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Rochester Defense Attorney Helps Drivers Fight Traffic Offenses

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A moving violation may not seem like a big deal at the time. You probably could fight it, but why go through all that trouble? Yes, the fine is high, but the time and expense of fighting the ticket will only make the situation worse. You’re a safe driver, so those penalty points will expire in time, and they won’t matter in the long run. That reasoning may be justified until you get the next ticket. Now you find yourself on the verge of a license suspension and the loss of your safe driver discount on your auto insurance. You could have avoided these circumstances if you’d only called the Law Office of Maurice J. Verrillo, P.C. to fight the first ticket. We have more than 30 years of experience defending motorists before the Traffic Violations Bureau in Rochester as well as city and town courts. We know how to fight traffic tickets and win.

Experience contesting a wide variety of moving violations in New York

If you’ve been ticketed for a moving violation, you need effective representation to help you get the charge dismissed or at least lower the penalty points and keep fines to a minimum. We have helped numerous motorists get favorable results in court for a variety of moving violations.

The courts of the counties set fines for moving violations, but the state sets penalty points as follows:

  • Speeding — Penalty points range from three for speeding 10 miles or less above the posted limit all the way to 11 for speeding in excess of 40 miles over the posted limit.
  • Reckless driving — Five points
  • Improper passing — Three points
  • Failure to yield right of way — Three points
  • Leaving the scene of a property damage accident — Three points
  • Tailgating — Four points
  • Railroad crossing violation — Five points
  • Improper cellphone use — Five points
  • Texting while driving — Five points
  • Failing to stop for a school bus — Five points

We listen to the details of your case and discuss your options with you.  We advise you whether it’s better to plead the charge down to a lesser offense and reduce the points added to your driver license or to fight the ticket entirely.

Other traffic infractions don’t result in penalty points. But because they are state crimes, these violations have more severe consequences, such as arrest, jail time, fines and the loss of your license. If you are arrested for DWI, aggravated DWI, or driving with a suspended or revoked license, you have an even greater need for an experienced criminal defense attorney.

Penalty points and your insurance premiums

Insurance companies have their own systems for using penalty points to assess auto insurance premiums. Penalty points expire after 18 months, but your insurance company can still use those expired points against you. So, as long as that conviction stays on your driving record, you’re going to be paying a de facto fine for the violation in the form of higher insurance premiums. That’s another reason to fight every ticket!

Contact our convenient, effective, faith-based legal service in Rochester

If you’ve been cited for a moving violation, contacting an attorney immediately can greatly improve your chance of a beneficial outcome. The Law Office of Maurice J. Verrillo, P.C. is determined to protect your license and reduce the consequences of your citation. Mention our website when you call us at 585-563-1134 or when you contact us online and receive a free 30-minute initial consultation.


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