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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 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 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 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 answered on Jan 2, 2019

Max fine is $193

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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 »

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 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 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 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 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 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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Q: Received a 1225-c (2) (d) ticket in NYC instead of a regular cell phone ticket. I’m not a commercial driver or car.

I received a traffic ticket in New York City. The ticket states the violation as “Motor carrier allow/require driver to use cellphone in cmv.” My car is not a commercial vehicle and I am not a commercial driver. My question is will the judge at the DMV throw it out right away, or will he be... Read more »

Zev Goldstein answered on Oct 15, 2018

You are lucky, because it records as a 0 point violation on your driving record. If you fight it, they can change it to the correct 5 point charge in court.

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Q: I am facing a dwi in ny. Montgomery county. I was in the process of moving to georgia. Will i be extradited back to ny

Zev Goldstein answered on Oct 14, 2018

If you don't show up for your case, the Court in Montgomery county will issue a warrant. You can re-post your question in the Georgia section to see if they will pick you up and send you back based on a NY warrant.

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Q: A school bus engaged it’s red lights while I was already passing it

I was driving in the left lane, the bus in the right. Traffic was moving slowly and I was not speeding. I was passing the bus when it’s red stop sign came out, it was not engaged before. And I did not see any yellow lights, a cop that was sitting in the turn lane behind me issued me a ticket. I... Read more »

Zev Goldstein answered on Oct 10, 2018

The police officer probably has a different version to the story: that the school bus extended it's lights before you reached the school bus. This sets up a "he said she said" situation. If plea deals are allowed in your court, try to plead down the 5 points.

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Q: I received a ticket for Disobeying Traffic Device. Do I have to go to court, if I plead guilty and pay online?

I received a ticket for Disobeying Traffic Device in NYC. The officer said something about the summons, which I didn't understand. Do I have to go to the court, if I plead guilty and pay the ticket online?

Zev Goldstein answered on Oct 10, 2018

No. You would only need to go to court, if you choose to fight the ticket without an attorney.

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Q: I have 4 points. I got 8 more today, same day I took point reduction class. Does my license still get suspended/revoked?

Zev Goldstein answered on Oct 7, 2018

Hello,

Did you receive the ticket or were you found guilty of the charge the same day you took the class? That is critical in determining whether the class will help.

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Q: My son was stopped for speeding. The officer got the color of the car wrong on the ticket. Is that enough for dismissal?

East Hampton Village. He said the car in from of him was the color stated on the ticket and was going much faster than he was, but wasn't stopped.

Zev Goldstein answered on Oct 3, 2018

Usually not. Where did he get the ticket?

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Q: Officer nevr served me a traffic ticket the clerk at the station handed it to me with the police report am I responsib

Ticket was running a stop sign causing an injury crash. I was never served by a police officer. The clerk handed it to me with the police report. Am I still legally responsible? Should I get an attorney?

Zev Goldstein answered on Sep 28, 2018

Was it a police clerk? Sounds like service to me.

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Q: I have to work during my court date - what should I do?

Zev Goldstein answered on Sep 21, 2018

Usually you can send an attorney to go for you, if it's just a traffic violation.

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Q: Caught going 86 in a 55 near bloomington, Indiana with a NY learners permit in a rental car. How keep it off my record?

Hi,

I live in New York and went for a vacation to Bloomington, Indiana. I was caught going 86 in a 55 with a NY learners permit(and INDIA driving license) in a rental car. What should I do? Is there a way to keep this off my driving record when I apply for the driving test to get the... Read more »

Zev Goldstein answered on Aug 29, 2018

As long as the charge isn't a crime in Indiana, the conviction won't affect you in NY. Just pay it, or get an attorney in Indiana to reduce it for you, if that is cost effective.

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Q: Is it better just to pay the ticket or contest it in court -

- I hear sometimes the officers don't show and then you get off paying.

Zev Goldstein answered on Aug 23, 2018

It is always better to fight. What Court is the ticket filed in?

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