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Q: Will wrong licence plate number on tickets help me get it dismissed?

I got 2 tickets in Woodbury, NY, one for going 63 in a 30 zone, and another for speeding unresponsible and prudent. But I noticed a totally wrong licence plate number on both ticket as well as on the supporting deposition.

Will that help with anything?

Michael Arbeit
Michael Arbeit
answered on Feb 7, 2024

Where are the tickets returnable at? If the license plate is off by a digit or two, that probably will not make much of a difference if the rest of the information on the ticket is correct. The cop gave you 2 separate speeding tickets? Call an attorney for a consult.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Traffic Tickets for New York on
Q: Hello, I got a ticket for no license, I am also an immigrant the papers doesn’t specify if I need to go to court
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answered on Jan 30, 2024

If you received a ticket for driving without a license, it's important to carefully review the ticket for any instructions or court date information. In many instances, traffic citations in the United States, including those for driving without a license, require a court appearance.... View More

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Q: Do I have enough to fight this speeding ticket in court?

Driving 80 in a 55 on palisades in Rockland county. State cop pulled me over and stated he had me at 80 but saw me slow to 65 when I saw him and wrote the ticket for 65 in 55 zone. Ticket is charged based on Officers “direct observation” and speed verified by “pace.” Does pace mean he... View More

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answered on Jan 22, 2024

You will lose. If the zone is 55, going 56 is speeding. The fact that he gave you a break by writing only 65 is a gift to you. Office would testify to his experience and his observation is based on that. BTW, 25 mph over is a 6 point violation. 10 mph over is 3 points.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Constitutional Law for New York on
Q: When stopped for a traffic violation can police detain me for failing to provide any ID? Any case law re: same?

After being stopped for a traffic violation (stop sign) a officer requested identification which was refused to be given. Officer stated that the driver can be held in custody until he was properly identified so that a traffic ticket could be issued. Eventually ID was given and the driver was... View More

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answered on Jan 11, 2024

In New York, when a police officer stops a driver for a traffic violation, the officer has the authority to request identification. This is to ensure that the driver can be properly identified for the purpose of issuing a traffic ticket. Refusing to provide identification can lead to further legal... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Municipal Law for New York on
Q: How long should a bus have yellows on before a stop?

Had a bus coming towards me in a 45 zone. At this time he was about 150ft away from me, he turned his yellows on like 30ft from his stop. And when he came to his stop I was like 20ft in front of him. He then waited for me to get right up to him to flip his reds.

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answered on Jan 4, 2024

The timing for when a bus activates its yellow warning lights before stopping varies depending on local laws and regulations. Generally, these lights are meant to alert motorists that the bus is preparing to stop to either pick up or drop off passengers.

In your situation, the bus...
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Q: what is the criteria for a traffic violation to be thrown out

i got a ticket for driving left of pavement marking and driving with only a permit. but on both tickets the year of the car, model of car and color and the expiring date of registration. will the judge dismiss it?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 31, 2023

The traffic ticket defense attorneys here would be most knowledgeable on this, but your question remains open for a week, and you probably have a short window in which to respond. In general, courts will usually correct small discrepancies in a ticket about vehicle details and move forward,... View More

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Q: I have received a traffic ticket from Alexandria Town Court in NY. What steps should I take to handle this matter?

I am from Ontario.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Dec 21, 2023

In many jurisdictions, one of the reasons you hire a lawyer is for the lawyer to appear in court on your behalf so that you do not have to take off from work to appear in court. Also, if you want to mitigate the impact of the charges (whch you should) then you should hire a lawyer to represent you... View More

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Q: Received a notice of DL suspension for violation 375-2A1 NO/INADEQUATE LIGHTS

I received a ticket for violation 375-2A1 NO/INADEQUATE LIGHTS in NY, Nassau County in June 2022. The officer told me if I fix the light within 24 hrs no fine payment is required and ticket will be closed. I fixed the light and went to a police station to confirm it is fixed and sing the paperwork.... View More

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answered on Dec 12, 2023

Your license was not suspended for the violation, but for failing to appear at the traffic agency. When you sent in your plea a date was likely given. You needed to appear at that date and resolve the violation. You can retain an attorney to appear for you and get the case restored and resolved.

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Q: NYS- How do I get these tickets dismissed? I recieved two traffic tickets for failure to notify DMV of address change.

I recieved two traffic tickets for failure to notify the DMV of change of address for my license and registration. My registration was a current mailing address, but it was a PO Box, not my residential address. I have since updated both to my proper residential address. However, I went to the court... View More

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answered on Nov 23, 2023

In New York State, handling traffic tickets for failure to notify the DMV of an address change can be managed by taking a few steps. Firstly, it's positive that you've already updated your address with the DMV. You should bring proof of this update, such as confirmation from the DMV, to... View More

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Q: I received a traffic ticket 1110-A 4 months ago.

I plead not guilty via mail. I was told I receive a letter of when my trial date is. I was told I was suppose to receive it 2 months ago. I've checked with my TPVA they said my trial was still in pending status. I was never given a supporting deposition when I requested it. Can I get my ticket... View More

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answered on Nov 20, 2023

In New York, if you have pleaded not guilty to a traffic ticket and are awaiting a trial date, there can be delays in the system, especially given the backlog in many courts. However, these delays do not automatically lead to a dismissal of your ticket. The lack of a supporting deposition, if you... View More

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Q: I recently got pulled over for lack of insurance in NY what are my options I just mailed in all the tickets non guilty

Otherwise I have a clean record I have some proof of have insurance previously

I want to get my CDL a or b and I’m trying to keep this off my record

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answered on Nov 19, 2023

In New York, if you've been pulled over for lack of insurance and have pled not guilty, the next step is to prepare for your court appearance. Since you have a clean record and some proof of previous insurance, these factors may work in your favor. It's important to gather all relevant... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Sexual Harassment for New York on
Q: I got a ticket for fare evasion in NYC but while I was getting ticket a man was jerking off to me and taking photos and

The cop ignored him. I was scared and a little tipsy so I started crying and the cop was like why are u crying it’s a ticket, I told him it was because of the man over there making me feel extremely uncomfortable (cop was recording me which I know was my friend describing what’s going on in it)... View More

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answered on Nov 8, 2023

In such a situation, while the presence of a more serious crime doesn't automatically nullify a lesser offense, the context of your emotional distress and the circumstances leading to your fare evasion ticket may be relevant in your defense.

It's important to document the...
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Q: Can I be tracked down if fare violation ticket has the right name but the wrong DOB, ID #, and no other information?

I received a yellow ticket for jumping the turnstile. In a panic, I provided a foreign fake identification with my correct name but false DOB (correct day and month but wrong year). The officer who issued the ticket did not write down any address, but he did write the ID # (which was also false).... View More

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answered on Nov 4, 2023

It is possible for authorities to connect the ticket to you despite the incorrect details, especially if you have a unique name. Law enforcement can use various data points to identify individuals, and partial matches, such as the correct name and birth date, might lead them to investigate further.... View More

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Q: Who do I contact for a plea about an unpaid ticket in upstate ny?

The tickets was issued in Coeysman County, Ravena, N.Y

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 28, 2023

This is something that a traffic ticket attorney could advise best on, but you're awaiting a response for a week, and it isn't clear if time is of the essence in your matter. At this point, one option is to reach out to traffic ticket attorneys if you continue to get no responses. In... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Gov & Administrative Law for New York on
Q: I lost my license ver 10 years (Suffolk County, NY). It was due to lapse of insurance, I missed the court date. Help..
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answered on Sep 6, 2023

First you need to make sure you clear up everything with the DMV, pay any fines and, if you need, turn in your plates. Once that is cleared up, you need to clear up your situation with the SCTPVA. You need to pay whatever default fines were assessed. Speak to a traffic attorney.

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New York on
Q: In New York, must a driver use a right turn signal when he is turning right in a right turn only lane?
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answered on Aug 21, 2023

In New York, it is generally required for a driver to use a right turn signal when turning right, even if they are in a designated right-turn-only lane. Using a turn signal helps indicate your intentions to other drivers and pedestrians, promoting safe and predictable driving behavior.

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Q: In New York, must a driver use a right turn signal when he is turning right in a right turn only lane?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 22, 2023

NYS DMV instructions are - " ...Always signal before you turn or change lanes. It is important that other highway users know your intentions. The law requires you to signal a turn or lane change with your turn lights or hand signals at least 100 feet (30 m) ahead."... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New York on
Q: In NY, should I take an offer to plea bargain: Change 1144A "Failed Due Care" to "1202(b)(2)

1202(b)(2) parked within 15 ft of fire hydrant adn hindered access of emergency vehicle

Thank you!

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answered on Aug 15, 2023

Yes. VTL 1144A is a 3 point violation. Points can raise your insurance, cause DMV assessments and, with enough, suspend your license. 1202(b)(2) is a parking ticket. This carries no points. The fine might be higher but, in the long run, not having points is a better deal.

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Q: I have received a traffic ticket from Alexandria Town Court in NY. What steps should I take to handle this matter?

I got a speeding ticket (15 miles/h above speed limit) and I plead not guilty. Subsequently, I received a letter requesting me to complete an online course, which I successfully completed. Now, I have received a Plea Reduction letter, which allows me to enter a guilty plea to the following charge:... View More

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answered on Aug 1, 2023

I am not sure why you were asked to take the course and got a fine if you pled not guilty. Regardless, the reduction is from a 4 point violation to a 0 point violation. No points is good. 4 points could result in a higher insurance rate, a DMV assessment and, if you accumulate 11 points, a... View More

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Q: Speeding ticket: Definite or Indefinite? Paperwork doesn’t say. Pay for fine/surcharge? Or pay termination fee? Or both?

This paper is one of the most unclear statements. For a reason, I’m sure.

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answered on Jul 31, 2023

Unless this speeding ticket aggregates more than 11 points on your license you need to send in a plea of eiother guilty or not guilty. If you plead guilty they court or agency (depends on the county or town) will send a bill for the fine. If you plead not guilty you will get a court date to... View More

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