Traffic Violations

Garden City Traffic Violation Attorneys

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If you are issued a ticket on the streets of Nassau County and New York, you may be facing a more serious situation that 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.

Speeding

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, leading to the potential for 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 other 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 be in possession of a driver 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 be charged with an aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle ticket (AUO), which is a quite serious offense. If you didn’t have knowledge of a troubled license, you may face a small traffic infraction.