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Q: I got a ticket for failure to yield I pleaded not guilty but my court date is many months from now

I just concluded a defensive driver course for insurance purposes

Do you think I should plead guilty and use my defensive driving course point waver to clear the point or continue to plead not guilty/get a lawyer to plead my case

Toshinori Isoai
Toshinori Isoai
answered on Jun 9, 2022

It depends on various factors including where the alleged offense happened, where your case will be heard, whether you have a valid "legally sufficient" defense, etc. Your moving violation can also be amended to a non-moving offense by way of plea negotiation in certain forums. You can... Read more »

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Q: Prosecutor failed to name/ID anyone as the defendant at trial in local criminal court for parking ticket.

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Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein
answered on May 17, 2022

For parking tickets, the named defendant is the vehicle, not a person.

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Q: I’m a 17 year old with a junior license. I turn 18 soon and I got a speeding ticket.Will my junior license get take away
Toshinori Isoai
Toshinori Isoai
answered on Apr 6, 2022

In NY, your junior license holder will be suspended for 60 days if you commit a serious traffic violation. A serious traffic violation usually means a violation with 3 or more points. In NY, a speeding offense, if convicted, carries 3 points if your speed was 1-10mph over the speed limit. Yes,... Read more »

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Q: My husband got a traffic ticket in the morning while dropping our son to school. He passed a school bus stopped

My husband got a traffic ticket in the morning while dropping our son to school. He passed a school bus (failed to notice) stopped in the opposite direction. He was going to drop off our son to school early. The incident happened right after he backed out from our driveway. It was a chaotic... Read more »

Toshinori Isoai
Toshinori Isoai
answered on Apr 6, 2022

Under VTL 1174, a driver must stop for a school bus picking up or discharging passengers. It's a straight forward statute with no consideration of the driver's intent. Your personal necessity (of getting to school early) or other factors (such as a bad weather, "everybody was passing... Read more »

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Q: Who gets a ticket if pulled over for no registration vehicle owner or the driver
Howard E. Knispel
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Howard E. Knispel
answered on Mar 9, 2022

The driver gets a ticket for driving an unregistered vehicle.

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Q: Parking tickets. Is it legal 2 receive 2 violations in less than 2 hours?
Toshinori Isoai
Toshinori Isoai
answered on Feb 24, 2022

Most likely yes, depending on the circumstances. You, however, may want to carefully and thoroughly analyze all the information on the tickets for any facial defect for dismissal.

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Q: Do school busses have to follow no stopping anyyime signs. If they made an illegal stop can it null my ticket

I got a camera fine for passing a school bus as the lights came out. But the bus stopped in a no stopping zone. And I wouldve had to slam on my breaks to maybe catch the bus.

Toshinori Isoai
Toshinori Isoai
answered on Feb 23, 2022

In NYS, you are most likely required to stop whenever a school bus is stopping on a public highway, street or private road for the purpose of picking up or discharging passengers and one red signal lamp is flashing.

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Q: How to deal with a 70 in a 65 speeding ticket in New York State?

I got a plea bargain letter that could convert the speeding ticket to VTL 1110A Disobeyed Traffic Control Device w/$150 fine. But I may still get 3 points.

Toshinori Isoai
Toshinori Isoai
answered on Feb 9, 2022

Assuming that you have a NY license, yes, 1110A will put "2" points on your license. If the original speeding is 70 in 65, 1110A may seem a little bit unreasonable, but it depends on the circumstances surrounding your case and policy and personality of the town/village and/or the... Read more »

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Q: Is it legal for a police officer to come to your home and demand a sobriety test in the home 2 hours after aaccident?

Car slide on ice and hit a pole. No drinking involved. Called AAA, they said they’d arrive shortly. It was cold and my husband had a cut on hand, not severe. My son picked up my husband, took him to our home to treat injury and I waited for A A A. Waited 2 hrs. Someone called police while I was... Read more »

Toshinori Isoai
Toshinori Isoai
answered on Feb 7, 2022

First, your husband didn't get a summons for DWI, which is a relieving thing (even if there is no way for him to get convicted of that). FYI, Red eye, bloodshot and watery eyes, slurred speech, etc. are not necessary indicia of being under influence.

Keep in mind that the People...
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Q: Hello, i am 17 with a learners permit. The other day i got a ticket for DISOB TRAFFIC DEVICE with 2 points.

Will this affect me getting a license, i have a road test next month, and i don’t want this to affect me in any way. Also, is there any way my parents will find out ?

Stuart Austin
Stuart Austin
answered on Feb 1, 2022

Any moving violation (defined broadly) while on probation or within the first 6 months of your license will result in a suspension of your license. You need to plea bargain the ticket or have it dismissed on motion.

Good Luck

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Q: Am I entitled to dismissal of traffic tickets in NY City TVB for speedy trial violation?

I got two tickets in January of 2019. Seatbelt and speeding (speed in zone 11-30, 4 points). I initially filed a written response in lieu of appearance. Court has adjourned it on its own (I never requested adjournment) 4 times. They just recently adjourned it to July 2022. Is it possible to get it... Read more »

Toshinori Isoai
Toshinori Isoai
answered on Feb 1, 2022

No. TVB is an administrative court and the speedy trial defense doesn't apply to your traffic matters in TVB. The court is authorized to administratively change your court dates.

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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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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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