Why Fight a Traffic Ticket?

Why Fight a Traffic Ticket?

Protect Your Finances, Your Driving Record, and Your Future in NYC

Many times when a person is pulled over for a traffic violation, they are too intimidated or confused to know what they should do. They may feel hopeless and think that fighting their NYC ticket is a waste of time or not worth the effort.

This is almost never the case.

It is possible for an individual to represent themselves when they fight their traffic ticket. However, their chances of success will be very slim. Only a traffic ticket attorney will have the training and skill to build a strong defense and have your charges reduced or dismissed. At Gannes & Musico, LLP, we have more than 30 years of combined experience and could fight aggressively to defend you.

Why hire Gannes & Musico, LLP?

  • We are backed by 30+ years of experience
  • We've handled thousands of traffic violation cases
  • We've accrued many positive client testimonials
  • We provide personalized legal strategies

Ready to fight your traffic ticket in NYC? Your initial consultation with our firm is absolutely free, so call today and allow us to review your case.

How Do I Fight My Traffic Ticket in NYC?

If you choose not to fight your ticket, it could result in points on your driving record and heavy fines. This is why it is so important to take action, instead of simply paying the fine and moving on. When you fight your ticket, it means you plead not guilty. You won't experience any penalties if the court doesn't find you guilty. If you do receive a guilty verdict, you may have the chance for appeal.

Some of the most effective strategies for fighting a NYC ticket include the following:

  • Challenging the officer’s view of what happened
  • Challenging the officer’s observations
  • Showing that your mistake was an honest one
  • Showing that your conduct was “legally justified”
  • Showing that your actions were essential to avoid an accident

Out of all the offenses that you could commit, a traffic violation seems fairly harmless. However, our firm has seen firsthand the consequences that can come from not taking your traffic ticket seriously. That is why we’ve committed ourselves to providing experienced legal representation for individuals in New York.

Should I Fight My Ticket or Go to Traffic School?

From a financial standpoint, it is almost always in your best interest to fight a traffic ticket instead of electing to go to traffic school. Choosing traffic school is, in essence, surrendering to the court and admitting guilt to the offense. You are acting as your own judge and deciding your own punishment. Moreover, traffic school is usually only a method of removing points from your license – not reducing the cost of your ticket. Considering that traffic tickets in New York can cost up to $5,000 in certain circumstances, this can be a huge blow to your financial situation. Fighting a traffic ticket in NYC with the assistance of a skilled attorney can allow you the opportunity to permanently eliminate the violation from your record as if it never even happened.

With that being said, traffic school may be a more desirable option if you already have several tickets on your record. While sitting in a classroom reviewing traffic laws can be a miserable experience and eat up an entire day, it may be worth it if it keeps you in good standing with your insurance company. Having a high number of points on your record can result in higher insurance rates and a possible suspension of your license. Attending traffic school can clean up your record and reduce your chances of serving these consequences. Furthermore, it can be a final and immediate solution to your traffic ticket problem, rather than waiting to argue your ticket in court.

It is always best to discuss your circumstances with a knowledgeable attorney to determine which option would provide the greatest benefit. If you have received a traffic ticket of any kind, the skilled New York City traffic ticket attorneys at Gannes & Musico, LLP can help you fight your accusations and maximize your chances of securing a favorable outcome for your situation.

Get Representation from Gannes & Musico, LLP

It can be extremely stressful to deal with a traffic ticket on your own, especially when you choose to fight the violation. The advantage of retaining an attorney is undeniable and may be what your case needs to secure a favorable outcome. The sooner you take action, the more effectively we’ll be able to prepare a defense.

Gannes & Musico, LLP is an experienced New York firm that is dedicated to defending clients from harsh penalties and wrongful accusations of traffic violations. If you have received a traffic ticket of any kind, call us right away.

If you received a traffic ticket in NYC, call (877) 803-2603 to speak with a member of our team.

  • Failure to Use Signal

    We represented a client at Manhattan South in New York County charged with failure to signal. Facing two points and fines, he was found not guilty, avoiding both penalties.

  • Disobey Traffic Device
  • Disobey Traffic Device
  • Disobey Traffic Device

    We represented a client at Pleasantville Village Court in Westchester County for a Disobey Traffic Device charge, facing two points and fines. The violation was reduced to a no-point parking violation.

  • Child Seatbelt Ticket

    We represented a client at Brooklyn South in Kings County who was charged with a child seatbelt violation. Facing three points and fines, our client was found not guilty, avoiding both penalties.

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  • Final verdict of not guilty!

    “Final verdict of not guilty.”

  • Choosing Attorney Gannes was the best decision I could have made!

    “Choosing Attorney Gannes was the best decision I could have made!”

  • Thank you so much for doing an outstanding job to get the ticket dismissed.

    “Thank you so much for doing an outstanding job to get the ticket dismissed.”

  • Well worth every dollar spent!

    “I hired this law firm to help me fight a few tickets. They took care of everything A-Z. It was well worth every dollar spent. I strongly recommend them if you get a ticket hire them!!”

  • NOT GUILTY . Saved 5 points of penalty on my license.

    “NOT GUILTY . Saved 5 points of penalty on my license.”

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