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


Speeding Tickets In NYC

Speeding tickets in NYC are a little different from speeding tickets issued elsewhere in New York. There are a couple of things to keep in mind:

  • NYC traffic tickets in general are contested differently than tickets issued elsewhere.  NYC tickets are handled by the Traffic Violations Bureau (TVB) which is

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NY May Crack Down Further On Texting While Driving

Governor Cuomo plans to introduce a bill to toughen existing laws prohibiting drivers from texting or use of portable electronic devices while driving. The bill closes loopholes and adds stricter penalties for distracted driving, which contributes to more than 10,000 crashes per year in New York state.

Cuomo issued a … Read More


Red Light Means Stop

So I just got my first red light camera ticket. I saw the video–I deserved it. Nassau County is $65 richer today thanks to me.

Luckily, red light cameral tickets are simply considered parking violations. They are issued against the vehicle and not an individual driving record. I’m not sure … Read More


Making an Improper Turn in New York

Many people question why they were given a ticket for an improper turn when there was no signage prohibiting the turn itself.

An improper turn doesn’t have to do whether the turn itself was legally allowed. The violation has to do with how the turn was executed.

Basically, left and … Read More


New York Move Over Law Video

The video is pretty self explanatory.

If you see an emergency vehicle or worker on the side of the road, slow down and mover over a lane when possible.… Read More


Move Over Law In NY. Have You Been Issued A Ticket?

The NY Move Over Law is more than just a symbolic violation to honor Officers Ambrose and Searles for whom the law is named.

It’s a new law that went into effect on Jan 1, 2011 and we are starting to see officers out there for crackdowns specifically on motorists … Read More


Deciding Whether To Fight A Speeding Ticket

A good place to start when making the decision whether to fight or pay a speeding ticket is looking at the penalties you may face if convicted of speeding.   The worst thing you can do is simply pay a  ticket without any knowledge of the potential consequences.  We see too … Read More