In many Traffic Violation Bureau (TVB) cases, the majority of which are traffic tickets in NYC, the Judge will require payment of a $40 cash bond on a ticket. It’s a refundable deposit and, as long as a motorist shows for court on the next hearing date, it will be … Read More
City, town and village traffic courts were notified last month that the state Legislature amended New York’s Vehicle and Traffic Law to require courts to schedule an extra appearance date for motorists to talk over a plea-bargain with a police officer or prosecutor.
Many desperate, financially strapped car owners are intentionally destroying (burning in many cases) or simply dumping their vehicles and then reporting them stolen to cash in on the automobile insurance.
This is known as an owner “give-up”. Most claims are filed by first-time offenders looking for a quick financial fix. … Read More
Just read a news item about a man’s decomposing body inside a minivan covered in parking tickets going undiscovered for weeks because the vehicle’s windows were apparently tinted and ticketing officers don’t normally search cars
The body was found in the backseat Wednesday when a city marshal tried to tow … Read More
Right on the heels of my prior post about a potential for increased tickets and surcharges during these difficult economic times (Hard Times? Expect more traffic tickets NY), we’ve learned that NY has authorized the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to increase their suspension termination fees (stf) by 100%. This … Read More
It’s always been the same argument. Our clients are issued traffic tickets in New York and claim that it’s all about revenue generation. The enforcement and administrative agencies in question respond with a simple “we don’t want to issue traffic summonses or set high fines and surcharges—we just want to … Read More