Defend your License!
Have you been issued a summons for a moving violation? Are you worried about getting points on your license, or having it suspended? Did you know recent changes in D.M.V. regulations now mean that certain convictions can result in a lifetime review of your driving record, and in permanent revocation of your license?
We’ll save you the inconvenience of going to court. We’ll answer your summons, appear in court and defend you and protect your license. Our legal fees are often less than the fines we can help you avoid. We appear at the Nassau and Suffolk County Traffic and Parking Violations Bureaus on a regular basis, and defend cases in traffic courts throughout Long Island.
In most instances we can substantially reduce the violations charged and points assessed. We often obtain the dismissal of some, or all, of the charges against our clients, or negotiate a plea to a non-moving violation. Our office has successfully defended thousands of traffic violations.
People who rely upon their commercial driver’s license (“CDL”) to earn a living, rely upon us to defend charges such as driving with a suspended or revoked license, driving intoxicated, vehicular manslaughter or assault, leaving the scene of an accident, speeding, red light, overweight operation of a vehicle, failing to signal, tailgating, cell phone use, and uninsured or unregistered operation. Our attorneys are familiar with the intricacies of the criminal and traffic laws, and can often resolve traffic violations, even multiple speeding violations, in a way which avoids the suspension or revocation of our client’s license. If a favorable plea cannot be negotiated, we are ready and willing to take your case to trial.
Defense of Vehicle and Traffic related charges
Our firm has successfully defended clients charged with the most serious criminal, vehicular related offenses, including: manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, vehicular assault, driving while intoxicated, driving with a suspended registration or license (aggravated unlicensed operation), leaving the scene of an accident involving personal injury, and street racing. In appropriate cases we have worked with the best accident re-construction firms in the country to successfully defend our clients.
The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) issues points on your license for certain types of traffic violation convictions, and more is definitely not better. New York’s point system is designed to identify drivers who commit many traffic violations in a short period of time. In other words: dangerous drivers. While we sometimes make mistakes and one or two minor offenses aren’t usually enough for the DMV to suspend or revoke your license, several traffic violations or a single “serious” traffic offenseraise a red flag and can result in automatic suspension or revocation of your license. This can result in civil penalties up to $750 depending on the reason for the suspension and payments, as well as driver responsibility fees and application fees.
The DMV isn’t the only organization you need to worry about. Not only do you face court fines and DMV assessment fees for moving violations, but insurance companies have their own independent point systems and can increase your premiums based on your driving record. Insurers check your record when they renew your policy, and sometimes all it takes is one conviction for a moving violation to raise your rates. In some cases, you risk your insurance cancelled outright if the co0mpany determines your driving habits make you an undesirable risk. At that point, maintain insurance coverage would be extremely expensive, and driving without insurance is illegal and carries significant penalties in New York (Including losing your license for at least one year).
Suspension and Revocation
If you receive 11 points for moving violations in an 18 month period, or you are convicted of a single “serious” traffic violation, the DMV may suspend or revoke your license. Points are assessed according to the date of the offense, not the date of conviction.
Our office regularly defends traffic violations in the following courts:
The Nassau County Traffic and Parkign Violations Agency located at 16 Cooper Street, Hempstead NY; The Nassau County District Court located at 99 Main Street, Hemspead, NY; The Suffolk County Traffic and Parking Violations Agency located at 100 Veterans Memorial Highway Hauppauge, NY; Hempstead Village Court; Hempstead Court; Atlantic Beach Village Court; Baxter Estate Village Court; Bayville Village Court; Bellrose Village Court; Brookville Village Court; Cedarhurst Village Court; Centre Island Village Court; Cove Neck Village Court; East Hills Village Court; East Rockaway Village Court; East Williston Village Court; Farmingdale Village Court; Floral Park Village Court; Flower Hill Village Court; Freeport Village Court; Garden City Justice Court; Garden City Village Court; Glen Cove City Court; Great Neck Estates Village Court; Great neck Plaza Village Court; Great Neck Village Court; Hewlett Bay Park Village Court; Island Park Village Court; Kensington Village Court; Kings Point Village Court; Lake Success Village Court; Lattingtown Village Court; Laurel Hollow Village Court; Lawrence Village Court; Lynbrook Village Court; Malverne Village Court; Manorhaven Village Court; Massapequa Park Village Court; Matinecock Village Court; Mill Neck Village Court; Mineola Village Court; Munsey Park Village Court; Muttontown Village Court; New Hyde Park Village Court; North Hills Village Court; Old Brookville Village Court; Old Westbury Village Court; Oyster Bay Cove Village Court; Plandome Heights Village Court; Plandome Manor Village Court; Plandome village Court; Port Washington North Village Court; Rockville Centre Village Court; Roslyn Estates Village Court; Roslyn Harbor Village Court; Russell Gardens Village Court; Saddle Rock Village Court; Sands Point Village Court; Sea Cliff Village Court; South Floral Park Village Court; Stewart Manor Village Court; Thomaston Village Court; Upper Brookville Village Court; Valley Stream Village Court; Westbury Village Court; Williston Park Village Court; and Woodsburgh Village Court. Suffolk County traffic violation Burear: Hauppauge, New York, Suffolk County District Court, located on Carleton Avenue Central Islip, New York; Amityville Village Court; Asharoken village Court; Babylon Village Court; Belle Terre Village Court; Bellport Village Court; Brightwaters Village Court; Easthampton Town Court; Head of the Harbor Village Court; Islandia Village Court; Lake Grove Village Court; Lindenhurst Village Court; Lloyd Harbor Village Court; Nissequogue Village Court; Northport Village Court; Ocean Beach Village Court; Old Field Village Court; Patchogue Village Court; Port Jefferson Village Court; Quogue Village Court; Riverhead Town Court; Saltair Village Court; Shelter Island Town Court; Shoreham Village Town Court; Southampton Town Court; Southampton Village Court; Southold Town Court; Suffolk County Court; Village of the Branch Village Court; Westhampton Dunes Village Court; Westhampton Beach Village Court and the New York Traffic Violations Bureaus, including Queens North Traffic Violations Bureaus, including Queens North Traffic Violations Bureau, located at 30-56 Whitestone Expressway; Queens South Traffic Violations Bureau, located at 168-35 Rockaway Blvd; Brooklyn South, Brooklyn North, Bronx, Manhattan North, Manhattan South, Richmond, Queens North, Queens South