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How can I fight a traffic ticket in New York?

If you have ever been stopped for speeding or breaking some other rule of the road, you know what happens next. How will I afford it? Did I really do it? Can I fight it? The answer to the last question is always yes.

Traffic crimes may be subjective, and New York State's counties and towns all offer a way to fight these charges. An attorney may help represent your interests against charges of speeding, driving with a cell phone, work zone violations and more.

  • What court deals with moving violations?

Every jurisdiction in New York State has a traffic court that deals with citations issued in the municipality that it covers. The five boroughs of New York City and the city of Rochester maintain Traffic Violations Bureaus (TVB) to address these issues.

  • How long do I have to plead not guilty for a traffic ticket?

That depends on the severity of an alleged violation and the municipality that issued the ticket. New York traffic tickets must contain instructions on how to plead not guilty, as well as options for where and when to appear in court.

  • What are the consequences of pleading not guilty?

The court will understand you are claiming you did not commit the offense. You must commit to spending the time in court to resolve the issue, and you may also face increased penalties such as points on your drivers license or jail time for a more serious offense like driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

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