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How Can I Deduct Points From My NY Driver’s License?
18Jan

How Can I Deduct Points From My NY Driver’s License?

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Matthew Weiss

Matthew J. Weiss, Esq. graduated Hofstra Law School in 1984. He was Law Review and won the law school’s prestigious Procedure Award. Upon graduation, he became one of the first Hofstra Law School graduates to work at the New York State Court of Appeals (New York State’s highest court) working on various appellate matters.

Comments (12)

Md - February 9, 2017 3:13 am

I had a ticket for failed to stop on traffic light signal. 80-13(a)3(vii). And TLC has sent me a summon. Advice me what should I do. And do u wok for TLC summons?

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    Matthew Weiss - February 9, 2017 4:44 pm

    Md,

    We do not fight TLC tickets but you can find an experienced TLC representative at the TLC court. You should plead not guilty to both tickets as this is the only way to possibly obtain a more favorable outcome.

    Matthew Weiss

Dan Stein - February 2, 2017 9:12 pm

I appreciate your research.

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    Matthew Weiss - February 2, 2017 11:18 pm

    Dan Stein,

    The post clearly states: “The NYS Driver Safety Class does not technically remove the conviction.” In any event, I have changed
    “remove” to “deduct” in the post so it is clearer. Thank you for your suggestion.

    Matthew Weiss

Md a rahman - February 2, 2017 4:50 pm

I had a reply (thanks for that) from you( I cannot answer this question without knowing the date of offense for your 4-point speeding ticket.)
for the question bellow: the date of offense of my 4 points was Nov.17.2015. Please reply.

Hello! How are you sir?
I had a speeding ticket (8 points) on Feb.2015. And I found guilty for 6 points on Feb.2016. And I have a upcoming hearing date for another speeding (4 point) ticket on may.2017. If I found guilty on this ticket for 4 point ,is it going to add with the last ticket which I was guilty for 6 points. My last Defensive Driving course was taken on January. 2015.
Thanks.

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    Matthew Weiss - February 2, 2017 11:23 pm

    Md A Rahman,

    Because your Nov 2015, 4-point speeding ticket was issued within 18-months of your prior Feb 2015 6-point speeding ticket, the two convictions would be added together to give you a total of 10 points. The fact that you were convicted much later (May 2017) is irrelevant. The dates of the offense are what are controlling for purposes of calculating DMV points.

    Matthew Weiss

Md a rahman - February 2, 2017 3:03 pm

Hello! How are you sir?
I had a speeding ticket (8 points) on Feb.2015. And I found guilty for 6 points on Feb.2016. And I have a upcoming hearing date for another speeding (4 point) ticket on may.2017. If I found guilty on this ticket for 4 point ,is it going to add with the last ticket which I was guilty for 6 points. My last Defensive Driving course was taken on January. 2015.
Thanks.

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    Matthew Weiss - February 2, 2017 4:24 pm

    Md a Rahman,

    I cannot answer this question without knowing the date of offense for your 4-point speeding ticket.

    Matthew Weiss

Dan Stein - February 2, 2017 6:22 am

It’s deceiving to use the term “remove” points when in reality nothing is removed. That’s why the DMV’s literature uses the word “reduce” which is more accurate.

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    Matthew Weiss - February 2, 2017 2:42 pm

    Dan Stein,

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I’m a little insulted that you would use the verb “deceive” when describing my article. Like my the 100s of other articles which I have researched, written and published, it is intended solely to help NY motorist understand the various issues relating to their right to driving. With that said you are right that technically, the points technically are not “removed” by the DMV class (you actually get a reduction of 4).

    Matthew Weiss

Bruce W Bell - January 27, 2017 8:12 am

1st speeding ticket in 15years, no other moving violations. In NYC ,ticket issued for going 50 on a 30mph off ramp.
Have a clean CDL. Concerned about points.
Not sure what’she the best course . Plead guilty on line and play fine.
2) go to court plead guilty ask for reduction in points if that is done.
3) contest ticket ,no deposition by officer issued. If found guilty,pay fine and then ask for point reduction. Being aware will loose day of work for court appearencephalitis.
What is advisable sir. Thank you. B.Bell

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    Matthew Weiss - January 27, 2017 7:04 pm

    Bruce W Bell,

    You should plead not guilty as this is the only way to possibly obtain a more favorable result. This carries 4 points and can adversely affect your insurance rates. Given your otherwise clean record, you likely can get this negotiated down to a less serious charge. If you cannot or do not want to travel to the court, then you can retain a NY traffic ticket lawyer to appear for you.

    Good luck!

    Matthew Weiss

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