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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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The ticket was issued in this state:
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Accident?:
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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.)

***Join the push to change the system in NYC. https://www.change.org/p/new-york-change-traffic-courts-in-new-york-city-nyc-tvb ***

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 #1005 on: February 15, 2014, 10:23:45 PM »
shocking!!!

Couldn't hold back.
Seriously what were you doing? Where was?
I have some choice words for you that might get me kicked off this forum... ill save it for davening tomorrow:-)

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Re: Traffic Tickets
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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #1007 on: February 16, 2014, 01:07:03 AM »
How can I check how many points I have on my license? I got a ticket in Texas and pleaded guilty and paid. (They wouldnt allow a lawyer to represent me. I needed to show up in person, which was not an option).

Now I want to check if any points transferred.
www.nj.gov/mvc/Licenses/driver_history_page.htm

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #1008 on: February 16, 2014, 02:33:53 AM »
I have some choice words for you that might get me kicked off this forum... ill save it for davening tomorrow:-)
good choice. How ya doin!

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #1009 on: February 16, 2014, 11:55:08 AM »
How can I check how many points I have on my license? I got a ticket in Texas and pleaded guilty and paid. (They wouldnt allow a lawyer to represent me. I needed to show up in person, which was not an option).

Now I want to check if any points transferred.
NJ.
www.nj.gov/mvc/Licenses/driver_history_page.htm

They mail you a pin which takes 10 days and then you can log in on line and check your record. NJ is the hardest state to get a record from.

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #1010 on: February 24, 2014, 09:35:57 PM »
No one got a traffic ticket over the last week? Or did the wiki answer everything?

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #1011 on: February 24, 2014, 10:38:59 PM »
I had attorney Zev Goldstien knock down a speeding ticket from 79 in a 55 work zone to 70 in a 65 non work zone, that's only 5 mile over.

I have gotten a total of 5 tickets and facing 12 points which would of suspended my license. Zev managed to knock it all down to 3 points.

He has been fighting tickets for 28 years . maybe give him a call
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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #1012 on: February 25, 2014, 11:30:26 AM »
Any body have recent experience with pascack joint municipal court in Montvale NJ (right outside Monsey)?

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #1013 on: February 25, 2014, 05:31:14 PM »
They mail you a pin which takes 10 days and then you can log in on line and check your record. NJ is the hardest state to get a record from.
once you get the pin is it free?

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #1014 on: February 25, 2014, 09:53:48 PM »
once you get the pin is it free?
So I hear from over the border in NJ. You can try it and confirm:)

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #1015 on: February 26, 2014, 01:38:20 AM »
Got pulled on squankim in Howell 78 in a 50, what am I in for? What's my options?

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #1016 on: February 26, 2014, 01:38:13 PM »
I got a ticket in NYC. Trying to plead not guilty online. Something is wrong with the link in the wiki. Anyone know any working link ?

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #1017 on: February 26, 2014, 04:30:19 PM »
I got a ticket on the Belt a while back, it was for 30+ over, which is 8 points. I had 3 points already, so I couldn't risk anything. I gave the ticket to Terri Kalker in KGH. She pushed it off a zillion times. I got a letter recently that the ticket was dismissed. The ticket was from Aug '10, it was dismissed Jan '14. Best ~$300 (don't remember exactly how much it was) I ever spent.  ;D

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #1018 on: February 26, 2014, 04:44:14 PM »
I got a ticket on the Belt a while back, it was for 30+ over, which is 8 points. I had 3 points already, so I couldn't risk anything. I gave the ticket to Terri Kalker in KGH. She pushed it off a zillion times. I got a letter recently that the ticket was dismissed. The ticket was from Aug '10, it was dismissed Jan '14. Best ~$300 (don't remember exactly how much it was) I ever spent.  ;D
wow!! thats is a first with staten island good for you. i cant say my six point ticket in SI ended up working out that well

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #1019 on: February 26, 2014, 04:50:31 PM »
wow!! thats is a first with staten island good for you. i cant say my six point ticket in SI ended up working out that well
The belt is not in SI...