DWI, DUI, Speeding, Traffic Tickets,
Suspensions, Accidents, Truck Tickets
If you are charged with a speeding in New York
you could be facing court fines and charges
totaling hundreds of dollars. At the D’Arrigo &
Cote law offices, we can help you with any
vehicle and traffic law matter in New York State
(including traffic tickets, truck tickets, DWIs,
suspensions and automobile accidents). Depending
on the circumstances of your ticket, we can
often get your ticket reduced to a lesser
offense, or in some cases even dismissed. No
matter what service, our goal is always to make
your legal problem easy and simple. We can help!
Save Points on Your License
By fighting your ticket, you hopefully can
save points, minimize fines and other fees,
avoid a suspension or revocation and keep your
automobile insurance rates from rising. On the
other hand, if you simply put a check in the
mail with your traffic ticket you are pleading
guilty to the offense that you are charged with.
Many people fail to realize that by pleading
guilty, you give up your right to a trial,
automatically pay fines, take on points to your
license, and pay higher insurance rates. Over
time, even minor offenses can result in
Some Traffic Tickets Can Result In An Automatic
Suspension of Your License
Most traffic tickets handed out by the police
are infractions, or unclassified misdemeanors
carrying points and a fine. However, if you
accumulate 11 points or more on your driver's
license in an 18-month period you will
automatically lose your driving privileges! In
addition, pleading guilty to driving without
insurance or being found guilty of driving
without insurance in New York will automatically
lead to a one (1) year revocation of your
driver’s license! Before you decide to plead
guilty to a traffic summons, you should be aware
that pleading guilty to a simple speeding ticket
might be the first step toward losing your
Some Traffic Tickets Can Result In A Criminal
In New York State, there are a number of traffic
offenses that are misdemeanor charges for which
a conviction will result in a criminal record.
For example, if you plead guilty to something as
simple as driving with a suspended license (New
York State Vehicle and Traffic Law §511.1(a))
you will end up with a criminal record, unless
you were under the age of 19 when the offense
was committed and are granted youthful offender
status by the court. There are a number of other
traffic offenses that are misdemeanors as well.
Do Not Plead Guilty To A Traffic Ticket Without
First Consulting an Attorney!
In some courts, with certain tickets, when our
office is retained prior to the first court date
(the date listed on the bottom the ticket) there
may be an brief opportunity to get the tickets
dismissed by requesting a supporting deposition
from the court/police. In some courts, the
request must be made on or before to the court
date listed on the bottom of the ticket. In
other courts the demand must be made within 30
days of the return date listed on the ticket. If
the request is made after that date, you may
have missed an opportunity. Depending on the
response, or lack of a response, a motion may be
filed with the court seeking the outright
dismissal of the tickets.
Our attorneys will analyze your ticket for no
charge and will explain to you what we can do
for you, how long it will take, what it will
cost and answer any other question you may have.
We save you the time and hassle of having to
appear in Court, so you do not miss time from
work or home. Call us today for help at (315)
One Flat fee.
You will pay one flat fee for our representation
and we will handle everything. From entry of a
plea, rescheduling your case, conducting the
trial or conference and, if necessary,
delivering your fine payment. Over the years our
firm is very often successful in having New York
Traffic Tickets being dismissed or reduced.
SEE US FIRST!
your case involves getting a misdemeanor charge
reduced to a non-criminal offense, or reducing
points on your license, you can count on
D’Arrigo & Cote to help you achieve the best
possible result. Please feel free to call us at
(315) 451-2383 to discuss your ticket. There is
never a charge for the consultation.
To arrange a
confidential meeting to discuss your vehicle and
needs, contact our offices by e-mail or call (315) 451-2383.
New York Traffic Ticket Update
Did you know that cell phone tickets for failing
to use a hands free device (New York State
Vehicle and Traffic Law §1225-c) and use of
portable electronic device (New York State
Vehicle and Traffic Law §1225-d) to send text
messages or emails while driving now results in
three (3) points on your license?
In addition, if you accumulate six (6) or more
points on your license within an 18 month
period, the New York State DMV now imposes a
Driver Assessment Fee on top of any fines,
surcharges and court fees the court may impose.
The Driver Assessment Fee starts at $300 ($100
per year for three years) and increases