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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 #735 on: November 06, 2013, 12:23:18 AM »
tell me about it i live in apt seriously considering beachwood over uh just for the taxes issue id rather pay more for the house then pump money in to a crazy city
It's insane.  And this was only phase 1 of their building project for their failing schools.
Just wait :P
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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #736 on: November 06, 2013, 12:24:11 AM »
Yea, this cop was pretty nasty.  There was just no talking to him, no sense of humor :).  The court site says two points.  Think i should just pay it?  I don't know any lawyers who handle these things here.
you dont need a lawyer to get point off from my experience in shaker court and south euclid you just go in at court date and speak to prosecutor as i said they wiil charge extra to ammend

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #737 on: November 06, 2013, 12:27:18 AM »
It's insane.  And this was only phase 1 of their building project for their failing schools.
Just wait :P
i give up !but on the topic of tickets if you donate to the cle fop you get these courtisies cards that get you out of tickets if you donate enough they will give u a honarary badge that really works well and wont get taken away like the courtisty cards

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #738 on: November 06, 2013, 12:29:58 AM »
only problem is you are donating to a union lodge but even though i hate the cops that give tickets i dont mind supporting cops who get hurt in the line of duty or that sort of thing especially since it is saving me from tickets

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #739 on: November 06, 2013, 12:43:47 AM »
I know a lawyer here who is awesome at this stuff but does it for me as a favor, this isn't what he does professionally.  Helped me avoid points a few times.
I wonder what he might charge to help me out  - or does he not take these cases for the Aruv rav?

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #740 on: November 07, 2013, 04:01:38 AM »
only problem is you are donating to a union lodge but even though i hate the cops that give tickets i dont mind supporting cops who get hurt in the line of duty or that sort of thing especially since it is saving me from tickets
i give up !but on the topic of tickets if you donate to the cle fop you get these courtisies cards that get you out of tickets if you donate enough they will give u a honarary badge that really works well and wont get taken away like the courtisty cards


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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #741 on: November 07, 2013, 09:56:09 PM »
I did the last 4 of my social.
If the cop entered the info wrong does that mean that I'm off the hook?
I don't wanna call the DMV and incriminate myself!! (of waste an hour of my life)
Something is wrong, you will not be found guilty by calling them, you can email a lawyer your ticket information and ask them to find you in the system. Many will do this for free.

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #742 on: November 07, 2013, 09:57:28 PM »
I got my first ticket since moving to Cleveland.  A cop stopped me on S.Taylor Rd going north from Cedar.  He claimed I was doing 39 in a 25 mph zone.  (Just passed Taylor Commons - home of Shimon's famous Fish & Poultry).  Does it pay to try and fight these things?  The ticket says he clocked me on radar.  It looks like the charge is $155 but I don't see where it says anything about points.  Does anyone know if there are points for this sort of thing?

It may depend on which state your license is from. I hear that they do have points in OH. Call your local traffic ticket attorney in OH.

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #743 on: November 07, 2013, 09:58:26 PM »
are you sure about that? Because it clearly says on the DMV site that a defensive driving course takes off up to 4 points received within the 18 months of completing the class
That is not what it says if you read it carefully. The wording is wordy I will give you that. The facts on the ground are, they don't go off:/

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #744 on: November 10, 2013, 10:56:45 PM »
Just got my first speeding ticket, going 90 in 65. I got it on the thruway near Bethlehem (albany). Any suggestions?

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #745 on: November 10, 2013, 11:59:42 PM »
Just got my first speeding ticket, going 90 in 65. I got it on the thruway near Bethlehem (albany). Any suggestions?
NY license?

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Re: Traffic Tickets
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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #747 on: November 11, 2013, 12:16:38 AM »

It may depend on which state your license is from. I hear that they do have points in OH. Call your local traffic ticket attorney in OH.
Yea they do have points.  I pleaded No Contest and asked the judge to waive  the points because I have a clean driving record.  Then I had to sit & wait 10 minutes while they pulled my record but when she saw it came up clean she said I won't get points in OH but she can't vouch for what NY will do when they get the record. 

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #748 on: November 11, 2013, 12:20:04 AM »
Just got my first speeding ticket, going 90 in 65. I got it on the thruway near Bethlehem (albany). Any suggestions?
25 MPH over the limit is pretty bad.  And they usually have heavy fines in NY.  You may want to look into getting a lawyer.  It will cost you but can be worth it if they get the points off.  Do you have to make an appearance?  That's another big pain if you don't live in the area. 

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #749 on: November 11, 2013, 02:54:43 AM »
25 MPH over the limit is pretty bad.  And they usually have heavy fines in NY.  You may want to look into getting a lawyer.  It will cost you but can be worth it if they get the points off.  Do you have to make an appearance?  That's another big pain if you don't live in the area.
In some states (IDK about NY) they make it a felony if you go over a certain speed (or a certain mph above the limit).

ETA: I just read that speeding alone cannot be a felony, but many times when the speeding ticket is for a high speed, they will add a felony charge, such as reckless driving.
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