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What Happens If You Don’t Pay A Ticket By The Due Date?

There are numerous consequences that may arise for failure to pay a ticket by the due date. And the consequences may differ depending on whether the ticket issued is a traffic ticket for a moving violation or an equipment violation, or rather if it is a parking ticket or a red-light camera violation. For failure Read on…

How Do You Negotiate A Speeding Ticket With A Prosecutor?

While your best strategy to negotiate a speeding ticket with a prosecutor is to retain the services of an experienced traffic ticket attorney in New York, there are some tactics which can aid you when attempting to plea bargain your speeding ticket. One of the easiest strategies one can employ is one that does not Read on…

Do Traffic Tickets Impact My Insurance Rates?

Most convictions for moving violations under the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law (VTL) will have some impact on your auto insurance rates. Obviously, other factors are also taken into account to determine one’s insurance risk such as age and accident history. Traffic convictions, whether misdemeanor or simple infractions, can impact one’s auto insurance Read on…

Can You Fight A Running Stop Sign Ticket If You Believe You Stopped Correctly?

New York Vehicle and Traffic Law Section 1172(a) states that every driver, unless directed otherwise by a police officer, must come to a full and complete stop at a stop sign. If not, and the motorist is found guilty of this traffic infraction, they face fines and the imposition of three (3) DMV points on Read on…

Should I Fight My Traffic Ticket or Go To Traffic School?

The answer to this question is not an either-or scenario, but rather an and scenario. In most instances, a motorist should both fight their ticket and go to traffic school (which ostensibly means enrollment in a NYSDMV approved defensive driving course). Most traffic tickets that a motorist receives on Long Island fall within the jurisdiction Read on…

Do I Need To Go To Traffic Court With The Attorney Or Can They Represent Me Alone?

Each Court has its own set of protocol and procedures regarding whether an attorney can represent their client without the necessity of the client being present. For traffic misdemeanors such as Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), driving with a suspended license or registration, or reckless driving, the client (defendant) would most likely need to be present Read on…

Is Driving Too Slow A Traffic Violation in New York?

What many motorists do not realize is that can be a traffic violation for a motorist to drive their motor vehicle too slowly on a public highway. In fact, Vehicle and Traffic Law Sections 1181 (a) and (b) set forth the elements of the violation of Driving Too Slow and Driving Below Minimum Posted Speed Read on…

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…