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The Impossible Happened: Staten Island Traffic Violations Bureau Got Even Worse
8Feb

The Impossible Happened: Staten Island Traffic Violations Bureau Got Even Worse

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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)

Alex Glatt - May 18, 2017 10:55 am

Judges are appointed sometimes fortunately or ( in your story unfortunately) for unlimited terms for them to hopefully be impartial. I’ve had unfortunately two sign summons and appeared with evidence based on error on the face of the ticket based on the fact that the date of occurrence 8/9/2016 and date of attestation 8 /8/2106 by the officer were dated incorrectly. Yes I had gone to a different bourough the next day and got receipts showing I couldn’t be in different places at the time of the ticket……b..uutttt I and my attorney as well as the policeman were white and the judge was of a different ethnicity and stated she’d look at the computer screen rather than the original ticket ( with the officer present no less!) and held me guilty! My atty asked the p.o.later to verify after the hearing and he said it was a bad ticket! My suggestion for Staten Island is request a change of venue based on predjudial behavior or abusive behavior to the governor for removal or censure.

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    Matthew Weiss - May 18, 2017 2:52 pm

    Alex Glatt,

    I’m sorry to hear about your experience. Unfortunately, you generally cannot change venues at any of the Traffic Violations Bureau locations.

    Matthew Weiss

Scott - February 16, 2017 4:49 pm

Matthew Weiss must have been one of those motorists found guilty by Judge Levine … This sounds more like Weiss has an “axe to grind” rather than actual reporting.

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    Matthew Weiss - February 17, 2017 10:00 am

    Hey Scott,

    Thanks for submitting your speculative comment. In fact, I have never had a ticket issued to me in Staten Island, let alone been found guilty by Judge Levine. I am not sure how you can conclude that Judge Levine’s decision to disregard an official DOT letter was reasonable but you’re entitled to your opinion.

    Matthew Weiss

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