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New York Increases Penalties for Cell Phone Use: Texting While Driving Tickets are now 5- Points

On June 1, 2013, a conviction for cell phone use while driving increased to 5 points from 3 points. The  Department of Communication for the New York DMV announced that the DMV will impose 2 points for drivers found guilty of using a cell phone while driving for offense on or after February 16, 2011.  Previously, no points were assigned for talking on a cell phone although two points are assigned for texting while driving violations. The new regulation will align the point penalty for both violations. In November 2001, New York banned handheld cell phone use while...

New York Traffic Ticket Surcharges Set to Increase July 26, 2012

Many clients have enjoyed having their moving violation tickets reduced to a no-point non-moving parking violation. The parking violations do not show up on their abstract, the maximum fine could be as little as $0, and there was no mandatory surcharge. That is set to change. Beginning Saturday, July 27, 2013, New York State Courts will begin assessing a mandatory state surcharge to any plea under Vehicle and Traffic Law sections 1200, 1201, and 1202 that apply to parking violations. The good news…the new mandatory surcharge for the parking convictions is only $25. The state...

Demerit Points for Canadian Drivers Convicted of New York Traffic Tickets

Ontario and Québec keep track of Canadian driving violations with a demerit system similar to New York State's point system.  Under a special agreement, Ontario and Québec share information with New York State about traffic violations and transfer points and demerits between countries. For example, an Ontario driver convicted of a speeding ticket in New York State will be assessed demerit points as if the conviction had occurred in Ontario.  Ontario demerits for speeding violations: 6 demerits for exceeding the speed limit  50 Km/h (roughly 31 MPH) 4...

Restoring a Revoked New York Driving License

If your New York driving license was revoked and you have served the full revocation period it may be restored using the NY DMV website. To be restored, you must apply to the DMV for a new driver license or privilege. The use of the online services requires that you set up your MyDMV account at the New York State DMV.   Request Approval from the Driver Improvement Unit (DIU) You may request approval online at the DMV and the system will automatically determine if you are eligible. If you are eligible for approval the site can issue that approval immediately online. Once approved for...

5 Benefits of Hiring a Traffic Lawyer to Fight Your Ticket

​ 1) Protect Your Driving License from Points and Your Insurance Premuims from Increases New York uses a point system to keep track of your driving.  Convictions for many traffic violations will cause you to acquire points. If you acquire too many points, 11 points in any 18 month period, and the NY DMV will suspend your license.  It is not difficult to acquire 11 points.  For example, a ticket for speeding 86 in a 65 mph zone is 6 points.   Car insurance companies also keep tabs on their insured drivers and tickets will mean increased...

Will I have to Appear in Court?

No. You will not have to appear in Court For all traffic infractions; like speeding, cell phone use, passed red light, you will not have to appear in court once you hire us to represent you. However, if you are charged with a misdemeanor, for example Aggravated Unlicensed Operation, your appearance in court will be required. We will let you know  if your personal appearance is required. 

What is Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in New York?

​ A Criminal Charge Based on Driving with a Suspensded Licence  Aggravated Unlicensed Operation or “AUO” is a misdemeanor, and therefore a crime under New York law.  A person is guilty of the offense of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the 3rd degree when a person operates a motor vehicle upon a public highway while knowing or having reason to know that their license or privilege of driving has been suspended, revoked or otherwise withdrawn by the DMV.   AUO Charges May Come as a Surprize  AUO charges sometimes...

What is an adjournment?

Adjournment means to put off a court session until a later time. In traffic cases, lawyers routinely  request adjournments to give time to meet with the prosecutor, obtain a necessary document, or for other good reason related to the case. Courts liberally grant adjournments for good reason. If we tell you that your case been adjourned, it means you don't have to worry about the court date on the ticket. Thereafter,  we keep track of the dates and, if necessary, request additional adjournment to give time to complete your case.  Once you hire us to be your...

How 1 Guilty Plea and 2 Stops Results in Criminal Charges and Fines for Years

You Get Your First Speeding Ticket Ever You are late for an important meeting and decide that getting there faster is worth the risk of getting your first ticket. You hit the gas and the speedometer soon reads "78 mph." You are driving in a 55 mph zone, and flashing lights have just appeared behind you. The officer writes you a speeding ticket for 78 mph in a 55 mph zone. At this point, you can plead guilty by mail, try to represent yourself, or hire a lawyer to represent you. The process of representing yourself seems confusing and complicated and you think hiring a lawyer...

Do Not Plead Guilty by Mail!

Pleading Guilty by Mail Creates a Conviction and Consequences Add Up Fast  After I explained to a client the way fines, points, and other consequences of traffic tickets accumulate, she thought that I should make: "Don't Just Plead Guilty by Mail" the tagline of this website.  Others have reacted with sentiments like, "I wish I had I called you earlier."  This is an important topic that affects all drivers so I encourage you to read on- if you would like the information personally, I invite you to call (315) 364-1155.  Here is a...





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Schuyler speeding ticket

It's been quite a few months, maybe a year since Seth got my speeding ticket reduced to a non moving violation. After speaking with several attorneys I went with Seth because he was exactly as described in his reviews. He was reachable, returned my calls, answered all my questions (which there were many). After a few weeks he and his staff got back to me with a positive outcome. It cost some money in fees and fines but a few months later my insurance had dropped $800. Wow....I was happy I didn't get a speeding ticket or points taken away so that my insurance wouldn't go up. This was a super bonus! 
Thanks Seth!

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Great service and extremely happy with their job. They dismissed my speeding ticket. Thank you A&B law firm. Definitely recommend them.

Speeding ticket reduced.. Excellent job

Ralph Habib did a great job in negotiating with DA for reduced charges. I am very pleased with the results and would recommend the Azira Law Firm to anyone at a time of need. They are very professional and Monica Butler is very helpful and updated me on the status in timely manner.Thank You!!!

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They took over the case and took care of my ticket, I got a good reduction in points

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Azria & Bruffett provided excellent representation for my 89-year old father who was charged with two tickets in Cortland, NY. For a very affordable fee, they were able to obtain dismissal of the moving violation resulting in a very small fine and court costs. I live in another state so this was especially convenient for me to help my dad and they saved me a lot of time. We spoke with an attorney and a paralegal (Monica) guided my dad and I through the remainder of the process. The firm responded to all of my questions promptly. Highly recommended.





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