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7 Things Your Traffic Ticket Does Not Tell You

We help many drivers licensed outside New York State. Many out-of-staters call mention that, unlike their home state, the NY ticket does not state how much the fine will be, how many points the conviction will be, or any other consequences of pleading guilty. Prompted by our out-of-state clients, here are answers to 7 questions that are not answered by looking at the ticket. 1) How Many Points is My Ticket? Points attach as a matter of law for each conviction, even though you will not see any mention to them on the ticket or even in court. The most common tickets are issued for speeding...

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More Speeding Charges Not Controlled by Posted Limit

While VTL 1180(a) announces the general rule, VTL 1180(e) defines specific circumstances that require an appropriate speed under the circumstances.

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The Speeding Charge That Does Not Depend on MPH

Receiving a speeding ticket that does not reference a particular speed, while confusing to many, is possible in New York. The basis for this ticket is New York vehicle and traffic law section 1180(a).

Update: New York State Criminal Justice Reforms- Marijuana and Sentencing

New York, like much of the country, is undergoing numerous changes with regard to the parameters of criminal law in the state. Legislators have been listening to advisory committees, as well as the public, as to their concerns about how criminal defendants are treated in New York, from arrest to sentence. Sweeping changes with regard to bail issues, the right to counsel, marijuana and sentencing have been coming at a rapid pace.

Can I have access to the officer's dashboard camera footage?

Dashboard camera evidence may be available at a trial, but usually not before.

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Steps and Criteria to get Relicensed After a Revoked License in New York

This article discusses the specific criteria the NY DMV uses to determine whether to relicense a revoked driver.

What are the Grounds for Divorce in New York?

There are Seven grounds for Divorce in New York State.  1. No Fault The relationship between husband and wife has broken down irretrievably for a period of at least six months, provided that one party has so stated under oath.  With the addition of this no-fault ground for divorce in October 2010, parties may now be granted a divorce upon the sworn statement of one of the parties thereby eliminating the need to allege and prove one of the grounds listed below.  Divorce has become much easier in New York. However, the court will not grant a divorce on these grounds unless...

Can a Police Officer Visually Estimate the Speed of Your Car?

Yes, the officer may visually estimate your speed and the judge may rely on the officer’s opinion of your speed to support a conviction. Of course, the officer has to be properly trained in such independent visual estimation, have experience in doing so, and have an acceptable level of accuracy.

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Fines for §1180(a) - Speed Not Reasonable or Prudent

Are you wondering what is means to charged with imprudent speed? Read this post for a description and to learn the fines and consequences.

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Are you a new professional driver or trucker? Watch for drowsy driving

Professional drivers are the backbone of American commerce. The job however, holds some particular risks especially for the new professional driver. Learn more about drowsy driving.





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