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. Call today at (516) 550-5323 or contact us online to set up a consultation. Payment plans are available.
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 to take your case to trial.
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.
Experience You Can Trust
We’ve fought for immigrants, their families, and their rights since 1995. We serve all of Nassau County, including Glen Cove, Westbury, Long Beach, Hempstead, Manorhaven, and Freeport. Our clients come to us from all over Long Island. Don’t hesitate to reach out. Call today at (516) 550-5323 or contact us online to set up a consultation.
They really care for their clients and their families and they take on some of the most difficult cases I have seen and have been successful.- Monica P.