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Q: I got an unregistered and uninspected motorcycle ticket in NY. The bike was insured though.

Shouldn’t the inspection be waived since it’s quarantine? Will registering the vehicle before showing up to court resolve this? What should I do?

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on May 27, 2020

Great question. The NYS DMV has announced that registrations will not expire during the lock down, but this does not mean that NYS permits driving a vehicle that was never registered.

The process in court depends heavily on which court the tickets are filed in.

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Q: I got cause at a traffic stop with my girls plates on my car. If convicted, what’s the worse case scenario?

(State-NYVTL 375 (2)(a)(3) (Civil?

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on May 21, 2020

Assuming you are writing the citation correctly "VTL 375-2(a)3" this is an equipment violation, for no/insufficient tail lamp. As long as you pay the ticket, the ticket will not affect your driving record.

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Q: I was issued a ticket for driving with a suspended license, but my license is valid

I was the passenger in a car where the driver license was suspended. I was instructed to get in the driver seat because my license was valid. I also received a ticket for oper/permit/lic reg art 7, which is also a misdemeanor. What does that ticket even mean? And would it be dismissed because my... Read more »

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on May 8, 2020

The ticket you received was for allowing a suspended driver to operate a vehicle for which you, apparently, had custody and control.

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Q: I got a ticket in a new stop sign in my town ? There are any lawns that can help me not paid the ticket

But there is not a white line ir a cross line for people to cross ?

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on May 6, 2020

A stop sign can have a white line it interacts with, but a stop sign does not need a white line to be valid. Take a look at the statute:

https://law.justia.com/codes/new-york/2015/vat/title-7/article-29/1172

1172. Stop signs and yield signs. (a) Except when directed to...
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Q: Hello, I got caught speeding at 97 MPH on a 55 MPH zone in yonkers. What is the best and worse case scenario with lawyer

?

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on May 4, 2020

This is an 11 point speeding ticket, which means your driver's license can be suspended for this ticket alone. An attorney can likely get get some of the points reduced, so your license does not get suspended.

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Q: Tickets from 2 years ago

I got a ticket 2 years ago in the bronx for texting and driving which is 5 points. Than a ticket 2 months later which I didnt plead guilty to for going 21 over the speed limit which is 5 points. My court date is in mid july if I get convicted would it automatically suspend my license. After this... Read more »

Michael Arbeit
Michael Arbeit answered on May 2, 2020

Take an online defensive driving course. It may help you depending on the exact date of the previous violations.

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Q: NYS Emergency Room Technician received a Red Light Violation in Nassau county for a Right Turn. Although My turn was not

perfect and an emergency vehicle was approaching in my rearview mirror. Can I challenge the Red light camera ticket, although the emergency vehicle was about 250 feet behind me?

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Apr 23, 2020

Can you challenge the ticket? Certainly. Are you saying that you yielded to the emergency vehicle? Was this ticket issued by a police officer, or a camera? Police issued red light tickets are worth 3 points.

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Q: Does intent play a role in an improper approach for a right turn violation?

Is intent a required element for an improper right turn violation (improper approach such as turn from middle lane? The law in NY (and other states) begins with "The

driver of a vehicle intending to turn at an intersection shall do so as

follows:

Does the police... Read more »

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Apr 19, 2020

You are quoting VTL 1160. Turn signals are required by VTL 1163, which does not include intent as an element.

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Q: I recieved an unregistered summons New York City

I received an unregistered summons in New York City from a New York State cop...This was actually written on a car I was loaned from a dealer.. A plate reader picked it up Cop told me the dealer's registration was expired upon review it was expired. I plead not guilty and that was a year ago... Read more »

Michael Arbeit
Michael Arbeit answered on Apr 16, 2020

Was that the only ticket that you received? If so, get a letter from the dealer that it was their vehicle and proof that the car was re-registered. You can have an attorney to represent you and you would not even have to appear.

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Q: Request to vacate a conviction on a speeding ticket approved. Will my driving license' still suspended?

I forgot about a speeding ticket which resulted in the suspension of my license. My record status is: Suspended.even though the letter I received from the Traffic Violations Division states that "Convictions are removed from your driving record". I don't know what to do because the... Read more »

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Apr 13, 2020

Hard to read the paper you have in your hand without seeing it. Most attorneys will read that letter for you for free, as part of your initial consultation. Send it over to someone by fax or email.

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Q: What do u think a speeding ticket of 82 in a 65 can result in

I got a ticket for driving 82 in a 65 with a permit but the officer did not gave me a ticket for that what do u think is the result of that

Howard E. Knispel
Howard E. Knispel answered on Apr 12, 2020

This depends on many factors. What county? Is this a first offense? You need to talk to a local attorney who handles traffic matters.

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Q: I have a traffic ticket with payment due on the 6th due to corona, the court is shut down until the 14th what do I do
Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Apr 2, 2020

The NY Governor has temporarily suspended all due dates. Please pay the fine once the court re-opens.

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Q: What laws and statutes govern NYC traffic violations (TVB) and their proceedings? Where do I find them?
Gregory Byrnes
Gregory Byrnes answered on Mar 24, 2020

Vehicle and Traffic Law, Penal Law, Alcoholic Beverage Control Law, Criminal Procedure. Also look at the court/administrative law judge jurisdictional rules.

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Q: Why don't NYC traffic tickets contain a sworn statement by the ticketing officer that he personally served the ticket?

Why don't NYC traffic tickets contain a sworn statement by the ticketing officer that he personally served the ticket? According to Section 150.40(2) of the CPL (NYS) "An appearance ticket, other than one issued for a traffic infraction relating to parking, must be served... Read more »

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Mar 24, 2020

The CPL doesn't apply to traffic tickets issued in NYC to the Traffic Violations Bureau. The case proceeds as a administrative proceeding.

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Q: What are the cell phone use and driving laws in New York, specifically the Long Island I-495 Highway? For each offense

Fine and suspension of liscence? 1st time offense, 2nd time etc?

Howard E. Knispel
Howard E. Knispel answered on Mar 17, 2020

The use of cell, phones and electronic devices is gfoverned by VTL 1225-c-2 and 1225 d(1). It is a five point violation (11 points suspends your license). If you have a probationary license or learners permit, those can be suspended. 2nd and 3rd offenses increase the fines and will make it less... Read more »

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Q: Paid my red light ticket but realize I was not in violation with dash cam as evidence

I recently was charged with red light violation in NY, Nassau County. I already paid the charge. However, I review my own dash cam and I found conflicting information. I was turning left with a turn signal on green while the straight signal is red. What can I do from here?

This is photo... Read more »

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Mar 15, 2020

Was this a police officer issued ticket, or a camera ticket?

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Q: I don't live where I received a citation.

I received a citation in NC...90 in a 70 and I live in NY. I can not pay online because 20mph over is a must appear. Is there anything I can do to not travel to NC and pay the fine?

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Mar 14, 2020

Try re-posting this question under NC, where a NC attorney will see it. Only NY attorneys will see the question posted here.

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Q: Can the law force siblings to care for their parents in Puerto Rico ,if the siblings don’t live in PUERTO RICO?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 7, 2020

This is something that an attorney who practices in Puerto Rico would know better than a New York attorney. You could repost under Puerto Rico (look for the link for other states), and one of the attorneys in that section could have better chances of seeing your question. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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Q: Hello, my partner paid off a vehicle and recieved 4 license supension notices in the mail for failing to answer summons.

The violations are all non-moving. We had a lemon vehicle and were unable to afford to fix it (the one he paid off). He went to the courthouse and recieved a new court date for all tickets. Does he risk jail time? We moved at the time of the violations and did not recieve anything in the mail. The... Read more »

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Mar 2, 2020

Depends on if he was charged with no registration/inspection, or a fictitious document. Please bring those documents into a lawyer for a free consultation.

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Q: I got a ticket in staten island.

I have rescheduled it twice already. How many times am i allowed to reschedule my court date?

Eli Moore
Eli Moore answered on Feb 27, 2020

You can try to reschedule a third time. It would be up to the Judge and you would have to post a $40 bond.

Most Judges will not reschedule if the ticket is more than 2 years old.

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