Each New York Traffic Court Is Closed: What To Do If You Have An Open NY Traffic Ticket Or Suspension?

Due to COVID-19, each New York traffic court is closed including all eight New York City Traffic Violation Bureau locations will be closed for, at least, 30 days.  There are eight Traffic Violations Bureau offices run by the DMV in New York City.  Each other city, town and village have their own traffic courts, including the Suffolk County Traffic Violations & Parking Agency and the Nassau County Traffic Violations & Parking Agency, and those also have closed.
In New York City, for many cases, those with pending suspensions for missed dates  or scofflaw notices have been automatically scheduled for April 20, 2020.  If you think you have been suspended, you may be in luck.   If you want to confirm, call our office as we can run your record and check on the status of any NYC traffic ticket.
If you have an open ticket, your court date will be re-scheduled.  If you have an suspension, you’re likely going to remain suspended until things normalize.  For those with scofflaw notices, you may have gotten lucky and had your case scheduled (or re-scheduled) without a suspension.
Weiss & Associates, PC is available to help you check, or if you need help fighting any New York traffic ticket.  Call us at 212-683-7373.  Our office remains open (with our staff working from remotely).
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  • On August 1, 2021. I received a 1110a vtl ticket in Brooklyn, NY (New YorkCity). I was driving home from my from my friend house. The officer issued me a ticket by the southbound Brooklyn Queens Expressway entrance on Hamilton Avenue. He said I was suppose to go straight, but ended up turning, and that there 2 posted signs saying I need to go straight. I have a dash cam video of this incident. Later, after he wrote the ticket he said I was suppose to turn. Is it possible to get this ticket dismissed based on what he said the first time that my dash cam captured. He also didn’t ask for my side of the story. The DMV emailed me saying I have until September 9, 2021 to answer the ticket.

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    • Matthew Weiss
      August 15, 2021 11:46 am

      Trevon,

      I don’t understand how your dash cam footage helps (from what you write). But you certainly hove nothing to lose by pleading not guilty and trying.

      Good luck!

      Matthew Weiss

      Reply
  • Amira Giselle
    April 15, 2021 12:34 am

    Hello!

    I have a court hearing with Brooklyn South on April 28th (this is from a 2017 traffic ticket)… will I have the option to attend this hearing online? Similar to a zoom call? Or will I have to be in person? I’ve been trying to contact a human at the Brooklyn TVB for a week..no response.

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    • Matthew Weiss
      April 15, 2021 6:21 am

      Amira Giselle,

      The TVB is currently trying to transition to full virtual. However, whether it can legally do so is still undecided. For now, you can appear at your hearing virtually via the TVB website.

      Good luck!

      Matthew Weiss

      Reply
  • I received a speeding violation for going 47 in a 25 mph zone (22 miles over the speed limit) which carries a 6 point violation. I’m not guilty and my hearing is not scheduled until March 2022, my question is are the points already on my record or are they not technically on my record until court hearing and decision is rendered?

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    • Matthew Weiss
      April 5, 2021 10:56 pm

      Michelle,

      Points are not added to your record unless and until you are convicted. So not yet.

      Matthew Weiss

      Reply
      • Great thank you and if found guilty the points are from when the ticket was issued which was April 2021 so in March 2022 the points would only technically be valid for 7 months since after 18 months they are expunged correct?

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  • I have a traffic ticket which I already got taken care of, but the local court never closes out my case in the electronic system. I have been trying to contact the court several times, but they never answered because no one is working in the office. What can I do?

    Reply
  • I got speeding ticket in NYC while im from indiana ,where there was 4 lanes 2 for each direction,once the cop stopped me and asked me what speed i was driving i said 70-80 and he gave me ticket deposition that say officer observation and radar confirm it,The deposition didnt come with photo or picture or video ,the court accepted my no guilty plea,and set court date .I asked the court by mail to dissmiss the case i didnt hear back yet.its like the cop report the ticket as 89 mph and he added that speed ticket in 89mph in NYC mean jail and I dont know these rules and can you dissmiss my case

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    • Molly,

      In New York, the supporting deposition is not required to come with a photo, picture or video. Therefore, this is not a grounds for dismissal.

      Matthew Weiss

      Reply
  • I received two tickets (one for failing to yield to pedestrian and one for improper turn), but the officer recorded my license plate number incorrectly on the tickets. I wrote a letter to the Department of Finance and included a copy of my registration showing the correct license plate number, but I haven’t heard anything back. The court date is May 2021. How do I follow up?

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    • Matthew Weiss
      August 16, 2020 10:57 am

      Brian,

      The wrong plate number does not render a moving violation ticket fatally defective. At your May 2021 hearing, you should argue this point but likely will need additional arguments to prevail. Good luck!

      Matthew Weiss

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      • Alberto Weis
        May 4, 2021 9:12 am

        Hello,
        I have a scheduled hearing in Staten Island Traffick Court for June 10, 2021.
        I have not received a postponment notice from the Court.
        What should I do if I do not receive such notice by the hearing date.
        Are the courts open for in person hearings yet.
        Thank you,
        Alberto Weis.

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        • Matthew Weiss
          May 4, 2021 10:23 am

          Alberto Weis,

          The courts are currently open. I, however, recommend that you double check with the Traffic Violations Bureau website that your case date has not been changed. GL

          Matthew Weiss

          Reply
  • NADIA GEORGES
    July 1, 2020 1:28 am

    I have two traffic tickets..I missed the first one which it was on 4/21/2020..the second ticket is on 8/10/2020..I tried to find out what happened to the hearing ,I find no information about it and I didn’t received and thing about what to do next..Please help

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    • Matthew Weiss
      July 1, 2020 9:30 am

      Nadia Georges,

      We can help. Call us at 212-683-7373 and we’ll help figure it out.

      Matthew Weiss
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      Reply
  • Julius Williams
    June 9, 2020 11:06 am

    I have a ticket in my name julius William’s d.o.b 10/09/1974, but the date it said the ticket was issued, I was incarcerated. I’m tryna get my permit online but I must clear this ticket firat.

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    • Matthew Weiss
      June 10, 2020 1:31 pm

      Julius Williams,

      If it is a NYC ticket, then you’ll have to wait until the traffic court re-opens (currently in early July).

      Matthew Weiss

      Reply
  • Hello there. I have a suspension on my license because i didn’t appear in court in March for a ticket i got in 2013. Now i’m unable to plead guilty and pay to remove suspension and all the TVB locations are closed. Any advice? Im stuck in a really bad spot

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    • Matthew Weiss
      May 28, 2020 9:09 pm

      Eugene,

      We likely can help. Call us tomorrow 212-683-7373 after 9 am.

      Matthew Weiss

      Reply
  • What happens with these New York fines for vehicle fines and u can’t afford it ??
    Don’t get tickets often last one over 7 years ago. 42 in a 30. Over 300 bucks What the hell im unemployed due to the virus shutting businesses down. What is wrong with these people

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    • Matthew Weiss
      May 26, 2020 12:10 pm

      Arn,

      If you do not answer your speeding ticket, then you will (eventually) be found guilty by default and your license will be suspended.

      We strongly recommend that you do not ignore your ticket.

      Matthew Weiss

      Reply
  • Joni Malaj
    May 5, 2020 6:50 pm

    Hello in March 13 I sent my u turn ticket with answer not not guilty. And yesterday I got a notice from dmv ny says you not answer yet ticket and I have to go to the Brooklyn south DMV to in person before 15 may to play not guilty? And not other option to play not guilty online? I tried all day to go online at DMV I don’t know what to do know.

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    • Matthew Weiss
      May 5, 2020 6:57 pm

      Joni Malaj,

      We can likely help you. Please email us the ticket to lawyer[email protected] and include a return phone number. Upon receipt, we’ll call you to help.

      Matthew Weiss
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      Reply
  • hello I have a cell phone ticket that’s due in court this week that couldn’t be rescheduled anymore because I had rescheduled twice already. Can you advise me what will happen thanks

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