New York City Traffic Ticket Attorney
Aggressive Defense for Traffic Violations in NYC
If you need the assistance of a New York City traffic lawyer, Gannes & Musico, LLP can provide you with aggressive
criminal defense. Regardless of whether the allegations you are facing are for a criminal offense or a traffic violation, we are dedicated to working hard for your case. In New York, a traffic ticket can have severe consequences that exceed just a simple nuisance or fine. If your livelihood is centered on driving a taxi or truck, getting too many tickets is cause for concern. In addition to the fine,
points are usually accrued on your driving record, and after accumulating enough points, you may face a
driver's license suspension.
More serious traffic violations, such as DWI or DUI, may result in possible imprisonment or community service, or more fines and license suspension. In the face of a drunk driving charge or allegation, it is important to choose an attorney that can effectively assert your rights throughout all court proceedings. We can intervene early in the process in order to negotiate with the prosecution to have your charges lessened or even dismissed.
It is also possible for us to seek alternative sentencing such as treatment or rehabilitation to avoid any type of imprisonment. In addition to representing your interests in criminal court, we can offer experienced counsel for DMV matters, such as your administrative license suspension hearing. The DMV hearing is your chance to challenge the suspension of your driver's license due to an allegedly failed or refused breath or blood test, which makes it crucial to have a knowledgeable attorney on your side when going into this matter.
Our New York City Traffic Ticket Law Firm
Our experienced team of New York traffic ticket lawyers is committed to providing clients with the knowledgeable counsel and hard-hitting defense they need in the face of citations for moving violations of every nature.
Our New York City Office Address:
325 Broadway #406
New York, NY 10007
No matter what the circumstances of your case may be, a ticket issued to you for speeding,
reckless driving or anything else could prove to be problematic. In New York City, a speeding ticket could add as many as eight points to your driving record and reckless driving is an additional five points. Even
non-speeding tickets can accumulate points on your driving record – ones you don't want! For example, following too closely behind another vehicle could land you a ticket and four points added to your driving record, while failing to yield to the right-of-way is another three points.
Within an 18-month period, no driver can accumulate 11 or more points before their license will be in jeopardy of suspension. Therefore, it is crucial that you immediately take legal action after receiving a ticket of any degree, as this will be the best way of ensuring that you are not fined, suspended or otherwise penalized for the traffic offense(s) for which you were ticketed.
After being issued a traffic ticket, it is not uncommon for your insurance company to then increase your premiums based on your driving record. Upon review and renewal, your policy may change even if you've received only one speeding ticket or were involved in only one auto accident. In no time at all, the
rates on your insurance policy could be sent through the roof, and if you've received multiple tickets in a short amount of time, you could be at risk of having your insurance cancelled altogether. However, avoiding these types of negative consequences is not out of reach, especially if you have the right attorney on your side.
With the successful litigation of literally thousands of traffic summonses throughout New York and its surrounding areas, we are the firm to turn to for legal help when you are looking to avoid high insurance rates, additional points on your driving record and the possibly of being issued a bench warrant for your arrest. Together, our team's experience concerning all matters of traffic and DWI / DUI law make for a winning combination of success that has been seen in traffic, criminal, civil and administrative hearings of every nature.
How a New York City Traffic Attorney Can Help You
No matter what the ticket issued to you was there can be no denying the fact that professional legal assistance is in your best interests. In some cities and counties in New York, a ticket for operating without insurance,
driving without a license or any other type of moving violation will be addressed before the local officials of a criminal courthouse. However, in Babylon, Brookhaven, Buffalo, Huntington, Islip, New York City, Smithtown and Suffolk your case will be addressed directly by the Department of Motor Vehicles' Traffic Violations Bureau (TVB).
In either scenario, you stand the greatest chance of relief when you have legal aid on your side. For safety hearings, administrative law hearings, courtroom hearings and the like, we are here to aggressively defend your case and help you avoid the negative penalties associated with a formal sentencing related to the traffic ticket you were issued. With years of experience and much knowledge of traffic law in New York and the states surrounding it, we are prepared to help you fight any and all traffic ticket violations issued to you, from speeding to
commercial driver's license violations to leaving the scene of an accident.
Though some may argue that the only consequence of a traffic ticket is the payment of a fine, there are other issues that should be taken into consideration as well. This may include increased insurance rates and points on your record, which may eventually lead to license suspension if you accumulate too many points within a given time period. Some traffic offenses are also crimes, meaning you may face imprisonment and a criminal record.
You cannot afford to take chances in the face of any type of traffic violation; it is best to consult with a New York traffic attorney who can advise you of your rights and what you may be up against. With our extensive experience in handling traffic cases and DMV matters, as well as criminal defense, we are prepared to offer you the information you need to make the right choice about fighting your ticket versus simply paying the fine.
What is the booting policy in New York City?
In the past, when a vehicle was parked where it should not be, the authorities could tow the vehicle. A new policy that began on June 25, 2012 is booting. This involves putting a device on one of the wheels of the car, making it impossible to move the vehicle. In order to get the boot removed, a fine will have to be paid. These boots are not only given to those who have parked illegally, but also to those who have failed to pay past traffic tickets.
No matter whether you had a traffic ticket for speeding, running a red light, or committed a carpool lane violation, anyone who has accumulated over $350 in fines could be subject to booting. If you returned to your vehicle to find it fitted with a boot, you will need to figure out your situation within two days. If you do not, your vehicle could be towed, resulting in even more fines and stress.
Contact our New York traffic lawyers today!
You do not want to take any chances with your driving record, your freedom, or your future. Contact us to find out exactly what options you have and what measures can be taken to fight your ticket or violation. We want to be with you every step of the way, working on your behalf to ensure that the matter is handled with your best interests in mind. For more information about how you can fight your ticket with a traffic lawyer in New York City, call our offices today. We offer a
free initial consultation to discuss and evaluate your situation and determine how we can assist you in the best way possible. We have experience with thousands of tickets received by local residents and have secured numerous successful case results in a number of criminal defense matters as well. To learn more about our firm or to schedule your initial case evaluation, contact us today.