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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 #1020 on: February 26, 2014, 05:36:25 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

I got a cell phone ticket on Coney. I am using Terri Kalker. She pushed it off once already. I got the ticket a year ago. Lets hope this continues. 8)

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #1021 on: February 26, 2014, 05:45:51 PM »
The belt is not in SI...
wow my bad i actually drive the belt and staten island every day that was a regular case of a brain lapse my bad

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #1022 on: February 27, 2014, 10:03:24 AM »
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 ?
bump ( is the dmv site some what down ?)

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #1023 on: February 27, 2014, 10:23:23 AM »
Got pulled on squankim in Howell 78 in a 50, what am I in for? What's my options?
just a speeding or a reckless also?

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #1024 on: February 27, 2014, 10:30:39 AM »
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
very simple she pushed it off 3 times and cop didn't show up nothing very special (we're you pulled over by highway or regular)

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #1025 on: February 27, 2014, 10:31:39 AM »
I got a cell phone ticket on Coney. I am using Terri Kalker. She pushed it off once already. I got the ticket a year ago. Lets hope this continues. 8)
pushing off you can do yourself no need for a attorney

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #1026 on: February 27, 2014, 10:34:47 AM »
Montvale NJ had a pre trial meeting last night I filed a notion for a full discovery because ticket was a pace ticket not a radar. Prosecutor offered me a 9 over limit ticket down from 29 most ever offered to get knocked down because I came with papers to go to trial

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #1027 on: February 27, 2014, 11:19:04 AM »
very simple she pushed it off 3 times and cop didn't show up nothing very special (we're you pulled over by highway or regular)
Incorrect. It was much more than 3 times. I know because I got a letter from the DMV each time. There is no way I would have gotten off on this ticket without her.

I don't remember, but it was most likely highway patrol. This was early morning on a Sunday, not too many cars on the highway, every single one of them well over the 55mph limit. Normally they ask you, "Do you know why I pulled you over?" etc. This guy was all business. License and registration. Went right back to his car. Quickest ticket I've ever gotten, took like 3 minutes. He finishes with me, pulls back into his hiding spot, and by the time I pull out I see he's already pulling over another car.

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #1028 on: February 27, 2014, 11:19:39 AM »
bump
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 ?
bump ( is the dmv site some what down ?)
The link works for me https://transact.dmv.ny.gov/pleadnpay/
you can go to dmv.ny.gov and then go to "http://dmv.ny.gov/nav/tickets-points-penalties" and then "do it now" which is still https://transact.dmv.ny.gov/pleadnpay/


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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #1029 on: February 27, 2014, 11:23:36 AM »
just a speeding or a reckless also?
just speeding

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #1030 on: February 27, 2014, 11:24:46 AM »
The link works for me https://transact.dmv.ny.gov/pleadnpay/
you can go to dmv.ny.gov and then go to "http://dmv.ny.gov/nav/tickets-points-penalties" and then "do it now" which is still https://transact.dmv.ny.gov/pleadnpay/
which browser are you having success using ? I tried chrome and dolphin and both are not working when I choose the option DO IT NOW.

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #1031 on: February 27, 2014, 11:30:14 AM »
Can we rename this thread NY Traffic Tickets?

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #1032 on: February 27, 2014, 11:35:26 AM »
How about new jersey is there a special thread for that or this one is all inclusive?

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #1033 on: February 27, 2014, 11:35:51 AM »
pushing off you can do yourself no need for a attorney
Not exactly.

First of all they only give you 1-3 options online as to when you can schedule. When you go down in person they offer you more options and they also will take into consideration if you have a valid excuse as to why you are not available on the dates they are offering you. Lawyers generally have better working excuses such as being scheduled for another court on the date requested and can provide paperwork to back it up.

In addition every judge has a magic number of adjournments until they suspend your driver's license pending your availability. If the attorney keeps creating excuses as to why they can't appear it is harder for the Judge to suspend the motorist's license due to the attorney's shenanigans.

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #1034 on: February 27, 2014, 11:38:17 AM »
which browser are you having success using ? I tried chrome and dolphin and both are not working when I choose the option DO IT NOW.

I am using chrome and have used firefox. You may want to check the cookie settings for the new dmv website.