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Matthew Jay Weiss

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  • 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

    I received 2 tickets at one time.An improper u turn and for crossing a double yellow line.tickets rec. in Brooklyn NY. I was parked at the corner of 56th and Farragut rd. I started to pull out of the parking spot to go straight and noticed a poli...

    Matthew’s Answer

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

    i recieved a ticket for AUO3rd. I forgot i had two other tickets from 4yrs.ago.(traffic also). I am to appear in court in two days, what are my options and what or how should i handle this situation? I DONT want to go to jail.

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    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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  • I got pulled over for doing 65 in a 45. Should I plead guilty or not guilty?

    Night time, had not seen a speed limit sign after turning onto the road. Not from NY. First time driving through location and in NY

    Matthew’s Answer

    You should fight this ticket because it will carry 4 points and can hurt your auto insurance rates. How you fight it depends in which court your case is pending. The easiest thing is to just consult with a NY traffic lawyer about your ticket. We don't charge for a consultation.

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  • Is there a valid case here?

    I was arrested in NY for having a suspended MA driver's license that had been suspended in Dec 2011. In AUG 2012 I had transferred my license from MA to NY through a local DMV. They gave me a NY drivers license that was still valid at the time of ...

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    You need a NY traffic lawyer. Driving when you know know or should know that you are suspended is a misdemeanor in New York. You or your traffic lawyer needs to clear the underlying suspension. If you do, your criminal case will likely be reduced to a non-criminal violation.

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  • Can i pay an urination ticket online?

    can it be paid after 10 days

    Matthew’s Answer

    You or your lawyer must appear to answer this ticket. There is not way to just go online and pay such a ticket in New York City.

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  • I recieved a speeding ticket in Nassau County, Long Island. I got a 74 in a 55 what will the fines be for this & how many points

    how much money will they charge me in fines for doing 74 mph in a 55 mph and how many points will be added to my license

    Matthew’s Answer

    I handle 10 to 20 tickets a month in this court so am very familiar with its practices. If you plead guilty, the fine will be roughly $300. Your insurance may be increased but it also may not. I recommend that you plead not guilty and fight this ticket. If you do, you or your traffic lawyer can most likely negotiate this down to a less serious charge (less or no points and less likely to impact your insurance rates).

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  • Is Governor Pataki executive order 35 regarding unmarked cars and traffic violations still in effect?

    Hi, I received a speeding ticket on I-87 for doing 88 in a 65. The cop that pulled my over I believe was a NY state trooper in an unmarked SUV. He was in uniform but the car was unmarked. He took all my information but it was another trooper th...

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    Greg,

    Your speeding ticket carries 6 points, roughly a $200 fine and a $300 Driver Assessment Fee. You should therefore fight it.

    Because the police office that issued you the ticket apparently did not observe the alleged offense, you have an excellent defense. The issuing officer will not be able to testify with first-hand knowledge about your alleged speeding including such things as location, direction of travel, lane, etc.

    Below is a link with some useful information about NY speeding tickets.

    Matthew Weiss

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  • Speeding in NYC

    I was stopped for speeding on Harlem River Parkway. Going 70 in a 50 zone. The ticket just says Speeding over maximum, LIDAR I know there is no plea bargaining for traffic offense in NYC. Is there anything I can do when I go to the hearing at ...

    Matthew’s Answer

    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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  • My lawyer missed my traffic court appearance for speeding and I just got a letter from DMV they are about to suspend my license.

    What can I do?

    Matthew’s Answer

    If your case is returnable at the Traffic Violations Bureau, you or your attorney can appear and ask for a new date. The TVB usually gives you 30 days from a missed date to appear.

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  • Can I get my reckless driving ticket dismissed?

    I was in traffic driving no more than 5mph. There was a police car in front of me. The police car signaled right, turned the lights on and went to make a right on a parking spot. I went past the car and continued my road. After that the police car...

    Matthew’s Answer

    Reckless driving is a criminal offense AND a moving violation. The type of crime is a misdemeanor and the type of moving violation is a 5-point ticket. It can also result in your auto insurance rates being raised for 36 months. Therefore, we definitely recommend fighting it and retaining an experienced traffic attorney. If you do, you likely can avoid getting a criminal record as well as the points. I wrote an article on the subject that will help you. Link below.

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