While most people try to be good drivers, there aren’t many who escape getting a traffic ticket at least once in their lives. While many people respond to a speeding ticket by simply paying the fine, there is often defects to the traffic summons (what we commonly call a traffic ticket) that allow for either a dismissal of the ticket or a reduction of the charge. That is why it is important contact a local traffic attorney immediately after getting a traffic ticket. The Law Office of Matthew K. Tannenbaum is available guide you through the sometimes intimidating process of disposing of a traffic ticket. Most traffic tickets can be disposed of WITHOUT an appearance by the driver, saving the client from missing valuable time from work, school or family obligations.
Common New York City Traffic Offenses
While a speeding ticket is among the most common traffic violations that people get stopped for, there are several other infractions that are more serious and that can result in consequences such as raised insurance rates, fines, and even jail time. If you are pulled over in Suffolk County or Nassau County the investigative officer’s opinion may be subjective for some violations, for example, reckless driving or following too close.
In addition to speeding other common traffic violations that Attorney Matthew K Tannenbaum deals with include driving while a license is suspended, not yielding to another driver or pedestrian when required, running a red light, or leaving an accident scene. If you’ve been accused of any of these infractions Mr. Tannenbaum will look at the specifics of the situation and get your side of the story. There may be situations where your action was justified, or at least partially justified, and by reviewing the situation with Mr. Tannenbaum, you may be able to reduce the severity of your consequence and in some instances get the case dismissed.
Suffolk County and Nassau County Driver Responsibility Assessment
In New York State the various types of possible traffic violations are rated on a point system, with more severe violations accumulating more points. Those who get more than six points in 18 months can have their license suspended and can be charged a $300 fee. If more points are accumulated, the fine goes even higher. It only takes 11 points in 18 months to be subject to a license suspension of at least six months, As few as three speeding tickets can bring on this fate,
If your traffic violation was caused by alcohol or drug use, or if you refused to take a sobriety test, you will need to pay a Driver Responsibility Assessment Fee. Attorney Matthew K. Tannenbaum can help you fight DWI/DUI infractions as well, and will work to limit fines and license suspension time, and help keep your auto insurance rates from going too high.
Whether the traffic violation is big or small, don’t risk higher fines or a longer license suspension than necessary. Attorney Matthew K. Tannenbaum will listen to your case and will draw on his experience to help you achieve the best outcome possible.