What to do if you are pulled over

If you see those lights behind you or an officer waiving you to the side of the road, do not assume you are being issued a traffic ticket. I believe, just based on casual conversation with police officers that maybe 25% or more of car stops do not result in … Read More


Red light ticket at the TVB dismissed

I was recently at the Queens North TVB office to fight a red light ticket for one of our clients. The issuing police officer was present and prepared for trial.

The officer’s testimony was quite detailed. He remembered where it happened, direction of travel, the set up of the intersection … Read More


NY Mets outfielder Angel Pagan has traffic ticket problems

New York Met centerfielder Angel Pagan was recently arrested and it wasn’t for “stealing” a base or “robbing” an opposing player of an extra base hit.

Pagan was arrested in Florida on May 7th after being stopped for speeding on I-95. While checking Pagan’s license the officer learned that he … Read More


Dutchess County Justices dismiss NY State Trooper Tickets

In 2006, New York State Police (the State Troopers) stopped negotiating plea bargains (reducing the severity of the violation charged) with respect to the tickets they issue. The Troopers argue it was a move to prevent allegations of impropriety, favoritism and corruption. Many (myself included) feel it was simply related … Read More


20 points from one car stop?

This case was in the Barker Town Court in Broome County. Our client was charged with:

  • Failing to stop at a stop sign (3 points)
  • Failing to keep right (3 points)
  • Failing to yield to an emergency vehicle (3 points)
  • Speeding 115mph in a 65mph zone (11 points)

Retention of … Read More