Answering a Ticket

If you were issued a non-criminal Uniform Traffic Ticket for a traffic infraction in the City of Buffalo, it will be handled by the Buffalo Traffic Violations Agency. 

TO PLEAD GUILTY:

Read the instructions and sign Section “A” of the ticket. Fill in the requested information and return to agency. If your mailing address is different from the address written on the front of the ticket, please write the correct mailing address in the space provided on the ticket. Please write your phone number on your ticket. 
A fine will be imposed and you will be notified by mail of the fine amount and due date to pay the said fine. 

EMAIL
btva@buffalony.gov

MAIL:
Buffalo Traffic Violations Agency
65 Niagara Square
115 City Hall  
Buffalo, NY 14202


TO PLEAD NOT GUILTY:

Read the instructions and sign Section “B” of the ticket. Fill in the requested information and return to the agency. If your mailing address is different from the address written on the front of the ticket, please write the correct mailing address in the space provided on the ticket. Please write your phone number on your ticket. 

EMAIL
btva@buffalony.gov

MAIL:
Buffalo Traffic Violations Agency
65 Niagara Square
115 City Hall  
Buffalo, NY 14202

You will be contacted by mail. Upon review of your driving history, you may be offered a reduced plea. If a plea cannot be offered, or if you do not wish to accept the plea, you will be scheduled for a hearing before a Judicial Hearing Officer. The original plea offer will not be available at your hearing.
If your mailing address is different from the address written on the front of the ticket, please write the correct mailing address in the space provided on the ticket.

If you don’t answer the ticket in the time allowed, your driver’s license will be suspended. Driving with a suspended license is a crime. A felony conviction may result in fines of up to $5,000, DMV sanctions, and/or confiscation of your vehicle.
Later, you could be found guilty by default because of your failure to respond. Failure to pay would result in license suspension for not paying the fine and a judgment would be entered against you.

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1. Answering a Ticket
2. Payment
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