$200,000 speeding ticket in Finland. No joke…

Finland assesses speeding fines based partially on how fast you were charged with driving and partially on your income.

An heir to a northern European meatpacking empire was recently charged with doing 50mph in a 25mph zone. In New York, this would be a six point speed and all fines … Read More

Supreme Court weighs in on traffic stop

Is it legal for a police officer to pull over a suspected drunk driver based solely on a caller’s tip?

The Supreme Court recently let stand a Virginia Supreme Court ruling that held a police officer can follow but cannot stop a suspected drunk driver’s car until the officer sees … Read More

Will new technology help prevent speeding tickets?

For as long as there has been speed enforcement, there have been efforts by motorists to use whatever methods were available to avoid speeding tickets.

it probably started with simple conversation between neighbors and friends. “Bill, keep an eye out as you’re approaching exit 12 on the highway because this … Read More

Former Nassau County employee charged with 20 felony counts in ticket fixing scam

A former employee of the Nassau County Traffic and Parking Violations Agency has been arrested and charged with 20 felony counts for illegally fixing 10 tickets for her daughter and one other relative.

Angela Petty was arrested Tuesday morning by investigators from the Nassau County DA’s office and charged with … Read More

Excessive traffic ticket writing leads to shooting in court

The Fire Chief in Jericho, Arkansas got a traffic ticket.  He told the judge what he thought of the police force that issued the ticket and their speed traps.  The entire police force of seven was there in court to hear what he had to say.

The police response?  They … Read More

Top 5 things to know about Red Lights in New York.

1.   There are no right turns on a red light in NYC.  If there is a sign there specifically stating that such a turn is allowed, then it’s allowed.  Otherwise, it is prohibited in all five boroughs.  “I didn’t know” won’t cut it in court should it come to that.… Read More

New York traffic ticket leads to points, fine and…felony robbery charges.

We know traffic tickets can be damaging. Insurance, fine, surcharges and potential suspension are always concerns and bring hundreds of potential clients to our office each month. Now, in a sudden and unexpected boon to traffic ticket lawyers throughout New York, you can add felony larceny and robbery charges to … Read More

How much will my traffic ticket cost? It depends…

Getting a traffic ticket in New York can be a lot like buying jewelry or antiques.  Unless you have a trained eye, it’s almost impossible to know what to expect to pay.  Drivers should never assume they know what a traffic ticket will cost in fines, surcharges and other penalties Read More

Do women get fewer traffic tickets than men?

No driver or officer can deny the fact that there are inherent differences between men and women.  However, a recent study shows that these differences are unlikely to alter the chances of simply receiving a warning instead of a ticket when pulled over.

At least as far as Wisconsin is … Read More

The wrong way to get Nassau County traffic tickets dismissed

Yesterday the Nassau County Traffic and Parking Violations Agency fired six employees for fixing more than 100 tickets. News reports didn’t mention that they were actually selling their “fixing” services. It seems the tickets in question were for themselves, friends and family.

The investigation apparently started with an individual who … Read More