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When traffic violations become criminal charges in New York

When someone from law enforcement pulls you over, you might receive a traffic ticket and escape with a fine and a few points on your license. At Martin A. Kron & Associates, LLP, we know that many people do not realize that in certain situations, the penalties may be much more harsh. There are times when a traffic offense in New York can become a criminal charge, forcing you to appear in court and face severe consequences.

There are several types of criminal traffic violations, such as the following: 

  •        Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  •        Reckless driving
  •        Driving with a suspended registration
  •        Operating a commercial motor vehicle without the required tax stamp

According to the New York City Department of Transportation, 40 percent of all fatal car accidents occur because of dangerous driving like DWI. That is why the penalties for reckless driving alone can be so severe, including up to 30 days in jail for a first offense, hefty fines and a significant increase in your car insurance premium. What's more, a conviction of DUI, reckless driving or a related charge will mean that you likely lose your driving privileges and you now have a criminal record.

People who are facing serious traffic offenses have the option to fight the charge. Our attorneys at Martin A. Kron & Associates understand that getting charges reduced or dismissed means preserving your wallet, your driving record and your freedom.

For more information on this topic, please visit our page on traffic law and jail sentences.

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