Speeding and Other Traffic Violations
Whether it’s a speeding ticket or going through a red light, all of the different counties and boroughs in New York have different courts, locations, and procedures in terms of how they handle traffic tickets.
In New York City at the Traffic Violations Bureau (TVB), the only options are to plead guilty or have a trial – there is no plea bargaining. There is no substitution for an experienced attorney who can question the police officer about how he or she gauges the speed when its radar-visual, or whether or not he or she “docked” the defendant (looked up New York speeding ticket points). Assuming there are no witnesses, it is your credibility against that of the police officer. That is why the questioning of the officer is so important. If you can establish some inconsistencies or defects in the officer’s testimony, you have a chance to defeat a speeding ticket at the TVB.
Fighting speeding tickets is particularly important, as the insurance companies raise many people’s rates after a speeding ticket conviction. Moreover, the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) penalizes you by assessing points on your driver’s license. If you accumulate eleven points or have three or more speeding convictions within an eighteen-month period, your license can be suspended.
That is why it is so important to have an attorney familiar with New York traffic laws and the New York City TVB. At Pappalardo & Pappalardo, LLP, our traffic ticket lawyers are experienced in handling the various traffic violations in Westchester, NYC and the surrounding areas. This protects our client’s licenses and driving privileges. Further, we also help to restore driving privileges that have been suspended.