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Category Archives: Traffic Violations


What Are The Headlight Laws In New York?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

A traffic ticket based on improper headlight use may seem like the most pointless infraction imaginable in New York. However, they are possible – and they can lead to serious fines. Whether you are facing these fines or you’re simply trying to avoid them in the future, it makes sense to become aware of… Read More »


Can Police In Bergen County Pull Me Over For A Broken Tail Light?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

A traffic stop is rarely a pleasant experience in Bergen County – especially when you face the possibility of legal consequences. This might be something as simple as a traffic ticket – or it could be something much more serious. Whatever the case may be, many motorists in Bergen County wonder about the circumstances… Read More »


How To Fight Distracted Driving Violations In New York

By Phillip J. Murphy |

New York prides itself in its fight against distracted driving – and it was one of the first states to ban handheld cellphone use while driving back in 2001. Since then, many New Yorkers have faced traffic tickets and various consequences for driving while using their phones. If you are one of these individuals,… Read More »


New York City Can No Longer Give Out Camera-Based Speeding Tickets

By Phillip J. Murphy |

As of July 25, New York City is reportedly no longer authorized to hand out $50 tickets to motorists caught by speed cameras in the city. While cameras in 20 school zones will continue to ticket until August under a different law, the others cannot operate. These cameras have long drawn criticism for those… Read More »


Resisting Arrest and Eluding an Officer in New Jersey

By Phillip J. Murphy |

A man eluding officers who tried to pull him over for a traffic violation along the New Jersey Turnpike brought national news attention to his flight on Sunday, March 12th. Officers ended up deploying spike sticks in order to get him to pull over, and proceeded to charge him with eluding officers (along with… Read More »

Commercial Driver’s License Violations in New York

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Individuals with a commercial driver’s license (CDL) rely on that license for their livelihoods. Traffic infractions that affect your ability to keep and use this license, therefore, can have huge repercussions on your career and ability to support yourself. This can also have repercussions on states like New York, which rely on these vehicles… Read More »

Hit and Run Accidents in New York: What Constitutes Unlawfully Leaving the Scene?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Every year, thousands of people are injured, or worse, in hit and run accidents, and data from 2015 shows that 38,000 incidences were reported that year in the state of New York alone. A hit and run accident can develop for a variety of reasons. Perhaps the driver was intoxicated or otherwise distracted and… Read More »

Bergen County DWI Arrest Results in Minor Traffic Violation

By Phillip J. Murphy |

In an interesting twist of fate, Francisco Almonte, who was arrested in March of 2016 for alleged drunk driving, was ultimately charged in August only with a minor traffic violation consisting of failure to use a turn single. According to the evidence presented at Almonte’s trial, Bergen County Public Safety Director, Ralph Rivera Jr.,… Read More »

New Jersey Lawmakers Propose Law to Expand Distracted Driving Definitions

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Imagine driving down I-287, there is a lot of traffic and you are running late to an event. You hear your cell phone alert you to incoming text messages. It could be your kids, your parents, your boss or maybe someone else who needs to urgently communicate something to you. You pick up the… Read More »

Running Red Lights: Where the Ticket Comes From Matters

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Have you ever approached an intersection and then as you get closer, the green light transitions to red. You think to yourself “I can make it” but just before you cross through, the light turns red and you see that familiar bright flash trigger. Congratulations, you’ll be receiving a traffic ticket for running a… Read More »

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