Almost everyone has been pulled over by a police officer for a violation of the Vehicle and Traffic Law. Traffic tickets can have a significant effect on your ability to drive and can cost a lot of money. Certain violations carry points. Once you have 11 points on your license within an 18-month period, your license will be suspended.
Once you are given a ticket, you must plea guilty or not guilty by mailing the ticket into the court. A plea of guilty has the same effect as a conviction. Upon receipt of a guilty plea, the court will issue a fine and any associated points will be reported to the DMV. If you plea not guilty, the court will send you a court date to appear. At that time, an attorney or police officer will make you an offer to settle your case which generally, but not always, includes a plea to a lesser charge. If you accept the deal, you go before the judge for a determination regarding the amount of the fine.
This process can be very stressful. Zucker Law Offices, P.C. can help you through this process, limiting any negative affects the ticket may have on your life. If you hire Zucker Law Offices, P.C., we can appear in court without you having to be present. We negotiate the best deal possible and provide detailed instructions on how to pay any fines that may be required. We will take a detailed look at your prior driving history to ensure we negotiate an offer that is beneficial to you.
Zucker Law Offices, P.C. is also a litigation firm. As such, if you wish to have a trial on your case, we have extensive experience fighting tickets all over New York State.