How Do I Change My Court Date for a Traffic Ticket in NYC?

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How Do I Change My Court Date for a Traffic Ticket in NYC?

Sometimes, life gets in the way of appointments you’ve made. When that happens before your New York City traffic ticket hearing, you can reschedule—but only once.

After that, you likely will need to attend the hearing. For additional help with your hearing, contact an NYC traffic violation lawyer.


How to Change Your NYC Traffic Ticket Court Date

If the traffic violation happened in NYC or Rochester, you can plead not guilty and request a hearing with the Traffic Violations Bureau (TVB) on the phone or online.

You can use this same system to reschedule the hearing for another available date. Online, enter your ticket number, verify the information, and look for the specific ticket number. You will see it under “Earlier Pleas of Not Guilty.” Once you have found it, you can search for alternative hearing dates.

If that option is not available, it is probably because the hearing has already been rescheduled once or you are less than twenty-four hours away from the hearing time. In this case, calling an NYC traffic ticket attorney may help you get the hearing rescheduled.

You may also call the TVB to ask for assistance or visit one of the agency’s local offices. TVB call centers are open until 4 p.m. daily.


What Happens if I Don’t Show Up?

If you fail to appear for your hearing, the violation will stand and you will have to pay the fine. The corresponding points will be added to your driving record.

You may also have to pay additional fines and risk having your license suspended.


An Attorney Can Represent You

Instead of trying to reschedule on your own or represent yourself, you may want to hire an NYC traffic ticket lawyer. To work with a qualified attorney, speak with the Law Office of James Medows by calling 917-856-1247 or completing our online contact form at the bottom of this page.

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