Traffic Tickets

Columbia, Rockland, Dutchess and Greene Counties

Clinton, Rhinebeck, Harrison, Poughkeepsie, Stanfordville Traffic Ticket Attorney Handling Moving Violations and Criminally-Related Matters Throughout New York State

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 over 30 years, attorney Karen Friedman has represented clients accused of serious traffic violations and misdemeanors in New York State, such as:

  • Speeding
  • Improper Cell Phone Use
  • Reckless driving
  • Passing a stopped school bus
  • Texting While Driving
  • 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
  • Aggravated Unlicensed

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, passing a school bus while picking up school children, 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.

Call Karen Friedman at 212-213-2145 or 845-266-4400 or email at, for a free consultation.


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The Objective Is To Win.

If you understand your options after being arrested or receiving a traffic ticket,
you stand a better chance of having a successful outcome.
Call Karen Friedman at 212-213-2145 or 845-266-4400 or email, for a free consultation.

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Karen A. Friedman represents clients throughout New York State. She represents motorists in New York City, Clinton, Yonkers and Manhattan. She also represents people throughout The Hudson Valley, Westchester County, Putnam County, Dutchess County, Orange County, Greene County, Columbia County and Rockland County.