The Benjamin Goldman Law Office is a New York law firm dedicated to traffic ticket defense. Our main area of practice is New York State Vehicle & Traffic Law. We are honing our legal craft and skills for more than ten years.
When you plead guilty to a ticket or are found guilty of the violation listed in the ticket, the Department of Motor Vehicles adds the violation and “points” to your driving record. When you renew your vehicle insurance, the insurance company checks your driving record and the record of everyone listed on your policy. If there are traffic violations and points listed on your driving record, you can expect significant increases in your car insurance premiums for three to four years. Please note, this applies to out-of-state motorists as well. In all likelihood, a New York violation will transfer to the driving record of your home state. You will then unfortunately suffer consequences similar to that of a New York driver.
The average fine for a traffic ticket in New York State is one of the highest in the United States. The exact fine amount is up to the judge, but the maximum can be substantial, depending on the exact violation and history of the motorist. There are also driver responsibility assessment fees for getting six points or more. Out of state motorists are also required to such fees to the New York State DMV.
When clients retain the Benjamin Goldman Law Office they can be assured that we will do our utmost to help. Our firm utilizes all legal means to our clients’ advantage. The priority of the Benjamin Goldman Law Office is to reduce the violation as much as possible. We are often able to get tickets dismissed entirely. Where dismissal is not possible, our goal is to get traffic tickets reduced to parking tickets.
The Benjamin Goldman Law Office saves you money in the short run and the long run. By getting the ticket reduced, you avoid the high fines and fees associated with the charged violation. More importantly, in the long run, you are able to avoid the increases in insurance premiums you would otherwise be facing after pleading guilty to a traffic ticket.