Traffic Ticket Attorney / Speeding Ticket Lawyer

In New York State, a traffic offense can be classified as infraction, a violation, a misdemeanor, or a felony under the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law. Most of the traffic tickets handed out in New York are infractions or violations, and will result in a fine or points on your license. But some traffic tickets can result in a criminal record, revocation of your driver’s license, or jail time. Before you plead guilty to a traffic ticket, give the Kokosa Law Firm a call.

If you have been given a ticket for: speeding, running a red light, cell phone violations, texting violations, improper passing, failing to yield the right of way, following too closely (tailgating) driving with a suspended or revoked license, or any other traffic violations, you should consult with an attorney who specializes in traffic violations and speeding tickets. There can be serious and expensive consequences to pleading guilty or ignoring the ticket.

Pleading guilty to a speeding ticket or traffic violation may result in hefty fines, surcharges, and points on your drivers’s license. Ignoring a speeding ticket in NY can result in a suspension of your driver’s license or even a warrant for your arrest. Additionally, the NY DMV imposes an additional surcharge to clear any scofflaw violations on your driving history. There are also special circumstances which can results in additional points, such as speeding in a school zone or speeding in a construction zone.

If you receive 6 points on your license with an 18 month period in New York, the DMV will impose a Driver Responsibility Assessment, which is a fee of $100 per year for 3 years, with an additional charge of $25 for each additional point over 6 points. If you receive 11 points on your license during any 18 month period, the DMV will notify you and suspend you driver’s license.

Car insurance companies can also increase your insurance rates for having points on your license as a result of pleading guilty to a speeding ticket or traffic violation. You may end up paying a higher rate for the same level of insurance due to being convicted of speeding, cell phone, texting, or other traffic violations.

In order to avoid more serious consequences, it is best to have an experienced speeding ticket lawyer or traffic violation attorney represent you in traffic court. The Kokosa Lawn Firm is available to represent clients for speeding tickets and all other traffic violations incurred throughout the Capital Region, including Albany City Court, Troy City Court, Saratoga City Court, Wilton Town Court Clifton Park Town Court, Kingston City Court, Glens Falls City Court Queensbury Town Court and all surrounding areas.

The Kokosa Law Firm has the experience and legal knowledge to represent you in court or administrative hearings and will fight to get the best possible outcome. Our team will investigate the circumstances of your speeding ticket or traffic violation, and negotiate with the prosecutor to obtain a better outcome or represent you at trial.

Possible outcomes include:

  • Getting your case dismissed and charges against you dropped.
  • Reducing the charges against you.
  • Avoiding suspension or revocation of your driver’s license.
  • Reducing fines or penalties.

Feel free to call us to speak with a speeding ticket lawyer, our initial consultations are completely free. To discuss your speeding ticket or traffic violation and possible outcomes give the Kokosa Law Firm a call at (518) 907-4694.