There were 5,771 moving violations recorded for the precinct covering the NoHo neighborhood of New York City in the first eight months of 2016. Bike and bus lanes, construction zones, foot traffic, and restricted parking in this heavily commercial and tourist-filled section of Manhattan make driving and parking challenging and ticketing easy for traffic cops.
If you’ve been one of the unlucky individuals to receive a ticket north of Houston Street, a NoHo traffic ticket lawyer from the Law Office of James Medows can help you determine how to proceed with your traffic charge.
By choosing a skilled NoHo traffic ticket lawyer to deal with your offense, you improve your chances of getting your charges reduced or dropped. Too many people who get traffic tickets simply pay the fine in order to be done with it. They don’t realize they are actually hurting themselves in the long run.
Not only can the fees be greater than anticipated, but by allowing points to accrue on your record, your insurance rates can go up substantially. Also, if the traffic ticket is related to a traffic accident, paying the ticket is essentially admitting fault, leaving you exposed in the event of a personal injury lawsuit later.
The New York Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has this to say about traffic tickets:
“If you don’t answer the ticket in the time allowed, your driver license will be suspended. Later, you could be found guilty of the charge because of your failure to respond (a default conviction). Your license would be suspended for not paying the fine, and a judgment would be entered against you. Driving with a suspended license is a crime. A felony conviction may result in fines of up to $5,000, jail, probation, or confiscation of your vehicle.”
Before you get worried and pay the ticket, realize that you have the option to plead guilty or not guilty, and you should discuss the consequences of these decisions with a NoHo traffic violation lawyer. We can tell you your options and even appear in court for you, if necessary.
Listed below are some of the different types of traffic tickets a NoHo traffic ticket lawyer can advise you on:
As the name suggests, these violations occur when a vehicle is in motion:
Contrary to their name, non-moving violations can happen while the vehicle is on the road. These often have to do with conditions under which a driver is operating his or her vehicle:
As the name states, these apply to where you leave your vehicle and how:
A NoHo traffic violation lawyer from our firm can advise you on any type of traffic ticket and let you know what your best course of action is.
The Law Office of James Medows specializes in New York City traffic cases. Call today and get a free consultation on your situation: 917-856-1247. You can also reach us by completing the contact form on this page.
We know the laws inside and out and will fight hard to reduce or erase your ticket. Get a dedicated NoHo traffic ticket lawyer on your case and minimize the negative and possibly long-term impact of your traffic offense.