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Criminal Traffic Violations

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Criminal Traffic Violations Attorney

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Some traffic violation convictions can lead to a permanent criminal record. While many tickets can be resolved in traffic court, criminal charges must be handled in a criminal court. 

At Martin A. Kron & Associates, P.C., we have been defending commercial and private drivers in criminal courts for decades. Our New York criminal traffic violations attorney is dedicated to seeking favorable results through a strategic defense.

Schedule a consultation online or by calling our New York criminal traffic lawyer at (212) 235-1525.

What Are Criminal Traffic Violations in New York?

At Martin A. Kron & Associates, P.C., we have expereince defending all types of criminal traffic violations.

Examples of these violations include:

  • Reckless driving/driving at very high speeds
  • Driving while intoxicated from alcohol and/or drugs
  • Operating your vehicle with a suspended registration
  • Driving with a suspended or revoked license/aggravated unlicensed operation
  • Leaving the scene of an accident
  • Committing a traffic violation that causes bodily injury
  • Eluding law enforcement officers
  • Equipment violations for commercial vehicle drivers
  • Violations of other special laws for commercial drivers, such as displaying a tax stamp

What are the Penalties for Criminal Traffic Violations?

Criminal traffic violations can result in jail time, hefty fines, license suspensions, and misdemeanors or felonies on your criminal record. A criminal conviction may also increase your auto insurance premiums, make employment opportunities difficult, or negatively impact your immigration status if you are a non-citizen.

How Can You Avoid a Hit-And-Run Charge?

You were pulling out of a parking space when you realized you hadn't given yourself enough room. You scraped the car next to you, and when you looked at the damage, it was fairly obvious that there had been contact between your vehicles.

Now, you're not sure what you should do. If you stay, you don't know how long you'll be waiting for someone to arrive. If you leave, you don't want to get charged with a hit-and-run. What should you do?

Normally, if someone is in the vehicle and gets hurt, you need to stay at the scene and wait for police. This is different, though. Typically, the law requires that you notify the owner of the vehicle. The law doesn't dictate how you do that, but it does say that if you can't find the owner, you can leave a note in a conspicuous place on the vehicle. The note needs to include your name, address and a statement on what happened.

Don't think that's enough, though. It's a good idea to contact the police after the crash, even if you already left a note. That way, there is a very low risk that you could be accused of a hit-and-run crash.

What happens if you leave without leaving a note?

It depends on your state, but most states fine the person who damaged the vehicle and left the scene. Some states can charge you with a misdemeanor, which could result in a jail sentence. If you're not sure about your circumstances, your New York criminal traffic violations attorney can help you learn more about your options.

Source: FindLaw, "Is it Hit and Run if You Leave a Note?," Le Trinh, accessed Nov. 08, 2017

Let Us Fight for You

When facing the possibility of a criminal conviction, you need the counsel of a knowledgeable and proven New York criminal traffic violations attorney. At Martin A. Kron & Associates, P.C., we have demonstrated competence and effectiveness for more than three decades. Take advantage of our legal experience by contacting us as soon as possible.

Facing charges for a criminal traffic violation? Call (212) 235-1525 now to get started on your defense. 

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