One of the reasons to fight a traffic ticket is the potential for increased insurance rates in the event of a conviction. While many clients want to know what they can expect to happen to their insurance if they are convicted, unfortunately we can never predict or speak in terms … Read More
We’ve received a number of inquiries recently concerning reckless driving tickets. Here are some thoughts on the NY Reckless Driving law, including how it is enforced and how it typically plays out in court.
What is Reckless Driving?
Reckless Driving is set forth in § 1212 … Read More
Last year, NY introduced it’s “move over” law to protect police officers and other emergency workers from the dangers of passing vehicles while working roadside (move over law NY). Now New York’s “move over law” is being expanded as of New Year’s Day to include tow trucks, … Read More
I am representing a motorist who was pulled over for a two point insufficient turn signal violation. He came to me with a receipt for repair of a broken turn signal and wanted to argue that this wasn’t a failure to signal (two points) but a mere broken light equipment … Read More
As many know, there is an ongoing “ticket fixing” scandal within the NYPD (NYC Ticket Fixing Scandal). Unfortunately, a number of motorists and officers who had nothing to do with it are getting caught up in the aftermath of the scandal.
Officers at the Traffic Violations Bureau are … Read More
I am approached by numerous motorists every day for assistance on various NY traffic tickets and driving related matters. I spoke with a gentleman recently who made the mistake of not properly handling tickets he received as a result of an auto accident. … Read More
I am often asked, “why should I hire an attorney?”. My general response is that we know the officers, the judges, and what the officer is required to say in order to meet his or her burden. Thus, we know when the officer has made a mistake. An unrepresented motorist … Read More