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Effectively Handling Your Traffic Violation

As a licensed driver, there is always the chance that you may be pulled over and receive a ticket for a traffic violation. Although receiving one ticket may not have a dramatic effect on your driving record or your life in general, it is important to attempt to keep your record as clean as possible.

Having a clean driving record may positively affect your auto insurance rates. It can also help you avoid driver’s license suspension by the DMV for accumulating too many points on your record.

To find out more about your options in this regard, you can contact a New York City traffic ticket lawyer at Gannes & Musico, LLP today. We offer a free consultation and represent clients throughout Long Island, New York and New Jersey.

Benefits of Attending Traffic School

In New York, defensive driving courses are also referred to as a Point and Insurance Reduction Program (PIRP). This may be the best option for you in the wake of a traffic ticket. The more traffic tickets you accumulate on your record, the more points you receive. Remember: simply paying a traffic ticket means that you are admitting guilt to the offense.

Here are some of the benefits of attending traffic school:

  • You can remove up to four points from your DMV driving record in New York.
  • You can receive a ten percent reduction on your insurance rate for three years.

Another option is to work with a lawyer who can help you challenge your ticket and therefore avoid having the offense on your record altogether.

Am I Eligible for a Defensive Driving Course?

First, you will need to take a defensive driving course from an approved classroom provider or an approved online provider. If you choose to take a classroom course, you must be led by a certified instructor and be physically present for the entire course. If your course is taken online, you typically must complete it within a certain amount of time from registration.

Some of the basic eligibility requirements for a PIRP course include the following:

  • A valid NY driver's license
  • A citation for a single violation (if completing the course to dismiss a traffic ticket)
  • The citation must not have been for a commercial vehicle (if completing the course to dismiss a traffic ticket)

Additionally, you may not be eligible for a defensive driving course if you have already completed a course within the past year or year and a half for the same purpose. Check with the DMV or your court to make sure your options are fully explained to you.

At Gannes & Musico, LLP our NYC traffic ticket lawyers are dedicated to helping clients achieve the best outcome possible for all types of traffic ticket and violation cases. Contact us today!

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