The main source of New York City water are upstate watersheds. New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) is tasked with protecting New York City’s water supply. The New York State Legislature authorized the creation of the NYCDEF Police that is tasked.....

Dealing with New York justice court can be a haphazard experience. If you want an official piece of paper showing the result of your case you need to request a “Certificate of Disposition.” This official piece of paper will indicate the final result of the charge(s).....

When motorists are given a traffic ticket they are often faced with a three way dilemma: 1) Should I fight the ticket?; 2) Should I fight the ticket on my own or hire someone to fight the ticket? 3) Who should I hire? Sometimes it is not worth fighting the ticket. This is often.....

There is a car accident and the police arrive to the scene.  The police typically investigate the accident and interview the involved parties and witnesses. Subsequent to their investigation the police will often issue traffic tickets to the parties involved in the accident. These tickets......

Some judges require notarized waivers to waive personal appearances for traffic tickets. These judges are wrong. Judges cite CPL 340.20 (2).  The statute says “permits entry thereof by counsel upon the filing by him of a written and subscribed statement by the defendant declaring that......

Putting everything else aside, New York drivers have one advantage over out of state drivers.   Unlike most other states, New York will not put out of state traffic convictions on your driving record. This means no points in New York and more importantly it should......

I am often asked about the procedure for fighting traffic tickets in New York State. The New York Vehicle and Traffic Law (“VTL”) sets forth a relatively straightforward plan for the adjudication of traffic tickets. But, a motorist needs to act quickly and diligently to......

I am often asked: “Why hire an attorney if I can go to court and plea bargain with the prosecutor myself?” It is really simple. Experienced traffic ticket attorneys can maximize your opportunity while you stay at home, at your job, or in school Below......