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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 »

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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

Are you asking a question? What is your question?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for New York on
Q: How long after going to county jail do you go to court? My boyfriend's been in there for 2 weeks with no bail

He was picked up for 3 warrants. Aggravated unlicensed operator, obstructed view, and possession of a controlled substance 7th and has no bail. His public defender will not call me back and he has had no luck trying to call him. His mother is in the hospital very sick and almost died and he is my... Read more »

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Feb 11, 2019

They need to release him within a week without bail if they don't do a probable cause hearing. The story sounds a bit extreme for a couple of non violent misdemeanors. Which Court are these charges filed in?

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Q: Motion To Dismiss All Vehicle Code Violations while incarcerated in New York State

I am attempting to help an inmate have all tickets/fines dismissed while he is incarcerated. He is incarcerated at Coxsackie Correctional Facility in New York State. Is there a specific form they can request to have their counselor help file? Is this even possible? I seen something for California... Read more »

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Feb 11, 2019

Are you an attorney licensed to practice law in the state of new york?

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Q: Officer got vehicle color and year wrong on ticket despite a sunny day and perfect visibility. Can this be dropped?

Pulled over for speeding via L-Laser, officer incorrectly named the vehicle year as 2007 (it is a 2017, not easy to make that typo since the 1 and 0 keys are not near each other. He also said that I drive a gray car, when I very clearly drive a tan/brown car. Is this ground for dismissal?

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Feb 4, 2019

Unfortunately not. Moving violations are issued to the driver, not the vehicle. If they have your name and DOB or address, or client ID number accurately that is sufficient.

Feel free to email us directly with any questions or for a free consultation.

Hayim

Paralegal...
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Q: I got exercise due care ticket in TN. What if I miss the court hearing date?

I live in NY state and they told me if I take defensive driving course, my ticket will be dissmiss. So, my question is if I send the receipt that shows I took the class, the court will accept it or not?

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Feb 3, 2019

You posted this question in NY, but then you write TN. Please make sure you are posting your question in the correct state.

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Q: I have a speeding ticket since 1994 in Nassau county New York. My driver licenses was suspended in 2015.

I was overseas from 2007 to 2018. Never knew about that speeding ticket. My license expired since 2012. When I went to renew my driving license thats when I found out about the incident. In the system its say COURT APPEARANCE . Will I be arrested ?

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Jan 28, 2019

In New York the Courts don't arrest for traffic tickets which are aren't misdemeanors. They only suspend the driver's license. If you had a ticket for driving suspended, you could be be arrested for a short time.

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Q: I have an issue where my license was taken(by my older brother) and used, where he received a traffic ticket. Options?

He was arrested recently for violation of parole and my license had been confiscated. Turns it a month later i have a license suspension notice for failire to answer a no seatbelt ticket. He had a criminal impersonation charge, however the charges were dropped because it was just found on him an... Read more »

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Jan 20, 2019

The tickets are in your name, so you need to appear in court (probably better off with a lawyer) to argue that it wasn't you. You should be able to provide an alibi for the date and time in question?

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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.

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Jan 6, 2019

If the sign was visible, you are obligated to see it. If the sign was not visible, you aren't obligated to stop. Either way you should fight the ticket, so you can get the 3 points dropped.

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Q: Pulled over in New York State and got a ticket for "more than one sticker". What might the penalty be?

It is listed as a 4031 violation on my ticket.

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Jan 2, 2019

Max fine is $193

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Criminal Law for New York on
Q: I was pulled over in nys last night for speeding and marijuana possession

pulled over by nys trooper for speeding.after smelling marijuana in the car I openly admitted to having some in the car and said where it was. I was never placed under arrest or anything instead the officer asked me to sit in his patrol car with him while he filled out the ticket and summons and he... Read more »

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Zev Goldstein answered on Dec 27, 2018

You probably shouldn't have gone back to the station. If you were served with papers when you went back to the police station, then you know what you were charged with and when to go to court.

As for throwing the pipe into the woods, that was probably an error on the police officer's part....
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Q: I keep going to court for a traffic ticket, in which no D.A. ever shows up. What can i do?

The court just reschedules repeatedly.

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Dec 9, 2018

If the other side does't show up when scheduled, ask the judge to dismiss.

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Q: Is it legal to accelerate before the speed on a road changes so you're up to the higher speed by the time you pass the

sign?

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Dec 6, 2018

No. You need to observe the current posted speed limit.

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Q: I got two traffic tickets for the same offense but one is double the cost of the other. How do I fight this?
Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Oct 29, 2018

It depends on so many things. Do you want to fight both tickets? I don't think we have enough information to answer your question.

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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

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Oct 17, 2018

Hi,

Yes you can, we have had such cases. If you need assistance please contact us.

Zev

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Q: What is the traffic law against hitting a stationary object

I opened my car door and exited my vehicle. Another car drove by and hit my door

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Oct 15, 2018

Are you asking if it is a violation to hit another car intentionally? See New York Penal Law 145 "Criminal Mischief."

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