Many drivers who receive a traffic ticket regard the incident as a minor aggravation and would rather simply plead guilty to the ticket, pay a fine, and just get on with life, rather than to go to court. However, many drivers don\92t realize that traffic infractions can cause major complications, both financially and to your future driving privileges.
Most common traffic infractions can result in \93points\94 being assessed against your license and most have substantial fines and mandatory state surcharges. Other types of violations of the Vehicle and Traffic Law, such as driving while under the influence of drugs and alcohol or driving while your license is suspended or revoked, can not only result in the assessment of substantial fines and civil penalties, but also may also subject the driver to a period of incarceration and/or loss of future driving privileges.
For some drivers, especially younger drivers and those individuals who have a poor driving history, even a minor traffic violation may result in the suspension or revocation of a license or cancellation of insurance. In addition, since auto insurance premiums are determined, in large part, by past driving history, the accumulation of points or a history of traffic violations will usually result in a substantial increase in insurance premiums.
Due to special arrangements among New York and many other states and Canada, traffic violations occurring within New York State can seriously affect driving privileges, even if the drivers\92 license was not issued by New York State.
If you are charged with one or more traffic violations or have been arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), you owe it to yourself to contact Iaconis Law Office so that we can evaluate your case. We primarily serve Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Cortland and Oswego counties.
Our attorneys have represented hundreds of clients before village, city, town, and county Courts to fight traffic violation charges, including drug and alcohol related offenses.