Simple Holiday Driving Tips. Avoid The Following

I’ve seen all the year end lists this week. Ten ways to avoid weight gain, to avoid stress, for gift giving, gift getting, ten thing you can do to end your year strong and for making 2013 resolutions.

Here’s our list…what NOT to do while driving during the holidays.

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What Can An NYC Speeding Ticket Lawyer Do?

Expect your speeding ticket in NYC to be handled by the Traffic Violations Bureau.  Due to the no plea bargaining policy at the TVB, many people ask what a NYC speeding ticket lawyer can do to fight a speeding ticket issued in a TVB jurisdiction (NYC, Suffolk, Buffalo, Rochester).

NYC

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The Official NYS DMV Driver License Point System

While DMV and many lawyer websites like ours may offer lists showing the varying point values of NY traffic violations, ever wonder where it’s all officially codified by law?

The NYCRR (New York Codes, Rules and Regulations) primarily contains state agency (the DMV, for example) rules and regulations adopted under … Read More


How Long Do Points Stay On Your License In NY

We get a lot of questions concerning NY driver license points.  There seems to be some degree of confusion out there about how the points system in NY works and how it all relates to a driver’s insurance rates.  Here is some basic information:

How long will actual items on

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Asking Officers You Know For Traffic Ticket Favors

At least once a week I’ll hear from a client or prospective client dealing with an open traffic violation that he’s going to reach out through a friend or relative to the police officer who issued him a traffic ticket.

Typically, I have no problem with that.  In most case … Read More


Class-Action Suit Attacking NYC Red Light Cameras

Who likes red light cameras?

Good news if you don’t.  A class action lawsuit has been filed against NYC and it accuses the city of rigging the timing of the light cycles to encourage more violations and thus more fines.

Robert Sinclair, AAA motor club New York spokesperson, says they … Read More


Excuses Which May (Or May Not) Get You Out Of A Traffic Ticket

In a typical month our firm will offer hundreds of consultations on various traffic ticket and traffic violation matters.  No matter the specific violation or location, I’ve found that you can break down traffic ticket recipients into three basic categories:

I did it.

I didn’t do it.

I did it, … Read More


NY Failure To Yield To A Pedestrian

Under the NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law (VTL), §1151 Failure to yield to a pedestrian, is the most commonly cited section of law pertaining to motorist-pedestrian interaction. In NYC, you may also be cited with §4-04(b) of the NYC Traffic Rules and Regulations.

Both of these contain the same three … Read More


Drowsy Driving Traffic Tickets Coming To NY?

Drowsy Driving.  Lots Of It.

The term “drowsy driving” is relatively new to me.  The concept is not.

I’ve always known what it was.  Who hasn’t had at least a few instances when they were driving and fighting off falling asleep?  Personally, I open the window and try to find … Read More


You Can Beat a TVB Traffic Ticket…And Here’s How

My firm probably offers 10-15 consultations per day concerning issues at the NYS TVB, and just about every person wants to know if it is possible to win a hearing there and, if so, what are the odds it will happen.

The NYS Traffic Violations Bureau is an administrative agency.  … Read More