Answers To Your New York Speeding Ticket And License Questions
New York is notorious for giving out speeding tickets and other moving violation tickets to drivers from New York and out of state. If you have received a ticket, you need to know that you can challenge it, and we can help. At The Law Office of Mindy Paget Brill, our attorneys have the experience to fight that ticket and protect your license. We help people like you every day. From our office in Manhattan, we serve people throughout the city, Long Island and Westchester. We can also help with tickets throughout the state. Please call us at 212-634-2843 or contact us online for a free consultation.
Why You Should Contest Tickets
Is It Required That I Have A Lawyer For A Speeding Ticket?
No, but it is better to have one. With our extensive experience and knowledge, we may be able to get the ticket reduced or dismissed.
Why Should I Fight A Ticket?
You want to contest a ticket to avoid getting points on your license, keep your auto insurance premiums from rising and minimize fines and fees.
What Happens If I Do Not Answer My Ticket?
If you fail to answer the ticket in time, you may be found guilty by a default conviction. Your license or driving privileges may be suspended as well.
What If I Just Plead Guilty To A Moving Violation?
You will put yourself in the position of getting points on your license and a possible suspension as well as hefty fines.
Should I Fight The Ticket Even If I Did It?
Yes. There may still be ways to reduce the fines and consequences. Talk to us first, and we’ll tell you how we may be able to help.
New York And Out-Of-State Tickets, License And Record Questions
What Happens To My Out-Of-State License If I Get A Ticket In New York?
Each state has its own laws regarding out-of-state tickets. Speak with us; we represent out-of-state drivers every day.
What Happens To My New York License If I Receive A Ticket Outside The State?
If you are convicted of a traffic violation in another state or country, points are not added to your New York state driving record, unless the violation occurred in Ontario or Quebec.
Where Can I Get A Copy Of My New York Driving Record?
If you have a New York driver’s license, for a small fee, you can save and print a PDF version of your standard, lifetime or CDL driving record abstract through MyDMV. If you do not have a New York driver’s license, you may only obtain your New York record through the mail.
Getting Points On Your License
How Long Do Points Last On My Record?
Points stay on your record for three years. However, points only count toward your total (for license suspensions) for 18 months.
When Will The DMV Suspend My License?
If you have 11 or more points within any 18-month period, then your license is subject to suspension. Your point total is calculated based on the date of the violation, not the date of the conviction.
Can I Take A Defensive Driving Class To Reduce Points On My License?
Yes. A DMV-approved course can subtract up to four points for the purposes of calculating a suspension if you have 11 or more points as well as reduce auto insurance premiums.
Auto Insurance Questions
Will My Insurance Go Up If I Get A Speeding Ticket?
Insurance is regulated by the states, and different states have different laws regarding automobile insurance. In New York, if your driving record is clean and your ticket isn’t for a serious infraction, it likely will not increase your insurance premium. A second infraction or a serious one such as DUI may increase it, however.
Do I Need To Tell My Insurance Company If I Receive A Speeding Ticket?
You don’t have to go out of your way to tell the insurer when you get ticketed, but policyholders always need to be forthcoming with information when it’s requested.
Will My Insurance Premium Go Up If I Receive A Moving Violation?
It’s possible. Insurance companies have their own point systems and can increase your premiums based on your driving record. Contact your insurance company for more information.
How Can I Check To See If I Have Parking Tickets?
You can search by plate number or summons number using this website.
If I Have Already Had A Hearing On My Parking Ticket, Can I Appeal?
Yes, you can appeal using this appeal form.
Are There Defenses To Parking Tickets?
You should always consider consulting a professional before you pay a ticket. Call today for a free consultation.
My Parking Tickets Are In Judgment Or Very Old. What Are My Options?
Once summonses are in judgment, there are very limited circumstances in which the judgment will be vacated and the late penalties will be eliminated. It is important to address your New York City parking tickets on a regular and ongoing basis.
Does The City Offer Payment Plans For Tickets In Judgment?
Yes. Please visit a New York City Department of Finance business center in person at these locations.
I Have A Lot Of Parking Tickets Issued To A Commercial Or Other Vehicle Fleet. Can I Save Money By Using A Lawyer?
Absolutely. We focus on minimizing fines and representing companies like yours.
Red Light And Speeding Camera Tickets
I Received A Notice About Red Light Camera Or Speeding Camera Tickets. How Can I See The Evidence?
The notice has a website and PIN that allows you to see the photographic and video evidence that the city has in support of their claim against you.
Do Camera Tickets Result In Points On My License?
No. Camera tickets are just like parking tickets and do not result in points against your license (monetary fines only). Read more about red light camera tickets here.
Are Red Light And Speeding Cameras Working Longer Hours?
Yes. In fact, the city is considering activating all its cameras 24 hours per day in order to address an uptick in traffic-related fatalities.
ECB/OATH Issues And Pink Summonses
My Company Received An Idling Or Other Environmental Control Board (ECB) And Office Of Administrative Tickets And Holdings (OATH) Summons. What Are My Options?
Read about your summons and the hearing process here.
Where Can I Find A Copy Of My ECB/OATH Summons?
Search for your OATH summons here.
Does Your Law Firm Provide Representation For ECB/OATH Summons?
Yes. Please call us for a free consultation or email us.