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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.

  • Speeding
  • 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

Violation Points
Speeding (MPH over speed limit not indicated)

3

Speeding (MPH over speed limit)  
1 - 10 MPH 3
11 - 20 MPH 4
21 - 30 MPH 6
31 - 40 MPH 8
More than 40 MPH 11
Following too closely 4
Passing improperly, changing lanes unsafely, driving to the left of center, driving in the wrong direction 3
Failed to obey a traffic signal, a Stop sign, or a Yield sign 3
Railroad crossing violation 3
Failed to yield the right-of-way 3
Passenger safety violation, including seat belts, child safety seats, or passengers under the age of 16 3
Reckless driving 5
Left the scene of an accident that includes property damage or the injury of a domestic animal 3
Inadequate brakes (vehicle of an employer) 2
Inadequate brakes 4
Other moving violations 2
Failed to stop for a school bus 5

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 points.

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.



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