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Do Not Plead Guilty to Traffic Tickets

The worst way to handle a traffic ticket in New York is to plead guilty by mail. Pleading guilty cuts off your chance for a reduction and locks in the consequences for the original charge. Most of the ticket issued in New York state will be subject to reduction or dismissal and you should take advantage of that fact.

Pleading guilty with an "explanation" on the ticket will not cause the ticket to be changed or reduced. The only effect might be on the amount of the fine the judge imposes within a range required by law.

Consequences Accumulate Quickly

New York traffic tickets do not include much information . As a result, court fines and surcharges, points, and other consequences come as a surprise to many. An experienced traffic lawyer can walk you through the consequences.

Have Impact in Home State or Province

Due to information sharing between motor vehicle agencies in U.S. and Canada, consequences for New York traffic tickets are often felt at home for out-of-state drivers.

Some states treat out-of-state convictions as if they happened in driver's home state, others transfer a set number of points, and still others don't include points or convictions at all. Learn more about the rules for out-of-state and Canadian drivers.

But no matter how the government treats a ticket, there is always the concern about insurance rates increases.

Insurance Premiums Increase

No matter where you are licensed and where you receive a ticket, you should assume that your insurance company will learn of the conviction.  Once they know, your insurance company may increase your premiums or even drop your coverage.

For example, according to the insurance comparison site Zebra, a person insured by Allstate who paid $1,888 per year with a clean record, after being convicted of speeding 11-15 mph over the limit would pay:

  • $2,280 in year one,
  • $2,673 in year two, and,
  • $3,065 in year three.

That amounts to a roughly $2,300 increase for just one speeding ticket. The cost of a slower speed ticket, e.g. 6-10 mph, is similar at $2,250, $2,612, and $2,983.  Visit Zebra post.

DMV May Impose Additional Penalty

For multiple or certain traffic ticket convictions, the New York Department of Motor Vehicles will impose additional fines.

For example, any driver convicted of tickets totaling 6 points, or more, in any 18-month period will receive a bill for $300 for the first 6 points and $75 per point after that. This penalty applies to all drivers regardless of their home state. We see failure to pay these assessments as a common cause of suspensions, both in New York and other states.  Read more about NYS Driver responsibility assessments.

This law means pleading guilty to speeding 86 in a 65 mph zone will cost the driver $300 from the NY DMV, up to $393 from the court, and then there is the most expensive consequence of the conviction; insurance premium increases. 

It is costly to be convicted. Given that the legal fee for most speeding tickets is a few hundreds dollars, hiring a traffic lawyer to limit the impact of the ticket is sensible.

Ask an Experienced Syracuse Traffic Lawyer

The best way to handle tickets in New York is to consult an experienced traffic lawyer. While some tickets are not worth fighting, the vast majority can be reduced to a lesser charge or dismissed. You should never plead guilty to any traffic ticket without first knowing:

  1. What are the consequences of my current ticket?
  2. What might be the outcome of my ticket if I seek reduction (i.e.“fight it”) ?
  3. Will I have to attend court?

We are highly rated lawyers who have handled thousands of traffic tickets all over New York State. We are knowledgeable, accessible, professional, and happy to answer your questions free of charge.

Call A&B for a Complimentary Case Evaluation

  • Protect yourself from points, fines, and suspension.
  • Eliminate court appearances in most cases.
  • Save time and eliminate anxiety.

From our main office in Syracuse, New York we handle tickets in Syracuse, Onondaga County, and all over New York State. 

Need help with your ticket?

One speeding conviction may cause premiums to increase over $2,000 in three years. The Zebra. 

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Azria & Bruffett PLLC BBB Business Review

Speeding Violation Reduced

I incurred a speeding ticket in Syracuse while taking my nephews to Lacrosse Camp. I am from out of town and unknowingly went through a speed trap. I contacted Azria Law Firm once I returned home. They were extremely professional, courteous and prompt with all information, explanations of the legal procedure and with answers to all of my questions. It has been just over 30 days and my violation and fine have been reduced. I am very pleased and recommend the firm highly. They are reasonably priced and successfully resolved my case. In my profession, I work with lawyers all the time. I wish they were all as communicative and diligent as Seth and his staff.

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I was issued a speeding ticket in an area that I was unfamiliar with. We researched the law firms to help with reducing the charge of my ticket, since I had never received a speeding ticket before. The professionals at Azria and Bruffett were efficient, organized, and provided me with a comprehensive plan as to how they would handle my case. I was thrilled with the outcome - they were able to plea my case to a much more reasonable fine.

I can't thank them enough!

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I had gotten an extremely high speeding ticket when I drove upstate for the first time. I'm 18 and have had my license for about a year, so my mother and I thought it would be a good idea to hire an attorney. It was a holiday weekend, so I was surprised when David Bruffett answered our call on Presidents' Day. I'm so thankful he did. He's did an amazing job getting my speeding ticket reduced. He instructed my on what to do to increase my chances to reduce as many points as possible. He was honest when telling us what our outcome would most likely be, however, the outcome exceeded our expectations. He and his staff were very professional and supportive. David had always made himself available to answer our calls.

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I don't live close to where I got the ticket....Seth and his Team were very accommodating and professional. I would highly recommend!!

Statewide Traffic Ticket Practice

Azria & Bruffett Law Firm has handled thousands of cases all over New York State. We have extensive experience to help us inform, predict, and handle your case smoothly. Our traffic defense lawyers handle nearly all tickets pending in most of the courts and counties below:

Albany, Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Chemung, Chenango, Clinton, Columbia, Cortland, Delaware, Dutchess, Erie, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Genesee, Greene, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Livingston, Madison, Monroe, Montgomery, Niagara, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Orange, Orleans, Oswego, Otsego, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Schuyler, Seneca, St. Lawrence, Steuben, Sullivan, Tioga, Tompkins, Ulster, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Wyoming and Yates counties.