Motor Vehicle Traffic Infractions

Capital District Traffic Violations Attorney

Lawyer Skilled in defending cases under the New York Vehicle and Traffic Law.

Traffic Ticket/ Speeding Ticket Attorney Serving Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga & Warren County

Traffic Violation Lawyer

Some traffic tickets are misdemeanors or felonies under New York’s Vehicle Traffic Law. You must be aware that New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law (VLT) can be a crime. A misdemeanor carries up to a year in jail plus a fine and surcharges. However, there may even be a felony charge and these carry even worse consequences. In addition, any conviction of the charge may follow you and affect you employment or personal life for many years. The following is a list of some of the misdemeanors charges issued under the NYS VTL:

  • VTL 1192(2). Driving While Intoxicated
  • VTL 1192 (2-a). Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated.
  • VTL 511.1(a). Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the 3rd Degree
  • VTL 511.2 (a). Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the 2nd Degree
  • VTL 512. Operation While Registration or Privilege is Suspended or Revoked
  • VTL 600.2(a). Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Accident
  • VTL 1182. Unauthorized Speed Contest
  • VTL 1212. Reckless Driving
  • VTL 306(e). Production of a Fake Certificate of Inspection
  • VTL 319.2. Production of an Invalid Insurance ID Card
  • VTL 340(a). Failure to Surrender License and Evidences of Registration
  • VTL 375(1). Equipment Violation. Inadequate Brakes

Traffic Ticket Lawyer

However, many charges are simply speeding tickets under Vehicle and Traffic Law Section 1180(D) . Your speed determines how many points are assessed against your license. In turn, your license may be suspended if you violated the maximum number of points on your license. Therefore, you should defend every traffic ticket in the Capital District. Additionally, a speeding ticket under Vehicle and Traffic Law Section 1180(c) - Speeding in a School Zone may cause you additional penalties with additional fines and points. To be properly charged with violating VTL 1180(c), you must be issued the ticket during school hours. Often, school zones will have signs posted that the law is enforced from 7:00 am - 6:00 pm on school days. You should be careful in defending these cases. Again, you should defend every traffic ticket in the Capital District and hire a lawyer to defend them.

Knowledgeable Capital District lawyer Greg Garofalo, Esq. regularly assists people in Colonie, Guilderland, Glenville, Niskayuna, Rotterdam and Scotia, among additional cities, town and villages of Albany and Schenectady County Counties. Mr.Garofalo can put his nearly 30 years of experience, as well as his familiarity with the local judges and courts in the Capital District area, to work in vigorously defending your case. Call Greg Garofalo, Esq. at (518) 584-1557 or contact us online to set up a free consultation.

    Practice Areas include: Motor Vehicle Traffic Infractions | First-Time Arrest | First-Time DWI | AUO | Petit Larceny | Drug Crime | Car Accidents | Traffic Violations

    Providing legal representation to clients across Albany, Colonie, Latham, Guilderland, Niskayuna, Halfmoon, Clifton Park, Malta, Saratoga Springs, Moreau, Wilton, Glenville, and Scotia, New York.

    Call Greg Garofalo, Esq. at (518) 584-1557 or Contact Us Online to set up a free consultation with an Traffic Ticket Attorney/ Lawyer.