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NYC: Vision Zero or Mere Illusion? Breaking Down NYC's New Traffic Initiative

Posted by Terri B. Kalker | Sep 21, 2023 | 0 Comments

Dive into NYC's latest traffic initiative that's causing quite the stir! With the Department of Transportation unveiling the Dangerous Vehicle Abatement Program, drivers might feel they're under a magnifying glass. From seizing vehicles to the pitfalls of camera-based evidence, discover why some believe this program might be more of an illusion than a true vision for safety. Navigate the debate on surveillance, accountability, and whether NYC is truly promoting safer streets or just seeking another revenue stream. Buckle up and join the discussion!

Behind the Wheel Intoxicated: A Deep Dive into DWI

Posted by Terri B. Kalker | Sep 13, 2023 | 0 Comments

Driving under the influence, whether it's called DWI, OVI, or DUI, is a hot-button topic in NYC. Every day, ordinary New Yorkers find themselves facing these charges, plunging them into a web of legal complexities. Did you know refusing a breathalyzer can lead to more trouble than you might anticipate, or that there are specific on-the-spot tests to determine your sobriety? Facing a DWI is daunting, but understanding the system and your rights is half the battle. If you ever find yourself in this situation, remember, the right legal counsel can be a game-changer. Dive into the intricate world of NYC's intoxicated driving laws with us!


Posted by Terri B. Kalker | Feb 07, 2022 | 0 Comments

Upon conviction of any traffic violation in the 5 boroughs of NYC: Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island and the Bronx, points assessed are automatically added to your driver's abstract. How many points and how long they stay are 2 issues addressed in earlier blogs. Once they are on, the onl...


Posted by Terri B. Kalker | Dec 03, 2021 | 0 Comments

PART 1: DMV  One of the most frequently asked questions in my office relates to how to figure out points associated with a traffic violation. It is quite easy to assess a specific violation‘s point value by comparing the code on the summons with charts available on this site or on many DMV sites....

Some F.A.Q. Related To Speed & Or Speeding Tickets

Posted by Terri B. Kalker | Jan 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

1. Is there a minimum threshold below which an officer will not write a ticket? The old rule of thumb was a Police Officer would give someone 8 miles over the limit before deciding to stop an offender. Lately within New York City, I have seen speeds of less than this being ticketed. That being ...

TOTO …. You’re Not In Kansas Anymore

Posted by Terri B. Kalker | Jan 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

One need only take a short drive around the neighborhood to notice the recent additions of pavement markings along our street. Each one is meant to restrict or prohibit specific movements or limit access to certain types only. While one may disagree with the placement and effectiveness of these (...

Emergency Vehicles: HOW ARE THEY SPECIAL?

Posted by Terri B. Kalker | Jan 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

We have all experienced a time when we are about to enter an intersection on a green light and we hear sirens blaring in the distance. No one wants to be T-boned by an ambulance or police car so natural inclination is to check your surroundings and assess what maneuvers need to be made. In realit...

What Does It Mean To Disobey A Traffic Control Device?

Posted by Terri B. Kalker | Dec 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Say you have just been pulled over by a police officer. After that uncomfortable feeling wears off from being pulled over, you look at the ticket and see that you have “Disobeyed a Traffic Control Device,” or violated Section 1110(a) of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law. Now the questi...

Should I Fight My Speeding Ticket In New York?

Posted by Terri B. Kalker | Dec 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

You should always fight your speeding ticket in the State of New York. By not doing so, you are guaranteeing a guilty verdict and must deal with the consequences without even putting up a fight. Depending on how many miles per hour over the speed limit you are traveling when you get pulled over w...

Happy Holidays From The Ticket Defenders

Posted by Terri B. Kalker | Dec 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

For some, it's the most wonderful time of the year. For others, however, the holiday season can be filled with stress and anxiety. Just know the Ticket Defenders are always there for you. Whether you run a red light to make it to Thanksgiving dinner, speed to Grandma's house for Christmas or have...

Ignoring a Traffic Ticket

Posted by Terri B. Kalker | Nov 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU IGNORE A TRAFFIC TICKET IN NY During a driver's life a driver may get pulled over by the police and issued a traffic ticket. The driver has three options after being issued a traffic ticket – ignore the ticket, plead guilty and pay the fine, or fight the ticket. Regardless o...

Traffic court and the coronavirus money grab

Posted by Terri B. Kalker | Nov 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Even though COVID-19's daily infection rate in New York City hasn't improved much since early June, nearly all of its Traffic Violation Bureaus (TVB) have reopened for business. That means if you have a pending ticket and wanted to enter a plea of ‘not guilty', now is the time to schedule your c...

New Law: all passengers 16+ must now wear seat belts

Posted by Terri B. Kalker | Sep 08, 2020 | 0 Comments

Just a few days ago, Governor Cuomo signed legislation S.4336/A.6163 into law. Here's what you need to know: Currently New York has no legal requirement for backseat passengers to buckle up once they're over the age of 16. Come November 1st, 2020, this will no longer be the case. Once the l...

How to stay safe when driving in a storm

Posted by Terri B. Kalker | Sep 01, 2020 | 0 Comments

With Tropical Storm Isaias making its way through the New York area, I thought I'd go a little off-topic today. I don't have any legal tips about handling your car in a storm, but since we're all probably regular drivers on this blog, I figure it would be helpful for everyone to share some safety...

Will traffic tickets cause my to insurance go up?

Posted by Terri B. Kalker | Aug 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Today, I want to talk all about insurance companies: what traffic violations will make your rate go up, by how much, for how long and if there is anything you can do about it. There is a lot to cover today, so let's jump right in! What traffic violations will affect my insurance? Only moving vio...

Traffic tickets: should I pay or should I fight?

Posted by Terri B. Kalker | Jul 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

So, you've decided you're not going to just give up and pay your latest traffic ticket. This time, you're going to fight it in court. Maybe you feel that your ticket is too high for the infraction, or maybe you believe it's completely unjust. Whatever your reason, as you begin to prepare your ca...

How to a traffic ticket

Posted by Terri B. Kalker | Jul 07, 2020 | 0 Comments

When the lights flash in your rearview mirror, and that sinking feeling in your stomach creeps in, you know: a traffic ticket is about to put a damper on your day. While you can pay, many people don't realize that fighting a ticket is an often overlooked option with a number of real upsides. Why ...

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