Every day, motorists receive traffic tickets for various reasons. Dealing with these can be difficult -- a driver who has too many risks having his or her license suspended or revoked, in addition to other potential punishments. Going to the Traffic Violations Bureau here in New York City can be intimidating, as most people do not have the legal knowledge available to properly defend themselves against the charges. Karen A. Friedman, Attorney at Law here has a wealth of experience dealing with these types of infractions and may be able to help you.
Contrary to what many people might assume, those accused of traffic violations will not be given the chance to "plea bargain" at the Bureau. This is because there are no prosecutors who will be representing the government's interests. Accused persons cannot even speak to police officers about the citation. The two options available are to plead guilty or to have the case tried. The latter choice can be difficult for those who do not have any legal experience and may be more likely to result in a verdict of guilty without proper representation.