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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New York on
Q: Can a cop search my vehicle over speeding ticket and suspended licence

When I asked about it he said he would handcuff me and tow the vehicle I was polite and just wanted to know my rights. I live in ny

Toshinori Isoai
Toshinori Isoai answered on Oct 23, 2020

The answer depends on the facts and circumstances of your case. Generally, a traffic stop/violation itself does not suffice for the officer to search your vehicle.

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Q: I was driving home from work on the I90, 10/22/20 I was doing 80mph in a 65mph zone and issued a ticket.

The ticket was issued in the town of Brant NY. I was in the left lane overtaking a vehicle in the right.

1) The trooper that issued the ticket set a date for 6 days from the issue date.

Is that allowed?

2) The NYS trooper was not wearing a mask while approaching the... Read more »

Toshinori Isoai
Toshinori Isoai answered on Oct 23, 2020

1) Yes.

2) They are suppose to wear masks for certain exceptions. However, the officer's non-compliance will not help you as a defense for the speeding charge.

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Q: Questions regarding ticket-(speed in zone, failed to use designated lane)

Hello,

I travelled to Newyork for vacation and got two tickets Avoca Town(speed in zone,failed to use designated lane). I was overtaking a car using the right lane(2 lane freeway) and so the speed was also a little above the limit . It's interrelated but I got two tickets. Kindly help... Read more »

Howard E. Knispel
Howard E. Knispel answered on Oct 20, 2020

First, 20 miles over the speed limit is more than "a little" above the limit. You list Manhatten as the place, but I do not believe there is any 65 mph zone in Manh. The place you got the ticket is important because NY handles tickets differently in different counties and towns. In some... Read more »

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Q: Got a speedingticket this morning but I'm switchingmy license to Connecticut in 2 weeks do I need to go to court

I got the speeding ticket in weschester county. There's a court date on it. Do I need to go and what should I do, plead guilty or not guilty? Since i'm switching my license to Connecticut in a couple weeks will it affect it? Also will points get transfered over?

Victor M. Feraru
Victor M. Feraru answered on Oct 20, 2020

So if I were you I’d just hire an attorney (my office and others here handle them). Allow an attorney to defend the ticket and or negotiate it down to some kind of infraction to minimize or eliminate any points. The points will follow you so it’s the worst thing to do to plead guilty. Feel... Read more »

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Q: See below,not enough space in here

In Staten island NY, parked my car at the very end of a bus stop (50 ft from 1st sign) came back to my car and had a Ticket, I noticed a pole to the right of me with a missing sign, there were a line of cars directly behind me, I googled the street and it showed that once there was a bus stop sign... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 19, 2020

You make a valid point with a missing sign, and you provided photos as proof. It could sometimes be difficult to predict exactly how the City will rule, but it looks like you did everything in your power to present a persuasive case. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New York on
Q: If a nys trooper says it gave me a deposition at the scene and i didn't get one is it grounds for the tickets being dism
Howard E. Knispel
Howard E. Knispel answered on Oct 16, 2020

Not having a supporting deposition is not grounds for dismissal. You can request one when you send in your not guilty plea. Often, a supporting deposition is the second page of the ticket, sometimes even attached to it. You could try to use the fact that the trooper said it was there but... Read more »

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Q: What should I do about trying to get a speeding ticket reduced and the points on my license reduced? In NY state.

I was pulled over in a 30 MPH zone and the cop said he got me at 61 MPH. I wasn't looking at my radar but from my peripheral vision, I don't believe I was going over 60. I know that in NY that one more MPH is a much larger fine, the cop was trying to bump my ticket up to the next level. I... Read more »

Victor M. Feraru
Victor M. Feraru answered on Oct 5, 2020

Seriously consider retaining an attorney to negotiate your ticket down to an infraction of some kind. Generally the attorney will appear before for you. Feel free to call my office (or anyone here who handles these matters) and don’t worry too too much! That’s what we are here to do. To take... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for New York on
Q: I need help with this situation immediately

my brother used my information when he was pulled over during a traffic stop and entered a guilty plea for the tickets he received he's now incarcerated and I'm just now finding out about this situation and I just received a ticket in the amount of $776 saying I have to pay it by 10/27 I... Read more »

Victor M. Feraru
Victor M. Feraru answered on Oct 5, 2020

My office routinely handles these types of matters. As do a great many here. Feel free to reach out to my office, or any others that you see on this website. This can be fixed.

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Q: In NY, I received a minor ticket for avoiding a traffic light in August 2019 (VTL 1225). Immediately mailed not guilty.

I only got a response from the court over 1 year and 2 months later. Is the ticket still valid if the court takes that long to respond?

Howard E. Knispel
Howard E. Knispel answered on Oct 1, 2020

Yes. Traffic tickets, in some counties, can take many months (or even years) to get a court date.

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Q: I can't find any provision or instructions for filing Discovery Motions for traffic violations (VTL 1128, VTL 1180) Why?

Would I be correct is saying that if I request discovery from the Prosecutor/State Police Officer and they do not provide me with what I ask, they subsequently would not be allowed to present the previously requested evidence in court?

Victor M. Feraru
Victor M. Feraru answered on Sep 14, 2020

I think you mean if you request a supporting deposition. Sometimes it's already on the ticket. You're well advised to have an attorney handle this matter for you. I know it may seem funny coming from an attorney. However, very often those prosecuting traffic tickets will negotiate... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Traffic Tickets for New York on
Q: I got a ticket for having an open can of alcoholic beverage what do I do?

Do I need a lawyer or just pay the fee?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 9, 2020

What do you do? Reach out to an attorney for a quick consult. Many attorneys would offer you a free initial consult to outline your options and their fees. You could locate attorneys in or near the county where this happened in the Find-a-Lawyer tab above, or you could search independently online.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New York on
Q: Can I get a statement of correction of equipment defect in New Jersey if I got a uniform traffic ticket in New York?

I have a New Jersey license plate and driver's license and I received a uniform traffic ticket a few days back in upstate New York for one of my headlights not functioning. I was told by the police officer that I will have no penalties or points if I can have my headlight bulb replaced and... Read more »

Victor M. Feraru
Victor M. Feraru answered on Sep 7, 2020

Have you considered retaining an attorney in NY to handle this for you? My office routinely handles these types of situations to save folks from the headaches of dealing with this.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for New York on
Q: Is this justifiable reasoning for pulling over in onondaga county? I don't see how this actually obstructs my view.

Here is the statement off my ticket from the office of course doesn't state he was following me just looking for a reason to pull me over.

On the above date and time which is 06/09/2019 The driver/defendant was observed travelling east on kirkville road near kinne street with a tree... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 7, 2020

Air fresheners have resulted in obstructed view stops. You could reach out to attorneys on this site or ones you find on your own to discuss in greater detail. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Immigration Law and Traffic Tickets for New York on
Q: Can a traffic related misdemeanor effect my US citizenship application process? I have green card & take final test soon

I’m a green card holder and have my final citizenship interview this month. The misdemeanor was from driving with an expired drivers license and getting rear ended (I’m not at fault for accident), but the officer said if I can renew my license before my court date, it should be able to be... Read more »

Victor M. Feraru
Victor M. Feraru answered on Sep 7, 2020

There's no way of telling whether or not the misdemeanor will effect your immigration status without more details. Also, as far as renewing your license, it's rather straightforward now (make an appointment, or do it online). Consult with a law office who will try to get the ticket... Read more »

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Q: i got a ticket for open container alcohol consumption section 12271. how to remove charges and avoid jail time.
Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Aug 23, 2020

Jail time is probably not on the table. Where did you receive this ticket?

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New York on
Q: I just received 2 tickets for going 92 in a 55 and using no turn signal I’m in a tough financial spot rn so idk what do

This is my second time getting pulled over ever and the first time was for a headlight, I’m 18 years old and about to go to SUNY Plattsburgh he caught me on radar going 92 but when I looked at the speedometer it said 79 do u think I should plead guilty or not?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 20, 2020

Your post remains open for three weeks. You may have resolved the matter by now. But if you haven't, traffic ticket attorneys do charge for their appearances, but if you reached out to them to briefly discuss, many do offer free initial consults. In light of the financial situation, if you... Read more »

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Q: Speeding ticket on the parkway going 60 in a 35 but I’m sure I was not there was also no traffic and 1 car

I also know that it depends on the angle of the gun and that they are not very accurate this officer was also telling me that it would be very easy to get out of it He was not very professional I tried asking what I did before providing my id but he wouldn’t tell me until I did and after he came... Read more »

Stuart Austin
Stuart Austin answered on Aug 9, 2020

What county was the ticket issued and returnable? are you looking to plea bargain the ticket or to fight it? Did he use a laser or radar or pace the vehicle or simply observation?

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Q: I got a ticket for unsafe backing up going 5 miles an hour and struck an object. Should I explain in court or just pay?

I intend to plead guilty but wanted to explain how this happened. I was in a small convenience store parking lot and someone parked very close to me. I was trying to navigate around him and when I turned the wheel, I backed into an old gas pump. I did no damage to my car, but when I hit the... Read more »

Eli Moore
Eli Moore answered on Jul 28, 2020

You should plead not guilty and request a conference where you can try to get a reduction to a non-moving, no point violation.

Unsafe Backing is a 2 point violation

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New York on
Q: I have unpaid traffic tickets from over 20 years ago, I don't have the money to pay these all right now, I am in NY.

What can I do to be able to get a drivers license? Thank you

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Jul 27, 2020

The DMV will not give you a license if you have a single unpaid ticket. Pay attention to 2019 Bill Text NY A.B. 7463 which may eliminate this law.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New York on
Q: are school speed cameras in effect when schools are closed
Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Jul 26, 2020

Yes they are, and the lowered speed limits are still in effect in most places.

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