Getting a traffic ticket can be a time-consuming and expensive experience. Most violations of the Vehicle and Traffic Law carry significant fines and mandatory New York State surcharges. Additionally, the Department of Motor Vehicles may assess points against your license and your insurance premiums may go up depending on what you are convicted of.
If you are issued a traffic ticket (also called a Simplified Information in New York State) and are directed to appear in Court, put The Randall Law Firm to work for you!
We will contact the prosecutor and attempt to negotiate a plea-bargained resolution to your ticket. This frequently can be handled through the mail and often results in a reduction of the original charges. However, if a resolution satisfactory to you cannot be reached, we have the experience to take your case to court and all the way to trial, if necessary.
In New York State, Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) and
Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated (Aggravated DWI) are Crimes.
The penalties are severe.
Additionally, the refusal to take a chemical test (breathalyzer) automatically results in a one-year revocation of your license, whether you were driving drunk or not.
DWI laws are complex and confusing. For example, at the conclusion of the arraignment, a Judge is required to suspend your license pending the prosecution of the charges against you under New York State’s Prompt Suspension Law. This results in your right to a special hearing, called a Pringle Hearing. Only an attorney can advise you whether a Pringle Hearing is appropriate in your situation and whether you should ask for one.
Additionally, even if your license is suspended pending prosecution, you may be entitled to a hardship license so you can continue to drive to and from work. Again, only your attorney can advise you if a Hardship Hearing should be requested, and only your attorney should conduct that hearing.
The Randall Law Firm can help you with
Vehicle and Traffic tickets (including speeding),
unlicensed operation charges, registration and inspection violations,
seat belt and cell phone violations, and DWI.
Please call us at 518-869-1205 or click here to use our contact form.