Most drivers have received a traffic violation at some point in their driving history. In 2019 alone, there were 272,522 traffic tickets issued in Suffolk County. Sometimes, it is as simple as paying a fine. Other times, you may need to make an appearance in court for the violation. Regardless of how small or large the traffic violation may seem, you can fight it with an attorney on your side.
The Law Offices of Douglas M. Reda is a firm you can trust. Serving Nassau and Suffolk counties, especially Commack, New York, and Woodbury, New York, I am dedicated to defending and fighting for you. When it comes to fighting a traffic ticket, I can let you know where your case stands and what we can do moving forward.
There are various kinds of traffic violations. The most common one—and probably the first one that comes to mind—is a speeding ticket. Anytime a law is violated through a vehicle, it is considered a traffic violation. What you may not have known is that there are two kinds of traffic violations: moving and non-moving.
Moving violations occur when a traffic law is violated by a vehicle in motion. Other than speeding tickets, other common moving violations can include running a stop sign or driving drunk. If you do things such as turn right on red when you are not allowed, follow another vehicle too closely, or make an unsafe lane change, you can get ticketed for a moving violation.
Non-moving violations occur when a traffic law is violated by a vehicle that is not moving. The most common non-moving violations are parking violations, paperwork violations, or vehicle violations. These include things such as having an expired registration and excessive muffler noise.
When you get a traffic violation, you can end up getting points on your license. While this may seem like a minimal consequence, having that mark on your license is problematic. The more points you have, the higher the fines that you may have to pay out, as well as the penalties. This is one of the reasons why it is so important to hire an attorney to help you fight the violation. That way, you can avoid having any points on your license in the first place.
Traffic violation fines and penalties vary depending on what the violation is and whether or not you have any previous points on your license. Non-moving violations don’t get points, but there is usually a fine involved. If you have a parking violation, you can get your car towed and not only have to pay the ticket fine, but the fine to get your car back. When it comes to moving violations, the penalties can range from a speeding ticket fine to jail time for a drunk driving felony.
There are a few defenses when it comes to fighting a traffic violation, including:
Disputing the Officer
Disputing the Evidence
Mistake of Fact
Action was Justified
You don’t have to accept a traffic violation without a fight. At the end of the day, an experienced traffic violation attorney will know what defenses to argue in order to help you with your case. If you or someone you know has been charged with a traffic ticket, call or reach out to my office today. I’ll do everything I can to help you fight the alleged violation and pursue the best possible outcome for your case.
A traffic violation can lead to a tremendous amount of frustration for you and your loved ones. At the Law Offices of Douglas M. Reda, I offer solid legal defense and reliable representation for residents of Commack and beyond. Whether you are facing a moving or non-moving violation, put over three decades of experience on your side. If you live in Nassau and Suffolk counties, including Woodbury and Commack, New York, contact me today.