Protecting Your Driving Privileges After A Violation

If you receive a traffic summons, an attorney can defend you in court. Effective assistance will help you to avoid points on your driver's license, fines, insurance consequences and jail time.

For more than a quarter of a century, attorney Karen Friedman has represented clients accused of serious traffic violations and misdemeanors in New York State, such as:

  • Speeding
  • Reckless driving
  • Passing a stopped school bus
  • Tailgating or following too closely
  • Failure to stop at a stop sign
  • Driving with a suspended license
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Overweight trucking violations
  • Trucking violations and misdemeanors

Karen Friedman has tried thousands of cases throughout New York State and can try your case or negotiate a settlement in courts that are not part of the New York Traffic Violations Bureau system. Contact her today at 212-213-2145 to schedule a consultation.

Penalties For Moving Violations In New York

In New York State, penalties for moving violations can include:

  • Suspension if you receive 11 or more points in an 18-month period
  • Revocation if you receive three speeding tickets in an 18-month period
  • Loss of your driver's license for one year if you are convicted of driving without insurance

Points and suspensions can increase your insurance rates and limit your ability to drive. Karen Friedman can try your case or negotiate a plea bargain. If your driver's license is suspended or revoked, you may be entitled to a restricted license.

Prosecutions Of Traffic Violations In New York

Under a recent New York State law, troopers are not permitted to plea bargain traffic matters. Some courts have town attorneys or prosecutors who can plea bargain a trooper case. If the court does not have a town attorney or prosecutor, a motorist must either plead guilty or go to trial. A similar law has been in effect in New York City since 1970, when the prosecution of traffic violations was removed from the criminal court system.

As such, Karen Friedman has had years of trying cases involving speeding tickets, red lights, sign violations, seatbelts, tailgating and other summonses. The only alternative in jurisdictions covered by the New York Traffic Violations Bureau system is to plead guilty or try the case.

Contact Karen Friedman at 212-213-2145 in Manhattan to schedule a free consultation today.