WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED A TRAFFIC TICKET IN NEW YORK

If you have received a traffic ticket, contact The Law Office of Gregory A. Goodman, P.C. for a free consultation. Your consultation can occur over the phone, in person or even via email.  Before considering paying or contesting your traffic ticket yourself, you should be made aware of your rights before entering any plea. An experienced trial attorney and litigator can help you and save you money and time.

During your free consultation and intake, we will seek to obtain the relevant information from you regarding the circumstances surrounding your case.  You can then email, fax or delivery your ticket to us and we will thoroughly review your case.   Once we reviewed all the facts, we will provide you with a legal analysis and discuss a strategy of entering a plea of not guilty and contesting your ticket on your behalf.   The Court sets a conference or hearing date and we will plan on appearing on your behalf.  As such, if you retain our services, in most cases, you will NOT have to appear and we can appear on your behalf, saving you important time, money and giving you the peace of mind you deserve.

Most traffic violations and infractions can result in points on your driving record, even minor traffic infractions.  If you accrue 11 points of more within an 18 month period, your driver’s license can be suspended or even revoked by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles. By hiring The Law Office of Gregory A. Goodman, P.C., we will zealously advocate for you and work to arduously protect your rights.  By mounting a strong defense, you may be able to defeat and adequately defend the allegations set forth in your ticket or enter into a more favorable settlement and plea agreement.

See:

Common Point Traffic Violations In New York State

What To Do If You Have Received A Traffic Ticket In New York

Types of Traffic Cases We Handle

New York State’s Mobile Phone & Portable Electronic Device Laws

HIRE EXPERIENCED LITIGATORS AND TRIAL ATTORNEYS AND NOT JUST ANY TRAFFIC LAWYER WITH A WEBSITE

Getting points on your driver’s license is a serious matter. It could increase the premiums on your automobile insurance policy, which could cost you thousands of dollars a year.  Most important, if you acquire 11 points within an 18 month period, you can lose your driver’s license.  Therefore, it is important that your hire experience attorneys, who are skilled litigators and trial attorneys with a proven track record of successfully trying cases.  The attorneys at The Law Office of Gregory A. Goodman, P.C. have years of experience appearing in all the courts in the State of New York, trying cases, advocating, settling, defending and fighting for our client’s rights. It is vitally important that you hire an attorney that is skilled in litigation and has a proven track record of handling cases from inception to trial.  This helps in defending you, protecting your rights and in negotiating more favorable settlements and outcomes for you.

Our law firm handles all types of traffic violations and infractions, including, but not limited:

  • Speeding Violations
  • Driving without insurance
  • Failure to recognize a Stop sign
  • Failure to recognize a traffic signal
  • Driving with a suspended or revoked license
  • Aggravated Unlicensed Operation (VTL 511)
  • Unlicensed Operation (VTL 509)
  • Use of Cell Phone
  • Use of Portable Electronic Device
  • Driving without insurance
  • Failure to signal when changing lanes
  • Failure to wear a seat belt
  • Driving under the influence (DWI)
  • Reckless driving
  • Leaving the scene of an accident
  • Violating license restrictions

COMMON POINT VIOLATIONS IN NEW YORK STATE

In New York, the number of points assigned to your driving record depends upon the violation for which you have been convicted.  Here are some of the common infractions that may result in points being added to your driving record.

3-Point Violations

  • Speeding (1-10 mph over the speed limit (3 point infraction). $143-$243
  • Failure to recognize a stop sign or traffic signal: 3 points.
  • Failure to obey child safety restraint regulations: 3 points.
  • Fleeing the scene of an accident when resulting in property damage or the injury of an animal: 3 points.
  • Violating a no passing zone (3 point infraction).
  • Illegal lane change (3 point infraction).
  • Driving left of center line, driving in wrong direction (3 point infraction).
  • Railroad crossing violations (3 point infraction).
  • Leaving the scene of a motor vehicle, bicycle or pedestrian accident (3 point infraction).
  • Seat belt infractions for passengers under 16 years (3 point infraction).

4-Point Violations

  • Failure to keep a safe following distance: 4 points.
  • Speeding 11 to 20 mph over the speed limit: 4 points. $183-$393 fine
  • Speeding more than 11 mph over limit (4 point infraction).
  • Tailgating, Following Too Closely (4 point infraction).
  • Failure to brake properly (4 point infraction).

5-Point Violations

  • Texting while driving: 5 points.
  • Reckless Driving/operation of a vehicle: 5 points, $193-$393 fine
  • Passing a school bus when stopped: 5 points.
  • Speeding more than 20 mph over limit (5 points or more each infraction).
  • Failing to stop for a school bus with stop sign extended (5 points or more each infraction).
  • Texting while driving (5 points or more each infraction).

6-Point Violation

  • Speeding 21 to 30 MPH over the speed limit: 6 points, $183-$393

Over 8 Points

  • Speeding (31-40 mph over): 8 points. $273-$693
  • Speeding more than 40 mph over limit: 11 points $273-$693
  • Reckless driving more than 40 mph over limit (11 pts.)

 

Contact Us

Call Us (516) 597-5840

The Law Office of
Gregory A. Goodman, P.C.

380 North Broadway
Suite 203
Jericho, New York 11753

Fax: 866-415-1019
Email: ggoodman@gganylaw.com