Common Reasons to Hire a Traffic Attorney in Suffolk County
Have you received a traffic citation in Suffolk County? Whether you are a resident of Long Island, commuting for work, or heading our East from the NYC area, Weiss and Associates, PC has provided traffic ticket defense to thousands of drivers. We can help.
Suffolk County is home to nearly one and a half million people. Long Island residents, or those commuting through Suffolk County, are well aware of the traffic conditions and sometimes aggressive traffic ticket laws. Unfortunately, traffic tickets are all-too-common in our area. When you are cited for a traffic infraction in Suffolk County, call us. We are the best New York traffic ticket lawyers around, and we want to help you understand what you are facing and how you can beat it.
Most traffic tickets issued in Suffolk County are resolved at the Suffolk County Traffic and Parking Violations Agency H. Lee Dennison Building, Ground Floor, North Entrance 100 Veterans Memorial Highway Hauppauge, NY 11788. If there is also a criminal matter attached to your case (like DWI, Aggravated UnLicensed or Reckless Driving), then the whole case will be likely returnable at the District Court, Suffolk County, located at 400 Carleton Ave, Central Islip, NY 11722. In incorporated areas, local village courts handle most traffic tickets and many less serious criminal matters. Below is a list of most of those courts:
- Amityville Village Court
- Asharoken Village Court
- Babylon Village Court
- Brookhaven Town Court
- East Hampton Town Court
- Head of the Harbor Village Court
- Islandia Justice Court
- Lake Grove Village Court
- Lindenhurst Village Court
- Lloyd Harbor Village Court
- Nissequogue Village Court
- Northport Village Court
- Patchogue Village Court
- Port Jefferson Village Court
- Quogue Village Justice Court
- Riverhead Town Court
- Sag Harbor Village Court
- Shelter Island Justice Court
- Southampton Justice Town Court
- Southampton Village Court
- Southold Town Court
- Suffolk County District Court
- West Hampton Beach Village Court
- Westhampton Dunes Village Court
Suffolk County Speeding Ticket Representation
Everyone who has driven a car has felt the temptation to speed. Even if you haven’t felt the temptation, it is easy to think about what you are going to do once you have reached your destination and you take your focus off the speedometer. If that happens, you should call us. Our team of attorneys has already helped thousands of people across Suffolk County, and the next successful case could be yours.
Suffolk County is particularly tough with high speeds. Those are ones where the motorist is driving 31+ mph over the limit. In fact, often they will not offer a plea bargain for such charges especially if you have blemishes on your driving record. It is also tough in other situations (like with un-licensed driving and moving violations), however, the number of such situations is too many to list. Call us for a free consultation so we can make sure you avoid any landmines.
Suspended License in Suffolk County
If you do not answer a ticket or pay a fine, then your license will be suspended. This represents a huge problem for many people, as the average commute time for the people of Suffolk County is 32 minutes. We recommend that you do not drive on a suspended license. This is why our team of experienced lawyers can help fight your suspension, to get it reduced, or to eliminate it completely.
According to New York law, you have the right to try and reduce your suspended license. If you drive on a suspended license, you can face harsh penalties.
Reckless driving is more than a moving violation. It is a misdemeanor offense. This, in turn, means that you will have a permanent criminal record. Housing applications, requests for financial aid, and even immigration statuses could be impacted if you have a reckless driving fine on your record. If you get charged with reckless driving, you need to act quickly and call our team.
Suffolk County Red Light Camera Tickets
The good news is that if you get a ticket for going through a red light, you will not have any points on your driving record and such a conviction will not affect your insurance rates. The bad news is that you still have to pay the fine. This means that it is still a good idea to fight a red light camera ticket, and we can help.
Stop Sign Tickets
If you disobey a stop sign, that can lead to 3 points on your license. While that may not seem like a lot, it is all too easy for points to accumulate on your license until you are hit with a license suspension. That is just one of the reasons that it is important to push back against the tickets you get.
Cell Phone & Texting While Driving Tickets
New York state law states that it is illegal to use a hand-held mobile telephone while driving, except to call 911 or contact medical or fire personnel about an emergency. If you use your device to send a text or email, then you might have to pay a $150 fine as well as a surcharge. On top of this, this violation carries five points on your license. To make matters even worse, you may also see your insurance rates go up.
Points and Fines Associated with Suffolk County Traffic Tickets
Above, you will see several references to points. We want to expand on what that means. Fundamentally, what it is meant to do is to keep track of how many (and how serious) driving offenses you have committed. If you are caught enough times, then your license will be suspended. Driving on a suspended license comes with much stiffer penalties.
Most tickets come with fines. On top of this, there are additional penalties such as surcharges, which can quickly cause the cost of these tickets to balloon. You don’t need to pay the full price if you have an experienced lawyer by your side.
Common Suffolk County Traffic Ticket Questions
Should I fight my case even if I am guilty?
Yes. Even if you know that you did it, you should still fight for yourself. This can get your fines and points reduced.
What if I don’t respond to my ticket?
Then you will be found guilty by default. You may also have your license suspended, on top of a fine.
Can you help commercial or professional drivers?
Yes, absolutely. As a matter of fact, many of our clients are professional drivers or hold a CDL license. Tickets issued while driving professionally can lead to negative consequences, so it is incredibly important for professional drivers to fight their tickets.
Why Let Weiss & Associates, PC Fight Your Traffic Ticket Case
In Suffolk County, 88% of our cases have ended successfully for our clients. You have really good odds when you come to us. We also believe in treating everyone with respect and care. We understand that it can be difficult and annoying to get a traffic ticket, which is why we try to make it as easy as possible.