Traffic Tickets Can Add Up To Serious Penalties
The New York Police Department 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 and even jail time.
At Edelman, Krasin & Jaye, PLLC, 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.
Penalties For New York Traffic Infractions
Getting too many tickets in a short time (11-plus points in 18 months) can lead to driver’s license suspension, which can impact your livelihood if you depend upon your vehicle for work. A “boot” may be placed on your car’s wheel, making it impossible to move, if you have parked illegally or have accumulated over $350 in traffic fines. If you do not resolve the matter within two days, your vehicle can be towed and impounded.
Our experienced lawyers have represented clients in a variety of traffic cases, including:
- Drunk driving
- Reckless driving
- Stop sign violations
- Running a red light
- Carpool lane violations
- Texting while driving
- Leaving the scene of an accident
More serious violations like hit-and-runs and DWIs can result in imprisonment, so it’s especially important to choose an attorney who 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 An Attorney Help?
Our experienced team of attorneys understands the law and knows all the technicalities. We find many tickets have some kind of technical flaw that would warrant dismissal.
Winning a traffic ticket case in court very much depends upon knowing the particular judge you’re dealing with and understanding the charges against you. 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.
Our talented defense lawyers have experience working with judges in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Long Island. Contact us online or call our Westbury office at 800-469-7429 to schedule an appointment to discuss your case.