Did you receive a traffic ticket in Nassau County? For years, Long Island drivers have looked to Weiss and Associates to aggressively defend their traffic citations. As New York’s most experienced traffic attorney, your odds of beating that ticket can be greatly increased with just one call to our office.

Common Reasons Drivers Hire a Traffic Ticket Attorney in Nassau County

Everyone has felt the temptation to drive a little too fast, or roll through a stop sign, especially if they don’t think anyone is watching. Suddenly, you see the flashing lights of a police car. It can seem daunting and scary to face the legal system by yourself, but we are here to help.

Nassau County Traffic Court Locations

Most traffic tickets issued in Nassau County are resolved at the Nassau County Traffic and Parking Violations Agency located at 801 Axinn Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530 (formerly located at 16 Cooper Street, Hempstead, New York). If there is also a low-end 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, Nassau County, located at 99 Main Street, Hempstead. In incorporated areas, local village courts handle most traffic tickets and some less serious criminal matters. Below is a list of most of those courts:

  • Roslyn Harbor Village Court
  • Sands Point Village Court
  • Williston Park Village Court
  • Lynbrook Village Court
  • Bellerose Village Court
  • Saddle Rock Village Court
  • Old Westbury Court
  • Plandome Village Court
  • Brookville Village Court
  • Kings Point Village Court
  • Floral Park Village Court
  • Garden City Village Court
  • Woodsburgh Village Court
  • Lawrence Village Court
  • Manorhaven Village Court
  • Bayville Village Court
  • Great Neck Estates Village Court
  • Upper Brookville Village Court
  • Roslyn Estates Village Court
  • Mineola Village Court
  • Laurel Hollow Village Court
  • Matinecock Village Court
  • Bayville Village Court
  • Westbury Village Court
  • Farmingdale Village Court
  • Stewart Manor Village Court
  • Garden City Village Court
  • Sands Point Village Court
  • Nassau Supreme Court
  • Garden City Justice Court
  • Oyster Bay Cove Village Court
  • Sea Cliff Village Court
  • Nassau County Traffic & Parking Violations Agency
  • Massapequa Park Village Court
  • Lynbrook Village Court
  • Williston Park Village Court
  • Kings Point Village Court
  • Brookville Village Court
  • Great Neck Village Court
  • Mineola Village Court
  • Kensington Village Court
  • Valley Stream Village Court
  • Upper Brookville Village Court
  • Port Washington North Village Court
  • East Williston Village Court
  • Rockville Centre Village Court
  • Centre Island Village Court
  • Great Neck Estates Village Court
  • Munsey Park Village Court
  • North Hills Village Court
  • Glen Cove City Court
  • Munsey Park Village Court
  • Lattingtown Village Court
  • Great Neck Estates Village Court
  • Kings Point Village Court
  • Roslyn Village Court
  • Hewlett Bay Park Village Court
  • Centre Island Village Court
  • Upper Brookville Village Court
  • Kensington Village Court
  • Malverne Village Court

Speeding Ticket Attorney Serving Nassau County

Many people view speeding tickets as a nuisance, and nothing more. While speeding tickets are annoying, they can be much worse than that. There is a fine associated with getting a speeding ticket, but the problems only start there. Speeding can carry points onto your license, and if you accrue enough of those then your license may be suspended. On top of that, if you do not fight your ticket, you may find that your insurance premiums increase.

These are just a few reasons that you might find it a good idea to fight your speeding ticket. Our team of attorneys can be at your side every step of the way.

Fighting a Nassau County License Suspension

Some drivers violate too many rules over an 18-month period. Other drivers commit a single, large offense, like driving under the influence. Either way, a lot of people in Nassau County rely on their cars to get around. Driving on a suspended license carries stiff penalties, which many people naturally want to avoid.

That is where we can help. Our staff has the experience you need to keep you on the road. Call our team today.

Reckless Driving In Nassau County

In New York, reckless driving is when a driver “unreasonably interferes with” the use of a public highway, or when a driver “unreasonably endangers” other drivers, cyclists, or pedestrians. These terms are ambiguous, and intentionally so: police have wide latitude in determining what reckless driving is.

A reckless driving charge will get you 5 points on your license, and a fine of up to $393 (with surcharge included) for your first offense. More importantly, reckless driving is a criminal charge (misdemeanor) and needs to be treated very seriously. We can help. Call us at 212-683-7373 for a free consultation.

Stop Sign Ticket in Nassau County

When you get to a stop sign, all four wheels need to stop moving completely. Even if you keep rolling, you are guilty of this infraction. This can lead to a fine of $288. It is always a good idea to drive safely and within the bounds of the law. But if you were rolling through and a law enforcement officer sees you, do not hesitate to reach out to us. We can help.

Did You Receive a Cell Phone or Texting While Driving Ticket on Long Island?

Driving while using your cell phone is in the news more frequently. For good reason, too. Every year, we see deaths and serious injuries attributed to people using their cell phones while they are driving. As neighbors, we highly recommend putting away your cell phone before you drive.

If a police officer sees you with your cell phone, you will have a fine assessed against you. If an officer sees you holding anything while driving may stop and inquire. Our advice is to place your electric device out of sight and not even look down while driving. For a first-time offense, this could be up to $150. In addition, you will get 5 points on your driving record.

Traffic Control Device Ticket in Nassau County

Failing to obey a traffic control device is one of the most common reasons for motorists to get pulled over by law enforcement officers.  It occurs when a motorist fails to follow directions on a sign, pavement markings, construction cones, or other traffic control device. In fact, it is counted on as a way to bring in revenue to the State. In addition to the penalty, you get two points assessed against your driver’s license. If you already have 10 points within 18 months, these 2 will put you over the limit that would expose you to a driver’s license suspension.

But there are defenses to this type of ticket. For example, if the police officer’s line of view was obstructed, or if you were directed by a police officer (which can be corroborated by dash cam footage, surveillance video, and/or witness testimony).

Obstructing an Intersection in Nassau County

This offense occurs when a driver enters an intersection when there is not enough space to accommodate another vehicle beyond the far crosswalk. Its purpose is to prevent gridlocks but does not apply when a vehicle is turning (only going straight).

The offense carries a minimum fine of $115 and 2 points against your driving record. We can help you fight it even if we believe you may be guilty.

New York’s Move Over Law

New York’s Move Over law was designed to keep first responders safe when stopped on the side of the road. Indisputably, it is a noble reason. Because of it, the law establishes that drivers are required to exercise due care to avoid crashing with emergency vehicles. Specifically, drivers are required to safely move from the lane that is right next to the parked or stopped emergency vehicle before passing and yielding the right of way.

Violating this law carries a fine of up to $150 and 2 points assessed against your driving record. If you accumulate 6+ points, then you will be required to pay a Driver’s Responsibility Assessment Fee. You can pay one lump sum or one-third of the amount for 3 consecutive years.

Nassau County Failure to Yield Ticket

New York drivers are aware of the need to yield the right of way in various situations (ex. when there are pedestrians nearby, at stop signs when another vehicle approaches or is in the intersection, etc).

However, failing to yield can quickly become a confusing scenario when two or more vehicles enter an intersection at the same time. Something else that may make things even murkier is if a pedestrian fails to comply with his or her responsibilities imposed by law (such as Jaywalking). Let us help you piece together what happened and determine if there are any possible defenses. In our experience, this can happen pretty frequently.

Tailgating Ticket in Nassau County

A driver who is following too close to the motorist in front of them can be pulled over for tailgating. While it is good practice to leave a reasonably prudent distance between your motor vehicle and those driving ahead, the language of the statute does not define what “reasonable and prudent” means. This can vary greatly depending on many factors — including visibility, road conditions, and weather.

When a driver receives a ticket for tailgating, they are also faced with 4 points against his or her driving record, as well as a fine of up to $200. These penalties can increase if you are also issued other tickets that are typically given at the same time with this type of violation (such as speeding or reckless driving).

Out-of-State Drivers with a Nassau County or Long Island Tickets

Things can get confusing if you are an out-of-state visitor and get pulled over in New York. Many just pay the ticket to avoid having to deal with fighting it and having to return to Nassau County. The problem with this approach is that the violation will also count against your driving record in your home state — and if there were reasons to contest the ticket, you could regret failing to fight it.

So never admit guilt and contact an experienced New York traffic ticket attorney. We can go to court for you, even if you cannot take the time off work to travel to the hearing.

Points and Fines Associated with Nassau County Traffic Tickets

Above, you will see a few mentions of the word points. Essentially what this does is keep drivers who have committed multiple small infractions from driving until they prove that they are safe on the road. All moving violations have a certain number of points associated with them, with less severe infractions being worth fewer points. Inversely, more severe infractions are worth more points. If you get 11 points over an 18-month period, then your license may be suspended.

Fines are another problem. All serious infractions have fines associated with them. Similar to points, more dangerous infractions come with steeper fines. As part of our services, we can help get your fine reduced or in some cases, eliminated.

Why Hire a Weiss and Associates, PC to Defend Your Nassau County Traffic Ticket

We are your Long Island neighbors. Our President, Matthew Weiss, was born in Nassau County and lived there most of his life. Our team has the experience you need to fight your ticket. There is no reason that you have to face the legal system by yourself, and we can be with you every step of the way.

Lots of our clients assume that a ticket is no big deal. We are here to inform you that this simply isn’t the case. The fine is just the upfront cost that you see. Accepting a fine also means accepting an increase in your insurance premiums, which is something that can add up really quickly. Additionally, most tickets have points associated with them. Speeding once or twice may not seem like a big deal, but the next time you are caught you may lose your license. We will help keep you on the road.

Common Nassau County Traffic Ticket Questions

Should I fight my case if I did it?

Yes. Even if you did it, and you know you did it, it is possible that the prosecutor does not have evidence against you, or at least not of the quantity and quality that they would need to win. Plus, when they do have enough evidence, we can help make a favorable deal that does not get you as stiff of a penalty as someone else might receive.

How do you communicate with clients?

One of our core values is to be accessible. We frequently communicate through email, and our full staff can help answer any question that you have during regular business hours.

Will a New York conviction transfer to my out-of-state license?

That depends on the state. If you have a concern, do not hesitate to reach out to us and we can provide you with the information you need.

Why Let Weiss & Associates Fight Your Traffic Ticket Case

Since 1991, we have appeared in the Nassau County traffic courts handling 1,000s of traffic tickets. We make the process as easy as possible by patiently explaining, speaking without legal jargon, and being honest (even with bad news). Call us at 212-683-7373 for a free consultation.