Buffalo NY Traffic Ticket Lawyers
If you get a ticket for any sort of moving violation, you can plead guilty and pay online without appearing in court. If you plead not guilty, you may attend a hearing to state your case.
Since most traffic tickets don’t constitute a criminal offense, you may not think you need a criminal defense lawyer. However, if you want to fight your ticket in court, or if you have multiple tickets that are impacting your record, you could benefit from legal representation. James Quinn Auricchio, Esq., can be the help you need.
What To Know About Traffic Infractions Vs. Misdemeanors
Getting a ticket does not mean you have committed a criminal offense. Most tickets are the result of an “infraction,” which only goes on your driving record, not your criminal record. However, driving with a suspended or revoked license is a misdemeanor – a criminal offense – in the state of New York. If you fail to appear in court or have lost track of your tickets, you may have your license revoked without even knowing it.
What Are Some Common Traffic Offenses?
The following are some common traffic violations in New York:
- Failure to follow traffic signs or basic driving rules
- Improper passing or changing lanes unsafely
- Texting or other electronics usage while driving
- Driving while intoxicated
These infractions usually result in points on your license, especially if you do not have any prior offenses. If you incur too many points or fail to pay fines resulting from infractions, your license can be suspended. A conviction of driving without insurance will also result in license suspension.
Fight Your Ticket Today
You have a short window of time in which to respond to traffic tickets. If you need help fighting a ticket or even just navigating the system, call James Quinn Auricchio, Esq. Attorney James Quinn Auricchio gives personal attention to each case so you can know that your concerns are addressed by a caring, experienced attorney. Fight your ticket by reaching out to a Buffalo lawyer. Call or send an email.