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Highest Fines In New York: Suffolk County Traffic Violations & Parking Agency

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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 (4)

Anonymous - November 20, 2013 2:33 pm

Let me tell you all the state is doing is taking advantage of the motorist they can care less they are only looking for money and the new system is so unorganized where they get off charging $400 for a parking ticket?

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    Matthew Weiss - November 20, 2013 3:02 pm

    Anonymous,

    Thanks for sharing your opinion. I am sure that paying high fines can be frustrating.

    Matthew Weiss

Nachman Ziskind - July 24, 2013 10:43 am

Aren’t these fines capped by State law? Can the court charge, e.g., a $10,000 fine for 1202?

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    Matthew Weiss - July 24, 2013 12:29 pm

    Nachman,

    Great question (and as always thanks for being such a loyal reader of this blog).

    I just researched the issue and found out that the maximum fine for a VTL 1202(b)(2) conviction is $400 (first offense). It goes up to $600 and $750 for second and third convictions.

    It appears, therefore, that the SCTVPA is actually over-charging some motorists. I will look into this further.

    Matthew Weiss

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