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Q: I have multiple tickets from “accused “ car chase but was not caught and only proof was an officer claiming she “saw” me

It was dark night and was never caught and home in bed when they brought me to station to “pick up my wallet “ my girlfriend had reported the car stolen and I was home in bed. They questioned us both and neither admitted or confessed. They let us go and didn’t even arraign me or anything. All... Read more »

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein
answered on Jan 19, 2022

This question was posted to "traffic tickets". Try reposting it to "criminal defense".

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Q: Can I get a plea deal if I was speeding 91 in a 50. 11 points pending, but a clean record the last 2 years in NYC.

I have a court case where I was "speeding 41 over" which is the exact amount for automatic suspension. Officer pulled me over and was immediately annoyed about a sticker on my windshield. He told me to take it off my windshield and to never put it on even though it was from a PBA... Read more »

Toshinori Isoai
Toshinori Isoai
answered on Jan 4, 2022

Sorry for the situation. If you received the speeding ticket in NYC and that's the only ticket you got, then your case will be heard in the place called "Traffic Violations Bureau (TVB)" which looks like another court but it's actually an administrative "agency" run by... Read more »

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Q: NYS -speeding ticket was brought down to lower issue. Due to COVID, I can mail in my plea, should I guilty or go trial

I got ticket speeding in work zone with 6 points. Now I have received info back and they are offering to lower it to parking in front of fire hydrant and 0 points. Do I say guilty and accept or say innocent and wait for court date? They sent plea via mail due to COVID pandemic.

Toshinori Isoai
Toshinori Isoai
answered on Jan 1, 2022

It depends on your situation. Do you have a valid defense such as you were not the operator? Assuming that the speeding charge (6 points) is valid (meaning that the officer has proper training to assess your speed visually, etc) and you are likely to lose the case, then taking the plea offer may... Read more »

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Q: Pulled a NYS DL Abstract and found a FTA Summons on the file from 2003. And My Driving Privileges are suspended.

I was on active duty in a different state (VA) and do not recall the summons or have any pertinent info on it. How do I handle this in 2021 to reinstate my license, Now that I am residing in NY?

Toshinori Isoai
Toshinori Isoai
answered on Dec 15, 2021

The first thing you may want to do is contact the DMV and get the details surrounding the FTA or contact a traffic attorney in NY. Many traffic attorney in NY often have access to DMV system so s/he should be able to give you some additional information.

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Q: I was stopped in September 2020 for an expired inspection sticker I was arrested afterwards for suspended license

Government cumo said there was a government order that police could not stop or ticket for expired inspection stickers until November 3rd 2020 was this an illegal stop

Howard E. Knispel
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Howard E. Knispel
answered on Dec 15, 2021

If your inspection sticker expired after March 31, 2020, you had until 12/1/2020 to get your inspection. But you needed to go to court to fight it. You could try to reopen the case. Contact a local attorney.

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Q: Is pleading to 1101 (0 pts) advisable to a court appearance for 1111D1 ?

I was given a ticket for VTL-1111D1 by an officer claiming I passed a red light. he was sitting at the corner of the intersection which already has a traffic camera. I entered the intersection when it was still yellow light but the intersection was wide (4 lines) so by the time I passes it... Read more »

Howard E. Knispel
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Howard E. Knispel
answered on Dec 10, 2021

Whether you have a case is, unfortunately, not the real issue. This is an administrative tribunal. The judge is an employee of the agency and is pressured to find people guilty. Your proof would have to be so overwhelming that the judge would be willing to jeopardize his job to find you not... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Traffic Tickets for New York on
Q: NYS Trooper stopped me,told him license was susp.were in a safe place he had me move car to store can he still ticket

I was stopped today due to a car riding to close so I sped up to get him away from me cop clocked me at 86 in a 65. When he turned on lights I took exit ramp an pulled over when safe as I had my child in car. I told him immediately my license is suspended. He still proceeded to have me drive my... Read more »

Toshinori Isoai
Toshinori Isoai
answered on Dec 3, 2021

The police officer's reason to stop you was the alleged speeding and your license was suspended at that time. That's how you would have received the summons for both speeding and operation while suspended. The officer's request to move your car after that won't change the... Read more »

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Q: I was given 5 summonses for operating an electric scooter what can I do about these

Driving on sidewalk

Failure to yield to pedestrian

No motorcycle plate

Unregistered motor vehicle

Unlicensed operator

It’s a tail g 72/32 eagle

Top speed is 52km/h fully throttled

Toshinori Isoai
Toshinori Isoai
answered on Nov 30, 2021

What kind of type your "electric scooter" is must be addressed. Assuming that it's an e-scooter, there is a speed restriction in NYC. If you go above the speed limit, then it can be a violation. You won't need a plate for it. It cannot be registered in NYC, so no license plate... Read more »

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Q: What law exempts me from paying a parking ticket for, when at that moment, I was hit by a car in serious condition?

Could not move my car because, I was in intensive care; at the time, the car needed to be moved for alternate side of the street parking; Hit at the same hour, when the car needed to be moved.

Toshinori Isoai
Toshinori Isoai
answered on Nov 29, 2021

The fact you were unable to physically move your car will probably not be a defense to dismiss the ticket. However, sometimes, a parking ticket is written defectively (missing some info or containing inaccurate description, etc.), which can be a ground for dismissal. Also, you can dispute the... Read more »

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Q: I got a speeding ticket for going 85 in a 55mph zone. Is that considered reckless driving.
Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein
answered on Nov 20, 2021

In NY, speeding alone is not reckless unless there is another issue as well. This is sometimes called the "speeding plus" rule.

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Q: I need to file a motion to vacate a plea of guilty to a speeding ticket. Where can I find the form?

Sent the ticket in immediately. Then was offered a reduction by the DA. I want to withdraw my plea and accept the DAs offer. Where can I find the correct form needed.

Toshinori Isoai
Toshinori Isoai
answered on Nov 3, 2021

The common route taken in your situation will be filing a motion to vacate with the court which basically asks the court to "undo" your plea to the original charge. In local courts (town courts, village courts, etc), the judge has the discretion to grant (allow) or deny (refuse) the... Read more »

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Q: hello there, i got seat belt violation in NYC but i received two different tickets!

I got pulled over last week in NYC for seat belt violation the officer printed one ticket and few days later i went online to plea and pay it but i saw two same tickets for same violation and i also received them by mail, that should definitely be an error by dmv, what should i do about it? thanks!

Toshinori Isoai
Toshinori Isoai
answered on Nov 2, 2021

Seat belt violations in NY can be tricky. If the duplicate tickets are indeed 2 sets of the same ticket (same summons#, same violation sections, same locations, same officer, same issuance time), then there is a chance that they were issued in error, but if not, there maybe a legitimate reason you... Read more »

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Q: I got pulled over for passing a red light, cop was on opposite side of intersection?

The cop didn't had any possible view of the alleged light I crossed.

He made assumption based on the other light that changed, but he didn't physically saw the exactly light I allegedly crossed. He gave me ticket, is it a defense to say that cop didn't see my light and had no... Read more »

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein
answered on Oct 31, 2021

Yes, but:

If that police officer knows the area, they might know that those two lights are synchronized.

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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
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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
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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
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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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