What Happens to that Cash You Pay for a Citation?

You are pulled over by an officer as you are traveling down the highway. You thought your day was going to be a good one and now it just took a turn for the worse. You receive a citation and decide to pay it to avoid what you believe will Read More


Don’t Pay Your Citation Before You Check It Carefully

Many people in New York choose to pay a citation once they receive it. They may believe an attorney is too expensive and that it would be simply cheaper to pay the fine. Others don’t have the time to spend in traffic court fighting the ticket. No matter the reason Read More


Ticket in DC Could Cost You Big

Lawmakers in Washington, DC, and we don’t mean the federal ones, wanted to impose a fine on drivers who exceeded speed limits on city streets by more than 25 miles per hour. The fine was set to be $1,000. While the proposal is still on the books, the cost isn’t. Read More


Excessive Punishment for Financial Woes

Drivers in California are losing their licenses. Those licenses are not being taken because they are poor drivers or because they have caused accidents, but because they couldn’t afford to pay minor traffic tickets. Lawmakers are discussing what, for example, a busted headlight has to do with someone’s ability to Read More


NJ Mayor Going to Court Over Traffic Stop

The relationship between Hillside Mayor Angela Garretson and the city’s police department is strained, to say the least. Last summer, she was pulled over by the township’s union president. That encounter lasted under 40 seconds. A day after the traffic stop, however, she was issued five traffic summonses — all Read More


NYC Residents to Face More Tickets

One of the biggest initiatives enacted by New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has been the Vision Zero traffic safety plan. Under this plan, he has sought the goal of reducing the number of accidents and other incidents on New York’s roads. Now, Mayor de Blasio is stepping up the Read More


Rochester Residents Still Owe Millions in Tickets

In 2010, the city of Rochester made the decision to install red light cameras throughout the area. Since then, Mayor Lovely Warren said, the program had the tendency to impact the zip codes with the highest poverty rates. As such, the city decided not to renew its contract with Redflex Read More


38 Active Suspensions Don’t Stop Driver

In order to legally drive with a NY State driver license, the status of one’s license needs to be “valid”, not suspended.  If you are caught driving in NY while your license is suspended, you are likely to be criminally charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation.  This can be a misdemeanor Read More


Don’t Warm Your Car if You Live in Michigan

 

New York residents can sympathize with the rest of the north and midwest: Getting into a cold car in the morning can be brutal. To try an avoid the freezing effects of driving in the winter, many of us head out to the car 5 or 10 minutes before Read More