Nassau County Traffic Violation Lawyer
New York State cracks down harshly on all those who violate the rules of the road, which is why if you’ve received a speeding ticket or another traffic violation, the most important thing you can do is speak with an experienced Nassau County traffic violation lawyer at once. Contact the Law Office of Jacob A. Rudman today to learn more about traffic violations in New York and how our firm can help you fight them.
Nassau County Traffic Violation Lawyer | On Your Side
At the Law Office of Jacob A. Rudman, we have significant experience representing individuals facing all types of traffic violations. We work hard to help our clients keep their driving privileges and reduce the fines and penalties they may face.
Our Legal Services
Working with a skilled Nassau County traffic violation lawyer can help either get your ticket dismissed or achieve lowered fines and penalties. Our law firm has extensive experience handling all moving violations, including:
- Speeding Tickets: Most people receive at least one speeding ticket in their lifetime. That being said, just because they are rather common doesn’t mean that they don’t come with serious ramifications. This is especially true for second and subsequent speeding tickets. In some cases, speeding tickets can result in spiked insurance premiums and even license suspensions. Our job is to help ensure that doesn’t happen.
- Reckless Driving: Reckless driving charges are often considered misdemeanors, meaning that you can develop a criminal record upon conviction. Our firm has handled countless reckless driving cases in the past, and we are prepared to effectively handle yours as well.
- Cell Phone Violations: It’s no secret that many people make the unfortunate and dangerous mistake of texting while driving. Unfortunately, texting while driving (and other cell phone violation charges) can come with very serious consequences.
- Driving Without a License: Driving with a suspended license is a crime, and if you are caught doing so, you will most likely face a wide array of penalties, such as a longer license suspension, high fines, and more.
Working with us can save you money in the long run. Our law firm will help protect your rights. We will work to get your ticket dismissed or reduced. Our goal is always zero points on your driver’s license.
The Consequences of Traffic Violations
Unfortunately, there are several potential long-term consequences of traffic violation convictions. To start, you should understand that traffic violations stay on your insurance for up to 39 months and can significantly increase your insurance premiums. They also can result in costly assessments by the DMV, such as the driver responsibility assessment. This is a fee you must pay to DMV over a three-year period if you are convicted of certain traffic offenses in New York State or accumulate 6 or more points on your driving record within 18 months for convictions of traffic offenses committed in New York or the Canadian provinces of Ontario or Quebec.
This fee is in addition to any fines, penalties, or surcharges that you must pay for a traffic conviction. You must pay the driver responsibility assessment whether you have a driver’s license issued by New York State, another state, or even if you do not have a driver’s license. The amount owed for a driver responsibility assessment from the DMV depends on the type of violation(s) or the total number of points on your driving record.
For example, if you are convicted of an alcohol or drug-related traffic offense or if you refuse to take a breath test or chemical test, the annual assessment is $250. The total assessment for the three years is $750.
If you receive 6 points on your driving record for violations committed during a period of 18 months, the annual assessment is $100. The total assessment for the three years is $300. If you receive more than 6 points on your driving record during a period of 18 months, the annual assessment is $25 for each point in addition to the original six points. The total assessment for the three years is $75 for each point in addition to the original 6 points.
If you do not pay the DMV driver responsibility assessment, your driver’s license or learner permit will be suspended. If you do not possess a New York driver’s license, your driving privileges in New York State will be suspended.
Adult drivers will have a suspension hearing at the DMV if they receive between nine and 11 points on their license. If they receive three speeding violations within 18 months, they will lose their license. We can help you get a conditional driver’s license if this happens to you.
In all, traffic violations can result in high fines, increased automobile insurance rates, possible forfeiture of your car, license suspension/revocation, and even jail time. Fortunately, you have options. Working with a skilled, experienced Nassau County traffic violation lawyer can go a long way toward protecting your rights and preserving your driving privileges.
Contact a Nassau County Traffic Violation Lawyer
We recognize just how much is at stake in any criminal matter. In every case, our goal is to achieve the best possible outcome, whether that involves a dismissal of your case or a plea bargain agreement that reduces the charges and/or penalties. The criminal justice system and DMV process can be very complex and difficult to navigate. Our law firm has the experience and knowledge required to protect your rights and pocketbook. Contact the Law Office of Jacob A. Rudman today to schedule your initial consultation with our competent legal team.