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I have resolved over 12,000 tickets in NY and NJ since 2003. I know the "game." Once you tell me where you got the ticket in New York or New Jersey, I can tell you how many points your facing, what the potential fines are, what my fee is and the potential impact on your insurance. IF YOU DON'T NEED A NEW YORK TRAFFIC LAWYER I WILL TELL YOU THAT ALSO, I PRIDE MYSELF OF BEING HONEST AND IF I CAN SAVE YOU THE MONEY OF HIRING A NY TRAFFIC ATTORNEY, I WILL TELL YOU. Contact me today for FREE and HONEST consultation about your NY speeding or traffic tickets.

Matisyahu Wolfberg, Esq.
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Greenburgh Town Court - Speeding 100/55 (11 Points!!!) 3 point unsafe lane change, 2 point failure to signal. Vestal Town Court 72/30 (11 points!)
Suffolk County TVB - Speeding 90/55 (11 Points!!!)

Greenburgh Town Court - Speeding 101/55 (11 points!) Yorktown Justice Court - 95/55
Tuxedo Town Court - 8 Point Speed  Bedford Town Court - Speeding 95/65 Greenburgh Town Court - Speeding 80/55 (6 points) Cortland Town Court - 8 point speed
Orchard Park Erie County - 88/55 -8 Point
Manhattan South - No Turn Shandanken Town Court - 6 Point Speeding
Clarkstown - 6 Point Speeding Greenburgh Town Court - 6 Point Speeding Ulster Town Court - 6 Point Speeding> Manhattan - Red Light
Spring Valley - 4 Point Speed Manhattan North TVB - Speeding 62/40  Brooklyn South - No U-Turn  Brooklyn South TVB - 4 Point Speed
Wallkill 4 Point Speeding Geddes Town Court - Speeding 89/65  Queens North - 6 Point Speeding Brooklyn South - 6 Point Speed
Bedford Town Court - 4 Point Speed Esopus Town Court 4 Point Speeding Wallkill 6 Point Speeding Haverstraw Village Court - 6 Point Speeding


"I made a right turn on red in New York City. Being a New Jersey driver, I wasn't aware that this is illegal in NYC. I was facing a 3 point ticket in the Queens North TVB. I learnt from my internet search that ticket in NYC TVB is very hard to fight. But also I found from my search. Naturally, I was very skeptical, but I decided to take the chance and called Mr. Wolfberg. After the first and only call, everything is efficiently done via emails. This week I received an email stating that my case was fine! no points! no nothing! it is as if it never happened!! If you are skeptical, don't be. is real and spectacular! Thank you Mr. Wolfberg." Sandi H., Parsippany, NJ
"Great working getting my 6 pointer dismissed in Queens North TVB."  
Asher G., Monsey, NY
"Mosheach…… (Messiah) You really are a miracle worker …….How do you do it (getting my 6 point speeding ticket in Suffolk County TVB Dismissed ….Don’t tell me …Maybe I don’t really want to know !!!!! ALL THE BEST TO YOU AND YOURS !!!!!!!" 
Gary C., New Hyde Park, New York
"I received a 4-point speeding ticket on the NY Thruway for going 83 in a 65 miles per hour zone in Athens Town Court. Mr. Wolfberg worked his magic and arranged a plea bargain which resulted in no points and a minimal fine. And best of all, I didn't have to take off of work and drive 2 hours to the town where the ticket was issued. If you have a speeding ticket and are facing a potentially costly fine and insurance increases due to points, don't do anything until you call Mr. Wolfberg  Best regards."
 Marcia Teaneck, NJ
"Mr. Wolfberg I really must thank you for your services. I am a Canadian and I was caught in upstate NY (Cornwall Town Court) speeding in a hospital zone on the wrong side of the road. I thought for sure I was getting slapped with a massive fine and tons of points because the officer was very aggressive and impolite. After searching the web I found a lawyer to represent me and all of Mr. Wolfbergs responses were prompt and all my questions were answered. I must say I was extremely impressed to get the final call telling me the results of the case. In fact I was quite shocked to find out that he managed to get only a menial fine and zero points. It made my week! As excellent as Mr. Wolfbergs services were, hopefully I will not them in the future because I’ve learnt my lesson. Sincerely," 
Marc V. Montreal, Quebec Canada
I got an 11 point speeding ticket and a 6 point speeding ticket within a stretch of about 10 minutes in Plattsburgh Town Court and Ausable Town Court.  For those of you who are slow in math, that is a total of 17 points, suspension and revocation of my NY CDL license.  I turned to Mr. Wolfberg who has resolved many of my tickets in the past and voila!  Mr. Wolfberg was able to save me from suspension and revocation!"  
Yissucher G., Monsey, New York
"Though I have been driving for many years abroad, I only passed by New York Driving Test in the spring of 2007 after moving to the US. After a summer of driving from Manhattan to the Hamptons every weekend, I had managed to collect 2 speeding tickets (82 in a 55 from Riverhead, Long Island and 62 in a 40 from Southampton, Long Island) within the first 6 months of having my license (i.e. a "New Driver"), and I was looking at a likely suspension and many dollars of fines. I employed the services of Mr Wolfberg who managed to do the impossible and have both offences reduced dramatically to the point where I took no points on my license whatsoever. I would thoroughly recommend his services to anyone else who finds themselves in a similar situation - he clearly understands the system and uses that to your advantage."
A.W., New York City, NY
"Dear Mr. Wolfberg, thanks so much for getting my 6 Point Speeding ticket in Ulster Town Court dismissed!" 

Pinchos M., Lakewood, New Jersey 
"Amazing Job! I didn't even have to go to court, thank you so much for getting my High 8 Point Speeding ticket in Yonkers City Court - Traffic Part reduced to a No Point Administrative Code ticket!" 

Jeffrey L., New York, New York 
"Dear Mr. Wolfberg, thanks so much for getting my 4 Point Speeding ticket in Suffolk County TVB dismissed!"

Scott S., Montville, NJ
"Thanks a million for  getting my Improper Turn ticket in Woodbury Town Court dismissed" 

Tzina K., Monsey, New York
"I received your email.  Thanks for a great job getting my 4 point speeding ticket in Bethlehem Town Court reduced to a Parking (no points) ticket!" 

Hillel S., Woodmere, New York 
"Thanks so much for getting my two 3 Point Child not in seatbelt tickets in Clarkstown Town Court dismissed!" 

Yochanan B., Monsey, New York
"On August 28, '08, I contacted your offices for a 4 Point Speeding ticket in Chestnut Ridge Village Court. Now I received your email about the results. It was reduced to a Parking (no points) ticket!" Thanks so much."
 Randolph T., Egg Harbor City, NJ
"I got your message about my ticket (a High 8 Point Speeding ticket) in Southampton Town Court.  You are the best, getting it reduced to a Parking (no points) ticket!" 
Wilson E., New York, NY 
"Wonderful, thanks a bunch for getting my 4 Point Speeding ticket in Plattekill Town Court dismissed!" 
William W., Plantation, FL
"G0d bless you! I am grateful and extremely impressed with your skill & ability to represent the best interests of your clients and to get my 6 point speeding ticket reduced to a no point parking ticket in Queensbury Town Court. I am pleased and will not hesitate to recommend your services to anyone who needs help in traffic cases. The point reduction and the actual savings in my case is remarkable and is possible only because you really care.  P.S. I have already sent the fine check to the court and I thank you again for this amazing result. Thank you! Thank you! Thank You!"  Thank you. 
Kerry E.  Bayshore, New York
"Attorney Wolfberg: Amazing job, you got my 6 Point Speeding ticket in East Fishkill Town Court dismissed!" November 10, '08. 
Thierry E., New York, New York 
"Dear Attorney Wolfberg, I don't know how you did it, but thanks so much for getting my 6 Point Speeding ticket in Rotterdam Town Court dismissed!  It was money well spent" November 17, '08. 
Karthik D., Yonkers, New York 
", thanks so much for getting my 6 Point Speeding ticket in Manhattan North TVB dismissed!"
David L., Brooklyn, New York
"Dear Attorney Wolfberg, Amazing job, you got my 3 Point Stop Sign ticket in Ramapo Town Court dismissed!"  November 18, '08
Abraham M., Monsey, New York 
" Thanks for a great job getting my 4 Point Speeding ticket in Pequannock Municipal Court reduced to a 39:4-97.2 (No Point Unsafe Driving) ticket!" 
Anant R., Falls Church, Virginia
"It is November 18, '08 and I just got an email with the amazing results that you were able to achieve for me in getting my Improper Turn ticket in Tupper Lake Village Court reduced to a Parking (no points) ticket!" 
Fred P., Pittsford, New York
"Hey, I got your message........ Thank you ..............I will Get it in the mail asap.....thanks for a great job getting my 4 Point Speeding ticket in Sloatsburg Village Court reduced to a No Point Administrative Code ticket!" 

"Thanks also for getting my seatbelt ticket and 2 point improper turn ticket in New Windsor Town Court (Orange County) dismissed."

Alfred M., Wappingers Falls, NY
"I received your email.  Thanks for a great job getting my 4 Point Speeding ticket in Elmsford Village Court reduced to a Parking (no points) ticket!" 
Someshwara R., Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
"Dear Attorney Wolfberg, Good work, thanks for gettting my driving on shoulder ticket in Ramapo Town Court dismissed!"  
Daren M., West Islip, New York 
"Amazing job, you got my driving on shoulder ticket in Ramapo Town Court dismissed!" 
Christopher M., Farmingdale, New York 
"It is Sunday, Dec. 7 '08 and I just got an email with the amazing results that you were able to achieve for me in getting my 4 Point Speeding ticket in Hamburg Town Court reduced to a Parking (no points) ticket!" 
Shkelzen L., Albany, NY
"Thank you for your great service in handling this matter (4 point speeding ticket to a parking ticket) in East Fishkill Town Court. It was a pleasure doing business with you and the communication was superb! I hope I may never be in need of your service again, but if faith determines otherwise, I won't hesitate to call. I've already raved about your service to other friends and the case was just won! Thanks again!"  
Mike P.,  Mahopac, NY 
"Way back on October 30, '08, I first spoke with you about my 3 Point Failure to Yield ticket in White Plains City Court. I am writing to thank you for the wonderful the results. It was reduced to a No Point Administrative Code ticket!" Robert F., New Rochelle, NY
"Dear Attorney Wolfberg, thank you so much! For getting my 4 Point Work Zone Speeding ticket in Monroe Town Court dismissed!" 
Hershel S., New Square, New York
"I was driving from Detroit to Boston in October 2008 and got 3 tickets in 2 hours in upstate New York. Two of them for speeding and one was for obstructed view. I was doing 91 in 65 zone in Salina Town Court and second one I got for doing 86 in 65 zone in Glen Town Court. I wasn't aware of how many points I was going to get at that time, but later I figured out that it would be 12 points and huge fines. And also that it could lead to suspension of my license. I was so upset and was not sure what to do. I contacted at least 3 to 4 attorneys and was not sure if I should hire one or just pay the fees and take the points. Then one of my friend, who had a similar situation earlier suggested me to contact Mr.Wolfberg. So I sent him an email explaining him my situation and also faxed him my tickets. He responded back immediately saying he would be able to help me. I was so glad and also I had trust in him that he would definitely fix my issue. I actually never spoke with Mr.Wolfberg over the phone, just emails. And he was very prompt. He got me down to 2 points in total for both the speeding tickets and got the obstructed view ticket dismissed. I am really thankful to Mr.Wolfberg for his wonderful help. I would highly recommend Mr.Wolfberg to anyone I know of who would have got any tickets. Mr.Wolfberg, you are the best. Thanks for the help. Thanks." 
Ram C., Auburn Hills, MI
"Mr. Wolfberg was exceptionally professional and efficient in handling my speeding ticket case. Instead of a 4 point violation, he was able to plea my case down to a 2 point charge in Cornwall Town Court with a small fine. The difference in my insurance would have been far more than the fine and fee so, needless to say, I am very grateful for his services. I would highly recommend Mr. Wolfberg to anyone fighting a speeding ticket in NY. Thanks,"  Joy C. West Point, NY
Hi, My ticket was 400 miles from home for SPEEDING IN A WORK ZONE (4 points + big fine) in Niagara Falls City Court by a state trooper directly observing me with his Radar. The court there did not allow for Plea deals or reduction requests, I PANICKED. I searched the web and FOUND The process was clear easy, and the COMMUNICATION WAS GREAT (all via email) and quick. Time passed by, and I thought of writing to check the status. But.. No need to call. I got a phone call from Matis, telling me that it was REDUCED TO A REGULAR PARKING TICKET with a $25.00 penalty. I followed his clear instructions and sent a check of $25 to the court and all was taken care of (without any points or moving violation). It was confirmed by a letter from the court shortly afterward. I have also asked him about other issues for my friends. MATIS IS HONEST and KNOWS HIS STUFF. I WILL RECOMMEND HIM TO ANYONE I KNOW HAVING ANY MOVING VIOLATION, he can guide you further if it's not his area of expertise. He'll do the best possible job if he takes it your case on." 
Henry K., Brooklyn NY
Hi I would highly recommend using services I had received a speeding ticket witch was six points in Colonie Town Court Mr Wolfberg was able to get it down to two points and saved me from paying $300 in surcharges. Thank you." 
Brian M. Waldwick, New Jersey
Mr. Wolfberg,  I have received the fine notice and will definitely be sending the required payment to the Town Court. Thank you very very very very very much for getting my speeding ticket in Wawayanda Town Court reduced to a no point parking ticket. You will definitely be receiving more referrals from me. THANK YOU!!!," 
Pablo, A., Hollis, NY
"Dear Mr. Wolfberg, thanks so much for getting my 4 Point Speeding ticket in Barker Town Court dismissed!" 
Ricky S., Pickering, Ontario, Canada
"Dear Attorney Wolfberg, Amazing job, you got my High 6 Point Speeding ticket in Barker Town Court dismissed!" December 17, '08. 
Tomas Y., Ridgewood, NY
"Dear Mr. Wolfberg, thanks so much for getting my 3 Point Speeding ticket, no seatbelt ticket, 2 point failure to signal lane change, 3 point unsafe lane change, and 3 point failure to maintain lane tickets (for a total of 11 points) in Monroe Town Court dismissed!" 
Saul Z., Brooklyn, New York
In October, I received a speeding ticket in the Town of Tonawanda for 63 mph in a 30. Needless to say, I was very concerned about the outcome and happened to come across Mr. Woflberg's site while searching the internet. I immediately called him (it was Thanksgiving Day too). Not only did he answer but agreed to handle my case. I was facing a high 8 points and the surcharges that go along with that. After my court date, Mr. Woflberg saved me $450.00 in fines but also worked out a plea bargain and brought my points down to 3 with a small fine. I was thrilled and will gladly refer anyone who needs his service in the future!!"  
Sandy P., Tonawanda, New York
"Hi! Wow! Thank you so much for getting my high 6 point Speeding ticket in North Castle Town Court down to a no point cell phone ticket. I will pay the fine immediately and recommend you to every one I know. In fact one of my coworkers needs your help now, he is cc’d. Thanks!"
 Alex, R. New York NY.
"Ben forwarded your letter to me. Thank you ever so much for getting his 4 point Speeding ticket in Rockland Town Court reduced to a no point parking ticket. We certainly will recommend/refer you to friends if they need your services. Happy Holidays! Sincerely,
Jewell VO., Buchanan, NY
"On July 23, '08, I contacted your offices for a 6 Point Speeding ticket in Lloyd Town Court. Now I received your email about the results. It was reduced to a Parking (no points) ticket! Thanks so much."
Maxim G., Kew Gardens, New York
"Hello, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for a great job with my speeding ticket defense. I was able to avoid a hefty fine and 4 points in Amherst Town Court, New York, and settled for a parking violation. The whole process was handled professionally from start to finish, alleviating any undue stress. I have no hesitation recommending your services or using your services in the future (hopefully not)!
Thanks again,"
 Kris, C. Burlington, Ontario, Canada
"Dear Matisyahu :This is to confirm the receipt of the fine notice from you on April 27, 2010.  I am very satisfied with the result getting 6 points for me in Grandview Justice Court, Rockland county reduced to no points. Certainly I am going to send the fine payment in time to the court.  What a great job you have done  
for me. I will recommend you to my friends in the future if they need help in this respect. Thank you very much. Best Regards,"
Ching Fu Lin, Briarcliff, New York
"Mr. Wolfberg was able to reduce a possible 4 point speeding violation to a [no points] Parking ticket in Stanford Town Court, Dutchess County New York. What else can I say, except thank you, thank you, thank you."  
Alexander N., New York New York

I really appreciate everything you have done for me by getting my high 6 point speeding ticket in Pelham Town Court reduced to a no point seatbelt ticket. Now that you have taken care of everything for me I don't have to worry and can breathe a little easier. You are the best!"
Dylan H., Pelham, New York

"On my commute to work, I got pulled over on the Tappan zee Bridge by a state patrol officer.  The officer issued three tickets for Orangetown court, Orangeburg, NY for speeding, unsafe lane change and failure to signal.  This amounted to nine points in total if I plead guilty.  I contacted Matisyahu Wolfberg to help me out in this situation.  In the end, all this mess amounted to a parking ticket with zero points assigned to my license.  And on top of that, he saved me $850 in surcharges!  This guy is the man!"  
Easter N., Fort Lee, NJ
"Thank you Attorney Wolfberg! I am very pleased to have chosen you to resolve 4 different tickets  in 2 different traffic courts, Amherst Town Court and Groveland Town Court,  in my Western New York region. The total points off of these violations came to 14 and after taking an online safe drivers course, the points were reduced to ZERO. The speeding tickets were changed to parking tickets and the fines were quite reasonable. The increase in insurance rates as well as 14 points in speeding would have cost me the loss of my license. You were very professional and easily reached via email or phone and kept me informed as progress was being made. I would definitely recommend anyone looking to have their speeding or moving violations reduced, to give you their business. "
Anthony M., East Amherst, New York
This is now the 4th time i have used your services (this last time in Cortlandville Town Court getting a 4 point speeder down to a no point equipment violation) so i feel i should write a letter about the amazing job you have done thus far.  I have dealt with attorneys in other states and have never had the outcomes you got for me.  Thanks again! Kind Regards,"
James Z.  Paramus, NJ
"Thank you Matisyahu!!! You took my 6 Point Speeding Ticket in Orangetown Town Court and bargained it down to a $100 Parking ticket with no points. I will highly recommend you to all of my family and friends."
Michael G., North Woodmere, NY 
"Thanks for your assistance in this matter. I am very pleased with getting the speeding ticket reduced to a $100 parking violation. I sent the money today and used express post so it is guaranteed to be delivered at Eden Town Court (Erie County, NY) well before Oct 14. Thanks again, I hope I don't need your services again, but if I do I would call you again. I have told several friends about this incident and the conversion of speeding to a parking violation in New York State; if they ever need this service I will recommend you. Regards," 
Jim L., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
"I usually obey all traffic laws. Every so often, I go maybe 5-10 mph over the speed limit when I'm in a rush. However, I never purposefully go past the limit like I did when I got my first (and hopefully last) speeding ticket. I see plenty of other people drive like it's some sort of race or are so negligent that they try to make a three lane switch at the last second in heavy traffic to make the exit. So of course, the one time I do go past the speed limit, I get flagged down by a police cruiser. In hindsight, it was one of the WORST DECISIONS I've ever made! I was driving my family home to NYC from visiting the cemetery (my father had passed away two years ago). I was in a rush to get home because my mother wasn't feeling all that great and was pretty stressed out. The traffic was pretty light that day and I didn't need to switch lanes at all. But all that doesn't matter to the police officer, does it? (he gave me a 6 point speeding ticket in Mt. Vernon City Court) Not wanting to drive back upstate and fight my first (and hopefully last) speeding ticket myself, I decided to hire an attorney. I was skeptical at first, but now in hindsight, it was one of the BEST DECISIONS I've ever made! Mr. Wolfberg got my speeding ticket completely dismissed. I was expecting a reduced fee or something, but 71 in a 45 zone ticket, GONE! It was a SIX point violation! Mr. Wolfberg is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, not just by me, but by the many other satisfied clients! I am just one of MANY testimonials, so that means he knows his stuff. He makes no promises, tells it like it is, and is probably the best traffic attorney ever! You'd be a fool not to at least call his office and see what he has to say." 
David N., Elmhurst, New York.  
"Mr. Wolfberg is the most effective traffic attorney. I drive over 150k miles a year and speeding tickets are a cost of doing business for me and he has cut that cost to a minimum …… I met Mr. Wolfsburg after being pulled over at 108 mph on the west side hwy and received tickets for speeding ,wreck less driving , illegal lane change and not wearing a seat belt … with no appearance from me he had all tickets reduced to a misdemeanor for no points and a 78.00 fine…… amazing!!!!! And it goes on I was facing 21points in one year and looking at losing my license in my home state of NH… Mr. Wolfberg managed to reopen old tickets get the plea changed and got me under the point limit so all I got was a year of probation ….. I have recommended him to many friends with the same great results … the most recent was a 83 in a 65 illegal lane changes and equipment fines on my trailer ….. yup you guessed it 280.00 fine no points or assessment saving me hundreds of dollars …. There is no comparison to any other attorneys out there."  
John V., Ramsay, NJ
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Los Ageles, CA: Elton Simmons has conducted more than 25,000 traffic stops in the past 20 years as a Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy. But what's remarkable, his supervisors say, is counting all of the complaints lodged against him over those two decades. The tally: Zero. The last time 53-year-old Simmons received a complaint was in 1992, according to the Los Angeles Times. The lack of grievances seems practically unheard of for a law enforcement officer who deals daily with the public, handing out tickets in situations that can escalate into heated exchanges. With no complaints marring Simmons' record for so long, "Vegas or MIT could not give you the odds of the statistical probability of that," Capt. Pat Maxwell, who reviewed his personnel file recently, told CBS. Simmons spends his hours patroling on a motorcycle with a radar gun - akin to the 70s TV show "CHiPs." While he doesn't shirk writing tickets, he said, he follows a golden rule learned from a pastor in his native Louisiana: "Do good, be good, treat people good." "I'm here with you," Simmons told CBS News about the citizens he comes across. "I'm not up here. One thing I hate is to be looked down on - I can't stand it - so I'm not going to look down at you." Simmons' affable approach appears to endear him with motorists, some of whom end up apologizing for their lack of care. "You know what it is, it's his smile," ticketed driver Mike Viera told CBS News. "He's got a great smile. He's a nice guy. How could you be mad at that guy?" "Never so happy to get a ticket in my life," said another driver who was slapped with a summons. Drivers often trot out excuses when they're pulled over, ranging from being unfamiliar with the area to racing because they need a bathroom, Simmons said. In one case, a nervous 19-year-old was stopped for speeding and told the deputy he was late for work. Simmons gave him a warning, and asked him - in a fatherly way - to slow down, the Los Angeles Times said. Other cops hoping to avoid complaints can learn a lesson from Simmons, his superiors said. "Their excuse is, 'Well, I give tickets all day long, I'm going to get complaints,'" Maxwell told CBS News. "Well, that's not true. There is a way to do it - and Elton Simmons is the way."

SAN JOSE -- Being mayor of America's 10th-largest city doesn't necessarily earn you a break from the black-and-whites when you're motoring about town, as San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed found out Tuesday morning when a cop ticketed him for a traffic violation on his way to work. Reed's office confirmed the mayor got a ticket at 7:35 a.m. for failing to use his turn signal at the intersection of North White and Mabury roads, 2.3 miles from his northeast San Jose home, while driving his Toyota Prius hybrid to City Hall. Reed's spokeswoman said the mayor was in the right-turn lane heading south on North White Road when an officer in a standard marked San Jose police sedan pulled him over and cited him for a violation of California Vehicle Code Section 22108. The Department of Motor Vehicles says that code section requires that "any signal of intention to turn right or left shall be given continuously during the last 100 feet traveled by the vehicle before turning." A DMV spokeswoman said Reed had no previous violations on his driving record. "I am a cautious driver, and this was my first ticket in decades," Reed said in a statement through his office. His spokeswoman said Reed hasn't decided whether to contest the citation, which she said carries a $35 fine, or to consider traffic school as an alternative to resolve the violation. Reed's ballot measure to reduce city pensions whose costs have more than tripled in a decade drew

Actually, Plaxico Burress got his speeding ticket back in early September, but it's easier to keep these things quiet when you're not actually an NFL player. Burress has a November court date for his ticket, which he garnered in Broward County, Fla. (He owns a home in Lighthouse Point.) According to Gossip Extra, Burress was pulled over for doing 50 mph over the 55 mph speed limit, and doing it on a motorcycle. The ticket will cost him $1,000, which we assume he can cover, but who knows? He owes a whole bunch in back taxes, and had a lien placed on his house over the summer. Add that to a series of increasingly desperate pleas to NFL teams to give him a shot, and...well, if anyone wants to start an Indiegogo for Plax's traffic ticket, probably wouldn't say no.

The 911 call Justin Bieber made when paparazzi were following him on Friday has been released, and in it the teen singing sensation can be heard telling a dispatcher that photographers were again pursuing him recklessly on a Los Angeles freeway. He also says police who ticketed him earlier — when he had been trying to evade the pursuing paparazzi — were "not nice" when he was trying to explain what was going on. In the recording, which was obtained by radio station LA96.3FM and posted on TMZ, Bieber sounds tentative as he tells the dispatcher: "Um, I have like, five cars following me," he said. The dispatcher asks the 18-year-old star his name, and he replies: "Justin." When she asks for his last name, he pauses, then answers, "Johnson." Bieber made the call after he was ticketed earlier that day for speeding, and he's said he was driving fast to evade the aggressive paparazzi. In that incident, police stopped the "Boyfriend" singer in his sports car a $100,000 Fisker Karma and gave him a ticket for driving more than 65 miles per hour. In his 911 call, Bieber tells the dispatcher that the same paparazzi who had been pursuing him earlier were tailing him again as he was headed to work. "They're driving really reckless. They just will not stop following me," he said. The dispatcher asked him if he had been pulled over earlier, and he said he was, but then explained his side of the story: "I was driving fast so that I could try to get away from them and I got pulled over myself," he said. "When I explained to the police officers, they were being, like, not nice about it. "They were just like, 'You waive your rights to privacy when you're a celebrity.' But that makes absolutely no sense when they're the ones being dangerous," he said. Dennis Zine, a Los Angeles City Councilman who witnessed Bieber trying to evade paparazzi before being ticketed, said the pop star was driving recklessly. He said he believes the heartthrob should be arrested. "As I watched, I was anticipating a crash," Zine said. "It was chaos. Total willful disregard for people on the roadway." Plaxico Burress is the epitome of the athlete who had it all in his hands and threw it all away with an insanely stupid move. (For those who can't recall: In November 2008, the former NFL receiver shot himself in the leg in a club, which even now sounds like a fake scandal story generated by some gossip-spewing robot.) We bring up that story because everyone will always bring up that story until Burress cures cancer, walks on water or -- heaven forbid -- does something even dumber. And not so long ago, Burress gave the third option his best shot, driving a cool 125 mph in Broward County, Fla. That's 70 mph over the posted speed limit, and that's the kind of speed that draws notice from on high. Notice, perhaps, but not an attention to detail. According to TMZ, Burress' attorney noticed that the officer who caught Burress cited the incorrect law in writing the ticket. The officer corrected the error, but only after the fact. Free on a technicality, everyone! See, this is a great deal for Plax, but a problem for the rest of us trying beat -- er, take a closer look at -- our speeding tickets. They're going to pay a lot more attention to the bureaucratic details now, the same way they almost never put the wrong court date on there anymore. Alas. In unrelated news, Burress remains unemployed. Though if an NFL team called him, he'd apparently be able to get into camp in a hurry.

Syracuse, NY – More than 1,900 speeding tickets were issued to motorists on the New York State Thruway during the recent statewide "Operation Summer Brake" enforcement effort held the last week of August. State troopers issued more than 990,000 tickets in 2011, said Sgt.Thomas Ferritto. While troopers make up less than 6 percent of the law enforcement personnel in the state, in an average year they made about 30 percent of all driving while intoxicated arrests and issued 47 percent of all citations for violation of seat belt and child seat laws, and 55 percent of all speeding tickets, he said. CLARKSTOWN New York— A Haverstraw man faces several criminal charges after he allegedly assaulted a New York State Trooper during a weekend traffic stop. Calvin R. Jefford, 25, of Haverstraw was stopped on Route 303 in Rockland County about 11:40 p.m. Saturday and found to be intoxicated, police said. He struggled with an arresting trooper, allegedly assaulting the trooper, while a passenger also attempted to interfere with the arrest, police said. The trooper was not seriously injured. Jefford was charged with assault on an officer, a felony in New York, driving while intoxicated, second-degree obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest, misdemeanors. His passenger, Kerry A. McIntyre, 30, of Garnerville was charged with second-degree obstructing governmental administration, a misdemeanor, and disorderly conduct, a violation.

By Glenn Ruppel Every driver hates getting a ticket. So when you are pulled over, how do you minimize the damage to your wallet? First, realize the risk of serious danger to the officer is quite real. "Cops get killed on car stops," said Jerry Kane, 53, a retired New York Police Department officer. Kane said if you're pulled over, you should realize the officer will be on high alert. Watch the full story - including more dramatic secrets from cops and other professions - on "20/20: True Confessions" Friday at 10 p.m. ET "The most dangerous thing to the cop when he comes up to the car are the hands of someone, because they could hold a weapon," he said. Drivers and passengers have been known to come out shooting, a fact cops are well aware of as they walk up to your vehicle. "If he can see everybody's hands, immediately his blood pressure goes down, his pulse gets a bit slower," Kane said. "If it's nighttime, turn on the interior lights in your car. If it's night or day, lower all the windows on your car. … And put your hands up on the steering wheel - high, where the cop can see them." This may make the officer more understanding and lenient, Kane said. "If you were gonna get some discretion, you now set up that possibility." The officer may then ask if you know what you did wrong. Kane said to be apologetic, but don't feel you have to admit anything. "You can play dumb. You can say, 'What did I do?' And if he tells you what you did, you could say, 'I must have…you know, I just didn't realize it,'" Kane said. Does it work to cry? "Only for women," Kane said, laughing. What if she shows a little leg? "Since men and women were created, attractive women get more breaks," Kane said. Finally, do as Kane does: keep your speed less than 10 miles per hour over the limit. "If you were my brother or my cousin and asked me, that's what I would tell you."

SAN FRANCISCO -- If you have an unpaid traffic ticket that's been gathering dust for three years or more, the state has a deal for you: Pay up during the first six months of 2012, and get 50 percent off. The one-time discount, authorized by a new state law, is designed to help both delinquent drivers and financially strapped state and local governments. The Administrative Office of the Courts expects the program to generate $46 million, based on a conservative estimate that 2 percent of the overdue fines will be collected, said Jessica Sanora, manager of the office's Enhanced Collections Unit. That means the current statewide tab is more than $900 million. "We believe it's due a lot to the economy. Because of the high fines, people are just unable to pay," Sanora said. The revenue will be divided among the state, cities, counties and courts. The discounts apply to fines that were due before the start of 2009 for any traffic violation except drunken or reckless driving. They do not cover parking tickets. Sanora said counties will have the option of limiting the discounts to traffic infractions, like running a red light or speeding, and excluding more serious violations punishable as misdemeanors, like driving with a suspended license. Traffic tickets are expensive in California because of a plethora of fees and surcharges added by the state and the counties over the years. The biggest is a civil assessment of up to $300 for drivers who fail to pay their fine when it is due or fail to show up in court. That money goes to a statewide fund to support Superior Court operations. Drivers with unpaid tickets are subject to the government's usual debt-collection practices, including confiscation of state tax refunds. California offered similar discounts in 1992 and 1996, Sanora said. She said the state collected $15.5 million in 1992 and has no figures available for 1996.

Rockland County, NY - New York troopers say they issued 141 tickets to motorists for having unrestrained or improperly restrained children in their vehicles found during a weekend traffic detail at a state park. They say the checkpoint Sunday morning at the entrance to Lake Welch State Park in Rockland County showed youngsters lacking required child seats, booster seats, seatbelts or some combination of those. Drivers were issued tickets returnable to Stony Point Town Court. State police say the checkpoint tickets are part of a summer-long effort to ensure the safety of children in vehicles.

Coasting down the tree-lined Sprain Brook Parkway outside New York City, State Trooper Imani Kirkland scans his eyes from driver to driver, on the prowl for people violating the state’s ban on using cell phones behind the wheel. “Got one,” he announces. Within a moment, Kirkland triggers a switch and the red and blue lights of his unmarked police SUV illuminate. He changes lanes and signals to the driver of the Ford E-250 to pull over. The driver throws his hands up in exasperation, hurriedly tossing his cell phone to the passenger seat. The attempt to conceal his phone is in vain, as are his desperate arguments that the call was for work. Kirkland issues him a citation. Kirkland is on the the front lines of a New York state crackdown on distracted driving. As a two-hour ride in his vehicle on a recent afternoon made clear, his is a target-rich environment. Even as many drivers now understand that phone use while behind the wheel is dangerous, they feel powerless to resist in the face of work and social pressures that demand connectivity. “It’s so second nature for people to use their phones,” Kirkland said. “It’s like a new appendage.” New York is one of 11 states that bans the use of hand-held phones in cars for all drivers, but that doesn't mean people always cooperate. In a mere two hours on the Westchester County highway, Kirkland ticketed nine drivers. Six said they were using their phone for work. Reactions ranged from resentment to resignation, although some drivers offered bizarre explanations for their phone use. One young woman driving a Honda Odyssey had her eyes glued to her phone’s GPS. She had a corpse and casket in the back of the car. ny state trooper