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Matthew Jay Weiss

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  • Is a careless and reckless driving charge considered a misdemeanor?

    convicted of careless and reckless driving in Louisiana in 2009. I now live in New York state. Do I need to disclose this on a job application as having been convicted of a misdemeanor?

    Matthew’s Answer

    In New York, reckless driving is a misdemeanor that carries 5 points, a fine and possible jail time. Click on the below link for more information about this charge. Feel free to call or email with any questions.

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  • Just got a speeding ticket 1180B. this is the first and only ticket i got since i got my license, can i beat it?

    he did put my driver license information wrong, CLASS D instead of CLASS E, supporting deposition #9: member paced targeted vehicle L1 to L2 80-55

    Matthew’s Answer

    Those defects are not enough to beat this ticket, in my opinion. However, there are other ways to obtain a favorable result.

    A 80/55 is an 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).

    In Nassau County, you can get a more favorable result in most courts. If you are nervous or do not want to attend court, then you can hire a NY Traffic Lawyer to appear for you.

    Good luck. Matthew Weiss

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  • Is it worth trying to fight a speeding ticket with the TVB?

    I got pulled over on the LIE for doing 80 (the speed limit is 55) - its a TVB ticket. The cost of the ticket & "assessment" will be $595, 6 points on my license, and possible insurance hike - I really can not afford all that. My (nassua) co-worker...

    Matthew’s Answer

    At the Queens TVB, there is no plea bargaining. It is either guilty or not guilty. With that said, you have nothing to lose by fighting this ticket. You will get the same points and roughly the same fine amount either way. Therefore, I recommend that you plead not guilty. Below is a link to an article that I wrote that will help you better understand the TVB system. Feel free to call me if you have any questions or need professional and experienced help.

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  • My friend was ticketed for 50 in 30mph zone. He produced my insurance, license and registration.

    My friend was ticketed for 50 in 30mph zone. He produced my insurance, license and registration. I paid $40 to reopen suspension. What will be procedure to do Identity hearing. My illegal alien friend may be willing to sign affidavit.

    Matthew’s Answer

    If your case is pending at the Staten Island Traffic Court, then your friend's chances of winning is very slim. It is, unfortunately, near impossible to beat a speeding ticket in this court.

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  • Can my speeding ticket in NYC get dismissed if one letter on the license plate is incorrect?

    It looks like a D or an R when it should be a B.

    Matthew’s Answer

    Unlike a parking ticket, this error does not render your ticket fatally defective. There may be other ways to fight this ticket, however.

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  • Disobey Sign "No Left Turn"

    I was pulled over for making an illegal turn. I told the officer that there were no signs and officer said there is. After I received the traffic ticket, I went back to the intersection. There is no "No Left Turn" sign. Unless it was placed in a...

    Matthew’s Answer

    If you are right, then you have an excellent defense to this ticket. Go take multiple photos of the intersection ASAP from various vantage points. This will be your best evidence that there were no signs on the in question. Good luck.

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  • How long does a misdemeanor stay on your record ?

    22 yr Son convicted of driving with a suspended license which had resulted from failing to pay a fine for not wearing a seatbelt. Should he plead quilts or go to trial?

    Matthew’s Answer

    A misdemeanor remains on someone's record forever. Therefore, your son should definitely plead not guilty. If he does, he likely an avoid getting a criminal record. I appear in the Great Neck courts regularly (and in fact grew up there). Feel free to call me for a free consultation. I am confident that I can help your son, and have an Avvo rating of 10/10.

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  • Is having the wrong name on the ticket issued grounds for dismissal or appeal?

    Today I was stopped after using my cellphone at a stoplight . The officer gave me a ticket for operation a motor vehicle while using a cell phone and date to attend traffic court . I just had a question on the ticket itself , the officer must h...

    Matthew’s Answer

    Neither of this mistakes renders the ticket fatally defective. Unlike parking tickets, most minor errors in completing a traffic ticket do not warrant dismissal. With that said, these errors can be used during cross examination in order to beat this case at trial. Further, there may be other (and better) ways to defend you on this case. Speak with an experienced NY Traffic Lawyer for a consultation.

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  • I was driving my dad's car and I was pulled over because he had a suspended registration and no insurance on the car.

    He states that he has the documents that shows that he has everything in order, which of course I do not believe him. I have 15 days to respond to the ticket, I am waiting for my Dad to provide me with the documents to mail it in. However, if he d...

    Matthew’s Answer

    Driving with a suspended registration is a criminal offense (misdemeanor). Therefore, you should definitely consult with (if not hire) an experienced NY traffic ticket lawyer. The no insurance ticket is also serious as it carries a 1-year automatic revocation of license (plus hefty fines). Feel free to call us to discuss.

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  • How can I fix my suspended license if I had and accident but I never show to court... if I go to a judge will he put me in jail

    Plus I own a ticked what can I do?

    Matthew’s Answer

    If you didn't show up to court, then you were suspended for failing to answer it. You can lift the suspension by paying some money. The first step is to run your driver's license so you can determine how many suspensions and in which courts they are located. You likely will not go to jail but I do recommend that you have an attorney to help clear things up and avoid jail. For more information about suspensions and lifting them, read the below web page. Call if you want us to run your record and/or consult with you.

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