneus parking ticket I received from the police city of ny (by some parking made who couldn't even speak english) and lo and behold it has been paid? the original ticket was $45 and then they charged a ridiculous $60 penalty for a total of $105.  What to make out of this?
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Re: fire hydrant ticket in ny
« Reply #238 on: April 14, 2013, 02:36:38 PM »
thanks will keep you posted

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Re: fire hydrant ticket in ny
« Reply #239 on: April 14, 2013, 02:51:56 PM »
Where's Dan with his "move to Cleveland" pitch?  ;D