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Some Traffic Violations Could Leave You With A Criminal Record

Facing criminal charges for traffic offenses is something that most people do not consider. A number of driving-related offenses are criminal in New York and New Jersey. While the rules vary greatly, the consequences are always serious. You should consult with an attorney quickly for both of these reasons and more.

At Martin A. Kron & Associates, P.C., our New York criminal defense attorneys have decades of combined experience in creating winning legal strategies for our clients. Martin A. Kron, our founding attorney, was a traffic court judge in New York City. His insight into how judges think and what kind of evidence they find persuasive shapes how we present our clients' defense.

You Can't Pay The Fine. You Will Have To Appear In Court.

All criminal summonses require that the motorist appear in court. While inadvisable for other traffic violations, it is not possible to send a check and plead guilty through the mail for criminal violations.

Whether a violation is charged as a crime depends on where you were pulled over and the circumstances. Some of the more common criminal charges or situations you could face in relation to driving include:

  • Reckless driving
  • Aggravated unlicensed operation (AUO)
  • Driving with a suspended license or registration
  • Driving while intoxicated (DUI/DWI) by alcohol or drugs
  • Leaving the scene of an accident
  • Violating a traffic law and causing injury
  • Many trucking violations, some of which require an attorney
  • Fleeing a police officer

You Face Criminal And Collateral Consequences. Fight Them All With Our Help.

If you were charged with a traffic-related crime, you have much more to consider than the criminal sanctions. Serious offenses can cause your insurance premiums to skyrocket, affect future employment opportunities, affect your immigration status and more.

Fight to keep your driving privileges and your freedom. Call us at 212-691-0175 or email our lawyers to schedule your consultation. We accept all major credit cards in order to better accommodate our clients' needs.