Vehicle and Traffic Law Offenses
Everyone either has been or knows someone who has been pulled over on the road by a police officer and received a traffic ticket. Although a majority of these tickets are for minor moving offenses, they should be taken very seriously as they can have devastating consequences both personally and financially.
In New York State, if you receive 6 or more points within an 18 month period, you will be subject to a civil driver responsibility assessment fee. If you obtain 11 or more points in an 18 month period, your license will be suspended. (See this chart itemizing the point system for New York State Driver’s Licenses illustrating how quickly points can pile up.) If you receive one of these traffic tickets, please contact us immediately to protect your driving record and driving privileges.
Financially speaking, insurance companies in New York State monitor each individual’s driving history, driving record, and point totals in the valuation of insurance premiums. If convicted of a moving violation in New York State, an individual gets points on their license and a permanent mark on their driving record. Than, insurance companies raise that individual’s premium. As such, not only do Vehicle and Traffic Law charges affect your driving privileges, they can also affect the amount of money you are required to pay to keep a vehicle on the road for years to come.
The attorneys at Rosenthal, Kooshoian & Lennon, LLP have experience working in the Town and Village Courts of Western New York as both Assistant District Attorney’s and criminal defense attorneys. We have the training, knowledge and experience to help our clients navigate the potential pitfalls associated with traffic tickets and help them obtain a resolution that is both cost effective and protects them from further penalty.
We also represent individuals and families who live outside Western New York, including Canadian residents, who receive speeding and traffic tickets while either visiting the area or passing through. Although some may think that receiving a ticket in a jurisdiction outside of where they live is not to be taken seriously and can be ignored, that is simply not true. Under the Interstate Driver’s License Compact, a majority of the states within the United States, as well as the provinces of Canada, have reciprocity, which allows these jurisdictions to suspend the licenses of their drivers for out of jurisdiction offenses.
At Rosenthal, Kooshoian & Lennon, LLP, we have the ability to prepare the appropriate paperwork to successfully represent clients from inside and outside of our area and resolve their traffic matters without them needing to appear in court. Let us do this on your behalf. Contact us today for a free consultation regarding your traffic ticket matter.