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Do Not Plead Guilty to Traffic Tickets

In New York, pleading guilty by mail is the worst way to settle a traffic ticket. Pleading guilty eliminates your opportunity for a reduction and commits you to the consequences of the original charge. Most tickets issued in New York state are amenable to some type of reduction or dismissal, which you should take advantage of.

Pleading guilty with an "explanation" on the ticket will not allow the ticket to be altered or decreased. The only effect could be to keep the amount of the fine imposed by the judge within the legal range.

Consequences Add Up Fast

Information about a New York traffic charge is limited on the face of the ticket. As a result, many people are surprised by court penalties and surcharges, points, and other consequences. An experienced traffic lawyer can help you understand the ramifications and how to avoid them.

Impacts Out-Of-State Drivers

Because of information sharing between motor vehicle authorities in the United States and Canada, the ramifications of New York traffic penalties are frequently felt back home by out-of-state drivers.

Some states regard out-of-state convictions as if they occurred in the driver's home state. In contrast, others transfer a specific number of points. Still, others do not include any points or convictions at all. Find out more about the rules that apply to out-of-state and Canadian drivers.

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

Higher Insurance Premiums

You should anticipate that your insurance company will learn of your conviction regardless of where you are licensed or received a ticket. Your insurance provider may raise your payments or cancel your coverage if they find out.

According to the insurance comparison website Zebra, a person insured by Allstate who paid $1,888 per year with a clean record but was convicted of speeding 11-15 mph over the limit would have to pay:

  1. $2,280 in the first year,
  2. $2,673 in the second year, and
  3. $3,065 in the third year

For just one speeding ticket, that translates to a $2,300 increase. A ticket for a slower speed, such as 6-10 mph, costs around $2,250, $2,612, and $2,983. Zebra post.

DMV: Additional Penalties

The New York Department of Motor Vehicles will levy additional fines for multiple or specific traffic ticket convictions.

For example, any driver guilty of 6 or more points in 18 months will be charged $300 for the first 6 points and $75 for every point after that. This punishment applies to all drivers, regardless of the state of residence. According to our research, failure to pay these charges is a common reason for suspensions in New York and other states.

According to the legislation, pleading guilty to speeding 86 in a 65 mph zone will cost the motorist $300 from the NY DMV, up to $393 from the court, and the most expensive result of the conviction is increased insurance premiums. Learn more about NYS Driver responsibility assessments.

Being convicted is expensive. Given that the legal charge for most speeding citations is in the hundreds of dollars employing a traffic lawyer to reduce the impact of the ticket is a good idea.

Ask an Experienced Traffic Lawyer

The most straightforward approach to dealing with traffic citations in New York is to hire an expert traffic lawyer. While some tickets are not worth contesting, many can be lowered or dismissed. Never plead guilty to a traffic ticket unless you first know:

  1. What are the ramifications of my current ticket?
  2. What will happen to my ticket if I seek a reduction (i.e., "fight it")?
  3. Will I have to appear in court?

We are well-known attorneys that have handled thousands of traffic violations throughout New York State. We are informed, approachable, and professional and are pleased to answer your inquiries for free.

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. 

Don't plead guilty. Consult with Us.

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Azria & Bruffett PLLC BBB Business Review

Yelp Review

I am very pleased with the outcome of my case. I contacted Ralph Habib from the Azria & Bruffett group to represent me in my defense in connection with a speeding ticket. I had the opportunity to speak with Mr. Habib and found him to be professional and diligent in this area of law. I felt his background and experience would undoubtedly be the right choice. Shannon Liparulo the Paralegal was great at keeping me informed as to the status and sharing the outcome of the case with me. She always answered and returned my calls and emails. I honestly recommend Mr. Ralph Habib and the team from Azria & Bruffett! Thank you Mr. Habib and Shannon. From Mel. S.

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Google+ Review

Azria & Bruffett did a very professional and effective job of dealing with my (out of state) speeding ticket in upstate NY. I was going 75 in a 65 which means multiple points along with a hefty fine. Ralph Habib was able to reduce the magnitude of my ticket down to a no points, non-moving violation. The paralegal Monica coordinated all of the communications and made it a very easy process for me. Fees were reasonable and competitive with other firms I shopped around at. I would recommend them to anyone else facing ticket issues as well.

Google Review

fter 6 years of obeying the speed limit (or rather, not getting caught), my luck ran out and I was stopped for a 74/55. I called David and he immediately remembered me from 6 years ago and was happy to help me out again! I was impressed yet again, both with his professionalism , communication, and expedience (also impressed that the rate was not much more). After many failed attempts at managing this ticket myself and contacting the Court, David was immediately able to get the attention of the relevant parties. Within weeks, my ticket was completely dismissed! I cannot recommend David and his office enough! Although I would rather not need to seek this kind of counsel, I am sure I will be calling him back next time I find myself seeing blue in my rear view. Thanks David!

After getting two tickets within a month, David reduced my retainer fee on the second ticket as a "returning client" discount. I knew I had made the right choice at that point. David was personally accessible to any and all concerns that I had regarding my tickets. His staff was also very pleasant and extremely diligent in making sure we had everything in place. David was successful in negotiating what could have been a total of 8+ points between two tickets down to only 2 points. I will refer David to all of my NY friends as my experience made the best out of an otherwise unfortunate situation.

Aleksander Szymaniak posted to Google+

Statewide Traffic Ticket Practice

Azria & Bruffett has helped thousands of clients minimize the effect of their traffic tickets. We have experience in courts all over New York State which helps us handle your case effectively and efficiently.

We offer always offer free traffic ticket consultations. In your consultation, you will learn the best way to handle your ticket,  even if that means you don't need to hire us. We will cover the possible outcomes, costs, and timing of your case. 

  1. Email us now and an attorney will call you soon, 
  2. Schedule an appointment to speak with a lawyer; or, 
  3. Call us now: 315-364-1155.

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.


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