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Fighting New York Traffic Red Light Camera Tickets

This year, New York put up more red light cameras than ever. While many of them are in New York City, there are plenty in the rest of the state as well. Unlike other tickets, these tickets don’t put points on your license, and they don’t raise insurance rates. And you don’t strictly need an…

Does Taking a Driver’s Safety Course Remove Points from Your License?

Many people imagine they don’t need to fight traffic tickets because they have heard about New York’s Point and Insurance Reduction Program (PIRP). And it is true: this program can remove points from your license. You can even take one every 18 months to keep removing points from your license. But it’s a bad idea…

Can a Cop Make me Pay a Ticket on the Spot?

Getting pulled over by a police officer who asks for payment on the spot is harrowing. When this happens to you, the police officer may even threaten to take you to jail. And believe it or not, it does happen in some states. Some jurisdictions do this to out-of-state drivers. They carry mobile card readers…

How a Traffic Lawyer Can Fight Your NY Speeding Ticket

Many people are confused about what role a traffic lawyer plays in getting traffic tickets reduced or dismissed. There is just so much misinformation out there about how traffic court works, and why tickets do (or don’t) get dismissed. Some of the misinformation is half-true, or true only under certain circumstances. Without a lawyer’s expertise,…

What is an SR-22 in New York?

You may have seen advertisements for insurance which note they are SR-22 friendly. But what is an SR-22? And do you need one? Here’s what you need to know. SR-22: Definition The SR-22 is just a form submitted by your insurance company to the DMV to let them know you have obtained car insurance, and…

When Can You Go To Jail for a Speeding Ticket in New York?

While it’s rare to go to jail for a speeding ticket, it can happen. Technically, a judge can send you to jail if you are 11 mph over the limit or more. If you go 11 to 30 mph over the speed limit you can be sent to jail for 15 days. If you go…

Can You Fight A Cell Phone Ticket in Orange County, NY?

So you’ve been pulled over for a cell phone violation, and you’re not sure if it’s even possible to fight the ticket. After all, you know that phone was in your hand when the officer pulled you over. What can you possibly do?   Even if you’re guilty of a cell phone violation, it’s usually…

What is Reckless Driving in New York?

What’s the difference between speeding and reckless driving? And what happens when you’re charged with reckless driving?   Here’s what you need to know. Reckless driving has no hard definition.   Have you heard people say, “it’s not reckless driving until you’re doing 20 mph over the speed limit?” That’s not strictly true.   An…

4 Reasons Your DUI/DWI Case May Not Be Open & Shut

Many people don’t fight DUI/DWI charges. They plead guilty. Sometimes they take a deal.   They often do this because they think there’s no way out. They got caught. The police must know what they’re doing.   But the truth is most DUI/DWI cases are less black and white than people think. #1) The Field…

Should You Plea Bargain Your Orange County Traffic Ticket?

Even the best traffic court lawyer can’t get all charges dismissed or dropped. And “arguing innocence” is something of a trap in traffic courts. The defendant is guilty about 95% of the time. Speeding and traffic violations happen. Often it happens because the driver is distracted and not because the driver is wilfully violating the…

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