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Q: I received a ticket in nyc under 1225d (having electronic device in hand), but I have a FL license. will i get points?
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Eli Moore answered on Oct 1, 2019

This is a 5 point violation which will stay on your record in New York State for 18 months from the date of violation. Even though you have a Florida license, your driving privileges in New York will be suspended if you reach 11 points or more within an 18 month period.

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Q: ¿WHAT I CAN DO? ¿ARE THIS HAPPENING FREQUENTLY?

Hellou Guys I just want to know something. i get convicted with 3 points few days ago, now i saw 3 points in my total of DMV record. But i don't know why they counting these points if the ticket is not a recent violation, these ticket was 3 years ago. So in this case: ¿Does not suppose the DMV to... Read more »

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Eli Moore answered on Aug 28, 2019

The conviction and points will appear on your record for 4 years. However, the points disappear and go back to zero 18 months after the date of violation.

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Q: Can violations from 16 years ago effect my license or is there a statute in NYS?

Was recently pulled over with what I thought was an expired license (I live in Brooklyn and rarely drive, idiotic and lazy I know). They brought back tickets unpaid from 16 years ago and suspended my license. Is there a statute, and if I hire a lawyer is this something they could fight and knock... Read more »

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Eli Moore answered on Jul 10, 2019

Sorry, there is no statute of limitations for traffic tickets. You must clear up all your old tickets and fines in order to lift the license suspension

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Q: have traffic court in Jan 2020 but moved to NJ, what should i do?

I have an upcoming traffic court date of January 2020, however i have recently moved to New Jersey. What should I do, don't I have to hand in my NY license within 60 days?

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Eli Moore answered on Jul 9, 2019

You can apply for a New Jersey license even though you have a pending traffic ticket in New York.

I assume you have pleaded not guilty and have a hearing date next January. Until you either plead guilty or are found guilty after a hearing, this ticket will not show up anywhere.

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Q: Does being out of state driver help me in anyway to plea not guilty for speeding ticket 1180D?

I am 25 years old with CA license with a clean record. Got pulled over for 91 mph in 65 mph on 7/4.

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Eli Moore answered on Jul 9, 2019

This is a 6 point violation. Even though you have a California license, if you are found guilty of this violation, the points would remain on your record in New York for 18 months. If you reach 11 points or 3 speeding convictions within an 18 month period you will lose your driving privileges in... Read more »

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Q: I have received 2 Tickets for No inadequate lights (3752A1) and inadequate plate lamps (3752A4)

I got two tickets on same day and same time for No inadequate lights (3752A1) and inadequate plate lamps (3752A4) and i have fixed issue and have invoice. I have done NY state inspection and registered vechicle 2 weeks back. I have records of car service time to time. Court Date is Next month.... Read more »

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Eli Moore answered on Mar 24, 2019

You should plead not guilty and request a hearing. At the hearing bring proof of repair.

If you made the repair within a day or two, you might be able to get the charges dismissed. At the very least you should get a reduction in the fine amount

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Q: Failure to stop@ stop sign. The cop told me to plead not guilty since I didn't see stop sign. Do I need lawyer?

I had no idea that I'd done anything wrong. I was not speeding and am 61 years old. Cop seemed apologetic but still gave ticket.

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Eli Moore answered on Jan 6, 2019

You can handle the matter yourself. However, you are facing 3 points if found guilty. If you have an attorney appear on your behalf you do not need to go to court. An experienced traffic attorney might be able to reduce the ticket to a non-moving, no points violation. An attorney might even be able... Read more »

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Q: If my friend runs a red light but is driving my truck, is it possible for them to suspend my license?
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Eli Moore answered on Nov 20, 2018

If you are referring to a red light camera ticket, (that one receives by mail) then you are liable for the ticket as the registered owner of the vehicle. If the ticket remains unpaid you could face license or registration suspension.

If the driver of the truck was stopped running a red...
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Q: i was locked up for a few months , i come home to a bunch of tickets , its very obvious that someone was driving my

my car without my permission . ,can i dispute the tickets for the time i was incarcerated

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Eli Moore answered on Oct 17, 2018

It depends on the type of ticket you are referring to. If parking tickets, you are responsible as the owner of the vehicle. If moving violations where someone gave your name, you should dispute these tickets with proof of incarceration.

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Q: To plead not guilty on Section B traffic ticket on the new Move Over Law, should I choose Yes or No?

1. Do you request a supporting deposition? Yes or No?

2. Supporting deposition provided when this ticket was issued? Box said GENERAL (GEN 101A) is already CHECKED.

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Eli Moore answered on Jul 11, 2018

You were probably issued a supporting deposition at the time of the ticket. If you received 2 pages, the second page is the supporting deposition

If you only received one page (the ticket itself) then you should request the supporting deposition. If the officer does not provide the...
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Q: On July 8, 2018 at 10:49pm, I got a ticket in New State I-87.

On July 8, 2018 at 10:49pm, I got a ticket in New York State on I-87 highway when I was driving back to Massachusetts from Canada after a short trip. I didn't realize there is a law about moving to left lane when a cop car is parking and flashing on the right shoulder. I was driving on the right... Read more »

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Eli Moore answered on Jul 11, 2018

This is a 3 point violation. You should mail the ticket back pleading not guilty. You will be notified by mail of a conference date. I would recommend finding a local attorney to handle the matter for you. An attorney should be able to reduce the ticket to a non-moving, no points violation.... Read more »

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Q: I drove a friend's car when she was too drunk, and I got a ticket for driving without insurance. What can I do?

I didn't know her car wasn't insured.

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Eli Moore answered on Jun 3, 2018

You should plead not guilty and request a hearing. At the hearing you should bring a copy of the registration showing you are not the registered owner of the vehicle

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Q: How soon should I get the court date after not guilty plea?

I received a ticket in May 2015. Pled not guilty. In Jan 2018 I received a letter from court with a pre trial date set for April 2018. How soon after the not guilty plea should be the court date? What's the time limit for prosecution?

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Eli Moore answered on Apr 10, 2018

Unfortunately, there is no time limit for prosecution

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Q: I have a NC drivers license but i got a ticket in NY for using my gps. Will i get points on my license if i plead guilty
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Eli Moore answered on Apr 9, 2018

This is a 5 point violation in New York. Even though you have an out-of-state license, conviction of most moving violations in New York will result in points being placed on your record in New York.

If you reach 11 points or 3 speeding ticket convictions within an 18 month period your...
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Q: I received speeding ticket in Bklyn and pleaded not guilty, can i go to any DMV to re-schedule it or just bklyn dmv?

It was postponed and re-scheduled twice already.. how many times can i re-scheduled it?

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Eli Moore answered on Apr 8, 2018

The first time you can reschedule at any DMV office in the city.

After that, you would have to go to Brooklyn office and probably have to post a $40 bond.

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Q: The police officer handed to me one ticket for 1225-D(1) but when I entered my info on the dmv website I saw 2 tickets

For the same offense with same date. How is that possible?

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Eli Moore answered on Apr 8, 2018

Sounds like it is a mistake. Plead not guilty on both tickets and move for dismissal of one ticket at the hearing

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Q: Is my ticket enforceable?

Hi, just got a ticket in Manhattan (blocked an intersection). It correctly identifies the vehicle, but as for my identification - it only has slightly misspelled last name. No first name, no address, nothing. If I ignore the ticket and do nothing, is there a way for the cops to get me?

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Eli Moore answered on Apr 8, 2018

If you ignore the ticket your license will be suspended.

The misspelled name and omissions should be grounds for dismissal. But, you must plead not guilty and request a hearing. At the hearing you or your attorney can move for dismissal.

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Q: Speeding ticket in 2015 in NY. Never responded due to move to Japan. License suspended. Can I still mail in guilty plea?
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Eli Moore answered on Mar 18, 2018

It depends on where you received the ticket. If the ticket was in NYC then your failure to respond would have resulted in a default conviction. In any event, you will have to pay a $70 fee to lift the suspension

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Q: I received a 1180d speeding ticket in Brockport Ny I was traveling 54 in a 30 I believed the speed to be 40mph

The speed was not posted near location of violation and I was traveling down a hill I told the officer I was unaware of the speed limit thinking it to be 40mph this is my second violation and I can not afford to get a lawyer. Should I do mitigation or plead not guilty in court

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Eli Moore answered on Mar 11, 2018

You should plead not guilty and request a conference. You can represent yourself.

This is a 6 point violation, but even with the prior speeding conviction, you should be able to plead down the points.

You can also take a defensive driving class and receive an automatic 4 point...
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Q: Speeding ticket in Nassau County, NY

Hello! I've just received a speeding ticket in Nassau County, NY and had questions about the process of pleading not guilty. I was given a date on the ticket to mail in not guilty, or show up in person to plead not guilty.

I have the following questions:

1. I don't want to mail in... Read more »

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Eli Moore answered on Mar 11, 2018

I'm not sure why you want to plead not guilty in person rather than by mail .

You can go before the date on the ticket and drop off the ticket with a not guilty plea. The date on the ticket is the date by which you must appear or respond by mail.

I believe that the pre-trial...
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