Nassau County Approves New Citation Fee

Legislators in Nassau County, New York have recently passed a $55 additional surcharge fee to all ticket citations. The proposal was met with opposition, both from local residents and politicians. However, the measure passed, though it was modified. The original surcharge was set to be $105, but was cut Read More

Okla. Finds Texting and Driving Laws Hard to Enforce

In 2015, Oklahoma joined the ranks of nearly every other state in the nation by banning texting and driving. Drivers using a cellphone while they drive is often cited as one of the top causes of motor vehicle accidents, and the state hoped their new law would eliminate many of Read More

Intersection Change Spurring Hundreds of Tickets in Mass.

Massachusetts is known for many things, including some confusing intersections in major cities like Boston and its neighbor, Cambridge. One such intersection in Cambridge is Inman Square. At the beginning of November, the intersection was changed to eliminate many of the left turns that made Inman Square so dangerous. Specifically, Read More

School Buses Across the Nation Getting Ticketed

School bus drivers are trusted by millions of parents across the nation to get their children to school on time and, more importantly, safely. While most bus drivers do just that, some are a bit more reckless. They receive traffic tickets while driving the bus, which often goes unreported — Read More

When Does an Infraction Become a Misdemeanor?

When you are issued a traffic ticket for some type of violation, you are accused of committing some type of infraction. These are non-dangerous moving and mechanical violations. In New York, an infraction does not carry the same weight as a criminal offense. Unfortunately, in some instances, the law you Read More

Smartphones, Social Apps and Distracted Driving


Smartphones are perhaps the greatest invention of the past 20 years. We have gone from paying a quarter per web page accessed on a flip phone to being able to access all the information in the world with just a few taps of a finger. More than that, we Read More

How to fight a NYC traffic ticket

If you’ve decided to fight a NYC traffic ticket, you’ll be dealing with the NYS Traffic Violations Bureau (the TVB).  The TVB is a state administrative agency that is part of the NYS DMV and handles the adjudication of traffic tickets (moving violations) issued throughout NYC.

After your ticket is

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What is a NY HOV violation?

What is a NY HOV violation?

On certain highways in NY, specific lanes are designated for HOV or High Occupancy Vehicles only.  This means more than one person in the vehicle at certain times of the day and days of the week.  The one exception to the multiple occupants requirement

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What is Considered “Using” a Cell Phone in NY?

Many people after getting a ticket for using their cell phone while driving will claim that they were not  technically “using” the phone because they weren’t engaged in a conversation or because they were only holding it or moving it or picking it up or something like that.  

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