Traffic Ticket Attorney Suffolk County, Long Island, NY
Fight Traffic Tickets in Suffolk County
At George E. Patsis, PLLC, our Long Island Traffic Ticket Attorney’s understand that avoiding a suspended license or maintaining a perfect DMV traffic record is important to you. That is why we take the time to discuss every traffic ticket case with our client. Whether your ticket was issued in Nassau County or Suffolk County, our expert Traffic Ticket Lawyers will work to reduce or even completely dismiss your traffic ticket. If you are looking for a Traffic Ticket Lawyer near you, we frequently serve clients in the following nearby towns: Lindenhurst, Amityville, Wyandanch, Dix Hills, Babylon, West Babylon, North Babylon, Deer Park, West Islip, East Islip, Bay Shore, Brightwaters, Huntington, Farmingdale and other towns in Suffolk County and Nassau County.
Suffolk County is made up of many towns, incorporated and unincorporated villages. Frequently, drivers will receive traffic tickets in the Towns of Babylon, Islip, Huntingon, Smithtown and Brookhaven. Other times, driver’s will be ticketed in the Hamptons, Riverhead, or the North Fork. The vast majority of Suffolk County traffic tickets issued within the five western towns of Long Island, including cell phone tickets, moving violations (such as unsafe lane change), and speeding, are handled by the Suffolk County Traffic and Parking Violations Agency (“SCTPVA”). The SCTPVA is located at 100 Veterans Memorial Highway in Hauppauge.
Where a traffic ticket is issued in an incorporated village or a town on the east-end of Long Island, the ticket will be handled by town and village justice courts.
More serious charges, including misdemeanor and DWI or DUI charges which occur within Huntington, Babylon, Islip, Smithtown, or Brookhaven, will be heard at the Suffolk County First District Court located at 400 Carleton Avenue in Central Islip. Generally speaking, when a traffic violation occurs during the same traffic stop as a misdemeanor or DWI/DUI charge, all of the tickets will be heard together at the Suffolk County First District Court.
Suffolk County Speeding Ticket Attorneys
With over twenty years of experience, the Law Offices of George E. Patsis, PLLC has assisted hundreds of New York motorists with their traffic tickets. Common traffic tickets that our attorneys handle include:
- Improper passing and unsafe lane changes
- Violation involving a stop sign or yield sign
- Failure to Signal
- Passing a School Bus displaying red lights
- Disobeying a Traffic Control Device
- Leaving the Scene of an Accident causing Property Damage or injury to a Pet
- Reckless Driving
- Safety Restraint Violations
- Cell Phone and Texting while Driving
Will my traffic ticket result in a suspension?
One of the most frequent concerns for our clients is whether a traffic ticket will result in a license suspense. The New York State Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) generally utilizes a point system in determining whether a driver’s license will be suspended. Although there are other ways to lose your license, the points system is the most frequently experienced suspension method for many drivers.
A New York State Driver’s License will be suspended after suffering eleven or more points within an eighteen (18) month time period. The eighteen (18) month period utilized by the DMV counts from the date of violation and not the date of conviction. The point accrual date is an important factor as the DMV will not add points to your license until you are convicted or plead guilty. Depending on the severity of your traffic violation, a suspension may result with even one ticket. Below is a chart displaying the number of points a driver will receive for speeding violations.
|Speeding (MPH over posted limit)||Points|
|1 to 10||3|
|11 to 20||4|
|21 to 30||6|
|31 to 40||8|