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  • I got a ticket for talking on my phone while driving.

    How much will this cost me? I and going to plead not guilty. I have not had a ticket for anything in years. I was at a red light when this happened. In the past, any ticket I have gotten in NY was lowered to a parking ticket.

    Terri’s Answer

    They may look at prior record. If clean, hopefully can get reduced again

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  • What preemptive steps can I take to avoid suspension of my NYS drivers license due to excessive moving violations points?

    I have received 3 speeding tickets within the past 3 months. I plead guilty to the 1st ticket & already paid it online (it carries either 3 or 4 points) but the 2nd ticket from 1/8/16 finally showed up in the system 5 days ago & it carries 8 poin...

    Terri’s Answer

    If they are all in NYC you need to win at trial. If any are outside NYC you can plea bargain. In the meantime take the defensive driving class and hire appropriate attorney

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  • What do I do on this case?

    I was driving on Grand Island NY maybe going 70 75 in a 65. I was pulled over the cop said he caught me going 89, he pulled over 2 cars. There were other cars speeding past me, and I was behind another car, I just looked down and seen how fast I w...

    Terri’s Answer

    State Troopers are not known for their sensitivity. Unfortunately, you now need to deal with this 6 point ticket. That is where an attorney comes in; they can fight for your rights and make the best of a bad situation.

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  • Do I have a reasonable argument to dismiss either ticket ?

    Driving from Brooklyn over the Verrazano into Staten Island I was ticketed at 0136 at the toll booth for invalid Ez pass (forgotten balance) my fault. At 0141 I was pulled over close to exit 11 on the staten island expressway for allegedly doing 7...

    Terri’s Answer

    unlike insurance tickets, registrant is irrelevant on tints. As far as the second and more important ticket, Staten island has the highest conviction rate in the City. I advise you to hire an attorney who can likely mitigate the 6 points somewhat if handled properly

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    I have had my license suspended , for about six months now , for about 6 tickets I have gotten and I cannot drive but the only way I can pay off the tickets is for me too get a job which requires me too drive too work everyday . Is there anything ...

    Terri’s Answer

    No limited use licenses are granted when suspensions for non payment are in place

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  • How do I prove compelling, extenuating and unusual circumstances when applying for re-licensure in NY?

    I have had my license revoked for approximately 10 years. I now have the opportunity to apply for a license under compelling, extenuating and unusual circumstance with the dmv of NY. I would like to know what are the requirements ? How do they det...

    Terri’s Answer

    it is highly subjective. The more sympathetic you make yourself the better. Care for the elderly or disabled has been found to fit that description.

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  • Will i lose my licence?

    I was pulled over in the town of bolston spa for speeding in zone. I was doing 81 in a 65. I recieved a ticket but i was wondering if they take my licence. Ive had my licenece for a year now.

    Terri’s Answer

    you are not on probation and if otherwise clean, you are not in jeopardy of losing your license. If you want to save points, consult a n attorney.

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  • What is the fine for this? Should I plead not guilty or just pay the fee and move on? I heard you can not seek a plea bargain in

    I was just given a ticket for failure to stop at a stop sign in Centereach NY.

    Terri’s Answer

    Anywhere but 5 boroughs of NYC generally do plea bargain.

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  • Do I need a Lawyer's to win in NYC Tvb court? If yes how much would once cost?

    Greetings I was Driving home from dropping off my fiance I was on the highway approaching my exit. Since I was In the left lane I needed to get over to get off I was still one exit away upon putting my signal to switch lanes when the car next to ...

    Terri’s Answer

    While it is true that in general there is no plea bargaining in NYC TVB, there does exist the possibility in your case of an attorney reducing the charge from 6 to 4 points. It would be done at trial based on the PO margin of error. This will save you a drivers assessment fee if your license is currently clean. It is important, therefore that you hire an attorney who does these daily.

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  • How should I proceed? TN does not participate in the DLC, but does that mean that NY will not find out about? Insurance company?

    I live in New York, but was recently ticketed for speeding in Tennessee. 87 in a 70mph zone. No other infractions on the ticket.

    Terri’s Answer

    It is unlikely an insurance company y would find it

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