Important information about the TVB (Traffic Violations Bureau)
Fines for New York traffic tickets are set by the city, county, or court where the violation occurred. Find your TVB location @ https://dmv.ny.gov/tickets/find-tvb-office-locations.
If you cannot find the fee on your ticket, contact the court where the ticket was issued. You can either fight your ticket, or plead guilty and pay the ticket.
In most of New York, non-criminal traffic tickets are processed by the local city, town, or village criminal or traffic courts, not the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). However, in New York City, the Traffic Violations Bureau (TVB) of the NY DMV will handle your ticket.
Traffic fines in New York and other costs associated will depend on various factors, such as the:
* Type of violation.
* Number of points on your driving record.
* Court handling your case.
* County where you received the ticket.
Typically, your fine amount will be listed on your traffic ticket. However, if a NY State Police officer ticketed you, you’ll need to call the court handling your case or the TVB for the total amount.
Your fine amount will depend on the severity of your offense and the type of ticket you received (e.g., speeding ticket, red light ticket, and moving violations).
The method to pay your traffic ticket will depend on where you received the ticket. If you received it in New York City, you will have a TVB ticket.
You can pay this traffic ticket:
In person before a judge or clerk.
If you have non-TVB traffic ticket, check your ticket for payment options or contact the traffic court responsible.
If you plan to fight your traffic ticket in New York, you must file your appeal within 30 days of receiving the ticket, as you could face an automatic conviction and be required to pay the fine.
NOTE: Consider hiring a traffic ticket attorney if your ticket indicates you must submit your plea in person. I can save you time and money as your Attorney…Please call (212) 754-1011.
You’ll either be dealing with your local courthouse or the Traffic Violations Bureau (TVB). If your ticket is handled by the TVB, you can plead not guilty by mail, in person, or online. Instructions can be found on the back of your ticket.
Options to plead guilty to a non-TVB traffic ticket will vary depending on the court handling your case.
For more information, please contact me at (212) 754-1101
Lost Your Traffic Ticket?
If you have a TVB traffic ticket, you can request a replacement traffic ticket on the TVB website @ https://dmv.ny.gov/tickets/find-tvb-office-locations
If your traffic ticket is not handled by the TVB, you will need to contact the local county, city, town, or village traffic court where you received the citation.
If you commit a serious traffic violation, you may face a driver’s license suspension or revocation in addition to a heavy fine.
If you’re facing a conviction for a major violation, you may want to consider hiring an experienced traffic attorney who can guide you through the process.
A list of New York City Traffic Violations Bureau (TVB) locations are listed below:
* Brooklyn South (Coney Island)
2875 West 8th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11224
* Brooklyn North
Atlantic Center Mall
625 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
696 East Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 10458
* Manhattan North
159 East 125 Street
New York, NY 10035
* Manhattan South
17 Battery Place
New York, NY 10004
* Richmond (Staten Island)
West Shore Plaza
1775 South Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10314
* Queens North
30-56 Whitestone Expy
Flushing, NY 11354
* Queens South
168-35 Rockaway Blvd
Jamaica, NY 11434
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Find Your TVB location @ https://dmv.ny.gov/tickets/find-tvb-office-locations
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How To Fight or Pay A Traffic Ticket Online in New York
Michael Spevack, ESQ explores the possibilities of how you can oftentimes pay for your NY Traffic Ticket online, as well as how you can possibly fight your NY Traffic Tickets online.
Receiving a New York City Traffic Ticket is inconvenient at best, and downright expensive at worst. Much of the time, you can save Money and Time by knowing how to pay or fight a traffic ticket online.
Drivers who are unable to beat a traffic ticket in New York in court often choose the option to pay speeding tickets in NY or other types of citations in order to avoid lengthy court proceedings and additional court-set costs. Also, motorists who fail to provide their traffic tickets payments by the deadline date, may incur additional penalties, which will lead to further fees and negative consequences against their driving records.
* How to Pay a Traffic Ticket Fine in New York
The methods available to pay driving tickets in New York generally vary based on whether the driver has received the traffic ticket in Rochester or the five New York City (NYC) boroughs or outside of these areas. Traffic fines issued within the NYC boroughs or Rochester are processed by the NY Traffic Violations Bureau (TVB) of the state Department of Motor Vehicles.
Drivers who are paying speeding tickets or other types of citations that were issued by the TVB can generally complete the procedure online, in person or by mail.
The option to pay traffic ticket online in NY may be unavailable in areas which are not under the jurisdiction of the TVB.
* Note: The TVB only processes non-criminal moving traffic violations. More serious offenses are handled by the criminal courts within these areas.
* Paying a New York Traffic Ticket Online
To pay traffic fines online in New York City and Rochester, drivers will first have to access the ticket payment section of the NY DMV internet services website. To initiate the process of paying traffic tickets online in NY, motorists will be required to enter their traffic ticket and driving license numbers. If you do not have your traffic citation number, then you can enter the last four digits of your Social Security Number.
Note that you may also be asked to submit your full name, birth date and gender. The system will accept your traffic tickets payment after you submit your credit card information.
* Note: Traffic tickets issued for more serious traffic violations in NY, such as driving while intoxicated (DWI) infractions cannot be paid via the internet.
** New York Traffic Ticket Attorneys
If you are presenting a traffic ticket defense in New York, you have the right to be represented by a traffic citation attorney. Note that you can engage the services of an NY traffic ticket lawyer regardless of whether or not you were issued a TVB ticket.
Lawyers can even initiate the process of fighting traffic tickets in NY on behalf of their clients. By hiring a good traffic violation attorney, drivers can increase their chances to successfully dispute traffic tickets in court. In such cases, you will avoid a conviction on your driver’s record and an increase of your car insurance rates.
Depending on your circumstances, your traffic citation attorney may also help you obtain reduced fines and penalties, in the event that you fail to win your case. Your lawyer can also help you file an appeal if you are not satisfied with the judge’s decision.
*** Call Michael Spevack, Esq. @ (212) 754-1011 for the best New York City Traffic Court Legal Representation and a FREE Consultation today.
NYU Law Graduate and New York City’s #1 Traffic Ticket Attorney, Michael Spevack, discusses the ramifications of traffic ticket guilty pleas.
Getting a New York City speeding ticket is inconvenient at best, and downright expensive at worst. Not only will the court likely assess a fine, but you also run the risk of increased insurance rates. There are several ways to take care of a speeding ticket, and each has its pros and cons.
The best route depends on you and your situation. Look at your ticket for information on how to pay your ticket, where to pay it and by what date the fine is due. Check online or call NYC DMV. You may be able to find additional resources to help you decide how you’d like to handle the speeding ticket. Some jurisdictions allow you to pay fines online. In others, you may be able to mail in your ticket with your payment or deliver it to the local courthouse.
Paying the ticket indicates that you do not contest the charges or the consequences listed on your ticket. Points will be removed from your license accordingly. Fighting or Amending the Ticket Call your local traffic court to obtain information about what to do if you wish to contest your speeding ticket. Appear in court on the scheduled date.
You will likely be given time to discuss any mitigating circumstances with either a prosecutor or judge prior to entering your plea. If you have evidence to present (such as a mechanic’s bill for replacing a faulty speedometer, or photos showing obstructed views of traffic signs), bring it with you because you may have an opportunity to present it at this time.
Ask the judge or prosecutor to reduce the fine, amend the points assessed against your license or both. You may be asked to attend traffic school, but doing so should result in fewer (if any) points being assessed against your driving record. Although you’ll pay for traffic school and you’ll likely pay the fine for your ticket, keeping any points off your driving record can keep your auto insurance company from raising your rates. Plead “not guilty” when asked to enter a plea if the judge or prosecutor is unwilling to reduce the fine or point assessment and you still believe you have a case.
A plea of “not guilty” means that a court date will be arranged and you will be asked to appear in court to present your evidence. The benefits of hiring a reputable and knowledgeable traffic ticket lawyer far outweighs the possible consequences.
• Be courteous when dealing with police officers, court officials and attorneys. Belligerent behavior won’t win you any favor and, in fact, could make your situation worse.
• Don’t hesitate to contact the court clerk if you have any questions about how to proceed with taking care of your speeding ticket.
• Schedule a court date at your city hall within the time frame allotted for you. This date can be found on your ticket. Remember to bring this with you when scheduling a hearing.
• Hire a lawyer or another experienced professional to help you. Even if you are unable to afford this, a brief consultation can familiarize you with what you may have missed in your own research. They will also provide you with a general idea of what to expect in court.
• Become familiar with the location of your trial ahead of time to ensure a timely arrival. A late appearance will not only lessen your credibility but leave you frazzled and unprepared to defend your case.
• Wear appropriate, modest clothing to your trial. Professional-looking attire you might wear to the workplace is best-suited for formal appearances. Avoid choosing something overly casual, dirty or potentially offensive.
• Address the judge as ‘Your Honor’ and maintain eye contact to ensure that you do not get distracted or give an impression of insecurity. Regarding everyone with respect and courtesy is vital in earning the trust of the judge.
• Let your driving record work in your favor. Even if you have many traffic offenses, you may be able to shed light on how they are unrelated to speeding or spaced far apart.
• Respect the decision of the judge, keeping in mind that you have the option of making an appeal. All of your conduct may be recorded and used against you in any future trial. Warning
• Whatever you do, don’t fail to either appear in court or pay your fine by the date it is due. Failure to pay traffic fines can result in serious consequences such as suspension of your driving privileges or even the issuing of an arrest warrant.
Call Michael Spevack, ESQ. @CALL 1+(212) 754-1011 for the best New York City Traffic Court Legal Representation and a FREE Consultation today.
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It is very important that you fight traffic tickets for violations you receive in New York City.
This article considers the most common traffic violation, a VTL 1110A.
Traffic courts in New York City function differently than do traffic courts in most other parts of New York State. For instance, in most other parts of New York State, like Westchester County, the court uses CPL or criminal procedure law as the procedural vehicle to conduct a traffic court hearing.
Further, in a county like Westchester, the Judge is typically elected by the local community and is frequently more amenable to a lenient disposition of your offense. Most importantly, in a county like Westchester, the police officer or town prosecutor will plea bargain your case.
By contrast, in New York City, the court will use a civil procedure code outlined in special DMV rules for conducting administrative traffic court hearings. A motorist’s rights to conduct his or her defense are limited by such DMV code. For example, a motorist cannot demand that a police officer produce paperwork that the sign or lane marking underlying the VTL 1110A offense was properly placed by the DOT or request a supporting deposition, etc. DMV procedural law is aimed at quick and effective hearings for traffic violations with an emphasis on the quickness of the hearing.
Most important to a motorist charged with a VTL 1110A violation in NYC no plea bargaining is allowed by the DMV court. That means that you either win or lose the offense. If you win, you are adjudicated innocent of the charge. You receive no points and have to pay no fine. Any bond money that you posted to obtain an adjourned court date is generally returned to you by DMV. If you lose though, you get the full penalty of the law for the offense charged, in this case, an 1110A. That means two points will go on to your license and that you must pay the fine and surcharge on the offense — typically $130 if your license is relatively clean and this is your first 1110A. If you had gotten an 1110A in Westchester under similar circumstances, you most likely would have been allowed to plea bargain to a non pointed violation.
Let’s turn our attention to the traffic offense most commonly written by police, a violation of VTL section 1110A or disobeying a traffic control device as it is known to us common folk. A traffic control device is any sign or pavement marking that controls behavior on a roadway in NYC (we are discussing a NYC 1110A).
For instance, if you go through a stop sign, that is technically a violation of the VTL section 1172, a more precise statute that governs stop sign violations. An 1172 violation carries 3 points instead of the 2 points that an 1110A violation does and has more specific elements then an 1110A violation, but traffic courts in NYC allow police officers to write 1110A tickets for violations of stop signs. This is so because a stop sign is technically just another traffic control device. I disagree with this type of thinking and think that police should have to write 1172 tickets for violations of a stop sign. I use an example of 1111D1 of the VTL, NYC red light violation. Technically, a traffic signal like a red light is also a plain old traffic control device. But, judges in NYC traffic court do not allow police to write 1110A violations for 1111D1, or NYC red light violations. This is a minor point but it points out the idiosyncrasies of traffic court in NYC, of which there are many.
I mention the VTL or Vehicle and Traffic Law in this article a lot. The VTL is the statutory scheme passed by the New York Legislature and approved by the Governor of NYS whereby motor vehicles are regulated, among other things, according to the rules of the road. The State has passed rules that govern the rules drivers must use when accessing the roads in NYS. The VTL allows NYC and other local municipalities or localities to create its own rules in certain circumstances. But VTL 1110A is a state wide rule. A driver can’t disobey a pavement marking in Utica any more then he can in Park Slope.
The police must prove their case by clear and convincing evidence (which is like 51% more likely you did the offense then not) and they must state all the required prima facie elements of the offense. Meaning they have to say that the signs were clear and graffiti free both before and after the stop, if signs were involved. They must discuss and describe the roadways at issue, the traffic conditions at issue, whether there were any other police or traffic enforcement agents directing traffic or whether there were any emergency vehicles in the area. They should articulate the weather conditions, the position of the vehicle at issue before during and after the stop,
You must know which elements of the prima facie case an administrative law judge cares about. You must know how prepared a police officer tends to be when fighting a ticket.
There are a variety of other factors which a lawyer must consider when trying to dismiss a summons.
I believe that in most instances it is beneficial to use a qualified traffic attorney to fight your DMV summons for you at DMV court. That is why I make myself and my firm available for a very reasonable fee to ensure that due process is adhered to by the traffic courts in NYC.
What if you receive a summons for reckless driving in New York State? VTL section 1212 governs the law regarding reckless driving throughout New York, and this particular law is quite perilous for motorists charged with violating its provisions. Reckless driving is a misdemeanor punishable with jail time and a monetary fine, but that is not my main concern in this post. My main issue is the difference in treatment throughout the various courts in the state when a person is charged with reckless driving. In New York City, it is often times helpful, believe or not, for an officer to hand a motorist/defendant a ticket for reckless driving. That is because in New York City, the very busy criminal courts which handle all kinds of severe criminal behavior generally do not treat reckless driving too seriously. In fact, it is often possible for an attorney to plea bargain a reckless driving summons for a motorist to a non-point health law violation without the appearance of the motorist being required. It is always helpful to have an attorney in court with you when charged with reckless driving due to the potential for jail time or five points on your license and a monetary fine.
Away from New York City, reckless driving is treated much more seriously and it is always important to bring an attorney with you to court with the possibility of jail looming in the background.
What exactly is reckless driving? Nobody really knows. It is up to the police officer or trooper who writes the ticket to decide. Typically, it involves two or more traffic offenses at once, like speeding plus following too closely or speeding plus changing lanes improperly. My office is always glad to assist with any reckless driving summons you receive anywhere in New York State.
It is frustrating to receive a speeding ticket. In many instances, a motorist was simply travelling with the flow of traffic, but was singled out to be pulled over to be handed a summons by the police or a trooper. Other times, one simply wants to pass a vehicle or to avoid trouble on the roadway but receives a ticket anyway and the police officer is uninterested in hearing an excuse. Perhaps a motorist simply was speeding but not as fast as the officer asserts in a summons.
As a motorist who receives a summons he or she believes is unfair, it is often this person’s desire to confront the officer at a trial and to give the officer a piece of his or her mind. However, in practical terms, this generally tends to be an unwise course of action.
In most parts of New York State, the courts allow plea bargaining with a prosecutor. Plea bargaining is usually the friend of a motorist because it allows a motorist to lessen the negative impact of a summons or ticket on such person by reducing the points ultimately received. Why would a prosecutor or even a State Trooper want to offer to reduce points for a summons issued in his or her jurisdiction? Most often the answer is that the prosecutor is busy with other more substantive matters such as burglaries and murders and does not have the time or resources to commit to trying each and every traffic summons issued in his or her particular town or village.
Why can’t a motorist go to trial and prove that he or she is innocent? The answer is that it is often a costly and time-consuming endeavor for a motorist to travel to the jurisdiction where a summons was received. Further, a judge is more likely to consider as truthful the testimony of a police officer or state trooper whom he or she knows well, or at least casually, over the testimony of a motorist who was passing through the town or village where the summons was issued.
How can one obtain the best possible reduction? The best way to know that you have gotten a good deal is to hire a qualified lawyer who understands the law, procedures, and customs of particular jurisdictions. It takes years of experience to understand the ins and outs of plea bargaining.
My firm is glad to help you obtain a deal that is in your best interest, or to try a case if need be. We are always glad to discuss your situation and to assess which legal solution best meets your needs and requirements.