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Partner David Bruffett Discusses Distracted Driving on Channel 9 News Bridge Street Program

David Bruffett appeared on the Channel 9 News program today to discuss distracted driving and the penalties for cell phone and texting tickets.  Contintue to watch the video.

Distracted Driving in New York: What All Drivers Need to Know

Distracted Driving means Using a Cell Phone or Portable Electronic Device Driving distracted is dangerous and in recent years New York State has taken notice and has made the vehicle and traffic law more strict. Increased penalties for cell phone use and “texting” while driving apply to all drivers and include an increase from a 3-point to a 5-point assessment on the New York driving record for convictions for using a cell phone (NY VTL §1225c2a) or using a portable electronic device (NYC VTL §1225d). For new drivers in their probationary period, a conviction for...

Florida Drivers: Impact of New York Traffic Convictions

A Florida driver will receive points on their Florida record  from a ticket in New York, if Florida assesses points for that violation. For example, if a Florida driver received a ticket in New York for speeding 86 in a 65 zone, New York would assess 6 points and Florida would assess 4 points. For a speeding violation more than 15 miles over the limit Florida will assess 3 points. Our goal at Azria & Bruffett is to minimize the affect of your New York traffic ticket both in New York and in your home state. One important point to keep in mind is that even if you are licensed...

Court Assessed Fines for NY Speeding Convictions

New York Vehicle and Traffic Law section 1180 deals with speed restrictions and sets out the consequences imposed by a court upon a conviction. The amount the fine that a court may assess is based on the specific section stated on the ticket, the speed over the limit, and the number of previous convictions. The fines are in addition to the state surcharge (currently $85), DMV points, and any adverse affect a speeding conviction may have on your insurance premiums and/or coverage. If you have 3 speeding convictions in any 18 month period, the DMV will suspend your driving license. And then...

Pennsylvania Drivers: Impact of New York Traffic Convictions

The Pennsylvania DMV does not assign points if a moving violation is committed out-of-state. However, if the out-of-state ticket is not taken care of in a timely manner, suspension of the Pennsylvania driver’s license could result. While Pennsylvania does not assign points to a driving record from out of state convictions they do honor suspensions from other states. Even if you are NOT licensed in New York State, the New York State DMV will fine you if you accumulate 6 points in any 18 month period - these fines are called “driver responsibility assessments (DRA)”. The New...

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Ohio Drivers: Impact of New York Traffic Convictions

An Ohio driver convicted of a moving violation in New York will not acquire points on their Ohio license. However, the conviction will appear on the Ohio driving record, where your insurance company might consider it. Regardless of the reaction by Ohio or your insurance company, points in New York add up fast, which then leads to an expensive bill - no matter where you are licensed. If you accumulate 6 points in any 18 month period - you will be charged a “driver responsibility assessment” of $300 in addition to the original fine even with an Ohio licence. For example, a single...

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Can you help if I already pleaded guilty to my traffic ticket?

Yes, there is a procedure to withdraw a guilty plea; it is called a motion for a “writ of coram nobis.” A coram nobis is a formal motion, in writing, requesting that the court set aside the guilty plea and reopen the case. If you pleaded guilty to a traffic ticket and now wish that you had instead hired a lawyer to represent you, please call to discuss this option.

Some Causes of New York Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Suspension

A non - CDL driver will have their driving privilege suspended if they accumulate more than 11 points or have 3 speeding convictions in any 18 months period. New York has more strict suspension rules for drivers holding a Commercial Driver’s License (“CDL”). The New York DMV will suspend a CDL for 60 days if the CDL holder is convicted of two “serious traffic violations” committed within a three year period arising from separate incidents regardless of whether the convictions occurred in New York State or outside of the state. The suspension period will be 120...

New York Points for Speeding Tickets and Traffic Infractions

The New York Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) keeps track of NY driving records with a point system.  Many traffic violations and all speeding ticket convictions have points associated with them. Points mean fees, revocation, suspension, and can cause increases in your insurance premiums. Our goal is to protect your record from points by a securing a dismissal or negotiating a plea bargain to a reduced charge with less or no points. Depending on your driving record and the circumstances of your case, reductions to no-point, non-moving violations are often possible. ...

Driver License Compact: New York and Most States Share Traffic Ticket Information

Driver License Compact New York State has entered in a Driver License Compact with several other states to: Promote compliance with the laws, ordinances, and administrative rules and regulations relating to the operation of motor vehicles by their operators in each of the jurisdictions where such operators drive motor vehicles. Make the reciprocal recognition of licenses to drive and eligibility therefor more just and equitable by considering the overall compliance with motor vehicle laws, ordinances and administrative rules and regulations as a condition precedent to the continuance or...

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Great Attorney, excellent service provided!

Driving back from Canada I received a large speeding ticket in NY. I thought this time instead of the PA making a mockery of me and traveling back up to NY I'd enlist the help of an attorney. Azira & Bruffett were the first firm that populated and the only one I needed. His staff was great, very communicative and friendly, David, was very easy to work with. Very knowledgeable and explained everything perfectly to me. I hope i never need another attorney in NY again, but if I do, David Bruffett will be the first I contact.

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I look at myself as a very successful person in life. But I am nothing if I can't provide for your family. I was heading down that path with two speeding tickets to my name with very high points. My means of providing is driving over 100 miles daily. Many thanks goes out to the office of Azria & Bruffett Law Firm. Mr. David is such a wonderful person even advise you how to get things done. When you talk about communication with clients - Azria & Bruffett does it the best. I love these people.
I highly recommend this Law Firm if you have a traffic violation they are A1.

Amazing!!!

They took care of my ticket quickly and were very professional, i would highly recommend using them.

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Best lawyer experience I've had!

I had a mess of suspensions and AUO's in 2 different courts that stemmed from not handling minor traffic infractions. I finally decided to select a lawyer at random after dealing with ones that were slow and inefficient ... and I could not have picked better this time around!!! Ralph and his office staff are extremely kind and responsive. I was able to speak with Ralph directly everytime and did not have to wait. I had his personal number. He had everything resolved within weeks with an ideal outcome that honestly shocked me! SO thankful and would recommend to anyone. Hopefully I manage to stay out of trouble but this would be my go-to guy again if needed!!

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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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