If you have recently been pulled over and issued a traffic ticket, you may be facing heavy fines, license suspension and possibly even criminal consequences. Before you pay your traffic ticket, discuss your case with an attorney at Demidchik Law Firm. Our attorneys have extensive experience defending clients accused of all types of offenses, including traffic infractions, misdemeanors and felonies.
Some of the most common traffic violations include:
Driving over the designated speed limit can warrant a traffic citation. The higher your speed above the designated limit, the more severe your citation will be and the more potential points could count against your license.
Failure to Yield
This violation describes moving violations where a driver failed to yield the right of way or failed to yield to a traffic signal.
This is a class of driving offenses that include extremely serious or aggressive behaviors on the road, such as tailgating, extreme speeding, cutting other drivers off, etc. Unlike other traffic violations, reckless driving is a misdemeanor – potentially punishable by a jail term of up to one year.
Texting and Cell Phone Use
Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of avoidable injury and death in New York, so the state imposes very strict penalties for cell phone violations. This could include heavy fines and up to five points against your license.