Thursday, November 6, 2014

Lloyd Town Traffic Ticket Lawyer

How To Fight A Traffic Ticket in Lloyd Town Court? 
Tips And Insights From A Traffic Lawyer

 Why Fight a Speeding Ticket?

There are many potential penalties associated with a traffic ticket.  The most common traffic ticket to come to our office is the dreaded speeding ticket.

Given the right circumstances, a conviction to a speeding ticket can result in almost $700.00 in fines and surcharges payable to Lloyd Town Court, more than $600.00 in Department of Motor Vehicle Driver’s Responsibility Assessment fees, thousands more in insurance increases, a license suspension, many hours wasted in court, and a jail sentence.

Why Fight A Ticket With A Lawyer?

It’s simple.  Our law firm will save you money, time, and points on your license.  We have helped thousands of drivers limit their exposure to the penalties associated with their ticket.  Furthermore, we have excelled at getting tickets either dismissed or reduced.

How Do I Enter A Plea?

A driver can enter a plea of guilty or not guilty.  Either plea can be done in person at the courthouse.  The plea will be entered with Lloyd’s clerk of the court at their office.  In the alternative, a timely plea can be entered by mail within 48 hours of receipt of the ticket.  If a plea of not guilty is entered by mail, it is our recommendation that some form of return receipt is requested.

Watch out:  If the plea is lost in the mail and not properly entered, the driver’s privilege to drive will be suspended.  The act of driving with a suspended license is a crime in New York.  This criminal act can result in an arrest, impounding of the car, and a permanent criminal record.

If you enter a plea of guilty by mail, you should know: a plea of guilty to the charge is the equivalent to a conviction after trial.  If you are convicted, not only will you be liable to a penalty, but in addition, your license to drive a motor vehicle can be subject to suspension and revocation as prescribed by law.

After The Plea

After a plea of not guilty is entered, a driver’s speeding ticket enters a “holding pattern.”  There is very little activity on the ticket until the court issues a pre-trial conference date.  Most courts around the State will provide a driver with a court date within 8-12 weeks of receiving the plea.

There is no mathematical formula by which the courts will issue the court date.  It will mostly revolve around the ebbs and flow of the judicial calendar.

The Pre-Trial Conference

Eventually, a driver will receive a letter in the mail advising them of their pre-trial conference date.  If you do not receive a letter in the mail, you should call the court periodically to ensure that you have not missed your court date.

The pre-trial conference is the driver’s opportunity to meet with a prosecutor to discuss the merits of their case.  In many different venues around the State, the prosecutor will be either a Town Prosecutor, Village Prosecutor, Police Officer, or Assistant District Attorney.  If a resolution cannot be reached, the case will be set down for trial.

The Ticket Myth

There are many false urban legends or myths about traffic tickets.  One of the leading questions I receive on a regular basis is this – “I asked the officer to show me his radar on the side of the road.  He refused to show me! This case must now be dismissed, right?”

A driver is not entitled to view the officer’s radar at the time the ticket is issued.  In fact, the officer is not obligated to show the driver the radar report at the pre-trial conference stage.  If the case is adjourned for trial, the officer may be compelled to produce his discoverable materials including but not limited to the radar report.

About Our Lloyd Town Court Traffic Ticket Law Firm

Charges We Fight: Here is a list of some common charges were have helped our client’s fight.

·                Speeding under VTL § 1180 (b)
·                Speeding under VTL § 1180 (d)
·                Cell Phone under VTL § 1225
·                Child Seatbelt under VTL § 1229
·                Failure to Move Over under VTL § 1144-A
·                Failure to Signal under VTL § 1163
·                Following Too Closely under VTL § 1129
·                Operating Without Insurance under VTL § 319
·                Operating with a suspended registration under VTL § 512 (Misdemeanor)
·                Red Light under VTL § 1111
·                Stop Sign Violation under VTL § 1172
·                Suspended License Operation under VTL § 511.1 (Misdemeanor)
·                Unsafe Lane Change under VTL § 1128

We have over 30 years of experience
Call us at 800-893-9645

Our Experience:  Our law firm has over 30 years of legal experience and we are led by a former prosecutor.  We have been recognized as some of the finest lawyers in the State.

Join the thousands of drivers that have saved time, money and points on their license with our traffic ticket defense firm.  Call our former prosecutor at 800-893-9645 and ask for a confidential consultation today.