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What Do Traffic Tickets Do To My Driving Record?

Traffic convictions are expensive and can cause suspensions.

Why Do I Need A Lawyer To Contest A Traffic Ticket?

Handling a traffic ticket can be tricky. It's always best to hire an experienced lawyer to avoid pitfalls and ensure the most favorable outcome.

Calculating New York Point-Based Driving License Suspensions

Calculating point-based suspensions and the effects of the driving course in that calculation can be tricky. We hope this article clears it up for you.

Changes in NYS Traffic Law Effective September 5, 2021

on 9/05/2021, Existing driving license suspensions will be terminated without a fee, courts must offer payment plans for fines, and courts will have the power to waiver fines and surcharges.

New Rules for Driving License Suspensions and Fines in New York Courts

Effective immediately, New York State has enacted sweeping changes to the traffic law related to traffic fines and driver's license suspensions. Courts will no longer suspend drivers for failure to pay a fine or surcharge and suspensions for failure to appear will be lifted without payment from the driver.

Reckless Driving in New York: 3 Things to Know

Reckless driving is a misdemeanor crime in New York. Driving ins a manner that unreasonably interferes with the free and proper use of the highway or unreasonably endangers other drivers will be deemed reckless driving. But is takes more than speeding. Learn more.

Alabama Drivers: Effect of New York Traffic Ticket Convictions

If their driver in convicted in NY, Alabama will: 1) add it to their licensee’s record, and 2) keep the record for 3 years from the conviction date.

What will my Traffic Ticket do to my Insurance Premiums?

Aside from general observations such as parking violations typically will have no effect, lawyers are unable to predict exactly how your insurance company might react to traffic convictions. Here is some information from the insurance industry that may help you determine what your ticket might do to your insurance premiums.

Missouri Drivers: Effect of New York Traffic Ticket Convictions

If Missouri receives information that one of its drivers received a point-assessable violation in another state, Missouri will add the conviction as dictated by Missouri’s violation conviction code.

§600. Leaving the Scene of an Accident without Reporting

This statute is designed to prevent a person from evading liability for negligently causing damage. law requires drivers to stop and exchange information whenever a driver has caused damage, or has cause to know that the driver has caused damage.

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Very professional, treated my small case with high importance, timely responses to all inquiries. Seth got my ticket reduced to a zero point non-moving violation and kept my insurance from going up. VERY satisfied client that highly recommends Seth Azria for any legal matters you may have!

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TWICE I reached out to Seth when I got speeding tickets in upstate NY about a year apart. The first ticket was reduced significantly so it gave me great confidence to call Seth from the highway when I got the second ticket! 

With each ticket Seth explained what my options and risks were. He delivered exactly what he promised in each event. He really knows the DA's in each county that he had to deal with and was able to get the second ticket which was a monster 6 pointer to ZERO points!  The fact that I did not have to waste time and wages to appear in court was priceless.

I emphatically recommend Seth for anyone with a New York State or an upstate speeding ticket.

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I found Mr. Bruffett after calling several lawyers in Syracuse. I had 6 outstanding tickets that I completely blew off and forgot about until I was arrested in NYC over a suspended license. Mr. Bruffett was able to get ALL of my tickets reduced with NO POINTS and he also got 2 tickets dismissed. When I first met him, it was the most pleasant experience one could ask for. He's one of the few lawyers who actually cares about YOU and not your money. He quoted me an extremely reasonable amount for all 6 tickets. I never had to step foot into a court room and he has a great relationship with the DA and he was able to work something out that was in my best interest. I feel a huge relief knowing all of my tickets are over with, and I could not thank Mr. Bruffett enough. He also gave me his personal phone number and I was able to text and call him whenever I needed him. Before I even retained him, I had a question and texted him and he called me and walked me through the entire process. I highly recommend Mr. David Bruffett and his firm Azria & Bruffett. Thank you for everything David, and although I hope I never have to retain you again, if anything should ever happen, you'll be the first person I go to. 
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