Traffic Ticket Lawyers Serving Nassau County, Suffolk County, and the Five Boroughs
If you don’t answer a traffic ticket, your license will be suspended. You can also face increases to your insurance premiums and be required to pay significant fines and DMV assessments.
At the law offices of Rudman & Rudman, we have over four decades of 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.
The Consequences of Traffic Violations
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.
The driver responsibility assessment 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 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.
Work With Experienced Attorneys
Working with a skilled traffic ticket attorney can help get your ticket dismissed or lowered fines and penalties. Our law firm has extensive experience handling all moving violations including:
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.
Traffic violations and drunk driving criminal charges can result in serious consequences. In addition to fines, increased automobile insurance rates, possible jail and forfeiture of your car, certain offenses can lead to license suspensions or revocation. It is important to recognize that you have options. Working with skilled, experienced legal counsel can go a long way toward protecting your rights and preserving your driving privileges.
At the law offices of Rudman & Rudman, we can help you every step of the way. We have more than 40 years of experience representing clients on traffic violations and DWI charges.
Personal Service from an Experienced Law Firm
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.
We represent individuals and corporations throughout Nassau County, Suffolk County, and the five boroughs.
Call us today at (516) 450-5095 or contact us online. We will help you.