June 23, 2014 7:42 pm at 7:42 pm #613062Being RealParticipant
I have a Michigan license I got a speeding ticket for 25 over in staten island? Any eitzos? Anyone know a good lawyer as I don’t know the area?June 23, 2014 7:50 pm at 7:50 pm #1021537👑RebYidd23Participant
Just give up your license. You shouldn’t be driving.June 23, 2014 8:59 pm at 8:59 pm #1021538splendaMember
I believe New York doesn’t report traffic violations to other States unless you fail to respond to the ticket. I know NY doesn’t count points from any other US State but will suspend if you just ignore it (except from six States, including Michigan, which even if you ignore the ticket it they will not suspend your license.)
Your best bet is probably to mail it back guilty and pay the fine. It likely won’t affect you. If you want to play extra safe you can get a lawyer for about $400.June 23, 2014 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm #1021539kedushaskohenMember
Ah see, there is a need for lawyers!
Why defense can you use? “I didn’t know” or “It was an accident”. If you lie, they will take the word of a cop over yours.June 23, 2014 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm #1021540👑RebYidd23Participant
No, in this case a lawyer would only do harm to the general public by keeping a bad driver driving.June 24, 2014 3:01 am at 3:01 am #1021541TheGoqParticipant
Why were you speeding? why so much over the speed limit that you would be pulled over?June 25, 2014 2:03 pm at 2:03 pm #1021542walter sobchskMember
i think michigan dosent take points from other states.a lawyer wont help you.an honest lawyer will tell you its a losing battle in S.I.The highway patrol officers have their testimony down to a science,and you wont catch them making a mistake even if they didnt use laser or radar and just paced you.plus ther are only two administrative law judges,who both are impossible to win by, especially brian levine who has the highest conviction rate in the whole 5 boroughs.(just google traffic court staten island)got caught going 27 over on the 440,and two other tickets there .so have a little experience with the court there.you can push it off at least twice with paying a bond the 2nd time but go to a diff borough to do that bec levine doesnt like pushing it off.June 25, 2014 2:34 pm at 2:34 pm #1021543dial427436Member
I made an illegal left turn in Manhattan once and I got a ticket. The officer was sitting there most likely picking everyone off. In my defense my GPS told me to and I didn’t see any signs.
Anyways my Aunt is a judge in the city for traffic violations. She says it wasn’t worth fighting a small traffic ticket like mine or even a speeding ticket. She said it’s possible to accumulate more fees, I’m not sure why or how but I trust her.June 25, 2014 7:35 pm at 7:35 pm #1021544dafbiyunParticipant
The same thing happened to my wife about 3 years ago. There was apparently a sign limiting the speed limit on the ramp to the Verrazano to 25 mph due to construction ,(though there was no construction). My wife was clocked at 55 mph. I called a friend to find out who the best lawyer for Staten Island tickets was and was given the name of an attorney. He asked for $1,000 up front, and his paralegal raved about the great results he got. Then all he did was postpone the hearing 3 times in the hopes that the cop wouldn’t show. On the final hearing date ( which we were never even told about) he and the cop agreed to say my wife was 25 miles over the limit and would get 6 points. His paralegal called to tell me the “good news”. Fortunately, I spent about 5 years as counsel to an insurance company providing attorney malpractice and had represented dozens of attorneys. I called the attorney and asked him how many times he had spoken with my wife to discuss the merits of the case or when the hearings would be. he conceded that he never spoke with her, but in his defense said ” you don’t know Staten island judges it is impossible to do any thing” and ” most people don’t want to be bothered going to court”. Of course, he then could not justify his $1,000 retainer. To make a long story short, he asked me what I wanted. I told him that I would accept the full thousand dollars back… and the offer ended that week. He agreed to those terms.June 26, 2014 6:15 pm at 6:15 pm #1021545ChaimyParticipant
I always say push it off, you are not guilty until the case is over. If you postpone maybe the officer will retire lose his papers or anything else. It is possible a lawyer could do more for you than you your self in court but not usually only if there is a real trial and they contest legal aspects, otherwise whatever will happen by your presence is enough without paying lawyer fees.June 26, 2014 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm #1021546groisaTzaddikMember
I always push off my tickets online twice and then once in person and pay the $40 bail. One time my ticket was dismissed automatically because the cop retired.June 26, 2014 11:16 pm at 11:16 pm #1021547TheGoqParticipant
No response from the op? troll or just lazy?June 26, 2014 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm #1021548splendaMember
After two years the points no longer remain on your license. And the points do not go on your record until after trial and conviction. So the longer you push off the trial, the longer it will take to appear on the record. I once pushed it off close to two years and it never showed up on the record even though it was found guilty.
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