Traffic Summons: What you need to do and how we can help

traffic ticketWhen you are issued a traffic summons, you may think that there is nothing you can do to challenge it. Admitting to a traffic violation can have significant consequences on your driving record and cause your insurance rates to increase. Because of this, you should seek out the assistance of a Long Island Traffic Attorney before you pay the ticket.

Defenses to a Traffic Violation

There may be defenses available to challenge the traffic violation. Some defenses may result in dismissal of the charge.

Following are a few examples:

1) Lack of sufficient evidence: the prosecution must be able to prove the charge beyond a reasonable doubt. If the elements of the traffic violation cannot be shown, or if doubt can be raised, then you should not be found guilty. You can require to the prosecution to prove their case through a trial.

2) Lack of reasonable suspicion: to pull someone over, the police must have reasonable suspicion that a law has been violated. The police must be able to specifically identify what violation they observed. If this cannot be done, then any evidence obtained from the traffic stop should be excluded.

3) Other defenses: some other defenses that may be available include exigent circumstances, lack of intent, consent, etc.

A Long Island Traffic Lawyer can review your case to determine if there are any defenses available.

What can an attorney do in a traffic case?

A Long Island Traffic Ticket lawyer can help you fight the ticket. They will help you understand if it is worth it to fight the ticket or just to pay the penalty. If you have a lawyer, they can appear in court for you to argue for a reduction or dismissal.

Sharifov & Associates is right next to the traffic courthouse in Hempstead. We are available on a moment’s notice to help you challenge a ticket. Contact us to learn more.