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Cicero, New York Traffic Violations Attorney Provides Compassion and Knowledge When you Need it Most

Confidently defending clients against all types of moving violations

In 2012, there were more than 97,000 traffic violation tickets issued in Onondaga County alone and more than three million in the state of New York. Even the most minor ticket can carry penalties if ignored or handled improperly. The more tickets you acquire, the more severe the consequences. At the DeRoberts Law Firm, our team takes the time to understand your specific case and develop a plan designed to minimize your penalties.

Giving you the resources and information you need to understand your options

The New York Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) assigns each traffic violation a specified number of points. The more points you accumulate on your driving record, the more sanctions you could potentially face. The points penalties for traffic violations in New York are:

  • Reckless driving – 5 points
  • Improper cell phone use – 5 points
  • Texting – 5 points
  • Failure to stop for a school bus – 5 points
  • Following too closely/tailgating – 4 points
  • Inadequate brakes – 4 points
  • Failing to yield right of way – 3 points
  • Violating traffic signals, stop signs or yield signs – 3 points
  • Railroad crossing violation – 3 points
  • Illegal passing – 3 points
  • Leaving the scene of an accident involving property damage or animal injury – 3 points
  • Seat belt violations for persons under 16 – 3 points

Moving violations other than the ones listed above generally incur 2 points. Speeding violations incur anywhere from three to eight points depending on how far above the posted speed limit you were driving. If you receive more than 10 points during an 18-month period, you may be required to attend a DMV hearing and your license may be suspended or revoked. If you are convicted of a drug or alcohol violation or if you receive more than three speeding tickets within an 18-month period, your license will automatically be suspended or revoked. The effective date for license points is the date of the violation and not the date of conviction. You should consult an experienced traffic violations lawyer as soon as you receive a ticket for your best chance at minimizing the consequences. Attorney Jeff DeRoberts has been helping drivers reduce the amount of points on their record and resolving traffic cases successfully for more than 20 years.

Effective and knowledgeable representation is your best resource for dealing with traffic violations in the Syracuse area

Our team at the DeRoberts Law Firm has been aggressively fighting traffic violations cases since 1993. We offer free initial consultations to discuss your case and appointments are available at your convenience. Call us at 315-479-6445 or contact us online today.

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