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Can A Traffic Ticket Be Dismissed In New York If They Put A Middle Initial On A Ticket And You Don’t Have One?

Generally speaking, certain ministerial errors on the face of an accusatory instrument (i.e. traffic ticket) can be cured upon refiling within the time frame permitted by statute. If the ticket is issued to a person who otherwise meets the description (i.e. height, weight, eye color, license ID number) of the motorist, but an erroneous middle Read on…

When Is It Worth It To Contest Or Fight A Ticket?

As it goes with most questions in life, there isn’t always a simple answer. This question is no different. Generally speaking, it is worth it to contest or fight a traffic ticket. In a vast majority of cases, you are better served by having your case handled by an experienced traffic violations attorney. Depending upon Read on…

What Are The Main Reasons for License Suspension?

The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) establishes a variety of rules and regulations upon which your New York driver’s license (or driving privilege if you are out-of-state) can be suspended. There are two general categories of license suspensions. The first category is referred to as definite suspensions, which will last for a Read on…

3 Qualities Of A Top Nassau County Traffic Court Lawyer

There are certain qualities you want your traffic lawyer to possess. The first is that they should be familiar with the courts and the protocol. They should understand the nature of the charges against the client, and know how the prosecutors handle various traffic infractions. The lawyer should know whether an offer that is made Read on…

How Long Do Points Stay On My License And Why Does This Matter?

With the exception of alcohol-related convictions and some other traffic convictions, most convictions for moving violations will appear on your driving abstract for a period of three (3) years. However, the important factor to note is that you need eleven (11) points within an eighteen (18) month period to have your license or driving privileges Read on…

What Qualities Do Top Long Island Traffic Lawyers Possess?

When considering what lawyer you should use to handle your traffic ticket (violation or misdemeanor), there are certain factors you should consider. One of the most important factors to take into account is whether that attorney has the experience dealing with the prosecutors in the various local courts. For most traffic tickets issued in Nassau Read on…

What are the consequences of receiving speeding tickets that fall under the jurisdiction of the Suffolk TPVA?

The Suffolk Traffic and Parking Violations Agency (SCTPVA) commenced operations in April, 2013, replacing the previous DMV-run Suffolk TVB. While providing more favorable dispositions than the prior entity, there are some factors that a motorist should be aware of, prompting the need for an experienced traffic attorney. When determining the disposition for a motorist who Read on…

Consequences of receiving a speeding ticket on Long Island, NY

When one receives a speeding violation in either Nassau or Suffolk County, the consequences of the charge and possible conviction can have serious ramification upon the motorists driving record, insurance premiums, and livelihood. If one accumulates 11 points within an 18-month period, that motorist’s license is subject to suspension by the Department of Motor Vehicles Read on…

Know your rights when you get pulled over in New York

If you ever find yourself being pulled over by a police officer on Long Island or in the New York area, you should be aware of your rights. This means knowing what the cop can and cannot do legally, but it also means knowing your own responsibilities. The list is not too complicated, so take Read on…

What actions should I take if I am given a speeding ticket in Lindenhurst, NY?

First, you need to read the entire ticket, front and back. You will need to understand what the ticket is actually for and what you must do e.g. paying a fine and to whom etc. In most cases you will need to answer the ticket with some type of response by a specified date. That Read on…