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Canadian Residents With Speeding Tickets In New York

Canadian residents need to ensure that they are calculating the kilometers per hour while driving in New York.

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Will Police Contact ICE When They Pull Over Undocumented Drivers?

There have been numerous reported cases of local police calling ICE down to pick up undocumented drivers.

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VTL 1163 (e) Failed to Use/Improper Use – 4 Way Flash

A ticket for failure to use your hazards when required is a 2 point violation in New York State.

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Impact of Traffic Tickets on Low Income Motorists

A recent Princeton University study entitled “Speed Trap or Poverty Trap” was conducted on the impact of.

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What is the Move Over Law (VTL 1144AA)?

If there is an emergency vehicle on the right shoulder with its lights on, you must move to the center lane or left lane.

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NY HUT (Highway Use Tax) Laws: Vehicle Status & Payment Requirements

Highway use tax (“HUT”) is complex and not following its specifications can result in hefty fines and possible loss of license.

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Out Of State Drivers With Suspensions in New York

This is a blog posting about drivers that are not licensed in New York but have suspensions in New York.

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VTL 1129 Following Too Closely

“Following Too Closely” is considered one of the more serious traffic violations. This violation carries 4 points.

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VTL 1144-AB,“Failed Due Care For Hazard Vehicle“

VTL 1144- AB “Failed Due Care For Hazard Vehicle Stopped or Standing“ is a 2-point ticket.

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How Long Do Points Last on My License

This is a question we get often and unfortunately the answer is not simple. There are two aspects to “points” going on your license. The first is insurance purposes and the second is for DMV purposes. They each have their own calculations.

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Fleeing from Police Officer

N.Y. Penal Law § 270.25 - §270.35 is a block of sections that concern the unlawful fleeing from a police officer in a motor vehicle.

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TRAFFIC COURT 101

If you’ve received a ticket and have an upcoming court date, this article can be a general guide to what you will experience

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Village Justice Courts that Have Closed

Since around the Year 2000, many village courts have closed. This is mostly due to the diminishing population in upstate New York.

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VTL 1128(a), Moved From Lane Unsafely

Failure to change lanes safely can lead to unnecessary problems and occasional traffic tickets.

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VTL 1151C

This violation concerns passing a car that is yielding to a pedestrian.

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State of New York Non-Resident Violator Compact Notice of Failure to Comply

This notice is for out-of-state drivers that failed to answer a traffic ticket or failed to appear in court.

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VTL 1127(b) “Drove Wrong Way “

VTL 1127(b) mandates that a vehicle passing around a circular intersection shall be driven only to the right of the island

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VTL 509-8, “Failure to Notify DMV Change of Address”

Failure to notify the DMV of the new address will be a violation of VTL 509-8.

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VTL 509-10, “Holding Non-NY License While Holding Valid NY License”

VTL 509-10 prohibits a motorist from holding two unexpired licenses from two different states at the same time.

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Important County Court Decisions on Speedy Trial Rights For Traffic Tickets in New York State

Two recent county court decisions have held that a mere traffic ticket must comply with CPL 30.30 speedy trial rights

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Key Takeaways from NHTSA RADAR manual: How do R.A.D.A.R Devices work?

Radar devices basically work by bouncing radio waves off of objects and this motion can be interpreted as speed in regards to traffic tickets

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VTL 1196-7(a), Conditional License Violation

Violating the restrictions on a conditional license will result in you being charged with a VTL 1196(7).

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VTL 375-3 Failure to dim headlights

VTL 375-3 requires motorists to dim their “high beams” when approaching a vehicle in the opposite direction

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VTL 1102 Failure to Obey Police Officer

This VTL is issued when a motorist does not pull over as soon as the police officer lights are turned on

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VTL 1111(a)2 Failed to Yield Green Arrow

If you received a ticket for this VTL, it means you likely did not yield to traffic that has a right-of-way due to a green arrow light

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VTL 1111(e), Failed to Obey Traffic Signal Ahead

VTL 1111(e) is a rarely cited ticket because it appears to be redundant to VTL 1110(a) Disobeying a Traffic Control Device

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People v De La Paz

People failed to state readiness for trial within 30 days of the commencement of the case

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VTL § 1120-(c) “Failed To Keep Right (4 or More Traffic Lanes)”

Not many know that you are supposed to keep right on a road that has two lanes in each direction.

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VTL § 1122(b) “Failed to Give Way”

VTL § 1122(b) concerns the proper behavior for a motorist that is being passed by another motorist

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Vehicle & Traffic Law § 1126(a) “Driving to Left of Pavement Markings”

A ticket for violating VTL § 1126-a is issued most frequently when it is alleged that a motorist crosses a double yellow line into the opposite lane of traffic

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Vehicle & Traffic Law § 1128(c) “Failed to use Designated Lane”

A ticket for VTL 1128c is issued when a motorist was in the left lane and not passing or was passing in the right lane.

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