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What is Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in New York?

‚Äč 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knowing or having reason to know that their license or privilege of driving has been suspended, revoked or otherwise withdrawn by the DMV.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...

What is the Process of "Handling" a Speeding Ticket?

Absent a trial, the process described below applies to the vast majority of traffic violationsincluding tickets issued for speeding, cell phone use, failure to use seat belts, running a stop sign or red light, etc.  1. Sending the Letter of Representation to the Traffic Court First we send a letter to inform the the court that we represent you and to enter a plea of not guilty on your behalf. We will also  adjourn  your case to later date to give us the opportunity to negotiate a reduction of your ticket. As a result, the court date printed on the ticket is no...

New York DMV Approved Courses to Reduce Points and Insurance Premiums

Completing a defensive driving course will reduce your point total by four points for suspension purposes and will reduce your insurance premiums by 10%. This article explains exactly how this works and provides links to NY DMV approved courses.

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4 Ways to Lose a Driving Privilege in New York

Driving is considered a privilege and because we do not have a right to drive we should take care to protect that privilege.  Suspensions related to traffic infractions may come from the DMV or be initiated by a court.   Court Initiated Suspensions A court will direct the DMV to suspend a driving license if a driver: Fails to answer or appear for a ticket; or, Fails to pay a fine to the court When the court reports a driver to the DMV, the DMV will send a notice to to the driver that their license will be suspended on a certain date if no corrective action is taken....

Driver Responsibility Assessment: The NY DMV Fines Apart From the Courts

A Driver Responsibility Assessment is a fee imposed by the New York State DMV on drivers with certain traffic, alcohol, or drug related convictions. The DMV will mail the bill for this assessment to your home after your case has been concluded and it must be paid in addition to fines, surcharges, and other penalties from the courts. Pleading guilty to traveling 86 mph on the New York Thruway is enough to incur the assessment and it will cost you an extra $300. This extra penalty has surprised many people.





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I am satisfied with the outcome. I must say that Azria & Bruffett Law Firm help, support and guidance was very professional as well! I highly recommend Azria & Bruffett Law Firm , if you have any traffic speeding tickets in the NY state. I found his services remarkable. They delivered as promised. Thanks

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I received a four point ticket and googled attorney's to choose who could handle my case, being that I was not local to the county in which I received the Summons. I found Seth Azria's Law firm and read the testimonials. I liked what I read and reached out to him. After retaining his services, I found the testimonials to be spot on. My ticket was reduced to a non point, non moving violation. Later on my son received the same type ticket with the same outcome. Very pleased with the services that he provided.

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Azria & Bruffett is an excellent law firm to deal with! Once you engage their services, they are excellent to take care of any traffic ticket. The settlements of the tickets are very favorable to the client. They are also VERY timely. out of the 4 tickets my son had over a period of a year, 2 of them were settled within 2 days of submitting them to Mr. Azria.

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I received a "move over" violation in August. After reading many on-line reviews, I contacted D. Bruffett. The paralegal, Shannon, was very helpful and friendly. I had a comprehensive call with D. Bruffett on the same day and he told me what the best outcome could be. Within 2 days, Shannon had gone over all the material I had sent and within a month an agreement was reached with the court as per David's original proposal. Am very happy with the service and efficiency...

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David Bruffett is an amazing lawyer. I had trouble finding someone in Syracuse who I could trust and who was out for my best interest and not just chasing dollar signs. Once I contacted Mr. Bruffett, I immediately felt a huge weight lifted from my shoulders. I had 6 outstanding tickets and he was able to get 2 dismissed and the rest all reduced to non moving violations with extremely reasonable fines. I could not recommend him enough. Whether you have simple speeding tickets or a suspended license charge, Azria & Bruffett's Firm is truly the place to go. Thanks again David.
Best regards, Casey N.





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