The Traffic Violations Bureau (TVB), which adjudicates roughly two million traffic summonses per year, is unlike any other traffic court in the state. 1 There are no plea bargains, prosecutors, pre-trial motions or pre-trial discovery devices. Therefore, attorneys who rarely venture into a TVB court are often confounded by how to effectively represent their clients.

This article will attempt to demystify the TVB system from a practitioner’s point-of-view.

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