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Will I have to Appear in Court?

No. You will not have to appear in Court For all traffic infractions; like speeding, cell phone use, passed red light, you will not have to appear in court once you hire us to represent you. However, if you are charged with a misdemeanor, for example Aggravated Unlicensed Operation, your appearance in court will be required. We will let you know  if your personal appearance is required. 

What is Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in New York?

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knowing or having reason to know that their license or privilege of driving has been suspended, revoked or otherwise withdrawn by the DMV.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

How long do points stay on a NY driving record? Can I remove them earlier?

There are 2 relevant time periods involved: 1) the eighteen month window and 2) three years after a traffic conviction.





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I had an outstanding experience with this firm! I was very nervous about a traffic ticket I received, and I was called by one of the partners in the firm within 24 hours, David Bruffett. He assuaged my fears and delineated what options they had for me at an affordable rate. I was able to secure a student discount and hired them on the spot! They represented me well and saved me from having to show up in court after I already moved away from the city! They kept me informed the whole way and allowed me to submit documents electronically which I found very convenient. They ended up getting my ticket reduced significantly in terms of points on my license as well as reducing the fine about 80 percent. I am very grateful to them and would recommend their services to anyone that has a ticket based on traffic infractions.

Excellent job done!!

Seth Azria saved me such heartache when I received a speeding ticket on Thanksgiving day...of all days of the year. 
Seth was able to negotiate a much lesser charge and fine and I am truly thankful!

Mary B. posted to Avvo
What A Find!

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.

John posted to Avvo
Schuyler speeding ticket

It's been quite a few months, maybe a year since Seth got my speeding ticket reduced to a non moving violation. After speaking with several attorneys I went with Seth because he was exactly as described in his reviews. He was reachable, returned my calls, answered all my questions (which there were many). After a few weeks he and his staff got back to me with a positive outcome. It cost some money in fees and fines but a few months later my insurance had dropped $800. Wow....I was happy I didn't get a speeding ticket or points taken away so that my insurance wouldn't go up. This was a super bonus! 
Thanks Seth!

KC-Toronto posted to Avvo
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Great job done courteously and professionally





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