Garden City, NY Traffic Violation Attorneys



    Traffic Violations

    Representing clients faced with traffic tickets

    If you are issued a ticket on the streets of Nassau County and New York, you may be facing a more serious situation than you think. Even a small speeding ticket can impact your future. If you are issued a speeding ticket, the consequences depend on your speed and where you are caught. Most speeding tickets will negatively impact your insurance premiums because of points to your driving record. If you are caught illegally using a cell phone or any other electronic device without hands-free technology, you could be issued one of the harshest tickets, subjecting you to major points to your license, raising your insurance premiums. If you are issued a reckless driving ticket or an aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle ticket, you may be facing a criminal matter. Whatever your case, your interests are best met by consulting with an attorney who will effectively represent your needs. If you are looking for a powerful legal team with years of experience, contact Grunwald & Seman, P.C.


    When hurrying from point A to point B, you may not be attentive to your speedometer. Speed quickly rises as you go down the road. The more you speed, the more likely you are to receive a  speeding ticket. Depending on the circumstances, a speeding ticket can have some serious consequences based on your speed and where you were caught. It is important to retain a lawyer with extensive knowledge of the court system in which your ticket will be addressed.

    Cell Phone Violation

    New York State has always been on the front line of cell phone laws. New York was the first state to ban cell phone use while driving a vehicle without the assistance of hands-free methods. Albany passed the first cell phone bill in 2001 right on the verge of its wide popularity. Legislatures saw the effects of cell phone use on drivers across the state. While the violation was originally a mere infraction with a small fine, lawmakers have since realized the seriousness of the situation. The laws have changed dramatically and so have the abilities of cell phones.

    Reckless Driving

    Most traffic tickets are minor infractions that come with small fines, court surcharges, and higher insurance premiums through an accumulation of points on one’s driving record. Reckless driving is a different and much more serious situation. New York State works to keep the roads safe for all and when someone willfully puts others in danger through a variety of illegal maneuvers, the courts are aggressive and hostile. Accordingly, reckless driving is a misdemeanor, which is a crime and comes with serious consequences.

    Driving Without a License

    New York State requires that every individual operating a motor vehicle owns a driver’s license. Driving without one is a serious offense that comes with overwhelming consequences. If you knew or should have known about the trouble with your license and were caught driving without one, you could receive an aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle ticket (AUO), which is a very serious offense. If you didn’t know you had a problem with your license, you may still face a small traffic infraction.

    How Many Points Will I Get For My NY Traffic Violation?

    Type of Violation Points
    Speeding 1-10 mph over the speed limit 3
    Speeding 11-20 mph over the speed limit 4
    Speeding 21-30 mph over the speed limit 6
    Speeding 31-40 mph over the speed limit 8
    Speeding over 40 mph above the speed limit 11
    Reckless driving 5
    Failure to stop for a school bus 5
    Tailgating 4
    Inadequate brakes on a private car 4
    Inadequate brakes on an employer’s vehicle 2
    Failure to yield to the right of way 3
    Disobeying a traffic light, a stop sign or a yield sign 3
    Violating a railroad crossing 5
    Improper passing or unsafely changing lanes 3
    Driving left of center in wrong direction 3
    Leaving the scene of an incident that caused property damage 3
    Child safety restraint violation 3
    Improper cell phone use 5
    Texting while driving 5
    All other moving violations 2


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