When you pay a speeding ticket or other moving violation, the local justice court and town or village that hears your case profits greatly from the fines you pay. The latest statistics paint a grim picture of the cash grab out of the local courts. In 2015 alone 11 local Westchester County town and village traffic courts collected Continue reading
Each and Everyday in New York, people are arrested when the initial contact with the police is from a simple motor vehicle stop. When you find yourself pulled over by the police, this tips will avoid having the situation escalate beyond a traffic stop. Continue reading
Since Friday January 27th the world has gone nuts over President Trump’s Executive Order banning immigration from certain countries. Even though I am a NY traffic ticket defense lawyer, I thought this to be a good time to analyze legally what’s really going on. The 2 main issues are the authority to issue an Executive Order, and what it means to have Due Process rights in the United States.
What an Executive Order Is
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Under NY law, there are instances when the ticket a cop wrote is invalid on its face and, if you know the law cannot be enforced in court and must be dismissed. However, this knowledge and legal work must be known and done by YOU, because the court is not there to be your advocate. The circumstances which give rise to your ticket being invalid on its face is when Continue reading
Often time when accused of a crime or traffic infraction people want to explain their side of the story to defend themselves. This is often not wise, as what people believe will exonerate them often ends up helping the prosecution’s case in convicting them. This is because Continue reading
Every single day people confess to the police. It never ceases to amaze me as to why. You should never, ever talk to the police. Period. However, if you don’t believe me,then perhaps you will believe former United States Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson when he says, “[A]ny lawyer worth his salt will tell the [client] in no uncertain terms to make no statement to the police under any circumstances.” Watts v. Indiana, 338 U.S. 49 (1949). Continue reading
New York City Toll gates at bridges and tunnels will soon be a thing of the past as a cashless system is rolled out, Gov. Cuomo announced Wednesday December 21, 2016. Beginning in January the new system will be featured at the Queens-Midtown and Hugh Carey tunnels, and then throughout the year at the Rockaway, RFK, Verrazano-Narrows, Throgs Neck and Bronx-Whitestone bridges.
Many people think that since a NY seat belt ticket carries 0 DMV points it’s safe to just plead guilty to. This belief is wrong. Pleading guilty to a New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law Section 1229 (NY VTL § 1129) No Seat Belt can cost you thousands of dollars. This is because Continue reading
If you travel on New York’s Taconic State Parkway watch your speed. The Taconic State Parkway has a notorious reputation of being a speeding, traffic ticket, and moving violation magnet. Only 104 miles long, approximately 8,000 tickets a year are issued on the stretch of road. Moreover, the vast majority of those tickets are given in the Continue reading