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
Prom, graduation, summer break and the start of the annual “Click it or Ticket” campaign (May 18-31, 2009) means more chances for traffic tickets and other driving and license related issues for young drivers. In many cases, law enforcement and courts treat young drivers more harshly than more experienced drivers … Read More
If you see those lights behind you or an officer waiving you to the side of the road, do not assume you are being issued a traffic ticket. I believe, just based on casual conversation with police officers that maybe 25% or more of car stops do not result in … Read More