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Matthew Jay Weiss

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  • If my license is suspended in New York, can I get a license in Virginia?

    I got a speeding ticket in New York last year. I thought I mailed my ticket in. I lived 2 hours away and forgot about it. I got a letter in the mail that my license was going to get suspended. I recently moved to Virginia, I do not have time or an...

    Matthew’s Answer

    A NY suspension will be reported to almost all of the other US states including Virginia. Virginia will honor a NY suspension and will not allow you to surrender your NY license until you have cleared your NY issues. If you need help clearing any NY suspensions, feel free to call us for advice.

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  • My licence has been suspended for 6 years because of unpaid tickets do I have to re take the permit and drivers test?

    Im a ny state resident over 30 years old

    Matthew’s Answer

    You will have to take the driver's test again. After 5 years, this is required. You will first, however, have to clear all of your open suspensions. If you want to discuss further, feel free to contact us.

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  • I GOT A TICKET FOR AN ILLEGAL U-TURN IN NASSAU COUNTY. DO I HAVE A CHANCE OF FIGHTING THIS TICKET IF I PLEAD "NOT GUILTY"??

    The illegal U-turn after after pulling over for a few second before going from northbound to southbound. I don't have points on records in the last 18 months. I was wondering what chances I have if I plead Not Guilty and appear in court for this...

    Matthew’s Answer

    Yes, this court plea bargains such tickets to 0-point tickets. Feel free to call us with any questions.

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  • 17 years old with first ever speeding ticket

    I got a ticket doing 83 in a 65? But I know for sure I was not going that fast. What should I do

    Matthew’s Answer

    This speeding is a 4-point ticket that carries roughly a $200 fine. It also can adversely affect your insurance rates if you have any other convictions (or an accident) on your record within the last 36 months. We, therefore, recommend that you plead not guilty and fight this ticket. If you do, you may be able to save NY points, and avoid an insurance rate increase (assuming you have an otherwise clean record). An experienced traffic lawyer can save you the inconvenience of appearing in court and, of course, try and obtain the best result possible.

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  • What are the chance to beat a cellphone ticket?

    I got a cellphone ticket on college point blvd flushing, queens. I was surprised when got pull over, I told him I was using GPS , then a friend called me, I just told him to hang up. He gave me ticket anyway, it's 5pts ticket and I know there is n...

    Matthew’s Answer

    In NYC, there is no plea bargaining at traffic court. Therefore, these cases are hard to win. I wrote an article that may help you understand the process better. Link below. We recommend hiring an experienced traffic lawyer to help you.

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  • Need a hand with speeding ticket

    Got a speeding ticket - 80 over 55 zone, looking for assistance. Thanks

    Matthew’s Answer

    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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  • Can I get a Reckless Driving ticket dismissed if the officer made a mistake when writing the location of the incident?

    The incident occurred on West 2nd St, the officer wrote West St. The officer pulled me over once I merged on to the Belt Parkway (a highway). there is no entrance to the belt parkway from West St, only from West 2nd. The only charge on the ticket ...

    Matthew’s Answer

    Reckless driving is a 5 point ticket and a misdemeanor. In NYC, there are ways to possibly get this dismissed but there, of course, is no guarantee. The wrong location is one way for getting a dismissal but only after taking it to trial (and risking losing).

    We dozens of such cases every year.

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  • Missed my pre trial appearance in court for a seeding ticket and realized it after a month

    I missed my pre trial court date by a month and i just realized it, i marked the court date wrong on my calender, what should i do now?

    Matthew’s Answer

    Go to the court on Monday. It may not be too late to get a court date without being suspended.

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  • Is talking on a cell phone defined as a "serious traffic violation"?

    510-a. Suspension and revocation of commercial driver's licenses 3. Suspension. (a) A commercial driver's license shall be suspended by the commissioner for a period of sixty days where the holder is convicted of tw...

    Matthew’s Answer

    As far as I can tell, the answer is "no". Section 1.6.3. listed the "serious violations" relating to CDL license holders at http://www.dmv.ny.gov/broch/cdl/cdl10sec01.pdf.

    On October 28, 2013, the following changes to the mobile phone/portable electronic device use law for Commercial Drivers (CDL) took effect:

    A motor carrier must not allow or require their drivers to use mobile phones/portable electronic devices while driving.
    A mobile telephone used by a person operating a commercial motor vehicle shall not be deemed a "hands-free mobile telephone" when the driver dials or answers the mobile telephone by pressing more than a single button.
    Commercial drivers are prohibited from making a phone call or using a portable electronic device while the vehicle is temporarily stationary because of traffic, a traffic control device, or other momentary delays.
    An operator of a commercial motor vehicle who holds a mobile telephone to, or in the immediate proximity of, his or her ear while the vehicle is temporarily stationary because of traffic, a traffic control device, or other momentary delays is also presumed to be engaged in a call.
    An operator of a commercial motor vehicle who holds a portable electronic device in a conspicuous manner while such vehicle is temporarily stationary because of traffic, a traffic control device, or other momentary delays is presumed to be using the device.

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  • I heard that a NYS CDL license gets suspended with only 9 points, is this true?

    I heard that a NYS CDL license gets suspended with only 9 points, is this true?

    Matthew’s Answer

    Read this article that I wrote. It will help you understand how tickets affect your CDL.

    http://nytrafficticket.com/resources/traffic-articles/your-commercial-driver-license-cdl-and-new-york-speeding-tickets-and-other-traffic-tickets/

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