Traffic Ticket Lawyer
Traffic Ticket Lawyer for Long Island & NYC Area
You do not always need a lawyer when you get a traffic ticket, but if the violation is severe enough hiring one may be a smart idea. Some common traffic violations that yield tickets are speeding, disobey traffic device, moving violations or failure to yield, among some other. We also provide our legal representation to help with DUIs and DWIs. So if you have some traffic tickets that require the attention of the courts and you need representation, then our law firm can help with the proceedings.
How Can a Lawyer Help Me with a Traffic Ticket?
Again, getting a traffic ticket does not always require the need of a lawyer, but there are definitely benefits to hiring one to represent you in more serious matters. Here are some of the ways we can help you with your traffic ticket.
- Offer Advice: Simply contesting a traffic ticket is not the end goal. We aim to win every case that comes our way and we do that by offering up the best legal advice to our clients. We will listen to the facts of the case, then analyze your legal position and provide you advice for the best course of action. Once we give you our advice, you will be able to effectively determine how to proceed with contesting the traffic ticket.
- Negotiate a Resolution: For more serious tickets and violation, you may need to negotiate with a prosecuting attorney or agency. So it is best to have a trusted and respected lawyer at your side.
- Representation in Traffic Court: Of course, defendants represents themselves in traffic court all the time. However, it is advantageous to have a legal expert represent you in court. We are professionals for a reason!
- Dismiss the Ticket: If you want a traffic ticket dismissed, it is best to have representation from a lawyer. We will argue in your favor and we have a track record of success.
How Do I Decide Whether to Challenge a Ticket?
Deciding whether or not you need a lawyer to fight your traffic ticket depends on a few circumstances. The fact you are undecided at least means you should consult us. We can help you with exactly what you are charged with and the possible recourse. This should surprise no one, but police officers will write tickets for violations that are not actually violations. Perhaps the officer is not up to date on the law at hand, or simply did not realize the citation is not an application of the law. Either way, you can consult with us and we will help you decide what you should do. We will make sure the ticket or citation does or does not apply and if you then want to challenge it.
What Happens at a Traffic Court Hearing?
Traffic court often varies from location to location, but there are some similarities present. Here is what is usually relevant in each traffic court proceeding:
If you have a hearing in traffic court, then you will appear before a traffic court judge who decides if you are guilty of the offense. The prosecutor who is assigned to your case will have to prove by a preponderance of the evidence that you are guilty. But what does a preponderance of the evidence burden of proof mean for you? Well, it means a prosecutor only needs to prove that the driver is more likely guilty than not of committing the crime. So it is a lower burden of proof, which means it is more challenging to fight traffic tickets. And all the more important that you get a traffic ticket lawyer you can trust.
As the defendant of the traffic ticket, you will be allowed to present witnesses and evidence to support your case. And as your traffic ticket lawyer, we will do everything in our power to get you the support you need. If you wish to use evidence that is in the possession of the police or prosecutor, a filing of a written request is required prior to the hearing. However, there is no cross-examination of any witness that the prosecutor presents. So, the prosecutor will almost certainly call the police officer who pulled you over to use as a witness. But if the officer does not appear for the hearing, then there is a high likelihood the case will be dismissed.
After the whole case is heard, then the traffic court judge will decide if you are guilty or not of the traffic offense. If you are found guilty, then you will most likely be ordered to pay the associated fine, along with any additional punishments.
Get in Touch with Bach Law Today!
The Law Office of M Daniel Bach has years of experience helping clients across the NYC area and Long Island with difficult traffic tickets. We can also appear in court in necessary for your case.
So please, if you need representation for a ticket, please contact us today. We will happily answer any questions you may have and go over the parameters of your case. The number for our office is 212-904-1900. When you call, we can provide you with a free, no-obligation consultation.