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Q: im a NJ driver and resident i got pulled over in NYC for not wearing a seat belt do i get points in NJ license?
Toshinori Isoai
Toshinori Isoai answered on Oct 24, 2021

Seatbelt offense can be tricky. It's likely that you get 2 points assessed on your NJ license for the seatbelt offense in NY even though you can get assessed more points if a NY driver in NYS depending on the ages of the parties involved in the offense.

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Q: Can you get a ticket thrown out if they put the wrong license plates and your name isn’t on the ticket ?

I got a ticket for registration and inspection being expired. But the license plate number on the ticket is my old license plate from years ago. I don’t know how they got those plate numbers because it hasnt been my license plates for years. It’s not on my registration ticket. No I wasn’t... Read more »

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Oct 17, 2021

So the ticket was issued to the car for being parked on the street? Could be the cop ran the vin number.

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Q: I was on the phone with doctor while driving. My phone fell from clip attached to dashboard while talking hands free.

I picked up phone and continued talking, then officer pulled me over and gave me a ticket. If I bring a doctors note will judge still make me pay fine?

Howard E. Knispel
Howard E. Knispel answered on Oct 5, 2021

Yes, you will have to pay a fine but you can see if it can be reduced. A cell phone violation is 5 points on your license.

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Q: Can i get issued a summon for not wearing a helmet riding my bicycle?
Howard E. Knispel
Howard E. Knispel answered on Sep 22, 2021

New York State law requires the wearing of a helmet whiole riding a bicycle. You can get a summons for not wearing one.

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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 »

Brian Berkowitz
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: Is it illegal to drive an automatic car with a broken left toe and orthopedic boot in New York and New Jersey?
Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Sep 6, 2021

In New York, if a police officer files a report that you are physically unable to drive, the DMV will start an administrative proceeding to revoke your license.

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Q: My vehicle was towed yesterday moving it from deal in Tennessee to a shop in Buffalo New York because of a registration
Toshinori Isoai
Toshinori Isoai answered on Aug 31, 2021

I do not see a question here. We need more detailed descriptions of the issue.

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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?

Brian Berkowitz
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

Howard E. Knispel
Howard E. Knispel answered on Aug 13, 2021

Your license would not be suspended yet. You might be able to get the case restored by contacting the Traffic Agency or you may need to do it by motion. Contact an attorney to see what your situation is.

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Q: How do I find out how much a ticket will be for code violation 1202-b2 in brewster NY

Last year I was given a speeding ticket in Brewster NY on interstate 84. The cop said that I was doing 84 in a 65. I was actually do 74 in a 65 I had my cruise control on. I plead not guilty. I just got a letter saying the are dropping do to a parking violation. But I have no Idea what the cost... Read more »

Toshinori Isoai
Toshinori Isoai answered on Aug 9, 2021

The 1202 subsection you cited has the fine range of $0 to $400, 0-15 days in Jail and $25 surcharge (on top of the fine). The judge has the discretion to determine the amount.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for New York on
Q: Hello, if I am pulling out from stop sign to a main road with "two-way left turn" to turn left.

Where do I have to turn? To the "two-way left turn lane" or normal lane? New York State

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 7, 2021

Below, I've pasted a link to the NYS DMV page that outlines a number of different left turn scenarios. The resource covers left turns from one-way to one-way, one-way to two-way, two-way to two-way, two-way to one-way, and two-way to four-lane highway. I hope it helps. Good luck

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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
Toshinori Isoai
Toshinori Isoai answered on Jul 27, 2021

I recommend you check if you have previously owned a vehicle, contact the DMV for details and review your NY abstract (which can be obtained online instantly).

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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.

Howard E. Knispel
Howard E. Knispel answered on Jul 23, 2021

If you send in your ticket with a guilty plea you do not need to go to court.

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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 »

Brian Berkowitz
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?

Brian Berkowitz
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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Q: Would I lose my driving privileges or just get fined?

This is my first time getting a ticket. Had two of my sons 16&17 up on the roof, told them to knock it off and when they were bout to go down, cops pulled us over. Should I fight for a trial or just plead guilty? If I do, will I lose my driving privileges?

Howard E. Knispel
Howard E. Knispel answered on Jun 8, 2021

Honestly, you are lucky if you are not charged with child neglect. Never plead guilty. Get yourself a good lawyer.

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Q: I received an obedience to traffic-control devices for speeding in PA when im a licensed driver in NY. Points, record?

The officer said that It would not effect my record but I haven't found anything online confirming that so if you can please help me and answer my question that would be great. If I get this on my record I am going to lose a scholarship I earned and although it is fully deserved I need to know... Read more »

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on May 31, 2021

PA points are not recorded on a regular NY license.

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Q: I have a NY drivers license and I got a ticket for careless driving in new Jersey. Any points?
Toshinori Isoai
Toshinori Isoai answered on May 14, 2021

Generally no. Other factors may change the answer (any fatality invovled, Class A endorcement or not, etc). Careless driving summons are among the frequently issued tickets in NJ just like reckless driving ones in NY.

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Q: I don’t have enough money for a paid lawyer and I need it, what can i do ?
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Apr 22, 2021

You posted in traffic tickets---assuming you are seeking a lawyer for representation of a traffic ticket, then you would have to convince a lawyer to represent you as you have no constitutional right to a lawyer for a traffic ticket. On the other hand, if you are charged with a crime (misdemeanor... Read more »

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Q: Hey I have gotten a no insurance and no registration ticket but the car wasn’t mines what can I tell the judge ?
Howard E. Knispel
Howard E. Knispel answered on Apr 22, 2021

While it sounds unfair, the law requires drivers to know that the vehicle they are driving is properly registered and insured. You can argue that it was not your vehicle, but you may be held responsible for driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle.

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