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Q: Speeding ticket on the parkway going 60 in a 35 but I’m sure I was not there was also no traffic and 1 car

I also know that it depends on the angle of the gun and that they are not very accurate this officer was also telling me that it would be very easy to get out of it He was not very professional I tried asking what I did before providing my id but he wouldn’t tell me until I did and after he came... Read more »

Stuart Austin
Stuart Austin answered on Aug 9, 2020

What county was the ticket issued and returnable? are you looking to plea bargain the ticket or to fight it? Did he use a laser or radar or pace the vehicle or simply observation?

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Q: I got a ticket for unsafe backing up going 5 miles an hour and struck an object. Should I explain in court or just pay?

I intend to plead guilty but wanted to explain how this happened. I was in a small convenience store parking lot and someone parked very close to me. I was trying to navigate around him and when I turned the wheel, I backed into an old gas pump. I did no damage to my car, but when I hit the... Read more »

Eli Moore
Eli Moore answered on Jul 28, 2020

You should plead not guilty and request a conference where you can try to get a reduction to a non-moving, no point violation.

Unsafe Backing is a 2 point violation

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Q: I have unpaid traffic tickets from over 20 years ago, I don't have the money to pay these all right now, I am in NY.

What can I do to be able to get a drivers license? Thank you

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Jul 27, 2020

The DMV will not give you a license if you have a single unpaid ticket. Pay attention to 2019 Bill Text NY A.B. 7463 which may eliminate this law.

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Q: are school speed cameras in effect when schools are closed
Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Jul 26, 2020

Yes they are, and the lowered speed limits are still in effect in most places.

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Q: I got a speeding ticket in march, i signed the ticket, plead not guilty and mailed it. I never got a court date

It was the week before covid hit new york. After i mailed it i never heard back, I have severe anxiety and am scared to call the courthouse only for them to tell me i might have a a warrant out for my arrest. After covid hit i lost my job and I had a lot of personal problems that caused me to have... Read more »

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Jul 24, 2020

If you are afraid to call the court yourself, you may need a lawyer. Realistically, very little has happened in the courts during covid.

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Q: is it legal to cross over 2 sets of double yellow lines spaced 2 feet apart when making a left turn?

Driver pulled out in front of me over 2 sets of double yellow lines without looking. He attempted to make a left turn resulting in me tboning him. The insurance company only accepted 50% liability.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 11, 2020

As a general rule, it is not permissible under ordinary circumstances. An attorney might be able to assess liability more meaningfully after reviewing police report, any witness statements, insured's version of events told to the carrier, and carrier's basis in making their determination.... Read more »

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Q: As a GA driver who got a ticket for improper cellphone use in NY, will it appear on my record and also the points?
Michael Arbeit
Michael Arbeit answered on Jun 20, 2020

I do not believe it will affect your GA drivers license, but you should check with the GA DMV to be certain. You should consider retaining a NY attorney to represent in this matter. You would not have to appear.

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Q: 2 counts of 0306 B 1 0401 A 1 0319 01u

I was insured, but forgot my ID card. Can I get the 0319 01u dismissed?

Can I face jail time?

I forgot to answer the summons but rectified before my license was suspended.

Michael Arbeit
Michael Arbeit answered on Jun 17, 2020

If you get a coverage letter from the insurance company indicating that on the date in question, the vehicle’s insurance policy was in full force and effect, the ticket will be dismissed. The courts will not accept and insurance card or a letter from a broker. It needs to come from your insurance... Read more »

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Q: Hi I got $350 worth school zone tickets rushing to work during the pandemic because I work in a hospital.

I wrote the traffic department explaining the reason for my speed but they didn't throw out the tickets. Can I sue for the unnecessary stress it brought me?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 15, 2020

You can't sue for the stress. There is no legal theory on which to base such a cause of action. If you believe it won't adversely impact your job, you could politely ask if reimbursement from the hospital is possible. The answer is likely to be no at most workplaces, but these are unusual... Read more »

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Q: Will I get points on my license, also cause my insurance rate to go up if I pay a speeding ticket?

I got a speeding ticket going 36 on a 25 from a speeding camera in NYC, and I'm from Missouri. If I pay this ticket will I get points on my license, making my insurance rate go up?

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Jun 11, 2020

You will not get points, and your insurance should not increase. Reason, the camera shows the vehicle speeding, but not who was driving the vehicle. It is error to assume the owner/registrant is the driver

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Q: Never responded to few traffic violations 2017 because personal hardships in nyc . Any way reduce some fee? L suspended
Eli Moore
Eli Moore answered on Jun 5, 2020

Unfortunately, you cannot negotiate fines and penalties in New York City. You must clear up the outstanding tickets in order to get your license back.

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Q: I got an unregistered and uninspected motorcycle ticket in NY. The bike was insured though.

Shouldn’t the inspection be waived since it’s quarantine? Will registering the vehicle before showing up to court resolve this? What should I do?

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on May 27, 2020

Great question. The NYS DMV has announced that registrations will not expire during the lock down, but this does not mean that NYS permits driving a vehicle that was never registered.

The process in court depends heavily on which court the tickets are filed in.

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Q: I got cause at a traffic stop with my girls plates on my car. If convicted, what’s the worse case scenario?

(State-NYVTL 375 (2)(a)(3) (Civil?

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on May 21, 2020

Assuming you are writing the citation correctly "VTL 375-2(a)3" this is an equipment violation, for no/insufficient tail lamp. As long as you pay the ticket, the ticket will not affect your driving record.

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Q: I was issued a ticket for driving with a suspended license, but my license is valid

I was the passenger in a car where the driver license was suspended. I was instructed to get in the driver seat because my license was valid. I also received a ticket for oper/permit/lic reg art 7, which is also a misdemeanor. What does that ticket even mean? And would it be dismissed because my... Read more »

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on May 8, 2020

The ticket you received was for allowing a suspended driver to operate a vehicle for which you, apparently, had custody and control.

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Q: I got a ticket in a new stop sign in my town ? There are any lawns that can help me not paid the ticket

But there is not a white line ir a cross line for people to cross ?

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on May 6, 2020

A stop sign can have a white line it interacts with, but a stop sign does not need a white line to be valid. Take a look at the statute:

https://law.justia.com/codes/new-york/2015/vat/title-7/article-29/1172

1172. Stop signs and yield signs. (a) Except when directed to...
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Q: Hello, I got caught speeding at 97 MPH on a 55 MPH zone in yonkers. What is the best and worse case scenario with lawyer

?

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on May 4, 2020

This is an 11 point speeding ticket, which means your driver's license can be suspended for this ticket alone. An attorney can likely get get some of the points reduced, so your license does not get suspended.

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Q: Tickets from 2 years ago

I got a ticket 2 years ago in the bronx for texting and driving which is 5 points. Than a ticket 2 months later which I didnt plead guilty to for going 21 over the speed limit which is 5 points. My court date is in mid july if I get convicted would it automatically suspend my license. After this... Read more »

Michael Arbeit
Michael Arbeit answered on May 2, 2020

Take an online defensive driving course. It may help you depending on the exact date of the previous violations.

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Q: NYS Emergency Room Technician received a Red Light Violation in Nassau county for a Right Turn. Although My turn was not

perfect and an emergency vehicle was approaching in my rearview mirror. Can I challenge the Red light camera ticket, although the emergency vehicle was about 250 feet behind me?

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Apr 23, 2020

Can you challenge the ticket? Certainly. Are you saying that you yielded to the emergency vehicle? Was this ticket issued by a police officer, or a camera? Police issued red light tickets are worth 3 points.

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Q: Does intent play a role in an improper approach for a right turn violation?

Is intent a required element for an improper right turn violation (improper approach such as turn from middle lane? The law in NY (and other states) begins with "The

driver of a vehicle intending to turn at an intersection shall do so as

follows:

Does the police... Read more »

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Apr 19, 2020

You are quoting VTL 1160. Turn signals are required by VTL 1163, which does not include intent as an element.

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Q: I recieved an unregistered summons New York City

I received an unregistered summons in New York City from a New York State cop...This was actually written on a car I was loaned from a dealer.. A plate reader picked it up Cop told me the dealer's registration was expired upon review it was expired. I plead not guilty and that was a year ago... Read more »

Michael Arbeit
Michael Arbeit answered on Apr 16, 2020

Was that the only ticket that you received? If so, get a letter from the dealer that it was their vehicle and proof that the car was re-registered. You can have an attorney to represent you and you would not even have to appear.

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