Important information about the TVB (Traffic Violations Bureau)
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Fines for New York traffic tickets are set by the city, county, or court where the violation occurred. Find your TVB location @ //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.
If you have a TVB traffic ticket, you can request a replacement traffic ticket on the TVB website @ //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.
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.
- By phone.
- By mail.
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.
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
Atlantic Center Mall, 2nd Floor
625 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
696 East Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 10458
159 East 125 Street
New York, NY 10035
17 Battery Place
New York, NY 10004
Richmond (Staten Island)
West Shore Plaza
1775 South Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10314
30-56 Whitestone Expy
Flushing, NY 11354
168-35 Rockaway Blvd
Jamaica, NY 11434
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