Disobeying a Traffic Control Device in NY

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You are speeding down the Taconic Parkway and get a ticket for driving 21 miles per hour over the posted speed limit.If you are convicted of the alleged speeding violation, you face a minimum fine of $180 and a maximum fine of $300 (not to mention a surcharge of at least $80 and a Driver Responsibility Assessment of $100 per year for three years payable to NY DMV).Upon conviction, the NY Department of Motor Vehicles automatically tacks 6 points onto your license. (Read more about costly speeding tickets.)

Fines and Points

The total fine for disobeying a traffic control device violation in New York is $235.00 and 2 points on your driving record. VTL 1110(a) and its consequences are much more preferable to a NY speeding ticket and its hefty fine and point total.In addition, if this is the only offense you have on your record, your insurance rates cannot be increased, which would be the case with a single speeding ticket.Moreover, due to receiving less points, it is unlikely that you will have your driver’s license suspended (due to having too many points on your license) or to be driving on an already suspended license.Note that if you live in a state other than New York, a skilled attorney may be able to negotiate your offense down to a violation that carries 0 points in your home state.

What Does it Mean to Disobey a Traffic Control Device?

Instead of pleading guilty and paying the fine, you decided to call New York Traffic lawyer Adam Rosenblum. Thankfully, Mr. Rosenblum skillfully convinced the district attorney to lower the charge to NY VTL 1110(a), Disobeying a Traffic Control Device in NY.You were ecstatic with the outcome, but you were left wondering what it means to disobey a traffic control device inNew York.New York Traffic Law defines a “traffic control device” as a sign, marking, or device placed by the authority (i.e. the government) to regulate, warn, and guide traffic (see New York VTL 153).New York VTL 1110(a) reads:“Every person shall obey the instructions of any official traffic-control device applicable to him placed in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, unless otherwise directed by a traffic or police officer, subject to the exceptions granted the driver of an authorized emergency vehicle in this title.”This law is somewhat of a “catch-all” because any time a driver fails to follow street signs such as a yield, traffic signal, or speed sign, he disobeys a traffic control device.However, these violations have their own respective laws. Nevertheless, every time you do not obey a sign, signal, or marking on a pavement you can be found to be in violation of VTL 1110.

Who Should I Contact?

What happens if you get into another jam or need some general advice?Contact Adam H. Rosenblum of The Rosenblum Law Firm. His team of aggressive NY traffic ticket attorneys will negotiate with the prosecutor and try to reduce your New York speeding ticket to one for disobeying a traffic control device.Remember, you probably are facing a large NY speeding penalty, so make sure to contact The Rosenblum Law Firm today. Our team of attorney has experience achieving favorable resolutions for our clients, even if it is not your first time receiving a ticket. E-mail or call 888-883-5529 today. 

Do You Have Any More Information About NY Traffic Tickets?

If you received any other type of NY traffic ticket, feel free to check out our FAQ that tells you Everything You Need to Know About New York Traffic Tickets as well as the Top 10 Things You Must Know Before Going to Traffic Court.  

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  • Michael Braden
    November 8, 2018

    Hello,
    My son received a ticket for “VTL 1110 0A” in a car registered to me. His name is on the ticket but they used my Birthdate. He is obviously not 60 years old having just graduated High School. Can this be dismissed?

    Thanks,

    Mike B

    • Ronen Cohen
      November 9, 2018

      Michael – While generally ‘clerical’ errors will not result in the dismissal of a ticket, this mistake may be viewed as an error with the identification of the driver. The procedures for fighting such a ticket will vary depending on where your son received this ticket.

  • Rory
    October 29, 2018

    My son received a 1110(a) violation for disobeying pavement markings. He was driving my car. Our names are the same, but he has a middle initial. The Ticket incorrectly has box checked for Owner is Operator. Can this be dismissed because incorrect? Also, prejudicial to me as owner, by indicating I violated the law.

    • Ronen Cohen
      November 1, 2018

      Rory – mistakes such as these are generally viewed by the court as ‘clerical error,’ which will not allow for the dismissal of the charges on these grounds. In order to provide additional information, please advise me of the location of this offense.

      • Rory
        November 1, 2018

        This was at 37th St and 2d Avenue, Manhattan. Failing dismissal on the technical basis, the plan was to argue that this was an innocent mistake due to the unusual and unfamiliar lane markings around the Lincoln Tunnel, which changed with little warning from one area to the next.

  • Lin
    October 24, 2018

    Hello I was given a disobeying traffic control ticket and this is my first ticket ever. I’m debating whether I should plead guilty or not. Should I plead guilty and pay the fine or plead not guilty and go to court? What is the consequences of pleading guilty? Will my insurance increase? If I plead not guilty what are my chances of getting out of this ticket?

    • Ronen Cohen
      October 29, 2018

      Lin – The answer to your question will depend on numerous factors, including your prior record, where you received this ticket, and where you are currently licensed to drive. Providing this information will help us give you a more accurate answer.

  • Vishal
    October 15, 2018

    Hello I was given a disobeying traffic control device auth a statement observed 50 mph in a 30 mph village of Perry. What should I do. This is my first ticket in my life

    • Ronen Cohen
      October 18, 2018

      Vishal – It appears that you may have been given a ‘roadside reduction,’ which is effectively a plea offer that is given at the traffic stop itself. Whether we suggest further contesting this violation will depend on numerous fact specific issues relating to the particulars of your case.

  • Daouda Compaore
    August 8, 2018

    Hello
    Im TLC driver I made the arrow mistake in NY 2 times and I got 2 tickets but I have NJ drivers licence I would like to know if how many points I have in licence.

    • Ronen Cohen
      August 16, 2018

      NJ assesses 2 points for each violation committed in another state.

  • Laura
    July 11, 2018

    When pleading NOT GUILTY to disobeying traffic control device (on Rte 17 NYS), should I or should I not request a supporting deposition?

    • Ronen Cohen
      July 13, 2018

      You should request a supporting deposition.

  • justin
    March 30, 2018

    i was driving upstate NY i was on interstate 90 in the town of Rotterdam i was driving the speed limit of 65 mph when i noticed that nys troop car 2t13 was tail getting me i moved over from my left lane to my right to let him pass he proceed to pass and came in the right lane when he passed i moved back over to my left he slows down and pulls behind me again than turns on his lights i move over to the left shoulder of the roadway officer nagle said that the reason why he pulld me over was because i was in the passing lane and i wasn’t passing any vehicle i explained to the officer that its my first time coming up state and i didn’t know that i wasn’t supposed to be in that lane he said that he is going to still give me a ticket because i was on the left shoulder when i should be on the right i don’t know what should i do in this case

    • Ronen Cohen
      April 11, 2018

      Justin – what is the specific violation you are being charged with? There may be a few different tickets the officer could have issued to you at the stop. Generally – these are 2 -3 point violations that we suggest you contest.

  • Jeremy Morgan
    January 29, 2018

    I am a class a cdl holder and did not see the sign saying dot check station on I-87 north. I got a failure to obey traffic signal sign. I have never gotten a ticket before in my entire cdl career. How much do these tickets usually run for? And it is it possible the judge will be a little more leanant with me for first time offense? I do have a out of state license.

    • RLF Attorneys
      February 1, 2018

      Please clarify both the location, and the specific offense in question. There are two court systems in NY, both handling tickets markedly different. Furthermore, clarification on the specific offense charged will allow us to provide you with the specific point value, and fine amount of this ticket.

  • Sam
    June 12, 2017

    I got 3 tickets for speeding in the last 16months(3 within 18months leads to license revocation). I have pulled my drivers record after getting the 3rd ticket(before the court date). I saw that my previous 2 tickets were for ‘disobeying a traffic device’. Does that mean that I don’t have any speeding ticket and my license cannot be revoked?

    • Sam
      June 12, 2017

      I mean my previous 2 tickets were reduced I guess.
      The record shows the following for both of my tickets
      Conviction: DISOBEYING TRAF DEV

      • Sam
        June 12, 2017

        Sorry, I did not mention that all three tickets were in NY and I have a NY DL.
        1st Ticket: Driving 68mph on a 55mph road.
        2nd Ticket: Driving 72mph on a 55mph road.
        3rd Ticket: Driving 82mph on a 65mph road.

        • RLF Attorneys
          June 14, 2017

          Sam – please contact me at 888-883-5529. If possible, I would like you to forward me a copy of your abstract so I may review in detail. I will then be happy to answer any questions you may have.

      • RLF Attorneys
        June 14, 2017

        Sam – please contact me at 888-883-5529. If possible, I would like you to forward me a copy of your abstract so I may review in detail. I will then be happy to answer any questions you may have.

    • RLF Attorneys
      June 14, 2017

      Sam – please contact me at 888-883-5529. If possible, I would like you to forward me a copy of your abstract so I may review in detail. I will then be happy to answer any questions you may have.

  • Rich Pezzullo
    June 5, 2017

    I was fined $2150 after pleading guilty to VTL 1110 0A
    Any chance it was a typo? Do fines run that high?

    • RLF Attorneys
      June 12, 2017

      Rich – this is the standard price for this type of ticket

  • Natalie
    May 19, 2017

    Hi.

    I made a left on a no turn sign – beacon, ny parking lot. I didn’t see it. Cop said he saw me do it the night before which is not true. Then he gave me a vlt 1110a ticket – beacon ny. I can’t take time off work to plead not guilty. Please tell me how many points and how long this will stay on my record? This is my 1st ever ticket for anything. I’m worried. Thank you. N.

    • RLF Attorneys
      May 25, 2017

      Natalie – this 2 point ticket will cost approximately $243. For suspension & assessment fee purposes, points are effective 18 months from the date of violation. Your insurance rates will often be impacted for years after the conviction date. Hiring an attorney will allow you to contest this ticket without physically appearing in court.

  • James Orleans
    May 15, 2017

    Have you found many speeding and or disobeying of traffic control device citations being handed out to drivers connecting from the Hutcherson River Parkway south, merging onto 287 west crossing Westchester Ave west? This to me is an egregious misuse of police authority given the extraordinarily brief space of time, and length of roadway, that one has to make the connection between two roadways of 55mph, basically crossing a roadway of 40mph. It is virtually impossible to notice the speed limit sign on the right as it is exactly where one must be looking to the left for oncoming traffic. And it is virtually impossible to slow to 40 mph as one tries to safely merge. I am from MA and have made that connection dozens of times as I visit family in NJ and have never seen that speed limit sign.

    I was planning to plead not guilty until I looked at the citation two days later and saw that one has to submit it in 48 hours!! Is this true? Have I lost my chance to dispute this?

    • RLF Attorneys
      May 18, 2017

      James – you must reply by the ‘reply by date,’ listed towards the bottom portion of the ticket. You have not lost your chance to contest this ticket simply because you have not replied within 48 hours.

      • Debra Crespo
        May 25, 2017

        This happened to me yesterday and I was so angered by the way the officer handled this. While he gave me the lesser of the charge for 2 points disobeying a controlled device they pulled over 4 cars and the lady in front of me was let go without even a check of her license and the 2nd officer said it was at the discretion of the first officer. He then proceeded to check mine and came back with the 2 point fine indicating that he was trying to help me out. This made me more upset in a way because first I was not speeding if anything the women in front of me was but they purposely are sitting there waiting as the previous commentor indicating its impossible to go from a 40 to 60 in seconds once you turn the corner. I feel like pleading not guilty because i’m not but don’t want a lesser charge to be dismissed and receive a higher fine can you recommend if I should just plead guilty and move on? Thank you.

        • RLF Attorneys
          May 25, 2017

          Debra – Please clarify – where did this violation occur – as the procedures vary among jurisdictions. Additionally, please advise where you are licensed to drive.

  • Megan
    May 2, 2017

    Is receiving a disobeying a traffic device considered a speeding ticket?

    • RLF Attorneys
      May 2, 2017

      No, the two are different violations.

  • aleem
    April 4, 2017

    The officer wrote me a 1110a violation but they put my wrong date of birth. Does that mean it will be dismissed ? Also with that violation which the officer said i had to pay 138 if i plead guilty would there be any points on my license?

    • RLF Attorneys
      April 6, 2017

      ALeem – this 2 point violation will not be dismissed based solely on a wrong date of birth – so long as the ticket properly identiifes you.

  • Josh C
    February 9, 2017

    I received a ticket for disobeying a traffic control device in Montgomery County NY. The officer was located in the center median (at night) and claims he clocked me doing 81 in a 65. He said this charge was less than that of an actual speeding ticket and was being lenient. Is that true? The actual speed he claims is not listed on the ticket….just says type 2-radar. I have a MA license and am wondering how much the fine would be and if it transfers between states?

    • RLF Attorneys
      February 9, 2017

      Josh – it appears that the officer gave you a ‘roadside reduction,’ which means that the officer was in fact being lenient in providing you a reduced ticket at the traffic stop. While you may contest this, these types of violations are generally less likely to result in plea negotiations. You may contact us at 888-883-5529 if you would like to discuss your ticket in further detail.

  • Peter
    January 2, 2017

    So I got a disobeyed traf dev in NY. The officer told me I didn’t use a directional. I have drove for a company and had to go to school for it. It habit to follow the rules. Is the officer picking me out cause I am from out of state?

    • RLF Attorneys
      January 4, 2017

      This violation carries 2 points, along with a maximum penalty of $243. While the officer might have been ‘picking you out,’ that will not warrant the dismissal of the charges against you. The specific strategy and procedures to handle your case vary both based on the court system you are in, as well as what state you are licensed in.

  • Francesca L.
    December 30, 2016

    I received a Disobeyed Traffic Control Device ticket in Westchester county on I684. I have a New Jersey license. I was going downhill and when I realized that I had been speeding up, I immediately slowed down. Unfortunately it was too late and the cop pulled me over. I had been on cruise control at 74mph for the entire drive from Jersey until having to brake just before that point and going down the hill, so this is very frustrating. In the additional information section it says “Defendant disobeyed posted speed limit signs of 65mph (85/65) – 1275FT – Middle – LIDAR.” When he gave me the ticket he said there wouldn’t be any points, however, it looks like there are 2 points associated with this. Why would he say that when there are points? Judging from your previous comments, since this is already a roadside reduction, trying to fight it might not help. This is my first non-parking ticket.

    I’m just wondering what the exact (or likely) penalty will be and if he said I won’t get points because I have a Jersey license.

    • RLF Attorneys
      January 4, 2017

      You will receive 2 points onto both your NY driving record, as well as your NJ driving license. Although this is likely a ‘roadside reduction,’ it is possible to prevent any points from appearing on your NJ license. You may contact us to discuss further.

  • Sue
    November 15, 2016

    I’m confused about the “move-over” law in New York State. If I’m on a road with only one lane in each direction, and the road has a solid middle line, am I supposed to cross the line and get in the oncoming lane (assuming no oncoming traffic) or should I just stay in my lane and slow down? And how slow should I drop my speed to?

    • RLF Attorneys
      November 15, 2016

      The move over law only apply if it is reasonable to move over. In your situation, the best course of action would be to slow down and proceed with caution.

  • Fatlum krkuti
    November 10, 2016

    I was given tickets, he said he stopped me for my tinted windows, he gave me 4 tickets for each window on my sedan, than the last one was was disobeyed traffic device, said i drove over 55, and didnt even tell me, he told me the allowed percentage of tints but not the amount allowed, never mentioned a over speed limit ticket, what can i do?
    Thanks in advance

    • Fatlum krkuti
      November 10, 2016

      He told me amount allowed**
      One ticket was clearly written for all tints, he i guess decided to write 3 more and one for over speed limit and the last 4 had one comment saying i went over posted speed limit, but not how much i went over by, i have a scroll of about 5 feet

      • RLF Attorneys
        November 15, 2016

        As you have pointed out – you are not facing a speeding ticket here. Rather, you are facing a 2 point disdobey traffic control device ticket. In order to provide further information, I need ot know the location of this incident – as court procedures differ by location.

  • Almir Lalicic
    October 25, 2016

    i received a scrolling cell phone ticket in Manhattan on 29th st between 9th and 10Ave. Would you be able to convert it into a ticket with penalty but not points?

    • RLF Attorneys
      October 28, 2016

      Almir – there is no plea bargaining in this court. In order to contest this ticket, you must bring this matter to trial, and cross examine the police officer.

  • Ryan
    October 21, 2016

    i received a “Disobeyed traffic Control Device” for going 47 in a 30. Officer sad she was giving me a break. I am a PA resident and was traveling through Greenwood lake NY. I did get a speeding ticket earlier this year in NY but had it dropped to a none moving violation with no points. I don’t have any points on my record. Should i fight this? what is the fine and will i get points if i plea guilty?

    • RLF Attorneys
      October 21, 2016

      Ryan – you are facing a 2 point ticket that might impact insurance rates – as the violation transfers between the states.

      • Ryan
        October 25, 2016

        Should i try to fight this ticket? Do i have a chance to have this reduced if they have already given a roadside reduction?

        • RLF Attorneys
          October 28, 2016

          Ryan – I need more details in order to be able to help you. You may contact us for a free consultation at 888-883-5529.

  • Jimmy Rosario
    September 23, 2016

    Hi, I received a ticket for Fail To Observe a Traffic Control Device in NY back in May 27th 2014. Its been so long I don’t even remember the the incident. I’m from NJ and I do feel it should get dismissed due to the fact that I was driving a a commercial vehicle for a company I no longer work for. I do feel I should fight this ticket but I want to just get this over with with out it affecting my license or insurance. What do you suggest?

    • RLF Attorneys
      September 26, 2016

      Jimmy – In order to advise you on the relevant procedure, I need to know which court is handling this matter. I strongly suggest you addresses this as soon as possible, as your license will potentially be suspended in NY as well as NJ.

  • Elena West
    September 22, 2016

    I was pulled over today on I684 by a NY State Officer though I was already in CT. He told me that I was going 86 in a 65 and gave me “Disobeyed Traffic Control Device” Violation. When he handed it to me he said that “this won’t affect your license” and that I simply need to plead either guilty or not guilty. He did not include my speed on the ticket, only that I violated the speed limit. Should I plead guilty? I do not want to raise my insurance or get 2 points on my license!

    • RLF Attorneys
      September 23, 2016

      Elena – the officer gave you a ‘roadside reduction.’ We can not advise you on the CT point system, however, the violation will transfer to CT. It is unclear whether your insurance company raises your rates for this type of violation. Please note – this violation is substantially better than the speeding ticket the officer could have charged you with. Addtionally, prosecutors are often reluctant to provide any further reduction after a roadside reduction has been granted.

  • Fernando
    September 22, 2016

    Hi. I received a TVB ticket for making a left turn on the center line instead from the left lane on 129the and Lexington. My record is clean and I just have my first insurance. Will this cause a raise on my insurance? What you recommend to plead guilty or not ?

    • RLF Attorneys
      September 23, 2016

      Fernando – This is a 2 point moving violation which can cause an increase in your insurance premiums. I recommend you plead Not Guilty to contest the ticket.

  • Zee
    September 19, 2016

    My husband recieved a speeding ticket in Newburgh, NY. We sent in the paperwork to have a trial by mail I also enclosed my husbands driving abstract which has been clean for over 10 years. We recieved back a plea offer…VTL1180a….Would like to know what the fines are? My husband is licensed in PA.

    Thank you

    • RLF Attorneys
      September 23, 2016

      The penalty for an 1180(a) violation is $243, along with 3 points against his NY driving record.

  • Rupee
    September 14, 2016

    Hi, I have got a speeding ticket 1180(d) for driving 81mph in 65mph zone. My wife was not well then but I couldn’t explain that to the officer and he gave me the ticket. I pleaded not guilty for that and explain the whole situation. Later I got the mail from District Attorney and they gave me 1110(d) to VTL 1110(a) – (2 Points). Failed to obey traffic control device. Will there be any chance to fight for this?

    • RLF Attorneys
      September 15, 2016

      Rupee – while there is an opportunity to contest this, generally speaking, there will not likely be any further reductions to this violation as you have already received a reduction from the district attorney.

  • Pamela McHenry
    September 8, 2016

    I was in a very similar situation except I was traveling from a 30 into a 55 zone.
    The officer said I was clocked at 42 mph.
    Gave me a ticket for disobeying a traffic control device.
    It does not say roadside reduction, but in additional information says that I was observed going a speed in excess for the posted speed limit. (No 42 mph on the ticket)

    Should I fight it in court or just mail it in and plead guilty.

    • RLF Attorneys
      September 9, 2016

      Pamela – while the location of the incident makes a difference – generally – a roadside reduction from a 55/30 (6 point ticket) to a 2 point violation is a favorable result. You may contact us to discuss further. I would like to know where you are licensed to drive, as that will have significant implications.

  • Kin kan fung
    August 30, 2016

    Hi Adam, If my disobey traffic control device ticket is missing a part of my first name, will that ticket be dismiss?

    • Adam Rosenblum
      August 30, 2016

      Generally, a clerical error on the ticket such as a missing letter or letters in a name, is not enough for the court to dismiss the ticket. The best way to reduce or dismiss this violation would be to plead Not Guilty and fight the ticket in court.

  • missie
    August 23, 2016

    i received a ticket for disobeying a traffic control device on I-84 E/B. Ticket says the vehicle was at 86 mph in a 65 zone in direct observation. How can the cop be in direct observation by making a u turn from W/B 1/2 mile later?
    I plead not guilty and now
    I got the Notice to appear but it does not have a date nor address on the notice.

    • RLF Attorneys
      August 31, 2016

      Missie – the notice should have a date & time to appear. I suggest you contact the court for this information.

  • Blake Espinal
    August 23, 2016

    Hi, I received a traffic summons for disobeying a traffic control sign, for making a left turn on 46th st around 8 o’clock a couple of weeks ago, the car in front of me made the left turn as well and was also pulled over, I’m not scheduled to go to court until December, should I plead guilt or not guilty, I’m 18 years old

    • RLF Attorneys
      August 23, 2016

      Blake – I suggest you plead not guilty and contest this 2 point ticket – as it does have potential impacts on your insurance rates.

  • Connie
    August 22, 2016

    My son got a ticket 1110A for crossing white line on to turn right at a light. Light was green, one car in front of him driving straight, his right wheels crossed over the white line to turn right and a police officer who was sitting in hidden on a person’s private property up in the woods pulled him over and stated he road on the shoulder and gave him the ticket. We stated we only cross over onto shoulder partially to turn right while person in front of us was going straight. The officer then stated well the light was red and you road on the shoulder and gave him a ticket. Is there anyway to fight this, as it is a hefty fine and points for a college student

    • RLF Attorneys
      August 23, 2016

      Connie – while I believe you will be able to contest this ticket, the procedure for fighting a ticket hinges on the precise location of the incident. You may reach us at 888-883-5529 for a free consultation.

  • Kimberly Neos
    August 8, 2016

    I received a violation 1110A for making a left turn where I supposedly wasn’t supposed to I guess during certain hours. Honestly I did not see any signs but was following my GPS. When I made the left turn there were cops sitting there just waiting for people to make that turn, pulling people over left and right. I was actually on my way to an 8 hour defensive driving course. I did complete that course. Is there any way that I can beat this ticket and not get the points or violation on my license?

    • Adam Rosenblum
      August 10, 2016

      Kimberly – in order to provide additional information, I need to know the location of this incident. Please contact me at 888-883-5529 so we may advise further.

  • David
    August 8, 2016

    I received one of these tickets for turning left during a restricted time (no left turn between 7AM-9AM or something like that). The intersection had signs on either side. The sign on the left side was spray painted almost completely black. I took a picture of the sign after the ticket. Do you think I have a case, or will they say I should have known since there was a second sign?

    • Adam Rosenblum
      August 10, 2016

      It is difficult to answer – as it truly depends on the visibility of the second sign.

  • John
    August 6, 2016

    So I was on the highway driving within the HOV lane. A small red van was going 40 and impeding traffic. There was a exit to the Hov lane. A few cars and my own took the opportunity to pass the red van. Unfortunately my car went over the double white lines when passing. Minutes later unmarked cop car tailed us for a few (turned sirens) and pulled us over. Violation is “Disobeyed traffic control device”. I guess I’m ticked off since the cop did the same move as I did just to pull me over without sirens and the red van drove away without being pulled over. It is my first ticket and I was driving with a permit with dad by my side. I believe the fine is 230 and potentially 2 points. Unbelivable.

    • Adam Rosenblum
      August 9, 2016

      John – the fine for this 2 point violation depends on where the incident occurred. If you are interested in contesting this ticket, you may contact us for a free consultation at 888-883-5529.

  • Jamel Wright
    July 22, 2016

    Hello, I got a ticket for going 88 in a 65 back in 2009. After pleading not guilty today I was sentenced a plea offer (reduction) to a 1110 (a) Failure to obey a traffic control device. The condition is that I will face a maximum fine plus surcharge. What kind of fee am I looking at and can I even fight that and get another reduction.

    • Adam Rosenblum
      July 22, 2016

      Jamel – generally you will not receive a further reduction. The maximum penalty for an 1110(a) is $243.

  • Liqiang
    July 12, 2016

    Hi, I receive a “Disobeyed traffic control device” ticket when I headed to NYC from Ontario. The charge is based on “direct observation”. Because it is a small town, and the cop does not record my speed. And the additional information says “the cop was travelling north on .. street and observed the vehicle travelling south at 47 in a 30 past …”. I really do not believe his observation since we are on opposite direction. Should I plea non guilty?

    • Adam Rosenblum
      July 12, 2016

      Liqiang – where are you licensed to drive? Please provide this information so we may advise further.

  • Michelle
    July 9, 2016

    Hi. I received a speeding ticket in 2013 for going 20 over the limit. It was absolutely not true and I pled not guilty. I appeared in court a few months later and accepted the plea the DA gave me for disobey traffic control device, with carried a $150 penalty and 2 points. In applying for a job recently I got asked about convictions of misdemeanors and felonies and other offenses or violations including DUI and DWI. I answered no in good faith. I happened to look at my abstract after the fact and now realize the word “conviction” is used on it in relation to the traffic violation. Isnt what I pled to a non-criminal traffic offense/violation? Did I answer my jobs application question incorrectly? concerned that in a background check it will say I had a criminal conviction, etc. I did reach out to HR to say I thought I answered it correctly but still brought to their attention that I did receive a minor traffic violation in 2013, etc. (which they said ok and no issue), but still concerned as I honestly did not think I had a criminal record of any sort. Appreciate your thoughts.

    • Adam Rosenblum
      July 12, 2016

      Michelle – this is not a criminal or misdemeanor offense. It is a ‘conviction’ of a traffic violation. You do not have a criminal record from this violation.

  • fahim
    July 7, 2016

    i got a ticket at manhattan 42 st and 5th ave
    officer told me i made right turn at 42 st that is not allowed but i heard mostly left turn not allowed between 7am to 7pm at manhattan i got this ticket around 1am midnight
    is officer is right?
    and is that possible i can save point from license?

  • Frank
    July 6, 2016

    I got a ticket for disobeying a traffic control device for going 79 in a 55mph zone it was on the Taconic parkway and I live on the island how should I plead on the ticket? What is the fine on the ticket?

    • Adam Rosenblum
      July 12, 2016

      Frank – you are facing a fine of approximately $138 – assuming this case is before the Traffic Violations Bureau. This ticket can potentialy impact insurance rates. We therefore suggest you fight this ticket to avoid / mitigate the consequences.

  • c. Peterson
    July 1, 2016

    Hi, back on June 13 2016 around 3am in queens. I did a u-turn in front of a cop and I clearly didnt pay attention to the sign saying no “u-turn”. But the ticket states as below …I really dont understand it. Should I plea not guilty and fight it and Im a NJ resident as well will the points carry over and cause my insurance to increase ?

    VIOLATION   DISOB TRAFFIC DEVICE
    DATE-LOC     06/13/16                                        SECT. LAW  1110A
    RETRN-DTE   08/07/16                                        TIME  NOT SET
        IN QUEENS SOUTH
        168-35 Rockaway Boulevard,  2nd Floor
        Jamaica-NY-11434

    • Adam Rosenblum
      July 12, 2016

      You are being charged with an 1110(a) violation – a ‘disobey traffic control device’ ticket. This 2 point violation will transfer over to New Jersey, and has the potential to increase your insurance rates.

  • Dan
    June 23, 2016

    Hi my wife got a ticket saying “disobeyed traffic control device”. She was pulled over for doing 82 mph in a 55 mph in Nassau County. Can you tell me what it means by disobeyed traffic control instead of speeding and what kind of fine and points are we looking at. Thanks

    • Adam Rosenblum
      June 24, 2016

      Dan – The officer issued your wife a reduction to a 2 point non-speeding ticket, which carries a fine of $243 to the court and may affect insurance rates.

  • Erinn Kennedy
    June 13, 2016

    Hello – I just received a ticket in a NY village I have am from MA. The village I was traveling through is known for giving out tickets, I was speeding, however it was late at night and I didn’t not realized I had passed into that village. The officer gave me a ticket and said if I come back on the court date he will reduce it to a moving violation, but if I ask him to write a deposition, although he wouldn’t mind the paperwork, he wouldn’t reduce the ticket.

    The next day I realized the ticket has the wrong make and model of the car and the wrong Registration state.

    Can I get this thrown out because of the misinformation? Keeping in mind this village is known for giving out tickets so they don’t seem to be lenient and I was indeed speeding, although not intentional.

    • Adam Rosenblum
      July 12, 2016

      Erinn – where did you get this ticket? Generally, tickets will not be thrown out for minor clerical errors.

  • Ann
    May 29, 2016

    Hello. Village police officer claimed I was doing 44 in a 30. (This is within a mile or so of the speed limit changing from 55 to 30.) I thought I was doing 40. Officer reduced violation to “failure to obey traffic control device (I have a PBA sticker on my car). He told me I could go to court or mail in my ticket. There is nothing written on the ticket about how much it will be. We had a very polite exchange. Court is not till July, and it is in the middle of the day. I can make it, but I will need to bring my 8 yr old with me. Should I go to court or should I just take my lumps (woman in my early 40s)?

    • Adam Rosenblum
      June 3, 2016

      Ann – does it say ‘roadside reduction’ on your ticket?

  • Ariel
    May 27, 2016

    Hi how are you? i have a NYS driver license and registration, I received a ticket for disobeying sign. The PO did not fill out the state portion on the ticket. Can the ticket get dismiss for failing to complete this?

    • Adam Rosenblum
      June 3, 2016

      Ariel – unfortunatley, these errors are seen as ‘clerical’ in nature and generally do not lead to dismissals.

  • AJ
    May 25, 2016

    Hello I received a ticket for “disobeyed traffic control device” i was going 71 in a 55. Im wondering if i should plead not guilty and try and get it reduced to something much smaller, im reading into it and i dont know what to do please help. There was a guy riding his bike and i had to go into the other lane so i didnt hit him i used my blinker and everything. Can i plead not guilty and say i had to go to the other lane to avoid hitting a person because the lines in the middle of the road is a trafic controlled device and i can make that my case because that actually did happen. Im 17 years old and i really dont want to have 2 points on my license already

    • Adam Rosenblum
      May 26, 2016

      We would recommend that you fight any traffic violation that carries points. Do you have a probationary license? These points not only include fines but can very opften cause an increase in your insurance premiums. Please feel free to call so we can discuss your options in more detail.

      Lindsay Bernstein, Esq.
      Rosenblum Law Firm
      888-883-5529

  • Alex
    May 24, 2016

    Hi,

    I got a 1110A, disobey traffic control device ticket at Mount Morris, on my drive to NYC. Because I’m a Canadian driver from Ontario. Will the points be taken into account for my Canadian driver license? Moreover, It will be a long drive for me to go to the court to contest the ticket by myself. Can I ask a lawyer to contest it without myself showing up?

    Thank you

    • Adam Rosenblum
      May 25, 2016

      Alex – the points will not transfer over to Ontario for this violation.

    • Adam Rosenblum
      May 26, 2016

      Alex,

      NY and Canada have a reciprocal agreement where points from New York are often added to your Canadian record as demerits. We are generally able to negotiate to either reduce or eliminate the points from this ticket. Additionally, once you retain an attorney in NY you would not have to appear in court. Please feel free to call so we can discuss your options in more detail.

      Lindsay Bernstein, Esq.
      Rosenblum Law Firm
      888-883-5529

  • David Song
    May 17, 2016

    Hi,

    I received a ticket for disobeyed traffic control device. I make a right turn at the Conner where is prohibited between 7:00am and 9:00am. I just followed GPS and received the ticket with more than 10 drivers.
    How much is the ticket and how many points for this violation?
    my location is New York Nassau county. Thank you.

    • Adam Rosenblum
      May 19, 2016

      David – this 2 point ticket carries a maximum fine of $243. If you are interested in contesting this, you may contact us for a free consultation at 888-883-5529.

  • MYNY
    May 13, 2016

    Hi. I made a right turn on 34th7th in Manhattan, and there was sign that said no right turns (Except Buses). This was in violation of 1110A, which includes 2 points in addition to the fine. Is it possible to pay a higher penalty without the points?

  • Syed
    May 13, 2016

    Hi this is Syed I received a ticket for disobeyed traffic control device I change the line in Lincoln tunnel so there is a point and how much is the fine

  • J
    May 5, 2016

    Hi Adam — I received a “Disobey Stop Sign” violation (VTL 1172a) in NYC.

    My record is completely clean.

    How should I proceed?

    Thanks,
    J

    • Adam Rosenblum
      May 19, 2016

      J – you are facing a 3 point ticket that carries fines along with an impact on your insurance rates. Therefore, I suggest you fight this ticket to avoid / mitigate the consequences.

  • Crystal
    April 30, 2016

    Hi
    I received a ticket for disobeyed traffic control device. I originally was speeding 52 in a 35. I was honest with the officer and told him I thought it was still 45 so he reduced my ticket. Should I plea guilty on the ticket? I have no current violations.

    • Adam Rosenblum
      May 2, 2016

      Hi Crystal, the information is not sufficient enough to provide with the correct assistance. If the officer has reduced your ticket to 45 on a 35 that is 10mph over the limit. This is a 3 point ticket with a maximum fine of $243. We suggest pleading not guilty. If you have any more questions or concerns please contact us for a free consultation at 888-883-5529.

  • Gus
    April 12, 2016

    Hi. I received a TVB ticket for making a left turn on the center line instead from the left lane. He marked $50
    On the fine. What is the mandatory surcharge? It saids $58 for equipment and $88 for all other violation. Do I have to pay that also?

    • Adam Rosenblum
      May 19, 2016

      The maximum penalty for this offense will be $138, along with a potential increase in your insurance rates.

  • Ginger Phillips
    April 6, 2016

    Hi my names ginger my son is 17 he just got pulled over and was giving a ticket for Disobeying a traffic device He was actually speedingAt the end of the ticket It says disobeying traffic device but then there’s a number that says 8335 at the end of the disobeying traffic device do you know what that means and will he get his lisence pulled should he plead guilty or not guity and will he have to go to court the police officer told him what to do but he was so scarded and upset cause its his first time every he don’t remeber what the told him

    • Adam Rosenblum
      May 3, 2016

      Hi Ginger, your son is looking at a 2 point ticket with a maximum court fine of $235. These points would not cause his insurance rates to increase and will not have his license suspended.

  • Jake
    April 4, 2016

    Hi Adam I got a ticket for disobeying a traffic sign instead of a speeding ticket going 50 in a 35… my ticket says the officer didn’t provide a supporting deposition when the ticket was issued. Should I request for a supporting deposition and see if the cop does nothing and the charge get thrown out?

    • Adam Rosenblum
      May 3, 2016

      Hello Jake, you are looking at a 2 point ticket with a maximum fine of $235. This will not affect your license if you do not have any other points and it will not affect your insurance. You could ask for a supporting deposition.

  • Azi Lindo
    March 31, 2016

    If they put the wrong zip code does it get thrown out

    • Adam Rosenblum
      May 3, 2016

      Hello Azi, having the wrong zip code is not sufficient to have a ticket dismissed.

  • Antonio Gomez
    March 28, 2016

    Tengo un tiket por disobeyed traffic control device en canajoharie town. Tengo hasta el 04/21/2016. Que debo haser y cuanto me puede costar la defensa por un abogado. Vivo en miami florida.

    • Adam Rosenblum
      May 3, 2016

      Hi Antonio, you are looking at a 2 point ticket with a maximum fine of $235. If you do not have any other points this will not affect your insurance.

  • Alexander
    March 25, 2016

    Hi Adam, I received a ticket in violation of 1110A, disobeying traffic control device. What generally happens to one’s insurance rates after this violation? Thanks.

    • Adam Rosenblum
      March 27, 2016

      From our experience, insurance companies differ in their treatment of this violation. It should be noted, however, that this ticket is substantially better than a speeding violation.

  • Richard
    March 23, 2016

    Hi Adam,
    I got pulled over going about 55 in a 30, long story short, I really just didn’t see the sign as I was coming up to the bend and an officer was waiting on the other side. Anyway, he found me to be very polite and brought my ticket down to a 1110A Disobeying traffic control device ticket. My question is should I just pay the fine and take the 2 points? Is there any way to get it so I will get no points? I recently took a NYS Drivers safety course and I have a perfect record besides this incident.

    • Adam Rosenblum
      March 27, 2016

      If you have received a ‘roadside reduction,’ I would accept the reduction and pay the fine.

  • Ralph R.
    March 16, 2016

    Hi Adam, I’m in a similar predicament, officer simply wrote disobey sign on ticket, Violation 1110A then handed me ticket without explaining which sign was disobeyed. Don’t I have a right to mount a defense and challenge the officer? If so how is anyone supposed to so if they don’t even know what traffic device was violated? This seems like a huge loop hole to me.

    • Adam Rosenblum
      March 22, 2016

      Hello Ralph, this is not actually a loop or a reason for the ticket to be dismissed. You are currently looking at a 2 point ticket with a maximum fine of $235. The points will not cause your insurance to increase.

  • Logan
    March 15, 2016

    I received one of these disobeyed traffic control device tickets.
    Officer claimed I was speeding, however I wasn’t and then he gave me this ticket and I’m wondering if it’s legal because his original claim was that I was speeding but he didn’t clock my speed so he had no way to probe that I was. I was going the limit. How can he give me a ticket like this when I wasn’t in any violation of ANY signs speed or other. And after he pulled me for “speeding” he then tacked on a ticket for my address being wrong on my license (which he wouldn’t have found out had he not pulled me over for no reason) and he also claimed to had witnessed me put my seat belt on when he pulled me over which is false I had it on the whole time all he saw me do was reach into my pocket to grab my wallet.

    • Adam Rosenblum
      March 27, 2016

      Logan – there is a speeding violation titled ‘speed not reasonable and prudent,’ which does not necessarily require a set speed limit was violated.

  • Joel
    March 8, 2016

    My ticket I made a right turn on 2nd ave & 37th in Midtown
    Honestly I didn’t expect a time restriction on a right turn so I didnt look for one, they are mostly on left turns. But this restrictions is from 7am-10am no right turns & I got caught around 7:02am to 7:05am the ticket was written for 7:08am is there anything I can do?
    Till this point in 8 years I never got any kind of ticket or points on my license.

    • Adam Rosenblum
      March 27, 2016

      Joel – While I suggest you fight your ticket, you need to prove that you made this turn before 7am.

  • Tina
    March 6, 2016

    What happens if you turned a litre further than what was needed but still got disobeying traffic control device wasn’t speeding or anything

    • Adam Rosenblum
      March 22, 2016

      Hi Tina, unfortunately the information you have provided is not sufficient to have this ticket dismissed. Its a 2 point ticket with a maximum fine of $235. These points do not transfer to your license.

  • anthony
    February 14, 2016

    My ticket is saying my car is white but my car is black.
    what should i do?

    • Adam Rosenblum
      February 14, 2016

      Hello Anthony, unfortunately having the wrong color detail on a ticket will not have the ticket dismissed. If you would like more information please provide further details about your ticket or contact our office for a free consultation at 888-883-5529.

  • Erica Strother
    February 11, 2016

    Hi I received a violation of traffic control device ticket.. It’s there anyway to beget the points taken off and just pay a fine

    • Adam Rosenblum
      March 2, 2016

      Erica – in order to provide you with an answer to your question, I need additional information – specifically the name of the court, and whether this was a ‘roadside reduction.’

  • gab sol
    January 13, 2016

    Disobeyed traffic sign ticket . there was graffiti on sign when I went back to take photo it was cleaned off. How many points for this on liscence?

  • Tim
    May 6, 2013

    What if i was going the speed limit in a 35 and i was written a ” didnt obey a traffic contol device” ticket and the oficer estimate my speed at 50. Can anything be done?

    • Nick
      February 12, 2016

      I just received a ticket concerning NYTL 1110A–“disobey traffic signal”. My question: does the officer have to state what signal or sign? He simply wrote “Disobey Sign”. Can I take this to court and get it thrown out?

      • Adam Rosenblum
        February 14, 2016

        Hello Nick, you do not have grounds for dismissal based on the fact the officer has not noted which sign was disobeyed. This is a 2 point ticket with a maximum fine of $235.