Important Steps To Take After Getting A Traffic Ticket In New York
You may be under the impression that your only option after getting a traffic ticket is to plead guilty and pay the fine. That simply isn’t true. You have a right to challenge the traffic ticket and take steps to protect your driving privileges and record.
In fact, many of our clients expect to be found guilty but are pleasantly surprised to have a different outcome. That is because we know where and how to look for any omissions or errors on the part of law enforcement, so we can secure the best possible outcome for our clients, even when they initially believe they might have committed a traffic violation.
Before you pay a fine and suffer the negative consequences of a ticket, contact the Law Office of Randy S. Alpert at 718-557-9748 or 516-231-9903 for a free consultation. We serve clients in Queens, Nassau County, Suffolk County and throughout New York. Hablamos Español
What To Do
One thing to understand about a traffic ticket is that it could come back to haunt you if you plead guilty. A guilty plea can affect your driver’s license and result in monetary penalties and license sanctions. Many people realize they committed an error when they pleaded guilty to a traffic ticket before trying to defend against it. Following are some important things to do if you have received a ticket for an alleged traffic violation anywhere in New York:
- Make a copy of the ticket for yourself. It’s important to save a copy of the ticket so the police officer’s entries can be reviewed in the future, particularly, when preparing for trial. Having a copy available allows you to provide a copy to us, and we can examine the details in preparation of your case.
- Understand the points and possible consequences of a conviction. How would a traffic conviction affect your insurance? How would a conviction affect your driving privileges? Would a conviction affect your livelihood if you drive to work or otherwise earn a living by driving? Our overview of traffic violations has more information about New York’s point system for traffic tickets. Our overview of trucking and commercial driver’s license defense also has more information.
- Don’t simply pay the fine before speaking with a traffic ticket lawyer. When you pay the fine for a traffic ticket, you are pleading guilty and accepting a conviction. Instead of doing that, talk to us first. In many cases, the nature of a traffic violation is misrepresented by the officer who wrote the ticket, and it may be possible to have the charge reduced or even dropped. Whatever your situation may be, you don’t have to go through the process alone and simply pay the fine. Our law office can help you challenge the ticket and seek the best possible outcome.
- Understand the importance of having an attorney who specifically practices traffic defense. While there are many criminal defense attorneys in New York, not all of them have extensive experience in traffic defense. Attorney Randy S. Alpert is a former Assistant District Attorney in Queens County, and the Law Office of Randy S. Alpert has defended thousands of clients against criminal charges and traffic citations. Put us on your side today to start protecting your rights and future.
Contact Us For A Free Consultation
For a free consultation, please call us at 718-557-9748 or 516-231-9903, or complete our contact form. The Law Office of Randy S. Alpert serves clients in Queens, Nassau County, Suffolk County and throughout New York.