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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 #1050 on: March 03, 2014, 04:41:24 PM »
All of the wiki NY attorneys except Leib Klein do Duchess County.
There are only 2 to begin with lol. Unless you mean also Jay Drillings, but his website says he only does Sulivan, Ulster, Rockland and Orange counties...
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« Reply #1051 on: March 03, 2014, 08:43:00 PM »
I count 4. I think Jay does Duchess as well if you ask nicely.


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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #1052 on: March 03, 2014, 08:46:46 PM »
I count 4. I think Jay does Duchess as well if you ask nicely.


The 2 NJ ones do Duchess? I actually asked Jay (I think I asked nicely) and he replied:
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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #1053 on: March 03, 2014, 10:35:22 PM »
The 2 NJ ones do Duchess? I actually asked Jay (I think I asked nicely) and he replied:
lol. I guess he is semi retired. Perhaps that is why he charges so little:) Rosenblum does duchess,  I don't know if Leib Klein does all the up to Duchess County.

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #1054 on: March 03, 2014, 11:46:26 PM »
Ok need some opinions. My wife got into a small accident last week so my car was in the shop and we got a rental. Yesterday I was driving the rental and going over the Whitestone Bridge. I automatically went into the EZpass lane forgetting i ddidnt have my ezpass in the car. i pull up to the barrier and there is a cop in the booth right next to me and I say excuse me officer I forgot I was in a rental  and dont have my ezpass with me. he aska for my license and i give it to him he then asks for the cars registration. I couldnt hear what he said and he asks again but I still couldnt hear him. He then starts yelling at me to give him the registration. Of course the registration on the rental car is expired. The cop who is being an Ahole the whole time writes me up for two tickets. One for the expired registration and one for not obeying posted signs by going into an ezpass lane without an ezpass. The first one no big deal just a fine i will make enterprise pay. The second one though is a moving violation with two points!!!!!! for being in a freaking ezpass lane without an ezpass.

What is my best bet to fight the second ticket. Should I hire a lawyer or just fight it on my own?

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #1055 on: March 03, 2014, 11:48:14 PM »

Ok need some opinions. My wife got into a small accident last week so my car was in the shop and we got a rental. Yesterday I was driving the rental and going over the Whitestone Bridge. I automatically went into the EZpass lane forgetting i ddidnt have my ezpass in the car. i pull up to the barrier and there is a cop in the booth right next to me and I say excuse me officer I forgot I was in a rental  and dont have my ezpass with me. he aska for my license and i give it to him he then asks for the cars registration. I couldnt hear what he said and he asks again but I still couldnt hear him. He then starts yelling at me to give him the registration. Of course the registration on the rental car is expired. The cop who is being an Ahole the whole time writes me up for two tickets. One for the expired registration and one for not obeying posted signs by going into an ezpass lane without an ezpass. The first one no big deal just a fine i will make enterprise pay. The second one though is a moving violation with two points!!!!!! for being in a freaking ezpass lane without an ezpass.

What is my best bet to fight the second ticket. Should I hire a lawyer or just fight it on my own?
what type of cop pulled you?

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #1056 on: March 03, 2014, 11:49:09 PM »
what type of cop pulled you?
no one pulled me it was a triborough cop one of the toll booth attendant/cops

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #1057 on: March 03, 2014, 11:51:29 PM »
Ok need some opinions. My wife got into a small accident last week so my car was in the shop and we got a rental. Yesterday I was driving the rental and going over the Whitestone Bridge. I automatically went into the EZpass lane forgetting i ddidnt have my ezpass in the car. i pull up to the barrier and there is a cop in the booth right next to me and I say excuse me officer I forgot I was in a rental  and dont have my ezpass with me. he aska for my license and i give it to him he then asks for the cars registration. I couldnt hear what he said and he asks again but I still couldnt hear him. He then starts yelling at me to give him the registration. Of course the registration on the rental car is expired. The cop who is being an Ahole the whole time writes me up for two tickets. One for the expired registration and one for not obeying posted signs by going into an ezpass lane without an ezpass. The first one no big deal just a fine i will make enterprise pay. The second one though is a moving violation with two points!!!!!! for being in a freaking ezpass lane without an ezpass.

What is my best bet to fight the second ticket. Should I hire a lawyer or just fight it on my own?
I don't know if it's too late, but you can try adding the rental car to your ezpass acct. I think someone posted in the past that he got it to work lemafreia. I don't think he got a ticket though...

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #1058 on: March 03, 2014, 11:52:21 PM »
I don't know if it's too late, but you can try adding the rental car to your ezpass acct. I think someone posted in the past that he got it to work lemafreia. I don't think he got a ticket though...
this is different this isnt a bill from ezpass this is a moving violation for not following the signs.

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #1059 on: March 03, 2014, 11:53:53 PM »
this is different this isnt a bill from ezpass this is a moving violation for not following the signs.
I got that, the question is if you can say that the car was (supposed to be?) on your ezpass acct

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #1060 on: March 03, 2014, 11:56:49 PM »
I got that, the question is if you can say that the car was (supposed to be?) on your ezpass acct
doubt it and i dont think it matters since I didnt physically have it in the car.

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #1061 on: March 04, 2014, 12:04:45 AM »
i dont think it matters since I didnt physically have it in the car.
I don't believe that's correct. IINM, If the car was registered on your account you should be good even if it wasn't in the car at the time.
Either way, I doubt it would work in this case if you're only registering it afterwards, just throwing out the idea.

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #1062 on: March 04, 2014, 12:11:40 AM »
I don't believe that's correct. IINM, If the car was registered on your account you should be good even if it wasn't in the car at the time.
Either way, I doubt it would work in this case if you're only registering it afterwards, just throwing out the idea.
is that true?

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #1063 on: March 04, 2014, 12:31:47 AM »
is that true?
Its true that if its registered to the car it works without the device but im sure the program rules say that u need to have the device in the car and that the license plate reading is just in case it didnt scan the device

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Re: Traffic Tickets
« Reply #1064 on: March 04, 2014, 08:54:44 AM »
Its true that if its registered to the car it works without the device but im sure the program rules say that u need to have the device in the car and that the license plate reading is just in case it didnt scan the device
hmmm. So back to the original question. If i want to fight the ticket am i better off with a lawyer or just going myself?