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How Long Does A NY Traffic Ticket Stay On My Driving Record?

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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 (208)

Not all cops are bad - December 28, 2016 6:50 pm

I got a ticket on march 8, 2013 cop stated when he pulled me over that he was chasing me from laguardia airport I had only gotten on from the northern blvd which was no where near the cop stated he “chase” me he than said got me going 95/50 which I wasn’t cop has pushed ticket back twice now what the the chance of me winning this case and I have a witness who was following me where I got on the grand central and that I wasn’t going that fast

    Matthew Weiss - December 29, 2016 7:08 am

    Not all cops are bad,

    Despite having a witness, your chances of me winning this case are very low. Speeding tickets issued in New York City are adjudicated by the Traffic Violations Bureau (TVB), a department of the DMV. There are all types of rules that make it hard for motorists to win at the TVB including “no plea bargaining”. Further, this is a VERY serious ticket and could result in your license being suspended. You should consult with (if not retain) an experienced NY traffic ticket lawyer.

    Matthew Weiss

Radisa Mladenovic - December 20, 2016 9:44 pm

Hi Matthew I needed information how i remove all points from my driver licence…

    Matthew Weiss - December 21, 2016 11:00 am

    adisa Mladenovic,

    You can remove points from your record. However, over time, they will not count and over more time they will no longer appear on your driving record. You CAN take a NYS Driver Safety Class which will allow you to deduct up to 4 points from your current point total (although the convictions will still be visible on your record).

    Matthew Weiss

Ezequiel reyes - December 17, 2016 6:10 pm

Hi, I have 3 conviction on my license
Is there any way to get it out of my driving
License record ? I trying to get a job as a driver but they have declined me cause of this convictions please key know, thank you.

    Matthew Weiss - December 18, 2016 1:27 pm

    Ezequiel Reyes,

    You cannot remove a conviction. However, after roughly 5 years, it will no longer appear on your driving record. You can take the NYS Driver Safety Class which will remove up to 4 points from your license record.

    Matthew Weiss

Amanda - December 5, 2016 2:56 pm

I stayed at a friend’s house two hours away in Millbrook NY and he told me to park my car out front overnight. I left in the morning to find a parking ticket tucked in my door. 🙁 I went that morning to the town court and filled out a not guilty plea and left it with them. Two months later I just received a letter telling me to show up to a pretrial conference next month, failure to appear will result in suspension of my license (I have two points on my license for failure to have headlights on in a flurry once.) For a parking ticket! The catch is my car was parked out there at 9am, I didn’t see any signs, and the officer wrote on the ticket that it was 9 PM which hadn’t even came about yet. Do you think if I show up and say the ticket was written incorrectly and I didn’t see any signs that it could be dropped? Also is the suspension thing real or is that a standard thing they put on all letters? Thanks for the service you do for all the commenters!!

    Matthew Weiss - December 5, 2016 3:28 pm


    You need to go back and see if there are any signs in the area. If not, take photos and fight the ticket.

    Good luck!

    Matthew Weiss

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