You Can, And Should, Fight Your Traffic Ticket

Traffic tickets are typically not criminal offenses. However, paying the fine is similar to pleading guilty — and it can put your driver's license at risk. At the Law Office of Brian W. Devane, Esquire, I have been helping drivers throughout Albany County fight their traffic offenses for more than 25 years. I represent clients dealing with a wide range of tickets, including:

  • Speeding
  • Running a red light
  • Failure to yield
  • An unsafe lane change
  • Unlicensed operation of a vehicle (driving without a license)

Why Fight Your Ticket?

New York has a point system. Each traffic offense is worth a set number of points. If you accumulate too many points on your driver's license within a certain time frame, your driver's license could be suspended. In addition, if your insurance company investigates your driving record — for example, if you make an insurance claim after an accident — and finds points on your record, your insurance premiums could increase.

Another good reason to fight your ticket: If you have a clean record, you will almost always be able to get your ticket reduced to a surcharge and avoid points altogether.

You Need A Lawyer With Local Knowledge

Each town and village in New York has its own court that handles traffic tickets differently. Some traffic offenses are prosecuted by the town prosecutor of the district attorney; others let you handle your charge through the mail. I have been working in Albany County for over two decades. I know how each town and village handles traffic offenses — and the most efficient and effective manner to challenge the ticket. My familiarity with each court system, and the laws and processes involved, mean better, more time- and cost-efficient results for my clients.

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