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Q: We got a violation that we need commercial plates because we have lettering on a passenger vehicles.

We are a business. All of my trucks and vans have commercial plates as they should. I have a few passenger cars that have lettering.. These cars are driven by my sales staff. We got a violation that we need commercial plates because we have lettering on these vehicles. When we call the DMV, they... Read more »

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Oct 10, 2019

Now you fight the tickets. You can appear in court yourself, or hire a lawyer to argue the case for you.

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Q: How do I fill this out (...plea guilty to _______ in violation of traffic sections _______...)

section 1214. What would it be in "violation of?" Do I just write opening door in traffic under section 1214?

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Oct 5, 2019

No idea what form you are reading. Please post again with the name of the form you are filling out, and the court you are dealing with.

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Q: How many days notice does a lawyer need to be able to contact the courts after handing in the ticket

I forgot about my ticket with ten thousand things going on and I’m about to hand in a ticket and the court date is in two maybe three business days

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Oct 4, 2019

For traffic tickets you can find an attorney who can handle it last minute. Even the day of.

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Q: I received a ticket in nyc under 1225d (having electronic device in hand), but I have a FL license. will i get points?
Eli Moore
Eli Moore answered on Oct 1, 2019

This is a 5 point violation which will stay on your record in New York State for 18 months from the date of violation. Even though you have a Florida license, your driving privileges in New York will be suspended if you reach 11 points or more within an 18 month period.

I would recommend...
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Q: Received ticket for failure to notify address change, changed it on dmv website and never received further info.

Somewhat recently found out my license was suspended. I called the court and she said to email her guilty or not guilty to move forward, I just want to know what I should plead and if I will receive points on my license for that.

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Sep 25, 2019

This ticket does not carry points, but it may affect your driving record. You can choose to either plead not guilty and fight it or plead guilty and pay the fine.

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Q: If I was pulled over issued no tickets in Johnstown new York can an officer call me 2 weeks later and ask me to come in

To give an aggravated unlicensed operation and criminal impersonation chatge

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Sep 10, 2019

They can ask you, but you should not talk to the police without an attorney.

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Q: Is this impersonating an officer?

So I got a mustang that is outfitted like a police car, but none of the lights are functional and there is no siren. It says police on the side however it has no markings for a state or county. It is a replica of the transformers 5 mustang police. It's basically a show car. I drove it and got... Read more »

Aubrey Claudius Galloway
Aubrey Claudius Galloway answered on Sep 5, 2019

You are not likely to be charged with impersonating an officer unless you were clearly acting like a jack ass and doing so, however, I can see cops taking offense to this and pulling you over/possibly arresting you.

You say it is a show car so make it that. With regards to the tints, that...
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Q: I went to court in 2000 for a moving violation that I know it wasn't me. ticket was from 1998.

a police officer happens to be in building and showed up at court. he asked me if it's possible that the ruben Lopez which is me , got this ticket.. I said its impossible, because I never got stopped by any black police officer in my life.. this cop lied and he knows it and I know it, anyway judge... Read more »

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Sep 4, 2019

Sounds like he said she said. The officer says they gave you the ticket, and the judge believed the officer, and found you guilty. If you have a warrant, that means there is probably a criminal charge issued as well for driving suspended. If you cannot afford a attorney, you may be eligible for a... Read more »

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Q: What is the statute of limitations on VTL 1123 (New York)?

On July 25, 2018 I was pulled over and issued a ticket for violating VTL 1123. (After the fact, I realized I actually violated VTL 1124, the officer referenced the wrong statute.) I pleaded not guilty and received paperwork from the town court confirming they received my plea and noting they would... Read more »

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Sep 2, 2019

There are a number of points in the proceedings where different statutes of limitations apply. I assume you are asking about the start of the case, which is one year form the date of offense. If that is not what you had in mind, ask again with more specificity.

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Q: ¿WHAT I CAN DO? ¿ARE THIS HAPPENING FREQUENTLY?

Hellou Guys I just want to know something. i get convicted with 3 points few days ago, now i saw 3 points in my total of DMV record. But i don't know why they counting these points if the ticket is not a recent violation, these ticket was 3 years ago. So in this case: ¿Does not suppose the DMV to... Read more »

Eli Moore
Eli Moore answered on Aug 28, 2019

The conviction and points will appear on your record for 4 years. However, the points disappear and go back to zero 18 months after the date of violation.

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Q: I live in DE,&in NY 1 NIGHT,got ticket for "notag light".Never gota not guilty option/court date? Suspended my DL . help
Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Aug 4, 2019

When you recived the ticket you were required to plead guilty or not guilty by a certain date. (should have been somewhere on the ticket) you can call the court to figure out the next step to getting your license un-suspended, or you can hire an attorney to do that for you.

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Q: Insurance lapse for 1mo. Cited for operating w/o insurance, unreg vehicle, operate while reg susp and unlicensed

My registration was up to date and my license was valid, but my insurance lapse messed with them all and gave me four tickets, why?

Charles Oliver Wolff
Charles Oliver Wolff answered on Jul 22, 2019

When your insurance terminates (or lapses) the DMV automatically suspends/cancels your registration and plates, but not your driver's license. Reinstate your insurance (expect the rate to go up), renew your registration, get new plates, and take proof of all of that to court when you appear. You... Read more »

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Q: Can violations from 16 years ago effect my license or is there a statute in NYS?

Was recently pulled over with what I thought was an expired license (I live in Brooklyn and rarely drive, idiotic and lazy I know). They brought back tickets unpaid from 16 years ago and suspended my license. Is there a statute, and if I hire a lawyer is this something they could fight and knock... Read more »

Eli Moore
Eli Moore answered on Jul 10, 2019

Sorry, there is no statute of limitations for traffic tickets. You must clear up all your old tickets and fines in order to lift the license suspension

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Q: have traffic court in Jan 2020 but moved to NJ, what should i do?

I have an upcoming traffic court date of January 2020, however i have recently moved to New Jersey. What should I do, don't I have to hand in my NY license within 60 days?

Eli Moore
Eli Moore answered on Jul 9, 2019

You can apply for a New Jersey license even though you have a pending traffic ticket in New York.

I assume you have pleaded not guilty and have a hearing date next January. Until you either plead guilty or are found guilty after a hearing, this ticket will not show up anywhere.

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Q: I was given a ticket in Brooklyn and ticket says it was in the Bronx can it be dismissed?

Ticket was for holding an electronic device (GPS). Since the ticket said it was in the Bronx I have to go to the DMV there instead of Brooklyn. This was 2 years ago and now is my court date after all that time. Is there a possibility for dismissal?

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Jul 8, 2019

They are all part of the same administrative hearing system, so we do not think it will be dismissed for that reason.

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Q: I got pulled over for speeding but the cop didn't give me a speeding ticket I got a ticket for having more than one stat

License, its VTL 509-5 it's my first ticket or time getting pulled over how much would it cost for that if I plead guilty or do you think I could get it dismissed because it's a first time, I just turned 19 too.

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Jul 8, 2019

We need more information. Where was this charged filed? (what city/town/village?)

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Q: Does being out of state driver help me in anyway to plea not guilty for speeding ticket 1180D?

I am 25 years old with CA license with a clean record. Got pulled over for 91 mph in 65 mph on 7/4.

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Jul 7, 2019

One of the ways this hurts you is that you may not know that the max fine is $300, but there is also a mandatory $93 surcharge and $300 state fee. You probably want to fight this ticket.

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Q: My mom was unaware that she was uninsured for 8 months. Now geico is trying to back charge her $1200.

Geico says if she doesn’t pay, they will report her to the NY DMV where she will get fined and have her license revoked since her insurance was cancelled before she surrendered her plates. Her insurance was cancelled 10/2018, but her plates weren’t surrendered until 6/2019. She had called... Read more »

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Jun 30, 2019

This is difficult problem to untangle. There are probably a few more pieces to the puzzle. For instance, was she insured in CA? I can't understand this from your question. Even if she pays the fine, her license would be suspended in NY for around 9 months. Then the questions becomes whether she... Read more »

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Q: Can a police officer ticket me if he did not see me driving but was told by another officer that I was ?
Michael Arbeit
Michael Arbeit answered on Jun 17, 2019

The officer that saw the alleged traffic infraction would have to sign a supporting deposition saying so. If there was a trial, the officer who witnessed the infraction would have to testify. If the government just brought in the cop that wrote the ticket, but did not observe the violation, his... Read more »

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