Blog Posts in 2012

  • Sandy Causes Sharp Decline in Traffic Tickets

    New Yorkers can thank superstorm Sandy for the sharp decline in traffic tickets issued by the city's police force. The numbers of parking and traffic tickets issued after Sandy have dropped dramatically as the city's police force have more important matters to tend to. While some areas saw a large drop, other areas such as the 100th and the 101st Precincts covering the Rockaways, the 60th Precinct ...
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  • A Closer Look at Your NY Traffic Ticket Attorneys

    When most people think of New York, the busy streets and the many cars may quickly come to mind. Even for those individuals who have never had the opportunity to visit the state, based on television we see the constant traffic, the many taxi drivers, and the dozens of pedestrians making their way to their destinations. For those of us living in the state of New York we know firsthand that it is ...
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  • City Sued Over Short Yellow Signals

    New York City – A lawsuit has been filed against the City of New York over the city's yellow signals. Three men ticketed by the city's traffic cameras are claiming the city's yellow signals are shorter than the law allows them to be. According to the complaint filed in the New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan, the city's traffic lights that change to red are displaying yellow for less than ...
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  • Texting while Driving... A 'Primary Offense' in the State of New York

    In July 2011, texting while driving became illegal in the State of New York. Since then, almost 25,000 tickets have been handed out to drivers who were writing / reading texts while driving. Before this law passed, a police officer could have been watching you use your phone while driving and could legally do nothing. Then, they still needed another reason to pull you over. This is no longer the ...
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  • Why Should You Hire a Traffic Ticket Attorney?

    Driving is our method of transportation today, while some may choose a train or subway, the average American goes about their daily business in a vehicle. Polls have been conducted that assume around 90% of the American population drives a vehicle, no wonder there is so much traffic! Not only do we rely heavily on cars for transportation, but as a fast pace society we are also often in a hurry. ...
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  • Read the Fine Print - It Costs A Lot if You Don't!

    So there he was, scanning the speeding ticket that the police officer just handed him and the following went through my client's head: "Oh, the fine is only $195.00…well, it's not cheap but why bother with an attorney? I should just write a check and put this event behind me and avoid any further hassles." Well folks, my new client, John, who is both intelligent and practical, did not stop to Read ...
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  • Camera Intersections

    There are few things worse in life than seeing a blinding flash go off as you cross an intersection and realize that you did not turn in time and will shortly be receiving a ticket in the mail. The first camera intersections can be traced all the way back to the 1960s. Today, 25 states employ these camera systems and tickets are known to be as high as $500. Nearly 700 U.S. cities and towns have ...
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