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Q: I live in DE,&in NY 1 NIGHT,got ticket for "notag light".Never gota not guilty option/court date? Suspended my DL . help

Zev Goldstein answered on Aug 4, 2019

When you recived the ticket you were required to plead guilty or not guilty by a certain date. (should have been somewhere on the ticket) you can call the court to figure out the next step to getting your license un-suspended, or you can hire an attorney to do that for you.

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Q: Insurance lapse for 1mo. Cited for operating w/o insurance, unreg vehicle, operate while reg susp and unlicensed

My registration was up to date and my license was valid, but my insurance lapse messed with them all and gave me four tickets, why?

Charles Oliver Wolff answered on Jul 22, 2019

When your insurance terminates (or lapses) the DMV automatically suspends/cancels your registration and plates, but not your driver's license. Reinstate your insurance (expect the rate to go up), renew your registration, get new plates, and take proof of all of that to court when you appear. You... Read more »

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Q: Can violations from 16 years ago effect my license or is there a statute in NYS?

Was recently pulled over with what I thought was an expired license (I live in Brooklyn and rarely drive, idiotic and lazy I know). They brought back tickets unpaid from 16 years ago and suspended my license. Is there a statute, and if I hire a lawyer is this something they could fight and knock... Read more »

Eli Moore answered on Jul 10, 2019

Sorry, there is no statute of limitations for traffic tickets. You must clear up all your old tickets and fines in order to lift the license suspension

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Q: have traffic court in Jan 2020 but moved to NJ, what should i do?

I have an upcoming traffic court date of January 2020, however i have recently moved to New Jersey. What should I do, don't I have to hand in my NY license within 60 days?

Eli Moore answered on Jul 9, 2019

You can apply for a New Jersey license even though you have a pending traffic ticket in New York.

I assume you have pleaded not guilty and have a hearing date next January. Until you either plead guilty or are found guilty after a hearing, this ticket will not show up anywhere.

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Q: I was given a ticket in Brooklyn and ticket says it was in the Bronx can it be dismissed?

Ticket was for holding an electronic device (GPS). Since the ticket said it was in the Bronx I have to go to the DMV there instead of Brooklyn. This was 2 years ago and now is my court date after all that time. Is there a possibility for dismissal?

Zev Goldstein answered on Jul 8, 2019

They are all part of the same administrative hearing system, so we do not think it will be dismissed for that reason.

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Q: I got pulled over for speeding but the cop didn't give me a speeding ticket I got a ticket for having more than one stat

License, its VTL 509-5 it's my first ticket or time getting pulled over how much would it cost for that if I plead guilty or do you think I could get it dismissed because it's a first time, I just turned 19 too.

Zev Goldstein answered on Jul 8, 2019

We need more information. Where was this charged filed? (what city/town/village?)

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Q: Does being out of state driver help me in anyway to plea not guilty for speeding ticket 1180D?

I am 25 years old with CA license with a clean record. Got pulled over for 91 mph in 65 mph on 7/4.

Zev Goldstein answered on Jul 7, 2019

One of the ways this hurts you is that you may not know that the max fine is $300, but there is also a mandatory $93 surcharge and $300 state fee. You probably want to fight this ticket.

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Q: My mom was unaware that she was uninsured for 8 months. Now geico is trying to back charge her $1200.

Geico says if she doesn’t pay, they will report her to the NY DMV where she will get fined and have her license revoked since her insurance was cancelled before she surrendered her plates. Her insurance was cancelled 10/2018, but her plates weren’t surrendered until 6/2019. She had called... Read more »

Zev Goldstein answered on Jun 30, 2019

This is difficult problem to untangle. There are probably a few more pieces to the puzzle. For instance, was she insured in CA? I can't understand this from your question. Even if she pays the fine, her license would be suspended in NY for around 9 months. Then the questions becomes whether she... Read more »

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Q: Can a police officer ticket me if he did not see me driving but was told by another officer that I was ?

Michael Arbeit answered on Jun 17, 2019

The officer that saw the alleged traffic infraction would have to sign a supporting deposition saying so. If there was a trial, the officer who witnessed the infraction would have to testify. If the government just brought in the cop that wrote the ticket, but did not observe the violation, his... Read more »

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Q: Can I be ticketed for driving a uninsured and unregistered vehicle in a old navy parking lot in New York State ?

Police were siting and waiting for me to leave the parking lot for hours

Zev Goldstein answered on Jun 17, 2019

You are not allowed to drive a vehicle in a public store parking lot without a license, registration and insurance.

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Q: Having issue with speeding in my neighborhood. No sidewalks. Kids ride bikes in road and local residents speed past kid.

Wondering of rights as resident. Called town and being told keep kids out of road. Not addressing the law breaking of residents. Put slow down structure at foot of driveway. What else can I do to stop a child from being killed. What are the children's rights.

Peter N. Munsing answered on May 23, 2019

Petition the local city council or whatever form of government you have for placement of a speed limit sign etc. However kids should not be riding bikes on roadways unless they are fully competent, have helmets on etc. We lived on a road like that and that's one of the reasons we moved--no way... Read more »

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Q: I have only a learners permit. Im from NY but I got a speeding ticket in kentuckywhile taking turns driving a rental car

What could happen and what do I need to do

Zev Goldstein answered on May 9, 2019

A speeding ticket in the state of Kentucky will not suspend your driver's license in NY, as long as you comply with Kentucky. (don't ignore the ticket)

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Q: got ticket going 55 in 35, and another going 75 in 55 a month later. court reduced 1st ticket to lower speed at 2 points

2nd ticket court date should be sometime in July/August. Do I take defensive driving course now or after 2nd ticket court date?

Zev Goldstein answered on May 8, 2019

You can take the course right after you get the ticket. The conviction date has nothing to do with it.

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Q: MY BROTHER IN LAW FOUND OUT HE HAVE A TRAFFIC TICKET 21 YEARS AGO HOW HE CAN PAY THE TICKET AND TO WHO HE PAY ADVICE

HE WANT TO PUT HES INSURANCE IN HIS NAME BUT HE DIDN'T KNOW

THAT HE HAVE A TICKET 21 YEARS AGO NEED HELP.

Zev Goldstein answered on May 3, 2019

If he is not able to get a NY driver's license, or insurance, we can get a copy of his driving record here:

https://dmv.ny.gov/dmv-records/get-my-own-driving-record-abstract.

This should show where the suspension is from. He can then follow up directly with the Court or agency.

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Q: NYS 37530 - Driver View Obstructed. I dont know wether to plead guilty or not?

Zev Goldstein answered on Apr 23, 2019

This is a zero point violation. Unless the ticket was given in consequence of an accident, go ahead and plead guilty.

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Q: Driving without license and inspection tickets from 2 years ago. Never went to court. Will I get in trouble if I go now?

I sent in not guilty plea but never heard back. I remembered the tickets recently and want to pay for them. They suspended my permit. What kind of trouble will I get in.

Michael Arbeit answered on Apr 18, 2019

You should consult with an attorney in regard to this matter for proper representation. And, do NOT drive at all until this matter is resolved.

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Q: Taxi medallion broker refuses to cancel insurance on my car and I can't add insurance onto my car from second broker.

I was leasing a yellow taxi medallion from a broker. The car title is under my name and financed by Toyota. The insurance is under the name of the medallion owner. The medallion got repossessed by the bank. My car has been sitting for over 3 weeks and the broker has not put the medallion back on... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Apr 15, 2019

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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 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 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 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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