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Q: Im 19 transferred my license to NY last week Ive been driving for 5 months and just got a ticket 69 in 55 what’ll happen

I’m 19 and I just transferred my license to NY last week and I had just got pulled for over my first time last night and got a ticket for going 69 in a 55. My previous license was in New Hampshire which doesn’t have permits. I got my license this January and I’ve only been driving for 5... View More

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein
answered on May 3, 2024

If you are on probation, a speeding conviction, even for 1 MPH over the limit, will result in a suspension. Fight the ticket.

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Q: I have a summons for an abandoned car but the car is moved and not abandoned. What can I do?

The car was parked on a public street and I have been traveling where I had no idea about the tickets or the abandoned car summons until today. I had the car towed and want to figure out a payment plan for the tickets. Is there a way to get the court summons removed along with a payment plan that... View More

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Q: I was driving a relatives car i had insured but registration had been revoked due to insurance lapse for 60 days

I was pulled over for multiple citations and need to go to court. If i pay 60 day fine for insurance lapse and show proof of insurance while i was driving, what will judge do

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Q: I received a citation for an insurance lapse but showed proof of insurance to cop will it affect my oath ceremony ?

He let me go with the citation no arrest or anything but my oath ceremony is on Friday. Can this get me denied ??

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answered on Apr 10, 2024

Based on the information you've provided, it's unlikely that a single citation for an insurance lapse will impact your ability to take the Oath of Allegiance and complete the naturalization process, as long as you have addressed the issue and can demonstrate continuous insurance coverage.... View More

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Q: If I was given a blank ticket does it still count in court?

A friend of mine was given a ticket for an “illegal left turn”. After the cop took her information they mentioned she had 15 days to respond but proceeded to give her a blank paper. Is that admissible in court?

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein
answered on Mar 14, 2024

Its not valid service. Check with the court whether anything is filed, if you can figure out where its filed.

Keep that blank paper and update your address with the NYS DMV.

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Q: If an officer of the law pull me over and detain me, would they have the authority to order me to get off my phone.

So say I get pulled over on my bike for say a minor traffic violation and I am texting someone on my phone then the officer comes up to me and states that I am detained and told me to put my phone down. Is that an lawful order that I have to follow.

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein
answered on Mar 3, 2024

I don't think you will catch a charge for resisting arrest or failure to obey a lawful order for not putting down your phone. I think you will catch a bunch of other charges as the cop gets annoyed at you being discourteous by engaging in a call while you are detained.

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Q: Do I need to signal from a private business parking lot onto a state route in NY? And if not is that a reason to be sto
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 18, 2024

A traffic ticket defense attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. Until you are able to consult with a traffic ticket attorney, the general rule in NYS is to use turn signals when changing lanes or turning. I'm not aware of any exceptions for private property. Good luck

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Q: Will wrong licence plate number on tickets help me get it dismissed?

I got 2 tickets in Woodbury, NY, one for going 63 in a 30 zone, and another for speeding unresponsible and prudent. But I noticed a totally wrong licence plate number on both ticket as well as on the supporting deposition.

Will that help with anything?

Michael Arbeit
Michael Arbeit
answered on Feb 7, 2024

Where are the tickets returnable at? If the license plate is off by a digit or two, that probably will not make much of a difference if the rest of the information on the ticket is correct. The cop gave you 2 separate speeding tickets? Call an attorney for a consult.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Traffic Tickets for New York on
Q: Hello, I got a ticket for no license, I am also an immigrant the papers doesn’t specify if I need to go to court
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answered on Jan 30, 2024

If you received a ticket for driving without a license, it's important to carefully review the ticket for any instructions or court date information. In many instances, traffic citations in the United States, including those for driving without a license, require a court appearance.... View More

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Q: I received two pending traffic tickets for a single incident. Is there anyway one can be dismissed without a hearing?

N/A

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein
answered on Jan 30, 2024

What are the tickets for? What was the incident? We need more information to give an answer to your question.

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Q: Do I have enough to fight this speeding ticket in court?

Driving 80 in a 55 on palisades in Rockland county. State cop pulled me over and stated he had me at 80 but saw me slow to 65 when I saw him and wrote the ticket for 65 in 55 zone. Ticket is charged based on Officers “direct observation” and speed verified by “pace.” Does pace mean he... View More

Howard E. Knispel
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answered on Jan 22, 2024

You will lose. If the zone is 55, going 56 is speeding. The fact that he gave you a break by writing only 65 is a gift to you. Office would testify to his experience and his observation is based on that. BTW, 25 mph over is a 6 point violation. 10 mph over is 3 points.

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Q: When stopped for a traffic violation can police detain me for failing to provide any ID? Any case law re: same?

After being stopped for a traffic violation (stop sign) a officer requested identification which was refused to be given. Officer stated that the driver can be held in custody until he was properly identified so that a traffic ticket could be issued. Eventually ID was given and the driver was... View More

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answered on Jan 11, 2024

In New York, when a police officer stops a driver for a traffic violation, the officer has the authority to request identification. This is to ensure that the driver can be properly identified for the purpose of issuing a traffic ticket. Refusing to provide identification can lead to further legal... View More

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Q: How long should a bus have yellows on before a stop?

Had a bus coming towards me in a 45 zone. At this time he was about 150ft away from me, he turned his yellows on like 30ft from his stop. And when he came to his stop I was like 20ft in front of him. He then waited for me to get right up to him to flip his reds.

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answered on Jan 4, 2024

The timing for when a bus activates its yellow warning lights before stopping varies depending on local laws and regulations. Generally, these lights are meant to alert motorists that the bus is preparing to stop to either pick up or drop off passengers.

In your situation, the bus...
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Q: what is the criteria for a traffic violation to be thrown out

i got a ticket for driving left of pavement marking and driving with only a permit. but on both tickets the year of the car, model of car and color and the expiring date of registration. will the judge dismiss it?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 31, 2023

The traffic ticket defense attorneys here would be most knowledgeable on this, but your question remains open for a week, and you probably have a short window in which to respond. In general, courts will usually correct small discrepancies in a ticket about vehicle details and move forward,... View More

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Q: I'm developing a mobile app for residential street parking in nyc and I need some legal advice about its function
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 23, 2023

This might be a difficult question to answer - that could be why it remains open. It's a little open-ended, instead of a specific issue, such as right-of-way in a traffic circle. Until you are able to consult with a traffic ticket attorney, another thing to keep in mind is the intellectual... View More

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Q: I have received a traffic ticket from Alexandria Town Court in NY. What steps should I take to handle this matter?

I am from Ontario.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Dec 21, 2023

In many jurisdictions, one of the reasons you hire a lawyer is for the lawyer to appear in court on your behalf so that you do not have to take off from work to appear in court. Also, if you want to mitigate the impact of the charges (whch you should) then you should hire a lawyer to represent you... View More

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Q: Will I face jail time

I got into an accident. I called the police and they tell me my drivers license is suspended due to an uninsured vehicle. I was not aware of this as I have an active insurance policy. I called the insurance company and they told me it was because of a two month gap I had in the middle of the year.... View More

Howard E. Knispel
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answered on Dec 13, 2023

It really depends on your history and the incident. Normally driving with a suspended license for the first time would not result in jail. You need to speak to an attorney.

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Q: Received a notice of DL suspension for violation 375-2A1 NO/INADEQUATE LIGHTS

I received a ticket for violation 375-2A1 NO/INADEQUATE LIGHTS in NY, Nassau County in June 2022. The officer told me if I fix the light within 24 hrs no fine payment is required and ticket will be closed. I fixed the light and went to a police station to confirm it is fixed and sing the paperwork.... View More

Howard E. Knispel
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Howard E. Knispel
answered on Dec 12, 2023

Your license was not suspended for the violation, but for failing to appear at the traffic agency. When you sent in your plea a date was likely given. You needed to appear at that date and resolve the violation. You can retain an attorney to appear for you and get the case restored and resolved.

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Q: NYS- How do I get these tickets dismissed? I recieved two traffic tickets for failure to notify DMV of address change.

I recieved two traffic tickets for failure to notify the DMV of change of address for my license and registration. My registration was a current mailing address, but it was a PO Box, not my residential address. I have since updated both to my proper residential address. However, I went to the court... View More

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answered on Nov 23, 2023

In New York State, handling traffic tickets for failure to notify the DMV of an address change can be managed by taking a few steps. Firstly, it's positive that you've already updated your address with the DMV. You should bring proof of this update, such as confirmation from the DMV, to... View More

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Q: I received a traffic ticket 1110-A 4 months ago.

I plead not guilty via mail. I was told I receive a letter of when my trial date is. I was told I was suppose to receive it 2 months ago. I've checked with my TPVA they said my trial was still in pending status. I was never given a supporting deposition when I requested it. Can I get my ticket... View More

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answered on Nov 20, 2023

In New York, if you have pleaded not guilty to a traffic ticket and are awaiting a trial date, there can be delays in the system, especially given the backlog in many courts. However, these delays do not automatically lead to a dismissal of your ticket. The lack of a supporting deposition, if you... View More

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