Blog Posts in January, 2013

  • Traffic Court Judge Ordered to Attend Anger Management

    Being issued with a traffic citation and having to appear in traffic court can be an intimidating situation. If the judge is abrasive and unreasonable, this only makes the situation worse. According to many people who appeared in the Staten Island traffic court, this was what was happening to them when they appeared before a specific judge. B.L. is an employee of the Department of Motor Vehicles ...
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  • New Speeding Ticket Policy Proposal

    The governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, is trying to make it hard for motorists to plead down a speeding ticket . Currently, defendants are allowed to plea to a lesser offense, which allows the local court to pocket the fine money rather than giving it to the state. Governor Cuomo believes that "this practice threatens public safety and leads to a loss of $58 million annually," so he wants to ...
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  • Overview of a New York DWI

    A DWI conviction in New York State may involve a suspended driver's license , fines, and the possibility of jail time. In New York, it's illegal to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or greater, for commercial drivers that number is .04%, and for drivers under 21, the threshold is just .02%. A New York Aggravated DWI refers to a BAC of .18% or greater, and ...
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  • New York State Liability Insurance Requirements

    Any motor vehicle registered in New York must have liability insurance; the NY required minimum limits are $25,000/50,000 for injury and $50,000/100,000 for death, and $10,000 for property damage caused in an accident. The state of New York is considered a "no-fault" state; therefore, all New York drivers must maintain their liability coverage while their registration is valid, even if they are ...
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