Traffic Violations

Traffic Violations

Traffic Violations and Tickets

While most people try to be good drivers, there aren't many who escape getting a traffic ticket once in their lives. Many people respond to a speeding ticket by merely paying the fine. Possible defects or errors on the traffic summons may lead to a dismissal of the ticket or a reduction in the charge.


This possibility is why it is essential to contact our office immediately after getting a traffic ticket. The Law Office of Matthew K. Tannenbaum is available to guide you through the sometimes intimidating process of disposing of a traffic ticket. Most traffic tickets can be disposed of without the driver's appearance, saving the client from missing valuable time from work, school, or family obligations.


Common New York City Traffic Offenses


A speeding ticket is the most common traffic violation. Moving violations can severe and can result in raised insurance rates, fines, and even jail time.

Some violations are subjective and charged at the discretion of the investigative officer, such as reckless driving or following too close. You can often successfully fight these charges with the right representation.


Matthew Tannenbaum also represents drivers driving with a suspended license, not yielding to another driver or pedestrian when required, running a red light, or leaving an accident scene. 


Matthew Tannenbaum will look at the specifics of the situation and get your side of the story. There may be situations where your action was justified or partially justified. By reviewing the situation with Matthew Tannenbaum, you may be able to reduce the severity of your consequence. In some instances, get the case dismissed.

Suffolk County and Nassau County Driver Responsibility Assessment

New York State rates traffic violations on a point system.  More severe violations accrue more points. A driver who accumulates more than six points in 18 months can have their license suspended and be subject to a $300 fine. 

You will be subject to even higher fines and penalties if you collect additional points due to speeding tickets or other moving violations. It takes 11 points in 18 months to be subject to a license suspension of at least six months. You can receive eleven points in just three speeding tickets.

Driving Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol

If your traffic violation involved alcohol or drug use, or if you refused to take a sobriety test, you will need to pay a Driver Responsibility Assessment Fee. 

Attorney Matthew K. Tannenbaum can help you fight DWI/DUI infractions and limit fines and license suspension time. Matthew Tannenbaum will also work to help keep your auto insurance rates from going too high.

If you received a ticket for a moving violation, or have been arrested for driving while intoxicated, call the Law Office of Matthew Tannenbaum to discuss your situation.

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"Whether the traffic violation is big or small, don’t risk higher fines or a longer license suspension than necessary. Attorney Matthew K. Tannenbaum will listen to your case and will draw on his experience to help you achieve the best outcome possible."