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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New York on
Q: Should I fight a speeding ticket if the confidential info section & other info is wrong?

I got pulled over by an unmarked PA State Trooper (the ticket says he was in a marked vehicle). He verbally told me I was going 64 in a 55, then issued me a ticket for 60 in a 55 to "do me a favor" since I otherwise have a clean driving record. In the confidential info section, he tries... Read more »

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Brian Berkowitz answered on Sep 7, 2021

Thank you for your question. From the facts listed, it appears that you received a ticket in Pennsylvania and asked your question in an area for New York Speeding and Traffic Ticket Attorneys. With regard to whether or not you should fight the ticket, it would be a good idea to first reach out to... Read more »

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Q: I am getting a plea bargain application with the original charge of speeding 1180D and the reduced charge of 1110 A

I am getting a plea bargain application with the original charge of speeding 1180D and the reduced charge of 1110 A Disobeying Tfc Device. Should I accept it or decline it?

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Brian Berkowitz answered on Aug 24, 2021

Thank you for your question. Whether or not a reduction from a Speeding Ticket to a lesser charge is a good deal or not can depend on many factors, including the facts of the case, the speed you are alleged to have been driving, your driving record and the jurisdiction in which you received the... Read more »

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Q: ticket and pleaded guilty online, received a zoom date with prosecutor and miss the date. Is my license suspended?

Date was 8:11/21. Ticket was for entering the hov where u should exit

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Brian Berkowitz answered on Aug 14, 2021

Thank you for your question. Generally, when you miss a court date (in NY) for a traffic ticket, the court can either give you the opportunity for another court date or notify NYS DMV that you failed to appear and request that they suspend your New York driving privileges. NYS DMV will then send... Read more »

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Q: My sister got caught shoplifting an item from JCPENNY (NY) $60. She doesn’t live in the USA & is a minor.

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My sister got caught shoplifting an item from JCPENNY (NY) $60. I got called to pick her up. She is not from The USA she was here on vacation. Item was recovered. They gave me a copy civil demand letter and a trespass letter saying she can only come with an adult.... Read more »

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Brian Berkowitz answered on Aug 4, 2021

Thank you for your question. Regardless of your sister's age, the fact that she is accused of committing a crime can be problematic, especially if she is not a U.S. Citizen. While these forums are good for general inquiries, the best advice I can give you is to speak with an attorney who is... Read more »

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Q: My drivers license was suspended due to lapse of insurance but my name was never on the registration or the insurance
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Brian Berkowitz answered on Jul 28, 2021

Thank you for your question. The first thing you should do, is contact NYS DMV and ask them what, specifically is causing this revocation, if you do not have a vehicle registered to you. Additionally, please keep in mind, that if a driver receives a ticket for No Insurance and pleads guilty or is... Read more »

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Q: I Failed to stop at stop sign. Ticket has a court date on it, cop says it’s not mandatory, just wanted to be sure.

This is the second ticket since May. I will plead guilty because I don’t want to go to court. I just wanna make sure when I do that I don’t have to show up for my court appearance.

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Brian Berkowitz answered on Jul 23, 2021

Thank you for your question. In most cases, the date on a traffic ticket in New York (assuming you are not charged with a misdemeanor under the Vehicle and Traffic Law) is the date by which you have to answer the ticket (enter a plea) and a personal court appearance is usually not necessary at... Read more »

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Q: If I was in court for a ticket in Jan 2018 why am I being notified to pay an outstanding balance now in July 2”21?

I was pulled over for speeding in October 2017 I pledguilty in January 2018 completed online driving school and paid appropriate fine. I just received a letter in the mail from the court saying that I still owe a balance for the ticket that I pled guilty to in Jan 2018. I’ve not received any... Read more »

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Brian Berkowitz answered on Jul 16, 2021

Thank you for your question. Is it possible that the notice you received was from the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles and not from the court where your ticket was handled? While your question seems to indicate that you do not have any other points on your license, it may be helpful to... Read more »

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Q: I have a ticket that was handle by a lawyer and resulted in a dismissal but later found out there is a suspension record

Record shows FAILURE TO POST BOND. Anything I can do to get that record removed?

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Brian Berkowitz answered on Jul 16, 2021

Thank you for your question. The first thing I would recommend is that you contact the attorney who handled the ticket (and got it dismissed) for you and see if he/she can explain or look into the cause of the suspension.

Additionally, if you haven’t looked at a recent copy of your...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New York on
Q: Question about ACD for petit larceny

I received an ACD for petit larceny back around the end of 2019 / beginning of 2020. Along with the usual "don't get arrested again" bit, part of the deal was to complete 20 hours of community service but for reasons including the unexpected arrival of the pandemic, I was unable to... Read more »

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Brian Berkowitz answered on Jul 16, 2021

Thank you for your question. This is not something you want to have hanging over your head and if possible, you should reach out to the attorney who originally handled your case to see what, if anything they can do to help you and answer your questions. If you are unable or unwilling to contact... Read more »

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