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Understanding criminal traffic violations in New York

When most people receive a traffic ticket, they assume it is a civil matter. Most of the time, this is true. However, there are some vehicular citations which are actually criminal matters in the state of New York. These charges can have higher fines and more serious penalties for both individuals as well as companies when commercial drivers are involved. Understanding what these are can be helpful to people who may face such situations.

What are New York’s penalties for speeding violations?

Most people in New York are aware of the increased oversight on speeding throughout the greater New York City area in the past year or so. With the mayor’s Vision Zero plan securely in place, this is not likely to change any time soon. At Martin A. Kron and Associates, we have worked with many drivers facing serious penalties for speeding tickets or other violations, and we help people understand the potential consequences for such convictions.

Distracted driving focus of DA’s new plan

Many things can cause drivers in New York to be hit with points on their driving records as well as the requirement of paying high fines. Speeding has certainly taken center stage not just in New York City but statewide with the installment of more speed cameras at intersections near schools. Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol continues to result in serious consequences for convicted drivers. These are just some of the traffic violations that are receiving serious attention from law enforcement as well as lawmakers these days.

What is New York’s driver point system?

The New York Department of Motor Vehicles tracks all information associated with residents’ drivers’ licenses. This includes any violations such as speeding tickets, drunk driving convictions or license suspensions. Every type of violation is assigned a certain number of points and drivers who amass multiple points over a certain time period may face specific penalties.

Mixed results seen from Vision Zero effort

This year saw the beginning of a new push throughout New York City to not just reduce but to ultimately eliminate pedestrian deaths citywide. This effort, known as Vision Zero, is spearheaded by the mayor and while improving safety is the stated goal, it has far-reaching implications to drivers who are cited for traffic violations.

Driver initiates lawsuit against Manhattan for traffic camera citation

New York traffic law can be complex at times. One of the rights offered to all drivers is the ability to lodge a traffic ticket defense if they feel that they have been wrongly accused of any violations. If this is not done, default convictions are achieved. These convictions can result in the levying of heavy fines as well as points on driving records. These consequences can negatively impact drivers for many years after the original ticket was issued.

Man enters not guilty plea for traffic tickets

New York drivers can receive citations for a variety of traffic law infractions at any time. However, it is important for all residents to remember that a traffic ticket defense is possible. A single ticket does not necessarily need to result in a default conviction. This is the case for a variety of ticket reasons such as speeding, failure to obey a traffic signal, reckless driving or more.

Suspended license charge lessened for bishop

Most New York drivers will have or have had at least one traffic citation over the course of their driving years. In some cases, traffic violations are minor annoyances that require the payment of fines and nothing more. In other cases, however, drivers can face high insurance surcharges, points on their driving records, driving license suspensions and even jail sentences.

New law facilitates traffic plea bargains in Buffalo

Traffic tickets can be highly expensive propositions for drivers in New York. Not only do traffic violations result in fines that must be paid but they can also raise insurance premiums for drivers. This happens when points are added to drivers’ records and insurance companies see those points. A successful traffic ticket defense can feel out of reach for some drivers yet it is the only way to prevent these consequences.

Traffic penalties to increase under new law

New York City’s Mayor has embarked on an ambitious journey to eliminate pedestrian deaths over the next several years. While this is positive in many regards, it may result in greater concerns for motorists who face traffic violations in the city. Already, drivers can be forced to pay high fines, insurance surcharges and deal with points being added to their driving records. If penalties increase, these things could become even harsher. Laws in Sweden have been some of the motivation for the mayor’s actions.

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