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How Can You Apply for A Traffic Ticket Payment Plan?

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Receiving a traffic ticket can put a damper not only on your day but also on your wallet. Luckily, motorists in New York who receive such tickets for certain fines are able to apply for a payment plan. They must fill out a free application. 

Residing in New York State

If you are issued a ticket in any of the New York City boroughs, your ticket will be overseen by the Traffic Violations Bureau (TVB) and you are eligible to apply for a payment plan so long as:

  1. You pled guilty to the traffic violation;
  2. You were found guilty at your hearing;
  3. A default judgment was entered against you. 

When you fill out an online application form you will be asked for several pieces of information:

  • Name
  • Email
  • Phone number
  • Driver’s license number
  • Date of birth
  • Ticket number (you can find this on the upper left corner of your ticket)

If you are issued a ticket outside of New York City, the ticket will be processed in the county, city, or town in which the alleged offense occurred. The court will be specified on your ticket. If you have any questions about how to apply for a payment plan, you can contact the court directly.

Residing Out-of-State

If you are from outside of New York state, it’s likely that the state in which you reside will honor the traffic ticket. For this reason, it’s important that you take care of it. The amount for your payment plan will be dependent on several factors, such as your finances (i.e. your income and monthly expenses). You are able to email, mail, or submit the form in person. 

After establishing a payment plan you must make the minimum payment each month. If you fail to do so, your driver’s license may be suspended. 

Fighting Your Traffic Ticket

When you plead guilty to your traffic ticket, it can have numerous ramifications on you. Not only must you pay the fine, but you will also be faced with other fees and may have your license suspended for a period of time, making it difficult to get to work and make money. You may also have points added to your license, which can increase the monthly premiums you pay for car insurance. That’s why it is so important to consult with a qualified traffic ticket attorney to establish if you have any viable defenses, such as:

  • A mistake on the ticket
  • An obstructed speed limit sign
  • The police officer is mistaken (mistaken identity)
  • You can prove that you did not violate the related traffic law

AutoTrafficTickets.com Helps Those in New York Who Have Been Issued a Traffic Ticket

If you have received a traffic ticket in New York, it can have very serious consequences on your life and your livelihood. That’s why it’s in your best interest to consult with a knowledgeable and experienced New York traffic ticket attorney. A knowledgeable and experienced traffic ticket attorney understands the pertinent laws and can help you to establish the best argument. AutoTrafficTickets.com can help. To learn more or to schedule a consultation, contact us today!

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