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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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Q: If at a turnlight, there are only two colors (green & yellow), can you make the turn when there is no light? (two black)

If you are a traffic light that is a turn signal light, and there are only two circles (green and yellow), then when there is no light (both circles are black), are you allowed to wait at that intersection for the turn? Also, does that mean you are allowed to turn at your own discretion?

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Mar 23, 2019

We both know that the third light is supposed to be red, but its broken. According to the NY vehicle and traffic law, you don't have to stop because the red light isn't visible HOWEVER if you drive into oncoming traffic, you will crash. So wait until the green light comes back.

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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 »

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Mar 23, 2019

Please not guilty. The Court will mail a conference date letter to you. On the conference date show up with a copy of the receipts showing that your fixed the defects.

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Q: Ticket for 4-03A1, but there were no pedestrians. I failed to yield right of way for car on opposite side. Can I plea?
Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Mar 18, 2019

You can plead 'not guilty' and either go to trial yourself, or hire an attorney to represent you at the trial. The likelihood of success depends on which borough of NYC it occurred in.

Feel free to reach out to us directly with any other questions.

Hayim Rose

Paralegal...
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Q: Is using (holding) an old satellite based Garmin navigator which has no internet or wireless connection a violation
Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Mar 10, 2019

VTL 1225-d(2)(a) says:

""Portable electronic device" shall mean any hand-held mobile telephone, as defined by subdivision one of section twelve hundred twenty-five-c of this article, personal digital assistant (PDA), handheld device with mobile data access, laptop computer, pager, broadband...
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Q: How can i fight a speeding ticket from the Moapa Band of Paiutes?

On 2/7/19 we visited the Valley of Fire. When exiting the park I was pulled over and issued a ticket from a Tribal Officer from the Moapa Band of Paiutes. The officer said he clocked me in 3 different speed zones, all while he was parked near the exit just before I-15. I was given a ticket for $365... Read more »

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Mar 5, 2019

If you want to fight this ticket, try re-posting this question in the state of Nevada. Most NY lawyers will not be able to advise you of Nevada law.

If you have a regular NY license, the points won't be added to your NY license if you are convicted of this ticket. If you ignore this ticket,...
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Q: ny registered vehicle operating in nj, ticketed for no front plate.

traveling 2pm afternoon sunny day no traffic infractions. I believe NJ cannot enforce NY registration statutes as I have been ticketed for expired safety inspection but showed the statute reflecting their enforcing of only NJ registered vehicles.

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Feb 21, 2019

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