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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 #1035 on: February 27, 2014, 11:39:12 AM »
Can we rename this thread NY Traffic Tickets?

If anyone knows anything about FL speeding tickets please PM me or post here.

Not a bad idea.

I hear that they are cheap lawyers out there $95 for speeding tickets and so on.

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #1036 on: February 27, 2014, 11:39:39 AM »
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.
agree, but If you are willing to make yourself crazy can be done. I have a ticket in NYC pushed off once then 2nd time then I missed and I posted bond got another date on pesach went down to dmv judge was rotten made me fill out affidavits because can't attend clerk told me come back next week this judge is tough next judge will push off. 2 1/2 yrs already and I did it all by myself

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #1037 on: February 27, 2014, 11:40:55 AM »
I am using chrome and have used firefox. You may want to check the cookie settings for the new dmv website.
will do that. Thanx

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #1038 on: February 27, 2014, 11:54:41 AM »
I am using chrome and have used firefox. You may want to check the cookie settings for the new dmv website.
I tried clearing cookies and it still doesn't work. Did u actually have success getting to the final page?
Is it possible to plead not guilty by phone? ( in isreal now and its difficult to mail in.)

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #1039 on: February 27, 2014, 12:01:37 PM »
agree, but If you are willing to make yourself crazy can be done. I have a ticket in NYC pushed off once then 2nd time then I missed and I posted bond got another date on pesach went down to dmv judge was rotten made me fill out affidavits because can't attend clerk told me come back next week this judge is tough next judge will push off. 2 1/2 yrs already and I did it all by myself
The end goal is not the pushing off, it's getting it dismissed, which it sounds like you have not yet done.

Additionally, the lawyers already know all the cops, judges, and anything else involved. They are much better equipped to make smart decisions about when to reschedule, etc. Also, the more times you end up having to go in, the more it becomes worth paying the lawyer. The amount of my time and effort it would have taken to even come close to accomplishing what my lawyer accomplished is worth a whole lot more than the $300+ I spent.

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #1040 on: February 27, 2014, 12:28:15 PM »
The end goal is not the pushing off, it's getting it dismissed, which it sounds like you have not yet done.

Additionally, the lawyers already know all the cops, judges, and anything else involved. They are much better equipped to make smart decisions about when to reschedule, etc. Also, the more times you end up having to go in, the more it becomes worth paying the lawyer. The amount of my time and effort it would have taken to even come close to accomplishing what my lawyer accomplished is worth a whole lot more than the $300+ I spent.
+1, I had the same dilemma. Forsure worth the 300. Ps I used hirshthg was happy with him.

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #1041 on: February 27, 2014, 01:59:08 PM »
I tried clearing cookies and it still doesn't work. Did u actually have success getting to the final page?
Is it possible to plead not guilty by phone? ( in isreal now and its difficult to mail in.)
By phone is almost impossible.  I have no problem using the system, start to finish.
If you want to call internet support they are one of the only departments in DMV that you actually get a hold of.

What is the error you are seeing? It could be that the ticket isn't entered into the system yet. 

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #1042 on: February 27, 2014, 02:02:19 PM »
I can't get pass the do it now option. I can't get into the page to put in the ticket number at all. Used chrome, dolphin and safari. Should I try a computer ? Will that be better ?

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #1043 on: February 27, 2014, 02:26:26 PM »
Just got a photo enforced ticket from Paradise Valley Arizona for 52 in 40. The ticket has a picture of me as the driver.
Doesn't show my license number on the ticket, but I wonder if they got it from the rental agency.
Any idea if they give points for this? And would they transfer to NJ? The ticket is for $238.
I was under the impression that with speed cam tickets there are no points. But this looks like a regular ticket.
They give me 4 options
A. pay
B. Identify the driver (not really an option because they have s nice clear picture of me.
C. request trial/hearing by mail
D. Attend defensive driving school.

On option D, does anyone know the process of trading the course? Price? Any reason not to take it?
Thanks

Everyone just be careful out in Arizona, this is a ridiculous ticket for a camera. I was under the impression that soured camera tickets are a set fee....
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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #1044 on: February 27, 2014, 02:30:52 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
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Re: Traffic Tickets
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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #1046 on: February 27, 2014, 06:26:16 PM »
I can't get pass the do it now option. I can't get into the page to put in the ticket number at all. Used chrome, dolphin and safari. Should I try a computer ? Will that be better ?
You need another computer or an IT department.

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #1047 on: March 02, 2014, 06:56:59 PM »
Just got my first speeding ticket ever so I'm a bit of a n00b here.
I got it on the Taconic State Parkway in Duchess County for doing 75 in a 55 zone. The website for the upstate lawyer in the wiki doesn't list Duchess as one of the counties he serves. Does anyone know of someone good up there? And does anyone have experience with the courts in that area?
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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #1048 on: March 03, 2014, 10:48:51 AM »
Just got my first speeding ticket ever so I'm a bit of a n00b here.
I got it on the Taconic State Parkway in Duchess County for doing 75 in a 55 zone. The website for the upstate lawyer in the wiki doesn't list Duchess as one of the counties he serves. Does anyone know of someone good up there? And does anyone have experience with the courts in that area?
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Or at least where would be a good place to look for one other than Google?
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« Reply #1049 on: March 03, 2014, 04:37:12 PM »
Just got my first speeding ticket ever so I'm a bit of a n00b here.
I got it on the Taconic State Parkway in Duchess County for doing 75 in a 55 zone. The website for the upstate lawyer in the wiki doesn't list Duchess as one of the counties he serves. Does anyone know of someone good up there? And does anyone have experience with the courts in that area?

All of the wiki NY attorneys except Leib Klein do Duchess County.