Scofflaw/Default Judgment

What is a Scofflaw/Default Judgment?

A Scofflaw/Default Judgment is filed against a defendant-motorist when he/she fails to timely answer a ticket. Maximum fines and surcharges allowed by law are assessed. The Scofflaw/Default Judgment is recorded and transmitted to New York State Department of Motor Vehicles.

Can I Request a Scofflaw/Default Judgment to be Reopened?

The Buffalo Traffic Violations Agency is not permitted to give legal advice. An individual who needs legal assistance may contact the Bar Association of Erie County’s Lawyer Referral and Information Service at (716) 852-3100 for referral to a private attorney.

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3. Trials
4. Certificates of Disposition
5. Traffic Prosecutor
6. License Suspension "Scofflaw"
7. Appeal After a Guilty Verdict
8. Default Convictions
9. Scofflaw/Default Judgment
10. Tickets Issued Before July 1, 2015
11. Adjournments
12. Dismissals on Proof
13. Annual Reports
14. Internship Opportunities for Law Students