Author: mark.smalec

We are primarily concerned with the local courts: district court, city, town (justice court) and village court, because those are the courts that have jurisdiction to hear traffic ticket defense matters in New York State. But the appellate courts (county court, appellate term, appellate division,...

  Most of us have been exposed to the anxiety caused by receiving a traffic ticket. When we are young, we tend to face these issues more often, perhaps because we are more daring in the early stages of our lives or we have less patience....

Supporting Deposition: You Should Request One! If you did not receive a supporting deposition with the traffic ticket, you should almost always, with few exceptions, check the box requesting a supporting deposition. Of course, this only applies if you plead not guilty. And you should always...

The good news for people who receive a summons in the City of Rochester, the Parking Violations Bureau has finally closed its doors at the end of April 2018! So, the only remaining PVBs in New York State are located in the five boroughs of...