Blog • Law Office of James Medows

01 Aug Scammers Target New York Drivers

New York drivers beware: Fake email messages claiming to be from “The NY DMV” have targeted state residents, threatening that their licenses will be revoked if they don’t respond within forty-eight hours. This is a hoax, and those who receive it and follow the links...

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01 Jun Staten Island Traffic Judge Proving Extremely Unpopular

Fighting a traffic ticket often means the hassle of spending a day at traffic court not knowing whether you’ll be found guilty. Worse still is facing a judge who is openly hostile and disinterested in your defense.   This is allegedly the case with one Staten...

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02 May More Traffic Tickets Equal Fewer Deaths

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A cornerstone of Bill de Blasio’s NYC mayoral agenda is his commitment to reducing traffic-related deaths. Indeed, statistics show that this scourge senselessly claims far too many lives. One of many tactics he has been using is stepping up ticketing to cut down on dangerous driving...

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03 Apr What Happens During a Traffic Hearing

Fighting your traffic violation is important because the outcome can affect you for years. Even if you feel the fine is bearable, you can still have surcharges that inflict even more financial damage on your bank account. Points on your license affect your insurance rates...

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02 Mar The Five Worst Speed Traps in New York City

New York City has stepped up its crackdown on speeders in order to be in line with the mayor’s Vision Zero campaign for road safety. This optimistic plan aims to reduce traffic fatalities by 50 percent by 2025. The central philosophy is that traffic crashes...

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26 Jan Long-Term Impact of a DWI Conviction

New York State aggressively prosecutes DWI cases. If you have been charged with drunk driving, you could be facing jail time as well as fines and points on your license. However, this conviction can affect not only your driving record, but also many aspects of...

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02 Jan It’s Difficult to Get a Suspended License Back

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]There are numerous reasons why your drivers license could be suspended in New York. Like many states, we have a driving points system for traffic violations, so the most common reason for a suspension is getting too many points on your record. However, your license...

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17 Nov Fighting a New York City Speed-Camera Ticket

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]If you receive a speeding-camera ticket in New York City, it will likely be because you were speeding in a school zone. These cameras are strategically posted in school zones throughout the city, and it may take as long as thirty days before the citation...

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05 Feb Fighting a Traffic Ticket in NYC

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] For some people, fighting a traffic ticket in NYC is as easy as explaining to the courts that the violation is a minor offense and happens to be your first. For others, the battle can be lengthy, and the things that ride on its success...

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05 Feb Importance of Keeping a Clean Driver’s License

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] As an adult, there are a lot of things you need to pay attention to and work to make them look good. Your credit is one of those things. As employers start to look at credit records and buying things for cash out of pocket...

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