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Do You Get a Public Defender for Traffic Violations in NYC?

When you are charged with a traffic violation, the question often arises as to whether you are automatically entitled to representation by a public defender (i.e. legal aid) in the event that you cannot financially afford to retain a private attorney. The answer depends on the nature of the violation. If the charge is a Read on…

Is An Unsafe Lane Change Considered to Be A Misdemeanor in New York?

New York Vehicle and Traffic Law (VTL) 1128(a) governs the violation of an “unsafe lane change”. Please note that while that a conviction under this statute is a traffic violation and not a misdemeanor or criminal offense, it does carry three (3) DMV points upon conviction. Furthermore, this charge is considered a “serious traffic conviction” Read on…

What is the Fine for Driving While on a Cell Phone in Suffolk County?

The penalty for driving while using a cellular phone or any portable electronic device (i.e. Tablet, GPS device) is now 5 DMV points. Your first step in preserving your rights is to contact an experienced traffic attorney. An experienced traffic attorney can review the facts surrounding the incident and make an informed decision as to Read on…

How Much Is A Ticket For Going Through A Stop Sign In Nassau County?

Pursuant to Vehicle and Traffic Law (VTL) 1172(a) (failure to stop for a stop sign), the maximum fine for a ticket going through a stop sign in Nassau County is $150, plus mandatory state surcharges of $88-$93 depending on the jurisdiction of the Court. Further, the fines can increase if there are multiple violations of Read on…

What Is A Ticket Dismissal Fee and Will I Have to Pay One If I Am Pulled Over In Nassau County?

It should be noted that every ticket that is processed through the Nassau County Traffic and Parking Violations Agency (NCTPVA) located at 16 Cooper Street, Hempstead will incur a $45 administrative fee. The only time where this fee will be waived will be if one is found “not guilty” after trial. All other tickets will Read on…

How Many Points Will I Receive For Texting While Driving in New York?

The penalty for driving while using a cellular phone or any portable electronic device (i.e. Tablet, GPS device, texting) is now 5 DMV points. Your first step in preserving your rights is to contact an experienced traffic attorney. An experienced traffic attorney can review the facts surrounding the incident and make an informed decision as Read on…

What Will Happen If I Have Two Tickets for Driving Without Insurance

I Have Two Tickets for Driving Without Insurance. What Will Happen? For someone charged under Vehicle and Traffic Law (VTL) Section 319, namely driving a motor vehicle without insurance, the penalties for conviction under this statute are severe. If convicted under VTL 319, not only must you pay hefty court fines and surcharges, but the Read on…

Do I Need A Lawyer For A Cell Phone Ticket?

The penalty for driving while using a cellular phone or any portable electronic device (i.e. Tablet, GPS device) is now 5 DMV points. Your first step in preserving your rights is to contact an experienced traffic attorney. An experienced traffic attorney can review the facts surrounding the incident and make an informed decision as to Read on…

I Live In Garden City. Should I Hire A Garden City Lawyer To Represent Me In Traffic Court? Why?

If you live in Garden City, it is always wise to hire not only an experienced traffic lawyer, but you should hire one who is familiar with the rules and procedures of the local courts. From my own experience as a criminal and traffic attorney, I can tell you that if you do not know Read on…

3 Ways To Fight A Long Island Traffic Ticket

There are certain strategies that can be utilized to contest a traffic ticket received on Long Island. Clearly, the main advantage of receiving such a ticket in Nassau and Suffolk County is that there is a prosecutor to speak with about possible reduction from the initial charge. In most cases, you are better off making Read on…