Friday, December 19, 2014


Lake George Town Court Traffic Ticket Law Firm

I am contacted on a daily basis from drivers who are issued speeding tickets. Quite often, they are confused because of the lack of information contained on the ticket and the amount of misinformation on the internet.  In this blog post, I answer many common question posed to my law firm regarding speeding tickets in Lake George and hope you find this to be a valuable resource.

We Can Help

If you need help fighting your traffic ticket, give us a call at 800-893-9645 and schedule your confidential consultation today.  


Is it worth it to hire your law firm to fight a Lake George speeding ticket?

A conviction to a speeding ticket can cost a driver hundreds of dollars in fines and surcharges.  Furthermore, given the right circumstances, a driver could be facing hundreds more in DMV penalty fees known as the Driver’s Responsibility Assessment and thousands more in insurance increases.

Our Lake George traffic ticket lawyers can help limit your exposure to costly fines and penalties.

How many points am I facing?

The number of points a driver is facing will depend on the amount of miles per hour above the speed limit the driver was cited.  This chart can quickly help you assess the number of points you are facing.

01 to 10 mph over the limit
11 to 20
21 to 30
31 to 40
More than 40

I asked the officer to show me his radar and he refused. Can the case be dismissed?

It is a myth that a driver in New York is entitled to view the police officer’s radar device at the time the vehicle is stopped.  When a ticket is contested, the judge may require the officer to produce certain discovery and the radar reading may be one item disclosed. 

The court suspended my license for failure to enter a plea.  How can I restore my driving privileges?

When the court suspends a person’s privilege to drive, they should contact the court and inquire about their protocols to lift a suspension.

In general, paying a $70.00 lift fee can lift a suspension.  Sometimes, a driver may be required to pay a bail on top of the suspension lift fee.

How long does it take for a suspension lift to become active?

A suspension is usually lifted within 72 hours from the time that it is entered into the New York State computer.  This is not an exact science and it could take a significant longer period of time for the suspension lift to hit the DMV computers.

While a driver is waiting for the suspension lift to become active, can they continue to drive?

No.  If a driver is pulled over and the New York State computers reflect that their privilege to drive is suspended, then the drive can be arrested and charge with the criminal act of driving with a suspended license.

We Can Help

Call Our Lawyers Today
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.

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
·                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