It’s common to receive a traffic ticket now and then. Even if you do your best to follow the rules of the road, everyone makes careless mistakes occasionally. While it might be tempting to simply plead guilty and mail in your fine, it’s actually in your best interests to consult with the traffic lawyers at Schalk, Ciaccio, & Kahn. When you work with our attorneys, you will learn about all of your legal options and receive expert guidance regarding which option might be best for you.
Before you plead guilty, consider the consequences of doing so. For minor traffic violations, you’re likely to only have to pay a fine. However, that fine can be quite substantial, depending on the specific violation. Other traffic violations may result in points against your driver’s license. If you rack up 11 or more points within the same 18-month time period, you’ll have your license suspended. This can cause serious problems if you need your car to get to work, pick up the kids from school, and do other necessary tasks. Additionally, points against your license can increase your car insurance rates. In some cases, your insurance company may decide that you’re a high-risk driver and your policy may not renew. If you’ve received a ticket for a serious traffic violation, it could end up on your criminal record and your license may be suspended regardless of points. The traffic lawyers at Schalk, Ciaccio, & Kahn in Mineola can help you understand the specific consequences of your violation.
Our traffic violation attorneys can walk you through your legal rights and options during a consultation. We will review the specifics of your case and fully advise you as to your options. With expert legal advice, you can make the right decision for your unique situation.
In the event that you decide to plead not guilty, our team of lawyers can represent you in court. We will build an effective defense on your behalf and negotiate with the prosecuting attorney. In some cases, we may be able to get the ticket thrown out entirely. Otherwise, we have years of experience successfully negotiating for a reduction of penalties to save our clients points on their license.