Brooklyn, New York
Brooklyn is one of the five boroughs (boros) of New York City. It is also known as Kings County and is one of New York State’s sixty-two counties. It is located on the western end of Long Island. The boro of Queens is to the north and west. To the south and west are various bodies of water that extend off the Atlantic Ocean. Kings County has the highest population of all New York State counties. As of March of 2023, the estimated population of Brooklyn was 2,576,771.
Traffic Tickets in Kings County, New York
The most traffic tickets issued every day in New York State are in Kings County. Many traffic stops occur on the Belt Parkway and the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE). The Belt Parkway runs along the southern border of Brooklyn and the BQE runs roughly along its western side. The speed limit in Brooklyn never exceeds 50 miles per hour. This speed limit is lower than speed limits in the rest of the state and motorists often fail to adjust properly. On the expressways and parkways, traffic stops are generally conducted by the NYPD Highway Patrol Unit. The vast majority of citations issued on the highway are for speeding violations. The typical speeding charge is for driving in the 70-80 mph range.
Many traffic tickets are issued on local streets. Busy avenues in Brooklyn include Flatbush Avenue, Linden Boulevard, Bay Parkway, Ocean Parkway, and Atlantic Avenue. Traffic patrols here and on other regular streets are conducted by officers of the relevant precincts of the New York Police Department. Along with speeding charges, typical traffic tickets are for red-light violations, Improper Turn, and Disobeying a Traffic Control Device.
Traffic tickets issued in Brooklyn are adjudicated by the Traffic Violations Bureau (“TVB”). The TVB is an entity of the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles. The TVB has two locations in Brooklyn that conduct hearings for traffic tickets. The “Kings South” location is on West 8th Street in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn. The “Kings North” location is on the second floor of the Atlantic Center Mall, which is in the downtown Brooklyn area. The Kings North location hears cases for the northern half of Brooklyn and the Kings South location hears cases for the southern half of Brooklyn.
The Traffic Violations Bureau is much different than other courts that handle traffic tickets. Outside of New York City, most traffic cases are adjudicated in justice courts. In these courts the typical traffic ticket is resolved via plea bargain. At the TVB, there is no plea bargaining. Every single contested charge must have a hearing at which the ticketing police officer testifies. Defendants at the TVB are also afforded less discovery and procedural rights. Since all contested tickets have to have a hearing, the TVB has a backlog of cases that need to be scheduled. Of all the TVB locations, Kings South has the greatest backlog. In this location it is not unheard of that a case is resolved five years after the ticket was issued.
For any traffic citations that carries points, it is a good idea to hire a traffic ticket law firm. Your attorney can make any necessary court appearances in your place and can also conduct a trial in your place. The law firm you retain should also be on top of any reschedules throughout the span of your case. This way you do not have to worry about missing a court date and getting suspended. Most importantly, a good traffic ticket attorney gives you a much better shot at winning the case. Your lawyer can easily spot the omissions or contradictions in the police officer’s testimony.
The Benjamin Goldman Law Office
The Benjamin Goldman Law Office is a law firm that helps motorists fight traffic tickets. We have been in operation since 2011. Since then, we have helped many motorists in Brooklyn get their traffic infractions dismissed. We are ready, willing, and able to take on any traffic-related charges in Brooklyn. The Benjamin Goldman Law Office assigns to all its Brooklyn cases a lawyer that is familiar with the court’s judges and familiar with the police officers that issue numerous traffic citations. This knowledge allows the attorney to know what legal tactics work best for different cases and the various types of charges.
Retaining the Benjamin Goldman Law Office to fight your ticket is very simple. The legal fee is always a one-time fee and can be paid with a credit card. You can hire us over the phone, via email, or come down personally to our offices. Our firm provides motorists with free consultations.