Syracuse Traffic Ticket Lawyers
Don’t Plead Guilty
The worst way to deal with traffic tickets in New York is to plead guilty by mail.
Pleading guilty cuts off your chance for a reduction and locks in the consequences for the original charge. An "explanation" on the ticket will not cause the ticket to be changed or reduced and might only affect the amount of the fine the judge must impose.
New York tickets do not include much information and so the fines and surcharges from the court and points assessed against your record come as a surprise to many. Through information sharing among states and provinces, these consequences apply even for out-of-state and Canadian drivers.
For multiple or certain traffic ticket convictions, the New York DMV will impose additional fines or suspend or revoke your driving license.
Insurance companies may also increase your premiums or drop your coverage.
Ask a Traffic Ticket Lawyer
The best way to handle tickets in New York is to consult with a lawyer.
Some tickets are not worth fighting. But the vast majority are, and you should never plead guilty without first knowing:
- What are the consequences of my current ticket?
- What might be the outcome of my ticket if I fight it?
- Will I have to attend court?
Our firm has handled thousands of traffic tickets all over New York State. We are knowledgeable, accessible, professional, highly rated, and are happy to answer your questions.
- Protect yourself from points, fines, and suspension.
- No court appearance: save time and eliminate anxiety.
- Efficient and convenient case management: handle your case with just a few emails.