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Scott E. Feifer

New York Speeding / Traffic Ticket Lawyer.

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  1. I made a left turn Midtown Manhattan against posted sign, as there was an ambulance behind me trying to get by. Valid excuse?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Scott E. Feifer
    2. Joseph A Lo Piccolo
    3. Yefim Rubinov
    4. Daniel Alexander Jimenez
    5. Jeffrey Jose Estrella
    5 lawyer answers

    Avoiding an emergency vehicle absolutely justifies disobeying the sign. However, don't expect the police officer to agree that there was an emergency vehicle forcing you to do what you did. Otherwise, why did he write the ticket? There are other things to look at in a case like this too. Color of car, unfortunately isn't one of them.

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  2. Hi on nov 27 2012 iwas driving thought yonkers it was dark ididint know if i cross the traffic white light it flash .i need ans

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Benjamin J Lieberman
    2. Scott E. Feifer
    3. Yefim Rubinov
    4. Joseph A Lo Piccolo
    5. Michael J Palumbo
    5 lawyer answers

    Sounds like you may be talking about a red light camera ticket? I'm not sure. If you are, you'll have to wait and see if a ticket comes in the mail. Good news is camera tickets do not go on your license at all.

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  3. I have a drivers license suspension in New York state for failure to appear for a traffic ticket. How much does it cost to fix?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Benjamin J Lieberman
    2. Scott E. Feifer
    3. Yefim Rubinov
    4. Daniel Alexander Jimenez
    5. Michael J Palumbo
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    6 lawyer answers

    If you'd like to sort it out yourself, you'll need to contact the particular court or agency involved. If it was Brooklyn, it's the TVB (you can try to find the case information here: http://www.dmv.ny.gov/PleadandPay/default.html) If you can't find what you need or would like some help, you can always give us a call.

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  4. Is it legal that I had been given a traffic citation without police witnessing the event?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
    3. Macy Michelle Jaggers
    4. Scott E. Feifer
    5. Samuel Lynndon Morgan
    5 lawyer answers

    If you decide to have a trial on the matter, it can be harder for an officer to properly answer questions on cross exam if he didn't witness the incident. However, it's not impossible--in NY, an example might be an officer who testifies that skid marks were present after a rear end accident on the highway may be able to successfully sustain a charge of following too close.

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  5. I went to court a couple of weeks ago to fight a speeding ticket. The judge ask me did I have a witness and i said yes.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Scott E. Feifer
    2. Michael J Palumbo
    3. Terri Beth Kalker
    4. Macy Michelle Jaggers
    5. Victor Armando Bernace
    5 lawyer answers

    We do TVB appeals. It's hard to tell exactly what happened from your description. Regardless, the transcript of the hearing will be the most accurate representation of everything that was said in the courtroom. Prior to reading the transcript, it's impossible to judge your chances of success. Generally, TVB appeals are quite difficult to win. You have 30 days from the date of conviction to file the appeal. Contact us if you'd like to discuss.

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  6. Got a ticket for beeping at a unmarked police car. Guilty?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Joseph A Lo Piccolo
    2. Scott E. Feifer
    3. Benjamin J Lieberman
    4. Alan James Brinkmeier
    5. Michael J Palumbo
    5 lawyer answers

    You're not anything until there's a final decision on the case. You did two things wrong here. First, you entered the intersection without absolute certainty you could make it to the other side. That is the driver's responsibility, not the vehicle in front of him (assuming the vehicle in front hasn't just stopped for no reason in the middle of the intersection). Second, you honked your horn at an officer. That's never going to help a situation. You can fight it like anything else....

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  7. Got pulled over in NY gave the cop my license and registration. Cop went to pull over another car and I left. What can happen?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Scott E. Feifer
    2. William A. Jones Jr.
    3. Steven Todd Keppler
    4. Daniel Alexander Jimenez
    5. Mark M Cheser
    5 lawyer answers

    I would expect to hear about this one way or the other. I'm sure the officer wasn't too pleased. What may happen next is at least partially dependent on what you were pulled over for in the first place and may be exacerbated by your leaving the scene (additional failure to comply w/ a lawful order charge).

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  8. My brother has a warrant for traffic tickets he owes. Will this affect his citizenship application?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. William J Quirk
    2. Thomas Carroll Blauvelt
    3. Benjamin G Kelsen
    4. Mark M Cheser
    5. Scott E. Feifer
    5 lawyer answers

    I would certainly clear up anything that may be an issue. I've seen open and timely matters get in the way of immigration applications so certainly delinquencies/suspensions/warrants can be an issue. I would also consult with an immigration lawyer...

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  9. It was a stormy nite tonight. Needed to run into store for milk and pick up my elder neighbor who called me from supermarket..

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Joseph A Lo Piccolo
    2. Scott E. Feifer
    3. Benjamin J Lieberman
    4. Michael J Palumbo
    5. Kimberly L. Alderman
    5 lawyer answers

    Depends on the court but some courts might be willing to cut the fine if you contest it and are given an opportunity to be heard and/or negotiate with a prosecutor.

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  10. Do I need a lawyer for a speeding ticket?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Dean P Murray
    2. Jason T Komninos
    3. Scott E. Feifer
    4. Yolanda Navarrete
    5. James Alexander Abate
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    7 lawyer answers

    You always maximize the chances of success with an attorney who appears in the court on a regular basis. Doesn't mean you must have one but if you're looking to cover all your bases...

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