Traffic Tickets Lawyer
The NYPD writes over 1 million traffic tickets each year. The wrong ticket at the wrong time can result in license suspension, hefty state surcharges, skyrocketing auto insurance rates, loss of employment, or even jail time.
At Edelman, Krasin & Jaye, our traffic ticket attorneys believe that not every New Yorker who is given a ticket deserves it. Our firm knows what it takes to win a moving violations case in the city. Whether you’re too busy to appear in court or unsure of the local laws, a New York criminal defense lawyer is your best bet against a traffic ticket lawsuit.
Long Island & New York City traffic tickets
Experienced NYC traffic ticket lawyers at Edelman, Krasin & Jaye represent cases involving:
- Drunk driving / DUI
- Reckless driving
- Stop sign violations
- Red light violations
- Carpool lane violations
- Failing to yield right-of-way
- Texting while driving
- Driving without a license
- Driving without insurance
- Expired registration
- Unsafe lane change
- Hit and run
- Leaving the scene of an accident
- Out of state traffic infractions
Penalties for NY traffic infractions
In New York, traffic tickets can have severe consequences that extend far beyond paying a hefty fine.
The penalties for traffic violations in NY may include:
- Points on your license / license suspension
- Increased insurance rates
- State and local fines
- Criminal record / imprisonment
- Booting / automobile impoundment
Getting too many tickets in a short period of time (11+ points in 18 months) can lead to driver’s license suspension, which can impact your livelihood if you depend upon your vehicle for work. Furthermore, a NYC law change as of June 25, 2012 dictates that a “boot” may be placed on your car’s wheel, making it impossible to move, not only if you are parked illegally – but also if you have accumulated over $350 in traffic fines. If you do not resolve the matter within two days, your vehicle can be towed and impounded.
More serious violations like hit-and-runs or DWIs can result in imprisonment, so it’s especially important to choose an attorney that can help you through the complex maze of court proceedings. Early intervention and advocacy on your behalf can go a long way in avoiding jail time and seeking alternative sentencing arrangements.
How can New York traffic ticket attorneys help?
Back in 2011, Mayor Michael Bloomberg admitted that there was significant evidence that the NYPD and “several high-ranking city officials” were involved in a ticket-fixing scandal. “These are not all parking tickets, but moving violation tickets, which you could argue is a lot more serious,” he told the NY Daily News. Not everyone has a relative who can wave a magic wand and make a traffic ticket disappear. Furthermore, not everyone would want to be a part of such an illegal practice, even if it meant getting out of trouble. Stay on the right side of the law and ensure your success with the assistance of Edelman, Krasin & Jaye lawyers who can plead your case before a judge.
You may be wondering, “How can a NY traffic ticket lawyer get my case dismissed?” The answer is simple. Our experienced team of attorneys understands the law and knows all the technicalities. We are not worried about whether or not you are guilty – but, rather, we examine the details surrounding your ticket, such as who ticketed you, where and when. If the issuing officer doesn’t show up as a witness, your case may be thrown out. We find many tickets have some kind of technical flaw that would warrant dismissal. Successfully winning a traffic ticket case in court very much depends upon knowing the particular judge you’re dealing with and understanding the bottom line of what you can get away with, given the charges leveled against you.
In the event of a perfectly written ticket, the best we can offer is a plea bargain, where we argue for a reduced penalty if you agree to driving class, a probationary period, or a reduced fine. People who go it alone are often taken advantage of because they are led to believe that “just pleading guilty” is the easy way out, without being informed that other options exist.
Keep in mind that pleading guilty may get you the “minimum (municipal) fine,” but it may also hit you with a hefty state surcharge and cost you points on your license. Edelman, Krasin & Jaye ensures that you are never taken for a ride in court so that others can profit from your misfortune.
Edelman Krasin & Jaye can help
The law firm of Edelman, Krasin & Jaye has been helping clients win traffic ticket lawsuits in New York since 1952. Our talented defense lawyers have experience working with judges in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Long Island. Our first concern is providing you with respect. This means giving you personal attention, promptly returning your calls, and updating you every step of the way.
Call 1-800-469-7429 to speak with a qualified New York criminal defense lawyer about your recent traffic violation. The first consultation is free, and our attorneys work on a contingency basis.
- Streets Blog – There’s Still Nothing Special About A Million NYPD Traffic Summonses http://www.streetsblog.org/2013/03/07/theres-still-nothing-special-about-a-million-nypd-traffic-summonses/
- Bankrate – Can A Lawyer Beat Your Traffic Ticket? http://www.bankrate.com/finance/auto/can-a-lawyer-beat-your-traffic-ticket--1.aspx#ixzz2xquv4Mpn
- NY Daily News - Mayor Bloomberg: There's a 'lot of evidence' of a ticket fixing scandal, new system would fix it http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/mayor-bloomberg-lot-evidence-ticket-fixing-scandal-new-system-fix-article-1.111795