Traffic Violations Bureau - Brooklyn North
- 718-488-5710 (Call center for New York City)
- Mailing Address:
- Brooklyn Traffic Court
625 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217
- Street Address:
- 625 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217
Traffic Violations Bureau (TVB) is different from other traffic courts in New York State. There is no plea bargaining. If you plead not guilty, you have a trial and you may just lose. We have been told that the officer gets three chances to appear, and they usually show up by the third time. A good lawyer can cross examine the cop, and sometimes they can be beaten. Appeals go to an Appeals unit in Albany. Brooklyn Traffic Court (this is North, there is a South also) is one high volume court - if you can call it a court.
ABOUT THE AREA
TVB is in the DMV, at or near the corner of Flatbush and Atlantic (and 4th). Brooklyn is a borough of New York City. With 2.6 million residents, well, it is pretty darn huge. Imagine how busy the TVB must be if there are only 2 traffic courts for a place with 2.6 million residents. Read more about <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brooklyn">Brooklyn in Wikipedia</a>
Traffic Violations Bureau cases are presided over by an Administrative Law Judge or ALJ.
Officers prosecute their own tickets. Some attorneys say that the ALJ (the judge) leans a bit for the police, making this a two-on-one affair.
TYPE OF CASES
Speeding tickets and other traffic violations (no parking tickets)