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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Estate Planning for New York on
Q: Was issued a speeding ticket while in city employee uniform & showed bandg. I work in the security deptmt of the MTA

Can I get the ticket dismissed as a city employee?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 23, 2020

It could be worth discussing in more detail with an experienced traffic ticket attorney. Overall, there is a high level of positive sentiment and appreciation toward public transportation employees because of the risks they face in providing all of us with vital services 24/7 and keeping the City... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Traffic Tickets for New York on
Q: I WANT TO KNOW DOES THE STATE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE ACT (SAP) CONTROL THE NY DMV TVB HEARING PROCEEDINGS?
Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Nov 15, 2020

It should, but good luck getting the TVB to follow it.

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for New York on
Q: Im doing thing in class about Kevin Harts drag race insident, what would you give Hart as a punishment and why?

How many years woud you have him serve?

Michael Arbeit
Michael Arbeit answered on Nov 12, 2020

What class are you doing this for and where.

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4 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for New York on
Q: I got a ticket by riding electric scooter and got hit by a car. Will you be able to help me?

I have a video car hit me. Police said I hit the car

Victor M. Feraru
Victor M. Feraru answered on Nov 10, 2020

Depending on the facts it sounds like you could have a very strong case. You'll want to consult with an attorney as soon as possible to go over the facts.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New York on
Q: 8 years ago, I was pulled over in my employer landscaping pickup( no trailer).Got 3 tickets !

8 years ago, I was pulled over in my employer landscaping pickup( no trailer). I was running late that morning and he surprised me with a vehicle I never drove before which was preloaded with equipment. My License was suspended for this got suspension lifted before paying fine .Pick up truck had... Read more »

Toshinori Isoai
Toshinori Isoai answered on Nov 6, 2020

Why did you get pulled over? None of the tickets is a moving-violation. Dirty license plate? You can fight the tickets if the original traffic stop is illegal (and you will need a lawyer for this).

If not fighting, explain respectfully, without "I'm the victim, this is not...
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New York on
Q: I received a speeding ticket but the officer did not put how fast I was going or the speed limit. Can it be dismissed?

In the violation part of the ticket it just says speeding over limit

Toshinori Isoai
Toshinori Isoai answered on Nov 5, 2020

It CAN be dismissed.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New York on
Q: Can a cop bring up a traffic violation that he did not write you a ticket for in court?

So I was on the highway and was pulled over for speeding and failure to use turn signals and for my tints. The cop did not give me a ticket for speeding and gave me a ticket for failure to use turn signals and tints. If i plead not guilty and go to court can he bring up the fact that I was speeding... Read more »

Toshinori Isoai
Toshinori Isoai answered on Nov 4, 2020

Signal violation (VTL 1163) is an independent violation. Unless you have also been charged with reckless driving (VTL 1212) or following too closely/tailgating (VTL 1129), etc, the fact of speeding itself will not be relevant to your signal violation.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI, Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for New York on
Q: I was stopped walking in June 30th 2017 ask to blow 0.00 at 2:30 am because the cop profiled me

My refusal warnings were read to me at 628am where I allegedly refused urine 4 hours after first test legal aid is telling me I don’t have a case call me please

Peter Wade Kolp
Peter Wade Kolp answered on Oct 29, 2020

If you were walking and were asked to blow for being intoxicated its different than driving.

Suspended License: Refusing a breathalyzer or chemical test in New York State can result in a 1-year license suspension. ... Civil Fine: Drivers face a fine of $500 for refusing to take a...
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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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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New York on
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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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New York on
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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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New York on
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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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New York on
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 »

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New York on
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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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New York on
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.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New York on
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.

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