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You’ve consulted with our New York traffic ticket lawyer and have done all your research, you have a good understanding of what’s at stake. Now, it’s time to determine your best course of action.
If you decide to move forward with our New York traffic ticket lawyer, we’ll walk you through a very quick intake via phone and/or email and handle everything going forward. No office visit is necessary.
A Ticket Costs More Than Just a Fine. We can help you avoid:
While no traffic court will force you to have a lawyer for a typical violation, an attorney can be quite beneficial. Just an initial consultation with an attorney may alert you to certain potential problems or surcharges that you wouldn’t otherwise have known existed.
Once you understand the potential consequences of the ticket, hiring a lawyer would be a decision based on those consequences plus other factors such as your job, your location relative to the court, your prior driving history, the reputation of the particular court, etc.
The bottom line is hiring an attorney often is a relatively modest investment that will allow you to avoid going to court in most cases. Being fully prepared for any potential consequences gives you the best possible chance of a successful outcome in your case.
There are a few tickets that you may not need an New York traffic ticket lawyer for (certain minor, no point violations). Any lawyer you consult with should let you know if that’s the case with your ticket.
Ignoring your traffic ticket is always going to be the wrong decision to make regarding your summons. If you don’t pay the ticket or show up in court, you could end up suspended in New York (or your home state), end up with a warrant issued, end up with credit problems, problems renting a car, etc.
When you try to eventually fix the situation, it will take longer and be more expensive. It’s just not the right way to deal with a ticket.
We never want to see anyone accept a conviction without fighting back somehow, especially if that person feels the ticket wasn’t fairly issued. Ultimately, the decision to fight comes down to an analysis of the potential penalties, the chances of avoiding or lessening said penalties, and the time and/or monetary cost involved with fighting the ticket.
While our main offices are in New York City, we service all of New York State. We have a statewide network of in-house and of counsel attorneys who can take on your case, whether you’re ticketed in Manhattan or on the Canadian border.
This network has allowed us to compile a database containing information, results, and general knowledge on practically every single court in New York. It allows us to give more accurate consults regarding our goals and chances of success. Plus, it allows us to keep our low, flat fees uniform throughout the state, regardless of where a case may be.
Any attorney can try to get every single ticket completely dismissed, but in some cases, that might not necessarily be the most prudent decision. In NYC, yes–every case is fought via a small hearing where the outcome is either win or lose, dismiss (not guilty) or guilty.
We get many tickets dismissed via these hearings every day and that will always be our goal. However, there are other courts throughout the state where negotiation is encouraged. In these cases, we may pursue a plea-bargained lesser violation where just a fine is due.
This may not be technically a dismissal but may be the more favorable move. If your license remains clean and you end up spending less money and taking less risk than you would pursuing a complete dismissal, paying a fine is not a huge loss.
All of this is discussed during consultation. We review options and share what we think may be the best way for the individual client to proceed.
To understand the potential benefits, all you have to do is look at the potential consequences of a conviction. Fighting helps avoid points on the license, increased insurance, fines, assessments, potential loss of driving privileges, and potential employment issues.
In most cases, if you have an attorney, you’ll never need to go to court. If you are fighting the ticket on your own, you’ll almost always need to be there. While a few courts may give you some option of dealing with the ticket without showing up, those options generally aren’t as effective as appearing in person and confronting the officer or talking to the prosecutor.
If you are just looking to pay a ticket and plead guilty, most courts will allow you to do this by mail or internet.
If the court won’t allow this, it is probably because you are facing a charge or penalty that is more serious than you anticipated. If you are told to appear in person just to plead guilty to a charge, you should seriously consider consulting an New York traffic ticket lawyer first to make sure you aren’t walking into a difficult situation.
Unfortunately, no. It’s impossible to predict the outcome of any case, even the simplest ones. What we can guarantee, however, is that we will always provide the best legal representation we can. We also guarantee to be transparent and keep you informed of our goals, objectives, and steps we plan to take so you’re always in the loop.
You can rest assured that our experienced New York traffic ticket lawyers are here to help you fight or dismiss unjust tickets. Give us a call at (888) 842 – 5384 for a no-obligation consultation and see if Feifer & Greenberg can help you.