DMV Hearings Attorney in New York City
What Will My DMV Hearing Involve?
Drivers who have recently received a traffic citation will have the opportunity to contest their ticket at an administrative DMV hearing. Depending on the nature of the infraction, penalties can include hefty fines, points on your driving record, or even a license suspension or revocation. With your driving privileges on the line, it is important to understand what you can expect at an administrative hearing and what you can do to prepare.
Common moving violations can include:
- Drunk driving
- Reckless driving
- Violation of a traffic signal/sign
- Use of a cell phone or electronic device
If you have already received a traffic ticket, it is important to act quickly as drivers generally only have 15 days in which to contest a ticket and enter a plea of not guilty. Failure to respond in a timely manner may forfeit your ability to contest a violation, no matter how convincing your evidence. Once you plead not guilty to a traffic violation, your case will be sent to and heard by a DMV administrative law judge.
With Gannes & Musico, LLP, your case will be handled by a team of DMV attorneys who have handled thousands of cases and are backed by more than 30 years of experience. Contact us today to learn more!
The Authority of the DMV
The New York DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) has the authority to suspend your driver's license if you are convicted of certain crimes.
Some of the reasons you may be summoned include:
- Reckless driving or driving without insurance
- Involvement in a fatal accident
- Failure to submit to a breath test
- Repair shop violations
In addition, you may also be summoned if you receive too many points on your driving record because of traffic tickets that have accumulated over time. However, you are granted due process in the form of an administrative hearing. You have the right to request a hearing to challenge your license suspension.
Attending a DMV Hearing in NYC
At your hearing, the judge will listen to and consider evidence presented by the officer who administered your ticket as to the nature of the violation. You, the defendant, will also have an opportunity to testify and present your case including evidence and witnesses. The administrative law judge will then determine if you are guilty. If found guilty, there may still be an opportunity to appeal the decision.
When you attend an administrative hearing, you are given the right to representation by an NYC DMV attorney. While you are not legally required to hire a NYC DMV lawyer, it often makes sense to do so. The majority of drivers will seldom go through the experience of arguing their case at a hearing. Traffic attorneys, on the other hand, are deeply familiar with the laws and circumstances involved with all types of traffic violations. Although these hearings do not involve criminal charges, they can still be overwhelmingly complex and you will want to ensure that your case is presented as effectively as possible.
Contact Gannes & Musico, LLP for a Free Case Evaluation!
Although DMV hearings and all similar matters are not criminal court-related, and therefore do not require legal representation, having an experienced attorney at your side can positively impact the outcome of your matter. Whether you have received a traffic ticket or speeding ticket, whether you have been arrested for DWI or were cited for driving without insurance, you may face administrative proceedings at the DMV.
A DMV lawyer in NYC at our firm will offer you a free consultation to determine how we can help you. Should you decide to retain the services of a lawyer at our office, we can take action to protect your interests and ensure that the DMV proceedings are handled correctly. It is our goal to protect your driving privileges. Losing your license can have disastrous effects, and we will do everything in our power to make sure that this does not happen to you.
Gannes & Musico, LLP can offer you the representation you need to do so with success. You have only a limited time to contact the DMV and request a hearing to challenge your driver's license suspension. It is crucial that you contact an NYC DMV attorney at our firm as soon as possible to learn more about your rights and options in regard to your hearing.
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