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Q: I got a speeding ticket over a year ago. Have yet to hear back. Should I call them to get the status of the ticket?

Pled not guilty never received anything back in the mail. Could there be a warrant out for my arrest?

Colette Katz
Colette Katz answered on Aug 2, 2017

Go down to your local DMV to check for outstanding summonses or suspensions. If you are stopped by a police officer while suspended, you will be arrested.

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Q: How do I request a FOIL of DMV for an unreadable ticket that may be past the 15 day response time?

I have spent several days trying to find the ticket online and to reach a person by phone but have only managed to go from one phone tree to another

Colette Katz
Colette Katz answered on Jun 23, 2017

Go to court to secure both your hearing date and a copy of the ticket.

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Q: How do I respond to a ticket that is complete illegible? The copy is so faint that no information is readable
Colette Katz
Colette Katz answered on Jun 20, 2017

You can send a FOIL request to the police officer's precinct to request a good copy of the original summons.

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Q: My "passed red signal" violation is missing the registration expiration date on ticket, will it be dismissed?

There's quite a few things I'm confused about ( city of Lockport, NY) First, I will deny going thru red light, it was yellow. 2nd, I didn't get pulled over for almost a mile (at 30-33mph, and 2 more green traffic lights,that's a long time to wait to pull me over) 3rd, officer didn't ask for... Read more »

Colette Katz
Colette Katz answered on Jun 3, 2017

You have a lot of questions, all good ones.

1. Red light - 3 points. Fight it, but use an attorney who will be able to pull those issues you speak of -- no registration, irrelevant speeding question (unless you got a speeding summons), the delay in stopping you, etc. -- into a defense....
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Q: I was speeding 32mph than the speed limit and it was happened in October 2016 and my hearing date is in aug2017.

And much fine I have to pay on my hearing date

Colette Katz
Colette Katz answered on Jun 3, 2017

What was the speed limit? Where did you get the ticket?

First find tbese things out by reviewing your ticket, and then speak with a goid traffic attorney about defense. If you merely pay the ticket, the points won't go away. Instead, you'll have 8 points on your record.

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Q: Missing Town/City on a traffic Ticket considered incomplete?

Hi, I received a Traffic Ticket in NYC and on the ticket he did not describe in which City/Town/Village the offense happened. is this being considered incomplete ticket to be dismissed?

Colette Katz
Colette Katz answered on May 22, 2017

The lack of location is an important part of the prima facie case. If this is a DMV ticket, lok in the location box below the offense to see if street or Avenue numbers are written in. Even if there is no location whatsoever, though, I would recomend hiring an attorney to bolster your chances of... Read more »

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Q: i just received a notice from dmv (NY) that my license would be suspended if i didn't respond to a ticket from 2008.

can they still collect on it after all this time? i don't recall getting the ticket, and i should have responded, but it's been so long on a car i no longer have. the ticket was for inadequate lights.

Colette Katz
Colette Katz answered on May 16, 2017

Yes, you must answer the summons. If the ticket is indeed for adequate lights, it has no points. You can either fight it or pay for it.

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Q: I got 4 tickets. One for unlicensed driver, imprudent speed, turn signal vi, and registration vio. Can I go to jail ?

I'm 17 and I accidentally crashed my dads car. I don't have a license or permit. I didn't get arrested only the tickets. It's my first time getting in trouble. What could possibly happen at court?

Colette Katz
Colette Katz answered on May 10, 2017

First, retain counsel. Then find out if any of the tickets are criminal, as opposed to vehicle traffic law (violations, not crimes). Your attorney will know the difference and act accordingly. You will probably not be incarcerated.

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Q: I received a speeding ticket in Virginia, hopewell office for driving 85 in a 70 zone. I have a perfect driving record,

Perfect driving record from New York. Will I receive points on my license.? The fine is $251. Should I write a letter asking for a reduction?

Colette Katz
Colette Katz answered on Apr 26, 2017

This ticket may (depending on the court), be reducible. You should answer the ticket, preferably with the aid of legal counsel. Check online to find someone local who is familiar with the court. Such an attorney will have practice in getting the best outcome possible for people in your situation.

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Q: I got a speeding ticket for 64 in 25 in Manhattan with Italian license. Should I plead not guilty?

After 8 days the ticket isn't in the system yet.

Colette Katz
Colette Katz answered on Apr 12, 2017

You should always plead not guilty, especially since you are looking at an 8-point ticket.

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Q: I got a speeding ticket for a 48 in 30 in December but I got a new car and the court date is in April, what should I do?
Colette Katz
Colette Katz answered on Apr 26, 2017

You should certainly answer the ticket. In NY, you can always adjourn your case if the date is inconvenient for you. It's a 4-point ticket, so hiring an attorney is your best bet in terms of winning the case. Depending on where the ticket was given, you may be able to plead the ticket down to a... Read more »

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Q: I received a ticket for not signaling off highway which I did. The ticket Saids my car is tan when my car is gray

Can I beat this ticket off of that mistake? Don't wanna hire lawyer if I can't win

Colette Katz
Colette Katz answered on Apr 12, 2017

Usually, so long as the officer has the right information about you, the vehicle's license plate etc., you will be held responsible for the violation. Lawyer up.

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