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5 Benefits of Hiring a Traffic Lawyer to Fight Your Ticket

by Seth Azria on 7/12/2016
Benefits of Hiring a Traffic Lawyer in New York - Azria & Bruffett Traffic Lawyers in Syracuse NY
Benefits of Hiring a Traffic Lawyer in New York

1) Protect Your Driving License from Points and Your Insurance 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 premiums and even dropped coverage.  Parents with careless drivers for children on their insurance policies get into trouble here.

2) Prevent Suspension and Revocation

While driving is a privilege, it is also a necessity; yet many people forget about or ignore tickets.  Ignoring a ticket is a common way to get suspended. Once suspended, and many people have no idea that they are, a traffic stop for any reason will turn into a misdemeanor AUO  charge.  An AUO charge means court appearances and a conviction will incur relativity heavy fines.

When you hire us, we are responsible for you. The court will deal directly with us so you won't miss anything. This is what we do, and we do it well, so you can concentrate on what you do without worrying. 

3) Avoid Additional Expenses

New York has enacted a Driver Responsibility Assessment law.  This law directs the DMV to assess fines in addition to any fines from the court.  For example, let's say you plead guilty to a speeding ticket for 86 mph on the New York Thruway.  After sending in the ticket the court would send a notice that you owed a fine of between $90-$300 and a surcharge of $85. 

Once the Court reported the conviction to the DMV, the DMV would record 6 points on your license.  The DMV would also make a Driver Responsibility Assessment and send you a bill for $100 each year for 3 years. Miss one of these payment and the your license will be suspended and your next traffic stop will include a misdemeanor AUO.  

4) Convenience 

For nearly all traffic infractions you will not have to appear in court. We appear for you and handle the rest by mail, email, and fax. After you hire our office, all we ask is that you pay attention to any calls or emails from us. 

5) Peace of Mind 

Navigating the New York Justice Court system can be confusing and aggravating. New York has over 60 counties and over 1200 justice courts. Each of these counties and court courts have different policies and procedures to work out a ticket. 

With our statewide practice, we have worked with judges, prosecutors and court and will guide you through the process. With experienced legal representation, you do not have to be concerned about the unknown because we are always available to answer your questions.  

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Azria & Bruffett Law Firm has handled thousands of traffic ticket cases all over New York State. We have extensive experience that helps us inform, predict, and handle your case smoothly.

Our lawyers always offer complimentary traffic consultations. You will learn the best way to handle your ticket, even if that means you don't hire us. We will also cover the possible outcomes, costs, and timing of your case. 

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Albany, Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Chemung, Chenango, Clinton, Columbia, Cortland, Delaware, Dutchess, Erie, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Genesee, Greene, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Livingston, Madison, Monroe, Montgomery, Niagara, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Orange, Orleans, Oswego, Otsego, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Schuyler, Seneca, St. Lawrence, Steuben, Sullivan, Tioga, Tompkins, Ulster, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Wyoming and Yates counties.

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I needed an expert to help me navigate a speeding ticket in the courts. I was from out of town and Seth was great at explaining the options. I left it in his hands and he was able to negotiate and took care of whatever was necessary. He made it extremely easy and I was happy with the results. Highly recommended.

Drivers License Revocation

Recently I lost my drivers license due to receiving multiple tickets in a six month period. Along with that I had a misdemeanor and some other points on my license record. I had received a notice from dmv and was going to have to be without my drivers license for 2 years. I got in contact with Seth Azria at the Azria Law Office to see if there was anything at all I could do about my predicament. Seth Azria worked on my case and within a short amount of time I got a notice in the mail from dmv saying that the revocation order for my license has been rescinded. I would highly recommend the Azria law firm to anyone who is in need of legal assistance. Very easy to work with as well.

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I was new to the area and ended up accidentally speeding. They helped reduce my ticket from 4 points to just a small fine. Everything was done really efficiently and I'm happy with the end results.

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