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New York traffic ticket convictions fall off on January 1st

The new year has important significance to your New York driving record as all your of your New York traffic ticket convictions from 3 years ago fall off tonight January 1st at 12 AM. Good reason to party:)

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New York City indicts three more in online black market case

A Manhattan federal court has named an American, an Australian and an Irishman on counts of conspiracy to commit computer hacking, conspiracy to launder money and narcotics conspiracy. The drug charges stem from their alleged participation in the "Silk Road" website, a cyberspace black marketplace for illegal drugs of all kinds.

Child killed on New York City streets by unlicensed driver

Recently, a young boy on his way to school with his 11-year-old sister, ran ahead of her, fell, and was killed when the rear tires of a tractor trailer ran over his body as the driver turned left on 61st Street and Northern Boulevard. The 51-year-old trucker from Newark was driving under a suspended license at the time of the fatal accident. He faces charges of operating a vehicle in violation of safety rules and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

Suffolk County Traffic Violations Agency to Refund Over $400,000

The Suffolk County Traffic Violations Agency is going to refund over $400,000.00 in administrative fines due to motorist who beat their traffic violations in Trial, and the Agency will not longer charge this cost in the future. Instead it will increase the fee for motorists found guilty to $55 as a way of recouping "lost revenue". The county legislature Tuesday unanimously approved a bill that bars the new Traffic & Parking Violations Agency from charging the fee in the majority of cases that are dismissed an issue that had become a sore spot with many residents and lawmakers.

Dashing through New York City streets, with an open bottle -- No!

New Yorkers have a certain tolerance for the drunken revelry of visitors and citizens alike. Think St. Patrick's Day awash in green beer or Manhattan's Puerto Rican Day Parade. However, Santacon presents its own unique set of challenges. With the possible exception of the Grinch, nobody wants to see Santa facing a drinking and driving charge right before Christmas.

British tourist plans $27.5M suit against New York City

An attorney for a 24-year-old tourist from Great Britain who lost her left leg and almost her life in a grisly tangle with a New York City taxi driver has filed a notice of intent to sue the city for $27.5 million. The cabbie first collided with a bike messenger at West 49th Street and 6th Avenue before jumping the curb and crashing into the young woman as she ate a hot dog in Midtown Manhattan. The suit will allege that the driver, a Bangladesh immigrant, should not have been behind the wheel of the hack on the day of the Aug. 20 crash, as he had accrued seven points for alleged reckless driving and other traffic violations and should have had a suspended license.

Major New York City retailers rally against racial profiling

Prominent New York City retailers have responded to customers' accusations of racial profiling while they shopped or shortly upon leaving the upscale stores with their purchases. A customers' Bill of Rights will now be displayed in Saks, the Gap, Lord & Taylor, Bergdorf Goodman and Barneys stating that customers shall be protected from profiling and unreasonable searches. In addition, plainclothes detectives must identify themselves as such when approaching shoppers. This is an apparent response to pressure from Reverend Al Sharpton and other civil activists and groups after several customers leaving the high-end stores filed suit against them. The customers said that they were apprehended by either store security or New York City police officers who then accused them of charges that included credit card fraud and other crimes. All three customers who have filed suit against Barney's and Macy's are either Hispanic or African-American.

Woman drives hundreds of miles to fight New Jersey traffic ticket

For some, it is the principle and not the price. A woman from Edmonton, Kentucky, has driven 800 miles on several occasions back to northwestern New Jersey in her fight to get a traffic violation tossed out for alleged obstructed view. The traffic ticket would have cost the woman $56 had she agreed to pay for the violation./p>

New York state and local police charge motorists with violations

A 22-year-old Elmsford woman was recently charged with driving while intoxicated while her 3-year-old child was a passenger in her vehicle. This charge is a felony under Leandra's Law, enacted in the memory of a young girl who lost her life in a DWI crash. Other motorists were also targeted in the coordinated series of traffic stops in the Lower Hudson Valley and face a variety of drinking and driving charges.

New York Senator backs bill to video cars passing school buses

New York Senator Catherine Young introduced a bill currently awaiting further action in a transportation committee that would permit video films of motorists illegally passing stopped school buses to be used as evidence in prosecution of school bus violations.