New York traffic law is in place to help maintain public safety and prevent accidents from happening. The law allows for prosecution for those who violate the laws but also provides for appropriate traffic ticket defense for those facing tickets or other traffic violations. Depending upon the nature of the violation and surrounding circumstances, it may be possible to obtain a lesser fine or charge.
New York state police recently completed a two-month investigation surrounding the vehicular activity of a group of motorcyclists in upstate New York. The investigation has led to eight bikers being charged with misdemeanors and one biker being charged with felony vehicular assault. The motorcyclists were part of a larger group that had convened for a stunt show at a private location in Queensbury. Riding through Warren and Saratoga counties, the group were witnessed speeding, passing vehicles on the shoulder, riding into oncoming traffic and on sidewalks and running red lights.
Upon being stopped by officers in Wilton, a total of 173 traffic tickets were issued and motorcycles towed. The group was stopped after riding from Glen Falls down through cities and towns in Warren and Saratoga counties. Multiple emergency calls from area residents alerted law enforcement to the activity.
Cases such as these are good examples of the need for effective and fair traffic ticket defense to help ensure a proper process and outcome for all of the charged parties. Working with an experience traffic ticket defense attorney can be a helpful way to ensure that this happens.
Source: Syracuse.com, “Reckless ride in Glenn Falls area results in 173 traffic tickets for 8 motorcyclists, troopers say,” September 27, 2013