New York Traffic Tickets Questions & Answers

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?

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New York on
Answered on Jan 6, 2019
Eli Moore's answer
You can handle the matter yourself. However, you are facing 3 points if found guilty. If you have an attorney appear on your behalf you do not need to go to court. An experienced traffic attorney might be able to reduce the ticket to a non-moving, no points violation. An attorney might even be able to get the ticket dismissed on a technicality.

Q: I was pulled over in nys last night for speeding and marijuana possession

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Criminal Law for New York on
Answered on Dec 27, 2018
Zev Goldstein's answer
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. However, it's hard to see how much that will help you for the marijuana possession charge.

Q: I keep going to court for a traffic ticket, in which no D.A. ever shows up. What can i do?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New York on
Answered on Dec 9, 2018
Zev Goldstein's answer
If the other side does't show up when scheduled, ask the judge to dismiss.

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

4 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New York on
Answered on Dec 4, 2018
Christopher N. Luhn's answer
You are responsible for and expected to travel at the speed that is posted and that applies to the roadway you are on.

Q: If my friend runs a red light but is driving my truck, is it possible for them to suspend my license?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New York on
Answered on Nov 20, 2018
Eli Moore's answer
If you are referring to a red light camera ticket, (that one receives by mail) then you are liable for the ticket as the registered owner of the vehicle. If the ticket remains unpaid you could face license or registration suspension.

If the driver of the truck was stopped running a red light and given a ticket on the scene, then he is solely responsible.

Q: I got two traffic tickets for the same offense but one is double the cost of the other. How do I fight this?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New York on
Answered on Oct 29, 2018
Zev Goldstein's answer
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.

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

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New York on
Answered on Oct 17, 2018
Zev Goldstein's answer
Hi,

Yes you can, we have had such cases. If you need assistance please contact us.

Zev

Q: What is the traffic law against hitting a stationary object

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New York on
Answered on Oct 15, 2018
Zev Goldstein's answer
Are you asking if it is a violation to hit another car intentionally? See New York Penal Law 145 "Criminal Mischief."

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New York on
Answered on Oct 15, 2018
Zev Goldstein's answer
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.

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

3 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for New York on
Answered on Oct 14, 2018
Samuel C. Breslin's answer
You likely will not be extradited, however there will be a warrant issued, and if you’re stopped by police in any other state you could be arrested and held. If you don’t resolve the DWI, it is going to follow you around and create more problems than it’s worth. I recommend handling it sooner rather than later.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New York on
Answered on Oct 10, 2018
Zev Goldstein's answer
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.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New York on
Answered on Oct 10, 2018
Zev Goldstein's answer
No. You would only need to go to court, if you choose to fight the ticket without an attorney.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New York on
Answered on Oct 7, 2018
Zev Goldstein's answer
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.

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

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New York on
Answered on Sep 28, 2018
Aubrey Claudius Galloway's answer
1. It depends on the circumstances - I or any other criminal attorney can give you an answer on this - just call for a free consult - text - consult to 914-912-1555 and myself or my traffic guy Michael Palumbo will get back to you; 2. You definitely need to speak to someone (I will speak to you free) and will likely need a lawyer to make a motion to quash the charge (which depending on the lawyer will cost between $350 and $1000

Best

Aubrey

AG3LAW.COM

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

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New York on
Answered on Sep 21, 2018
Michael Arbeit's answer
If it is a traffic ticket, you can hire an attorney to go and you do not have to appear. If it's a criminal matter, you must appear. Any questions, call me at (516) 766-1878. -Mike.

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?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New York on
Answered on Aug 29, 2018
Zev Goldstein's answer
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.

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

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New York on
Answered on Aug 23, 2018
Zev Goldstein's answer
It is always better to fight. What Court is the ticket filed in?

Q: Yesterday I received a ticket for 45 mph over the speed limit on the meadow brook parkway I also have 4 other speeding

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New York on
Answered on Aug 10, 2018
Michael Arbeit's answer
Call an experienced attorney immediately to discuss this matter. You have 4 other speeding tickets pending right now?

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