Answering a Ticket


If you were issued a non-criminal Uniform Traffic Ticket for a moving violation in the City of Buffalo, it will be handled by the Buffalo Traffic Violations Agency. To avoid waiting in line, it is encouraged that you plea by mail.

TO PLEAD GUILTY:

Read the instructions and sign Section “A” of the ticket. Fill in the requested information and mail it to:

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

A fine will be imposed and you will be notified by mail of the fine amount and date to pay the said fine.
If you don't answer the ticket in the time allowed, your driver’s license will be suspended. 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. 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.


TO PLEAD NOT GUILTY:

Read the instructions and sign Section “B” of the ticket. Fill in the requested information and mail it to:

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 hearing.

If you don't answer the ticket in the time allowed, your driver’s license will be suspended. 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. 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.

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1. Answering a Ticket
2. Payment
3. Trials
4. Traffic Prosecutor
5. License Suspension "Scofflaw"
6. Appeal After a Guilty Verdict
7. Default Convictions
8. Scofflaw/Default Judgment
9. Tickets Issued Before July 1, 2015
10. Adjournments
11. Dismissals on Proof
12. Applicable Fees
13. Annual Reports