It’s not unusual for drivers to slow down when they know speed traps or cameras are present on a certain stretch of roadway. Likewise, it is not unusual for people to drive just a bit faster when they know they can get away with it. Though not recommended, citizens are claiming that Brooklyn is the place to go a couple miles over the limit. Staten Island, on the other hand, is to be avoided at all costs if you have a lead foot. But why?
In Staten Island, 83 percent of motorists who chose to fight their tickets were found guilty in 2015 and 2016. The Brooklyn North court had a conviction rate of 74 percent. Brooklyn South had a conviction rate of only 57 percent. The court has had the lowest conviction rate for the last three years.
Brooklyn South judges are considered some of the most reasonable in the area. According to those have appeared before their benches, these judges take the time to listen and don’t automatically assume that an officer is correct. Many police officers aren’t happy with the outcomes in Brooklyn South, which is in stark contrast to the irate motorists walking out of Staten Island court.
No matter where you live, you have rights after receiving a traffic citation in New York. Reach out to our office today to discover more about what those rights are. We will help you fight a traffic ticket if that is what you choose to do, putting our years of experience to work for you.