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Matthew Jay Weiss

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  • I got a speeding ticket 2 years ago and recently just got one for 24 over the limit will my liscence be suspended?

    I drive bus and taxi for a living, two years ago I got a speeding ticket, paid off and taken care of but recently just got a ticket for 79 in a 55 will I lose my liscence.

    Matthew’s Answer

    This is a 6-point ticket that carries roughly a $200 fine plus a $300 Driver Assessment Fee. It can also adversely affect your insurance rates. We, therefore, recommend that you plead not guilty and fight this ticket. If you do, you likely can save NY points, the $300 Driver Assessment Fee and avoid an insurance rate increase (assuming you have an otherwise clean record).

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  • I got pulled over by an undercover cop. Is that illegal for a traffic violation?

    I was going 77 in a 65

    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). Call us for a free consultation.

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  • If officer documents two incorrect items on ticket is this grounds for dismissal.

    Recently I was ticketed for a moving violation, after returning to my residence I noticed two errors logged by officer on ticket and simplified deposition. One was as to reference to the code for violation where he added extra letter at end which ...

    Matthew’s Answer

    These errors may help you beat this case. There may be other things that you can do the improve your chances. Feel free to call us for a consultation. We cover this court and you will NOT have to appear in kurt (if you hire us).

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  • Disobey traffic devise. is there a points

    disobey traffic devise. is there a points

    Matthew’s Answer

    This is a 2-point moving violation that carries roughly a $150 fine.

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  • 1180a ticket

    I recieved a traffic ticket after someone filing a complaint, the cop came and found my car and gave me a ticket. How is he allowed to do this? Can he do this?

    Matthew’s Answer

    You have a great defense because the officer apparently did not observe the infraction. Plead not guilty.

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  • Hi got a ticket yesterday in Brooklyn ny while visiting from florida for unsafe lane change ,will I get points on my fl liscence

    being from out of state will this reflect my fl driving record and ins .thanks Aldo

    Matthew’s Answer

    A conviction to this charge carries 3 NY points (and roughly a $150 fine) and will transfer onto your Florida license to the equivalent charge in Florida. We can fight it and you will NOT have to appear in court. Call us for a free consultation.

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

    My son plead guilty to a speeding ticket (63 in 45). We did not know that in addition to the fines that he would also get a 60 day suspension for this ticket. The ticket came 3 days before his 18th birthday when he would get his senior license. Th...

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    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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  • How can they arrest me if they only know it's an outstanding violation and no other info?

    I was pulled over in NYC yesterday and they stated that I had an outstanding violation from 1988. They arrested me on the spot. I asked for information and no one could find anything on the violation whether it was speeding, parking, red light? ju...

    Matthew’s Answer

    It sounds like you had an old suspension on your record. You can get this information by running your DMV record. We regularly run records of our clients who have suspensions.

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  • I received a ticket for 5112A2 in Lewiston NY. Arraignment is tomorrow, can a lawyer represent me, with out me being there?

    I live 7 hours away. This ticket is fishy to begin with. I went through the border from Canada with my wife and newborn, and the border patrol stopped me for secondary inspection. They told me my privileges to drive in NY were suspended and they m...

    Matthew’s Answer

    We can help and you will NOT have to appear in court. My Avvo rating is 10/10. We've handled a number of cases in the Lewiston court before. Call us to discuss.

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

    Was driving on the Highway at 1 AM. Cruising. Highway Patrol pulls me over and asks me if I know why he stopped me. I told him that I don't. He claims that he checked my speed via Laser and clocked me at 89 mph in a 55mph zone. He wrote 3 tickets....

    Matthew’s Answer

    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 experienced traffic lawyer. I personally appear in this particular court regularly and am happy to provide a free consultation. Check out my Avvo rating and reviews. If not, best of luck with this case.

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