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


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).

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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


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


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


Fighting A New York Reckless Driving Ticket

Reckless Driving In NY

We’ve received a number of inquiries recently concerning reckless driving tickets. Here are some thoughts on the NY Reckless Driving law, including how it is enforced and how it typically plays out in court.

What is Reckless Driving?

Reckless Driving is set forth in § 1212 … Read More


Know Your TVB Judge: Not Every Hearing Is The Same.

I am often asked, “why should I hire an attorney?”.  My general response is that we know the officers, the judges, and what the officer is required to say in order to meet his or her burden.  Thus, we know when the officer has made a mistake.  An unrepresented motorist … Read More