New York OATH Violation Attorney
What is an OATH Violation?
Quality of life violations can span a vast range of areas that many people don’t think about. You could get a ticket for making too much noise, failing to dispose of your garbage properly, and having an expired business permit. The Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH) handles municipal code violations like these. With this in mind, you can easily get ticketed for a violation you didn’t realize you committed.
OATH conducts hearings for summonses issued by an extensive list of New York enforcement agencies. You can entrust our New York OATH lawyer to handle your case if your violation was issued by the New York Police Department (NYPD) or NYC Department of Environmental Protection. As such, we encourage you to take your summons seriously and work with our knowledgeable, reputable legal team to help get your case dismissed. With over 30 years of experience, we’ve helped countless clients in your position move forward and avoid the penalties of their OATH summonses. Allow us to fight for the same outcome on your behalf.
To discuss your situation with us, please schedule your free consultation online or at (212) 235-1525 to get started!
Types of OATH Violations
If it’s your first time receiving an OATH ticket, you may be unsure of what to expect. Luckily, you don’t have to go at it alone. We have the experience, training, and knowledge required to help resolve your situation as efficiently as possible, and our track record proves it. While OATH summonses are issued by a variety of NYC enforcement agencies, our New York OATH attorney is experienced and skilled in defending violations such as:
- Traffic accidents involving pedestrians: If a pedestrian sues you for a violation such as failing to yield, you may be summonsed to OATH, get entangled in a messy lawsuit, and suffer increased insurance premiums.
- Environmental protection violations: People can submit complaints to the Department of Environmental Protection for issues such as construction noise, discolored water, smog, running hydrants, and clogged catch basins. If you are identified as a violator, you may be summonsed to OATH.
How to Resolve OATH Violations
If you were summonsed for the violations above or any other quality of life violation, you may be wondering what your next steps are. Thus, you should know that resolving OATH violations can be completed in one of three ways:
- Correct the conditions cited on the violation and certify correction with the Department
- Admit guilt or attend a hearing at OATH to contest the violation
- Pay any applicable penalties
Should you attend a hearing at OATH to dispute your ticket, it will benefit you to understand how OATH proceedings work. As such, we encourage you to examine a brief overview below:
- Appear at the OATH court that you were summonsed to
- Check-in at the reception desk and complete a Notice of Appearance form
- At your hearing, you and your legal counsel will meet with a hearing officer, who will decide the outcome of your case
- You and your counsel will present evidence to prove your innocence, such as reports, photographs, receipts, and witness statements
- Witnesses, which typically include the officer who issued your summons, may appear in court to testify against you
- Once the hearing officer examines the evidence and hears both sides, they will render a decision either on the same day or within 30 days of the hearing
Our New York OATH Lawyer Can Advocate for You
OATH summonses often catch people by surprise, as any disgruntled citizen or city official can report a violation against someone. As such, you should remember that just because you got a ticket does not mean you’re guilty, as your alleged violation may be mere speculation. For instance, your neighbor may have reported you for having too much debris on your sidewalk, but that debris may not have been your fault. Or, a pedestrian may have reported you for making an illegal U-turn while they were crossing, but your friend may have been driving your vehicle in that alleged incident.
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