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


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


NY Adult and Child Seat Belt Laws

NYS VTL § 1229-c  Operation of vehicles with safety belts and safety seats is the section of law which controls.  Here are the basic rules:

Child Safety Seats and Restraints (under 16 years old)

All back seat passengers under the age of four must be restrained in a “specially designed … Read More


New SCPTVA Traffic Court Coming To Suffolk County

Out with the New York State/DMV Traffic Violations Bureau and in with the Suffolk County Parking and Traffic Violations Agency.

If you’re not familiar with traffic tickets in New York and Suffolk in particular, these two agencies probably seem like exactly the same thing with a different name. They’re not.… Read More


Traffic Violations-Speeding in NY and Avoiding the Penalties

Speeding is clearly one of the traffic violations that concern people the most. Speeding tickets often come with the highest point values, have the biggest impact on insurance and can lead to some severe automatic penalties.

This article provides a quick look at some of what’s involved with the typical … Read More


TVB Default Conviction Hell

NYC traffic tickets can be very expensive but if you fail to handle them in a timely fashion the fines and surcharges due can skyrocket.

Just got off the phone with a very nice woman. She had received two tickets in NYC–one for an 8 point speed and one for … Read More


Three Speeding Tickets In One Hour. Was Arrest Warranted?

A story has been in the news the last few days about a California woman who was pulled over three times in one hour on the same California roadway.

She was pulled over at 8:10 p.m. for driving her Hyundai SUV 103 miles per hour and then a second time … Read More


Leaving The Scene Of An Accident In New York

If you damage property that belongs to someone else or injure someone while driving your vehicle, you’ll be held accountable for your actions. The potential financial and/or other ramifications of an accident will vary depending on a number of different factors. Traffic tickets, insurance increases, civil law suits, license suspensions, … Read More