How to Dispute NYC Traffic Tickets In 5 Easy Steps

Dispute Traffic Tickets How to Dispute NYC Traffic Tickets In 5 Easy Steps

How to Dispute NYC Traffic Tickets In 5 Easy Steps

New York City is one of the most exciting places to visit in the world, and there are hundreds of restaurants, bars, clubs, and other attractions to keep a tourist or resident busy for a long time. One of the more difficult aspects of New York City, however, is the driving and parking situations. If you find yourself with an NYC traffic ticket, and you want to contest it, you may be facing a drawn-out, uphill battle. 

Fortunately, DoNotPay offers a tool that can help you contest a traffic ticket in NYC, Los Angeles, or any other city in the United States, in as little as two minutes! Read on to learn more about how DoNotPay can help you fight traffic tickets and the other services we offer to save you time and money.

Paying Your Traffic Tickets New York

Were you issued a traffic ticket in NYC because you violated a traffic law? It happens to the best of us. If you were given a ticket and you wish to plead guilty, you can choose to pay it in one of three ways:

  • Online
  • Over the phone
  • By mail

The easiest way to plead guilty and pay your fine is by heading to the NYC DMV website and filling out this online form. You can pay online with a credit or debit card, and it only takes a few minutes. To pay your fine over the phone, simply call 718-488-5710 and tell the person on the other end that you wish to plead guilty.

To plead guilty and pay your fine by mail, include a written statement about your wish to plead guilty and a check payable to the "Commissioner of Motor Vehicles". Mail your statement and fee to the Traffic Violations Plea Unit at P.O. Box 2950 - ESP, Albany, NY  12220-0950.

How to Contest Your NYC Traffic Violation Ticket on Your Own

If you want to try to contest your NYC traffic ticket on your own, you must first schedule your hearing. There are three ways to do so:

OnlineYou can visit the NYC DMV website and fill out the online form to contest your ticket
By mailYou can mail a written request to contest your NYC traffic ticket by mailing it to the Traffic Violations Plea Unit at P.O. Box 2950 - ESP, Albany, NY  12220-0950
By phoneYou can request to contest your traffic ticket by calling the office at 718-488-5710

If you are approved for a hearing, you may be asked to attend a hearing in person or using a virtual video chat, or you may instead fill out a Statement In Place of Personal Appearance. You can fill out a statement if you don't have a lawyer and you would rather not appear in court for your hearing, but your statement must be received by the court at least two weeks before your assigned hearing date.

If you decide to appear in court instead, you can also reschedule your hearing time once before your hearing date if the day/time no longer works for you.

After a judge has had a chance to review your statement or hear your claim in court, they will decide whether you have to pay your fine, or if the ticket was indeed wrongly issued. If you are found not guilty, you won't have to pay the fine assigned to the ticket.

Successfully challenging a ticket this way is possible, but DoNotPay offers a way that makes the whole process easier and increases the odds that you will be found not guilty. 

Contesting a Ticket in NYC With DoNotPay

We have already helped thousands of people fight wrongful traffic tickets, and we have collectively saved millions of dollars for people just like you. To fight an NYC traffic ticket with DoNotPay, follow these easy steps:

  1. Log-in to DoNotPay and go to the Ticket Disputes category. Select the correct product based on your traffic ticket. 
  2. Upload a photo of your citation. 
  3. Provide us with some details on why you believe the citation issued is a mistake. 
  4. Select whether or not you want the letter mailed to the traffic ticket issuer on your behalf!
  5. That's it! You'll receive an appeal letter that contains state vehicle codes to boost your case. 

It's really that simple! Look out for your traffic ticket issuer's response to discover whether you won! While you wait, head back over to DoNotPay to see what else we can help you with.

How Else Can DoNotPay Help Me?

Besides assisting you with fighting unfair traffic tickets in NYC, California, Las Vegas, or anywhere else, we offer hundreds of other services designed to save you time and money. Some of our most popular services include:

If your to-do list is a mile long, visit DoNotPay today to see which items we can check off for you! 

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