Fighting a traffic ticket in New York City is very different from doing so elsewhere in New York. Specifically, violations of New York's Vehicle and Traffic Law are adjudicated at the Traffic Violations Bureau, an administrative agency run by the Department of Motor Vehicles.
In this session, we explain the unique workings of the Traffic Violations Bureau as well as various law relating to maintaining one's privilege to drive in New York. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of the various vehicle and traffic laws, how to fight such cases, and the DMV point system.
I. Grasp when and why to fight a NYC traffic ticket
II. Comprehend the DMV point system
III. Learn how to review a ticket
IV. Understand why the TVB is a "world apart"
V. Explore hearing and cross examination strategies
This course originally appeared as a part of our June 2015 Bridge the Gap Event.
In 1991, Matthew Weiss co-founded his current law practice, eventually buying out his former partner in 2000. Through the years, 888-Red-Light has successfully resolved thousands of speeding tickets , traffic tickets and truck tickets for its clients by way of dismissal or plea bargain. Mr. Weiss has written many articles on vehicle and traffic law, and lectures other lawyers on the subject. You can read more about this traffic attorney on his web site.
Mr. Weiss is a New York traffic lawyer who graduated Hofstra Law School in 1984. He was part of the Law Review and won the law school's prestigious Procedure Award. Upon graduation, he became one of the first Hofstra Law School graduates to work at the New York State Court of Appeals (New York State's highest court), and worked on various appellate matters. He then worked for two years at Rivkin, Radler, Bayh, Hart & Kremer, a 200-plus attorney law firm.
Informative; knowledgeable presenter
Best CLE course I have ever taken. Mr. Weiss was engaging, informative and presented the material in a professional manner while allowing for questions and interaction with the attendees. As a village prosecutor in Nassau County, his explanation of the law and how to best represent a client both in NYC and beyond was practical and honest.
The best video presentation. The lawyer was great not boring at all.
This was a fun and very practical course. Really enjoyed it!!
Great program, great content, extremely informative and great presentation by Mr. Weiss.
Great and fun course. The guy knew his stuff I would hire him in a second understanding the low chances of success in traffic court!
Excellent instructor, fun program and well presented.
instructor has exceptional knowledge of the subject matter
Interesting, informative course!
Everyone (including non-lawyers) should see this presentation! Lot's of invaluable information for anyone who drives a car in New York State. Thanks!
Enjoyed the presentation and the presenter.
Matthew Weiss was excellent!
Practical and helpful.
This course was excellent. Mark Weiiss was superb.
nice information to know if you drive in nyc
Very good presentation and excellent materials
Really enjoyed this lecture. I'll remember to call him if I or anyone I know needs help.
Great presentation by a GREAT speaker!
My favorite of the CLEs I've taken lately, by far.
Loved this speaker! Very engaging.
Very good speaker with a number of excellent tips.
This was excellent! Michael Weiss was fantastic.
Extremely helpful and useful information. Thank you!
One of the best CLE's.
Give him a raise
Great. More please!!
Excellent speaker. Very engaging.
Best course ever
Excellent presentation. This lecturer should provide a lecture focused solely on Speeding Tickets - including Discovery Demands, and Trial Question.
Great course.great lecturer and excellent materials.
Matthew was an excellent, informative, and engaging speaker. You should certainly have him back.
Very good course.
I enjoy the ce's that teach real practical information. Great class.
Very informative and useful for driving in NYC and advising and representing clients.
very informative--good personality
Excellent, I have been to these courts and he was helpful
Very practical information. Thank you.
This was a fun CLE- the speaker clearly loves what he does for a living.
Matthew Weiss is always an excellent and engaging presenter. His lectures are always among my favourite to attend and listen to. Thank you.
Terrific program by terrific presenter. Very informative and entertaining.
The presenter was excellent.
a very engaging attorney
Terrific, knowledgable presentation
The presenter was dynamic and engaging. One of the best I've seen in a while.
Eye-opening to say the least. Mr. Weiss was excellent!
An excellent presentation.
ONE OF THE BEST PRESENTERS I HAVE EVER HEARD. GREAT CLE.
Really great, practical stuff to use.
Superb presentation from a lawyer who obviously loves his work!
Lecturer terrific. Perfect for Bar Review Course.
Great information, depressing state of affairs in traffic courts these days
Terrific speaker and engaging topic
Loved this one. Any topic is interesting to learn from an experienced, enthusiastic teacher who is immersed in the subject. Awesome!!! Thanks
Great presenter and a very useful topic!
Great presentation by Mr. Weiss. Informative and engaging. He's a great speaker. Hope to see more CLE courses by Mr. Weiss.
very good enthusiastic speaker and useful topic.
Excellent instructor. Liked the interactive nature with Q and A throughout the session.
The course clearly spelled out the procedural aspects of the topic.
I have recommended Lawline to colleagues.
The lecturer was wonderful. He hardly looked at notes, was clear and animated. I had absolutely no trouble hearing him.
very good speaker and very interesting and useful CLE!
found this course to be well taught and particularly relevant - suggest more courses to deal with local issues
What a great lecturer. Would recommend this to lawyers and laypeople.
Great presentation by a very experienced and knowledgeable practitioner.
MR WEISS IS AN EXCELLENT COMMUNICATOR..GREAT COURSE
interesting and informative
Really enjoyable lecture.
In 25 years, this is one of the most useful CLEs that I have ever taken.
By far the most entertaining and informative lawline video I have seen.
This was an eye-opening lecture and covered a lot of ground regard the topic of NYC TVB in not a lot of time. Thanks for a good presentation.
Great class. Practical and informative.
Really good speaker, engaging. personal
The instructor actually made the subject matter interesting (for a subject I typically find to be boring). Great teaching style.
Very interesting .
Excellent presentation Excellent
Very well presented and interesting!
Enjoyed the presentation, the insights and the many tips and tricks of the trade.
very personable instructor.
Extremely engaging and knowledgeable speaker. Excellent presentation.
This presenter was wonderful - engaging, interesting, and provided great information!
Appreciate the very practical advice.
Much more interesting and well presented than most.
Truly excellent instructor.
ENGAGING AND INFORMATIVE.
Very informative and good FYI knowledge for any attorney who lives in NYC. I don't do this stuff but it's so useful because friends/family ask me about this stuff all the time.
This was very interesting.
Another must CLE for the NY/NJ Practitioner
Excellent speaker, great give-and-take. The best kind of CLE - practical information about interesting subject matter, well-presented. Great job.
Knowledgeable and effective in communicating key points.
interesting and highly informative
Very Nice Presentation
Very fun CLE to listen to, Matthew Weiss is a great speaker and great presenter!
informative, well-presented, excellent program
I really enjoyed the lecturer and the personal touch he added to this lecture
Best instructor yet!
Very good speaker. Knowledgeable and good presentation.
extremely informative and analytical
Great. Engaging and well placed.
Excellent presenter and course.
good lecture. knows his stuff.
Matt was great. very entertaining and informative.
He is great!
Very well done.
Good delivery by speaker
Mr. Weiss was a good lecturer
Surprisingly interesting, even though I don't live in NY
very entertaining and informative
Excellent class. I learned the different rules in NYC from the rest of NYS.
The program was clearly presented
Great course and speaker. Very informative and interesting.
This was an very practical program. The presenter was excellent. You can tell he is a trial attorney. Great !
Great presentation; very engaging speaker; practical subject matter.
Best course offered period.
Excellent Program! Highly recommended! kept my interest throughout.
very interesting and informative
This was an enjoyable lecture.
Very informative - I didn't realize how little I knew about Vehicle and Traffic Law until I took this course.
instructor was engaging and knowledgeable
Good speaker, lots of energy kept the talk interesting.
very good lecturer
This was the best course that I viewed from lawline
Awesome speaker. I need this for Westchester County
This speaker was excellent
great course. one of the best instructors I've seen!
Excellent across the board.
Very interesting and informative!
very good practical information
Very good lecture! Fully recommend!
Mr. Weiss was the most interesting instructor I have seen thus far on Lawline. Excellent.
Best CLE I've seen so far
very practical and useful info was provided in this course. Instructor was engaging.
Great useful course!
excellent practical advice
Most watchable program I've seen Mr. Weiss was excellent
This was an good and balanced presentation.
Presenter had great energy. Good practical program
Wow! I didn't think a course on traffic ticket defense would be so interesting. Matthew Weiss is flat-out terrific. This was actually a fun course to watch!
Very knowledgeable instructor with highly practical suggestions.
Extremely interesting stuff!
This was absolutely fantastic. I didn't have a traffic ticket that I wanted to fight; I wasn't planning on representing a client in traffic court; I simply signed on to this course on a whim. This course is better presented than most courses.
Very interesting and informative.
Excellent presentation. Very useful information. Presenter did an excellent job.
Know Matt from Law School. Very knowledgeable.
This guy is terrific.
Great speaker. Very good at answering questions and making the material easy to understand.
As always, Matthew shows that he really knows his stuff.
very informative and interesting!
very thourogh and informative
Great content, very helpful information. Presenter was very good in explaining details.
Great course. Very informative, especially on NYC DMV traffic court system.
The speaker explained things in a clear and concise manner and was interesting to listen to.
extremely entertaining and interesting
engaging - one of the best
Very interesting and entertaining instructor.
great course I get asked about traffic court all the time this helps
Very useful course.
Excellent. Well done and also entertaining.
This was engaging.
Really enjoyed the speakers. They were funny and made the topic very engaging.
Very engaging presenter
outstanding, very useful
My favorite CLE so far. Great speaker!!!!
One of the best speakers I have had during a CLE.
Matthew Weiss was excellent -- engaging and knowledgeable. Great practical tips!
very interesting and informative
Very knowledgable with practical tips
Very good and captivating course. One of the best so far!
best course I have ever taken
New online system for NYC traffic courts was informative.
Excellent presentation and course material.
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