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Seemingly Minor Infractions Can Have Big Impacts

Residents of suburban towns throughout Suffolk and Nassau Counties tend to drive a lot, even very short distances. Driving while distracted by cell phones or the radio can lead to accidents. Although it is illegal for drivers to use hand-held electronic devices while driving people do it all the time.

You can be ticketed for:

  • Composing, sending, reading, accessing, browsing, transmitting, saving, or retrieving electronic data such as e-mail, text messages, or webpages
  • Viewing, taking, or transmitting images
  • Playing games

The police may stop you just for using your cell phone while driving, whether or not you are speeding. Penalties can include both monetary fines and points on your license. If you have been caught talking on your hand-held cell phone, texting or surfing the net while driving and need help, call Jakubowski, Robertson, Maffei, Goldsmith & Tartaglia, LLP at 631-360-0400.

Sometimes no matter how careful you think you are being, you may get caught speeding, especially in your own Long Island neighborhood where you know the roads well and don’t pay careful attention to speed limits. Close to home, you may be caught speeding in a school zone. It is easy to get caught speeding in a construction area on the Long Island Expressway where speed limits are temporarily lower than usual and fines raised.

Penalties for speeding may include:

For first time violations:

  • Fines
  • Points
  • Prison time
For multiple offenses in a certain time period you may face:

  • Revoking your license
  • State surcharges
  • Driver responsibility assessment

We can help!

Our office and team of attorneys have vast experience in handling in representing clients in the defense of summonses and traffic tickets for various violations of New York State’s vehicle and traffic law, state and local Department of Transportation regulations and other applicable laws. We regularly appear in lower courts including justice and village courts as well as the various traffic violations Bureau’s throughout Long Island in defense of motorists and truckers.

The right to drive while living on Long Island is critical, including the ability in some cases to earn a living or attend school. Professional advice concerning the collateral consequences of traffic tickets, including point accumulation and possible suspension or revocation of your driving privileges is paramount in protecting your driving privileges.  We are also experienced in representing clients before the Department of Motor Vehicles hearing examiners for various administrative proceedings. Especially in Suffolk County, with the imminent opening of a new agency to adjudicate traffic matters on a local level, requires the expertise of experienced attorneys.

Contact an experienced Long Island traffic violations lawyer for the aggressive defense you need

If you have been charged with a traffic violation, the representation of an experienced criminal defense law firm can make a difference to the results of your case. The attorneys at the law firm of Jakubowski, Robertson, Maffei, Goldsmith & Tartaglia, LLP have more than eight decades of combined experience defending clients in Suffolk County and across Long Island. To discuss your legal issues and learn how we can help you, contact us online or call us at 631-360-0400.