Traffic Law / Traffic Tickets
We go to court...so you don't have to go!
For most traffic violations, our attorneys can go to court and
even plead guilty on your behalf so that you do not have to go to
court at all.
Traffic court is just like any other legal proceeding. Success
depends on preparation and an effective presentation of the case.
The officer that wrote you the ticket is very likely to come to
court and has probably done so hundreds of times. Our attorneys
are experienced and know how to cross-examine the officer and challenge
his testimony. This can increase your chances of a better plea-bargain
or beating the ticket completely.
Our office is staffed with the most experienced and knowledgeable
attorneys, some of which were former prosecutors in Nassau County.
As a result, our attorneys are fully capable of taking your case
to trial if necessary. While many tickets can be reduced to lower
charges with fewer or no points and fines, those that the courts
and local prosecutors will not, can be successfully defended at
trial if you have a qualified trial attorney. At DerGarabedian, Nathan, Marino & Rodriguez we can and will defend your case to trial.
We handle all traffic tickets in Nassau County including those
heard in the local village courts. Call our office 24 hours, 7 days
a week for a free consultation.
- Driving with a Suspended/Revoked License
- Reckless Driving
- Uninsured Motor vehicle
- Redlights, Stop-signs
While a traffic ticket may seem to be a simple matter, be cautious!
Simply paying the ticket does not put the matter behind you. The
Department of Motor Vehicles may assess points to your license resulting
is higher insurance rates or in some cases even LOSING YOUR LICENSE.
While the points may only last a short time, the insurance rate
increase may last longer.
Nassau County Traffic and Parking Violations Agency (TPVA)
16 Cooper Street
Hempstead, NY 11550-4063
Most traffic tickets in the county are returnable to this court.
Payments are accepted as cash, certified check, personal check,
money order, MasterCard and Visa Credit cards are now accepted and
can be mailed to the above address. Checks made payable to NCTPVA.
Failure to respond by payment deadlines may result in increased
fines and/or license suspension. Driving with a suspended license
is a crime. A felony conviction may result in fines of up to $5,000,
jail, probation, or confiscation of your vehicle.
NYS DEPARMENT OF MOTOR VECHICLES POINT CHART
|Speeding (MPH over speed limit not indicated)
|Speeding (MPH over speed limit)
|1 - 10 MPH
|11 - 20 MPH
|21 - 30 MPH
|31 - 40 MPH
|More than 40 MPH
|Following too closely
|Passing improperly, changing lanes unsafely, driving to the
left of center, driving in the wrong direction
|Failed to obey a traffic signal, a Stop sign, or a Yield sign
|Railroad crossing violation
|Failed to yield the right-of-way
|Passenger safety violation, including seat belts, child safety
seats, or passengers under the age of 16
|Left the scene of an accident that includes property damage
or the injury of a domestic animal
|Inadequate brakes (vehicle of an employer)
|Other moving violations
|Failed to stop for a school bus
If you receive 11 points or more in 18 months, the DMV suspends
your driver license. You can request a DMV hearing only to show
that a different person committed the violations. You cannot request
a DMV hearing to prove that you were not guilty of the violations.
You cannot request a DMV hearing to request a waiver of the suspension.
DRIVER RESPONSIBILITY ASSESSMENT FEE
You must pay the driver responsibility assessment if you receive
six or more points on your NYS driver record during a period of
18 months and the violations occurred on or after November 18, 2004.
If you receive six points on your driver record during a period
of 18 months, the annual assessment is $100. The minimum amount
that you must pay each year is the annual assessment. The total
assessment for the three years is $300.
If you receive more than six points on your driver record during
a period of 18 months, the annual assessment is $25 for each point
more than the original six points. The minimum amount that you must
pay each year is the annual assessment. The total assessment for
the three years is $75 for each point more than the original six
If you or a loved one is in need of legal assistance, call DerGarabedian, Nathan, Marino & Rodriguez at (516) 766-1619 or schedule a consultation
and review. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree
to handle your case, we may work on a contingency fee basis, which means we
get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In
many cases, a lawsuit or other claim must be filed before an applicable expiration
date, known as a statute of limitations. Please call right away to ensure that
you do not waive your right to possible compensation.