Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Traffic Stop Results In Suspension of New York Lawyer's Law License

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New York attorney, Elliot Dear, has been suspended from the practice of law for falsely accusing a New Jersey police officer of making racial remarks during a traffic stop.

According to reports, Mr. Dear asked the traffic court to dismiss his speeding ticket because the officer concocted the story and called him a derogatory Jewish name.

Due to the seriousness of the allegations, the police's internal affairs conducted an investigation.  As part of their investigation, they interviewed Mr. Dear wherein he reaffirmed his prior statement.

Unbeknownst to Mr. Dear, the traffic stop was recorded and easily dismissed his claims.  As such, a disciplinary complaint was opened against Mr. Dear and his the disciplinary committee elected to suspend his law license.

Comments by a Yonkers Traffic Lawyer:
One of the worst things you can do while fighting a traffic ticket is to make a false statement.  Even though your matter may be handled in traffic court, this is still a court of law.   If you have a traffic matter in Yonkers City Court, Rye City Court, or South Nyack give us a call and let us handle your matter for you.  We can be reached at 914-723-7900.