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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New York on
Q: Got ticket when turning left from 96th into 2nd Av along with yellow arrow going off but still green light...

Do I have chances in court justifing hiring traffic lawyer?

There were no lines visible due to repavement and I was turning kind of along with the other car that was let go and one was turning behind me still ( ticketed as well). Pedestrians were two lines away possibly setting feet on... Read more »

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Oct 24, 2019

The question is not whether the pedestrians had the light: if the pedestrians were in the crosswalk, you were required to yield.

Even if you were technically guilty, you might win at trial. Even if you were not guilty, the officer's story might be different when he testifies at trial.

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Q: Point reduction system

I have 4 tickets that occurred in 2016. 3 of them i was found guilty and recieved 9 points. This last ticket the date is coming up(3points). I was wondering i took a Defensive Driving course in May 2019. Will it count to help reduce my points if my license was to get suspended.

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Oct 17, 2019

Usually the answer is no: the class helps for ticket received/issued 18 months prior to the date of the course.

In your case, I am assuming that your ticket is filed somewhere in NYC, where the Judges (ALJs) have discretion to look at the points differently, and can take into consideration...
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Q: We got a violation that we need commercial plates because we have lettering on a passenger vehicles.

We are a business. All of my trucks and vans have commercial plates as they should. I have a few passenger cars that have lettering.. These cars are driven by my sales staff. We got a violation that we need commercial plates because we have lettering on these vehicles. When we call the DMV, they... Read more »

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Oct 10, 2019

Now you fight the tickets. You can appear in court yourself, or hire a lawyer to argue the case for you.

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Q: How do I fill this out (...plea guilty to _______ in violation of traffic sections _______...)

section 1214. What would it be in "violation of?" Do I just write opening door in traffic under section 1214?

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Oct 5, 2019

No idea what form you are reading. Please post again with the name of the form you are filling out, and the court you are dealing with.

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Q: How many days notice does a lawyer need to be able to contact the courts after handing in the ticket

I forgot about my ticket with ten thousand things going on and I’m about to hand in a ticket and the court date is in two maybe three business days

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Oct 4, 2019

For traffic tickets you can find an attorney who can handle it last minute. Even the day of.

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Q: Received ticket for failure to notify address change, changed it on dmv website and never received further info.

Somewhat recently found out my license was suspended. I called the court and she said to email her guilty or not guilty to move forward, I just want to know what I should plead and if I will receive points on my license for that.

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Sep 25, 2019

This ticket does not carry points, but it may affect your driving record. You can choose to either plead not guilty and fight it or plead guilty and pay the fine.

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Q: If I was pulled over issued no tickets in Johnstown new York can an officer call me 2 weeks later and ask me to come in

To give an aggravated unlicensed operation and criminal impersonation chatge

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Sep 10, 2019

They can ask you, but you should not talk to the police without an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for New York on
Q: I went to court in 2000 for a moving violation that I know it wasn't me. ticket was from 1998.

a police officer happens to be in building and showed up at court. he asked me if it's possible that the ruben Lopez which is me , got this ticket.. I said its impossible, because I never got stopped by any black police officer in my life.. this cop lied and he knows it and I know it, anyway judge... Read more »

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Sep 4, 2019

Sounds like he said she said. The officer says they gave you the ticket, and the judge believed the officer, and found you guilty. If you have a warrant, that means there is probably a criminal charge issued as well for driving suspended. If you cannot afford a attorney, you may be eligible for a... Read more »

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Q: What is the statute of limitations on VTL 1123 (New York)?

On July 25, 2018 I was pulled over and issued a ticket for violating VTL 1123. (After the fact, I realized I actually violated VTL 1124, the officer referenced the wrong statute.) I pleaded not guilty and received paperwork from the town court confirming they received my plea and noting they would... Read more »

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Sep 2, 2019

There are a number of points in the proceedings where different statutes of limitations apply. I assume you are asking about the start of the case, which is one year form the date of offense. If that is not what you had in mind, ask again with more specificity.

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Q: I live in DE,&in NY 1 NIGHT,got ticket for "notag light".Never gota not guilty option/court date? Suspended my DL . help
Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Aug 4, 2019

When you recived the ticket you were required to plead guilty or not guilty by a certain date. (should have been somewhere on the ticket) you can call the court to figure out the next step to getting your license un-suspended, or you can hire an attorney to do that for you.

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Q: I was given a ticket in Brooklyn and ticket says it was in the Bronx can it be dismissed?

Ticket was for holding an electronic device (GPS). Since the ticket said it was in the Bronx I have to go to the DMV there instead of Brooklyn. This was 2 years ago and now is my court date after all that time. Is there a possibility for dismissal?

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Jul 8, 2019

They are all part of the same administrative hearing system, so we do not think it will be dismissed for that reason.

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Q: I got pulled over for speeding but the cop didn't give me a speeding ticket I got a ticket for having more than one stat

License, its VTL 509-5 it's my first ticket or time getting pulled over how much would it cost for that if I plead guilty or do you think I could get it dismissed because it's a first time, I just turned 19 too.

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Jul 8, 2019

We need more information. Where was this charged filed? (what city/town/village?)

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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.

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Jul 7, 2019

One of the ways this hurts you is that you may not know that the max fine is $300, but there is also a mandatory $93 surcharge and $300 state fee. You probably want to fight this ticket.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Insurance Defense for New York on
Q: My mom was unaware that she was uninsured for 8 months. Now geico is trying to back charge her $1200.

Geico says if she doesn’t pay, they will report her to the NY DMV where she will get fined and have her license revoked since her insurance was cancelled before she surrendered her plates. Her insurance was cancelled 10/2018, but her plates weren’t surrendered until 6/2019. She had called... Read more »

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Jun 30, 2019

This is difficult problem to untangle. There are probably a few more pieces to the puzzle. For instance, was she insured in CA? I can't understand this from your question. Even if she pays the fine, her license would be suspended in NY for around 9 months. Then the questions becomes whether she... Read more »

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Q: Can I be ticketed for driving a uninsured and unregistered vehicle in a old navy parking lot in New York State ?

Police were siting and waiting for me to leave the parking lot for hours

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Jun 17, 2019

You are not allowed to drive a vehicle in a public store parking lot without a license, registration and insurance.

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Q: I have only a learners permit. Im from NY but I got a speeding ticket in kentuckywhile taking turns driving a rental car

What could happen and what do I need to do

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on May 9, 2019

A speeding ticket in the state of Kentucky will not suspend your driver's license in NY, as long as you comply with Kentucky. (don't ignore the ticket)

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Q: got ticket going 55 in 35, and another going 75 in 55 a month later. court reduced 1st ticket to lower speed at 2 points

2nd ticket court date should be sometime in July/August. Do I take defensive driving course now or after 2nd ticket court date?

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on May 8, 2019

You can take the course right after you get the ticket. The conviction date has nothing to do with it.

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Q: MY BROTHER IN LAW FOUND OUT HE HAVE A TRAFFIC TICKET 21 YEARS AGO HOW HE CAN PAY THE TICKET AND TO WHO HE PAY ADVICE

HE WANT TO PUT HES INSURANCE IN HIS NAME BUT HE DIDN'T KNOW

THAT HE HAVE A TICKET 21 YEARS AGO NEED HELP.

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on May 3, 2019

If he is not able to get a NY driver's license, or insurance, we can get a copy of his driving record here:

https://dmv.ny.gov/dmv-records/get-my-own-driving-record-abstract.

This should show where the suspension is from. He can then follow up directly with the Court or agency.

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Q: NYS 37530 - Driver View Obstructed. I dont know wether to plead guilty or not?
Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Apr 23, 2019

This is a zero point violation. Unless the ticket was given in consequence of an accident, go ahead and plead guilty.

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