I’ve Lost (Can’t Find) My New York Traffic Ticket

What should you do if you’ve lost your NY traffic ticket, can’t find it and know that a deadline of some sort to respond or show in court is approaching or has past?  It depends on where the ticket was issued and what information you may have available concerning the … Read More


How Can A NY Traffic Lawyer Help With Your Traffic Ticket?

NY traffic ticket attorneys.  Can a traffic lawyer help with a traffic violation in NYC and/or in a local town or village justice court?

I can say with 100% certainty that good traffic lawyers can help with every single moving violation issued in New York State.  Every single one.

My … Read More


NY Cell Phone Law 5 points As Of June 2013

New NY cell phone law now adds 5 points to your NY license as of June 2013.  New York simply does not want drivers distracted by the use of cell phones and other portable electronic devices while driving and the penalties if convicted of this offense keep getting more severe.… Read More


Fighting a New York Speeding Ticket

Looking to fight a New York speeding ticket issued in Brooklyn or Queens or Westchester or any of the small towns or villages throughout the state?  Considering the consequences of speeding in NY, in most cases you probably should be looking to contest your ticket.

First, consider where you got … Read More


Memorial Day. Drive Safe.

Hello summer.  Memorial Day is here.

With the Memorial Day holiday, as we see on many holidays, people will travel.  Whether it’s vacation or quick visits to friends and family, major holidays like this one are when the greatest number of people travel from here to there.

The number of … Read More


NY Passing A Stopped School Bus Law Sec. 1174(a)

NYS VTL Section 1174(a) reads as follows:

§ 1174. Overtaking and passing school bus. (a) The driver of a vehicle
upon a public highway, street or private road upon meeting or overtaking
from either direction any school bus marked and equipped as provided in
subdivision twenty of section three hundred … Read More


Cell Phone Use And Other Driving Distractions

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

Distracted driving is any activity that diverts a person’s attention away from the task of driving.  Using cell phones and other electronic devices, adjusting various settings for the car or radio or navigation system, eating, drinking, shaving, disciplining your kids in the back…all are … Read More


Suffolk County SCTPVA New Traffic Court Set To Open April 1, 2013

The new Suffolk County Traffic and Parking Violation Agency (SCTPVA) is set to open on April 1, 2013.

Currently, moving violation traffic tickets which will be handled by this court are handled by the Suffolk County TVB. At the TVB, there is no plea bargaining. All challenged tickets proceed to … Read More


Do Police Officers Purposely Issue Bad Traffic Tickets?

I talk to many people each day about a traffic ticket they received. A small percentage of the people I consult with tell me straight up that “they did it”, the “it” being whatever traffic violation they were charged with.

A larger percentage of the people I consult with tell … Read More


More On Cuomo’s Proposed Restrictions On Speeding Ticket Plea Bargains

Governor Cuomo has included in his 2013-2013 budget a proposal to add additional fees to certain traffic tickets and restrict certain types of speeding tickets on plea bargains.

Typically, the “target” plea bargain is a reduction to a parking violation or other local ordinance.  The “win-win” here is that the … Read More