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Matthew Jay Weiss

New York Speeding / Traffic Ticket Lawyer.

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  1. Is it possible to change a conviction to a not guilty plea for a speeding ticket?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Matthew Jay Weiss
    2. Joseph A Lo Piccolo
    3. Harold N. Dee
    4. Michael J Palumbo
    4 lawyer answers

    Yes, your son or his traffic lawyer can make a motion to vacate guilty plea (called a motion for coram nobis). We've done this many times but not always successfully. While some courts are liberal about granting vacatur others are not.

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  2. I just received what I feel was a ridiculous reckless driving citation in Brooklyn.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Joseph A Lo Piccolo
    2. Michael J Palumbo
    3. Matthew Jay Weiss
    4. Jayson Lutzky
    4 lawyer answers

    Because reckless driving is a criminal offense (misdemeanor), carries 5 points and can adversely affect your insurance rates, we strongly encourage you to fight this ticket. Further, given its seriously, you consult with (if not hire) an experienced traffic lawyer. Feel free to call us for a free consultation. My Avvo rating is 10 and my firm handle reckless driving cases regularly.

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  3. Can i fight and win a ticket for making an improper u turn and a ticket for crossing a double line in Bklyn, NY residential area

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Michael J Palumbo
    2. Matthew Jay Weiss
    3. Joseph A Lo Piccolo
    4. Yefim Rubinov
    5. Matisyahu Wolfberg
    5 lawyer answers

    Yes, you can certainly fight these two 2-point tickets. In NYC, however, there are no deals or plea bargains in your court -- Traffic Violations Bureau. Therefore, to win one or both, you'll need to have a hearing before an administrative law judge. I wrote an article that should help. See below. Feel free to call me if you have any questions.

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  4. Need a hand with speeding ticket

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Matthew Jay Weiss
    2. Peter McGrath
    3. Eric Edward Rothstein
    4. Terri Beth Kalker
    5. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    5 lawyer answers

    This ticket carries 6 points, roughly a $200 fine and a $300 Driver Assessment Fee. If you plead guilty, you or your traffic lawyer can likely get this reduced to a less serious charge (saving you points and money). Further, this speeding ticket can adversely affect your insurance rates. By fighting it, you can likely avoid the possibility of your insurance rates being raised. Let me know if you have any other questions.

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  5. I recieved a traffic ticket for AUO3rd. I have two other tickets from 4yrs.ago i forgot about.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Matthew Jay Weiss
    2. Joseph A Lo Piccolo
    3. Michael J Palumbo
    4. Zev Goldstein
    5. Harold N. Dee
    5 lawyer answers

    You should clean up your older suspension (preferably before your court date). Most judges will require that your suspensions be lifted before they will resolve an AUO3rd case. If this is a first offense, an experienced NY traffic ticket lawyer or criminal lawyer should be able to get this reduced to a non-criminal result.

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  6. Is it possible to get 2 speeding tickets from the same Officer at the same time?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Matthew Scott Kam Tannenbaum
    2. Matthew Jay Weiss
    3. Yefim Rubinov
    4. Harold N. Dee
    5. Michael J Palumbo
    5 lawyer answers

    Yes, it's possible to get 2 speeding tickets from the same officer at the same time. I've seen it many times (although it isn't common). With that said, one of the tickets is very defensible on the grounds (among other things) that you should be penalized for essentially the same incident. The 89/55 carries is 8 point, the 101/55 is 11 points and the disobeying sign is 2 points (potential total 21). Because you can be suspended at 11 points, I seriously recommend that you retain an...

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  7. I got a ticket for doing 89 on a 65 zone on the I87 in ulster county, what's my best and worst outcome if I fight the ticket?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Terri Beth Kalker
    2. Matthew Jay Weiss
    3. Joseph A Lo Piccolo
    4. Benjamin J Lieberman
    5. Michael J Palumbo
    5 lawyer answers

    Because a NY conviction will transfer onto your Ontario license as demerit points, I recommend that you plead not guilty. If you do, you or your NY traffic lawyer most likely can negotiate this 6-point ticket (4 Ontario demerit points) down to a less serious saving you points as well as the $300 Driver Assessment Fee (and possibly avoid your auto insurance rates going up). When hiring a traffic lawyer make sure that he or she is familiar with the Ontario demerit system as it is very possible...

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  8. I was in an at fault accident in which I recieved a ticket, what should I do especially since I already could loose my license?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Matthew Jay Weiss
    2. Yefim Rubinov
    3. Eric Edward Rothstein
    4. Joseph A Lo Piccolo
    5. Kevin Scott Mahoney
    5 lawyer answers

    Your tailgating ticket carries 4 points and roughly a $200 fine. You should therefore fight it (especially given your point problems). Before your court date, you should take a NY Driver Safety Class which will remove 4 points from your license. You should also consult with (if not hire) an experienced NY Traffic Ticket lawyer.

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  9. Speeding in NYC

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Eric Edward Rothstein
    2. Matthew Jay Weiss
    3. Yefim Rubinov
    4. Benjamin J Lieberman
    5. Michael J Palumbo
    5 lawyer answers

    At your hearing, you can see whatever documentation the officer brings with him. It may be a Memo Book, a copy of the ticket with his notes and/or a Radar/Lidar activity sheet. Other than that, there is no discovery at the Traffic Violations Bureau. I wrote and article that may help you fight this ticket. Feel free to contact us if you have any further questions or would like a free consultation.

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  10. Postponed the original hearing at TVB/happauge for the 1st time, when would it be too late to contact a lawyer to wk on my case

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Matthew Jay Weiss
    2. Daniel Alexander Jimenez
    3. Eric Edward Rothstein
    4. Michael J Palumbo
    5. Joseph A Lo Piccolo
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    A lawyer who handles a lot of traffic matters can cover most cases with only a few days notice. However, because there are major changes occurring at the Suffolk traffic court, you should talk with an experienced traffic lawyer as soon as possible. This is a difficult place to fight a ticket and having a knowledgeable attorney is definitely worthwhile.

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