Serious Consequences Of New York Traffic Violations

Why should you fight a New York traffic violation rather than paying the ticket?

  1. Points will go on your record — A texting violation carries five points as an example.
  2. The costs — Hefty fines, court surcharges and DMV fees over three years quickly add up.
  3. Your insurance costs will increase.

Stopped On I-87 Near New Paltz?

Your ticket will be handled in the area similar to a DUI/DWI charge. If you were driving through, you probably do not know any local lawyers and you might not want to drive back to fight the ticket in court.

This is where I can help. I frequently resolve tickets for clients who live out of the area. Usually, I can handle the matter without needing you to return the area.

You have a limited amount of time to challenge a traffic violation — a texting citation or speeding ticket. Call 845-255-9100 to find out how I can help resolve the matter.

I have more than 40 years of legal experience and worked as a town judge for 17 years handling similar matters. After speaking with you, I will work to have the violation reduced. This will often bring down the costs, including the three years of New York Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) fees and avoid points.

Consider Your Driver's License

A first violation is bad, but a second brings you closer to losing your license. Each offense is assigned a number of points. Moving violations are 2, Speeding 1-10 miles over is 3 points, following too closely is 4 points and reckless driving is 5 points. If you receive 11 points in an 18-month period, your driver's license will be suspended.

You do not want to get to this point. The increasing fines and fees also concern me. For instance, a fine may be $500 (the judge often has some discretion to assign a fine within a certain range), then the civil surcharge for using the courtroom could be $200 and the DMV later steps in with a $75 assessment for three years. I have navigated the local system and know how to minimize the consequences of a ticket for you.

An Attorney Who Can Help

To schedule either a phone or an office appointment call 845-255-9100 or send us an email with the basics of your case.