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Anytime you find yourself charged with a traffic violation such as speeding within a work zone, failing to yield, making an unlawful U-turn, or any other traffic infraction, keep in mind that Queens Traffic Court operates differently than some other New York State Traffic Courts. Keeping this in mind, an experienced Queens Traffic Ticket Lawyer can provide the guidance you need when facing costly fines, points being stacked against your license, and quite possibly criminal charges. Many people don't realize that some violations, such as reckless driving and driving with a license that has been suspended (known also as a VTL 511) are misdemeanors, for which you will be arraigned in Queens Criminal Court. You can face jail time with either of these charges..
Your first step should be to call a Traffic Ticket Lawyer from the offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC when faced the unnerving and confusing probability of dealing with a criminal charge or traffic violation in Queens Traffic Court.
If you are cited for more menacing traffic violations such as leaving the scene of an accident, driving while intoxicated (DWI), or another serious criminal motor vehicle violation, you can be arrested and charged with a misdemeanor or a felony. If this does happen, you will need a skilled and experienced Queens Criminal Lawyer from the offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC, who will be available to help protect your rights. Our adept Queens Traffic Lawyers and Criminal Lawyers can walk you through the intimidating procedures that Traffic Court and Criminal Court can present.
Below is some information about the Queens Traffic Court system that you may find helpful.
As in all the boroughs, the Queens Traffic Court system does not have a District Attorney, therefore plea bargaining is not an option.
Within the Queens Traffic Court system you will deal with the Judge, the Traffic Ticket Lawyer, and the Police. With no other options available but to plead guilty or request a trial, a knowledgeable Traffic Ticket Lawyer is crucial to protecting your rights. If you have been charged with speeding, your Traffic Ticket attorney has background in adequately questioning law officers about what actions were taken to determine your rate of speed, and to establish if you were clocked.
Questioning police is extremely important when facing these charges. When there are no witnesses, the outcome of your case can be decided based on whose testimony is more valid, yours or the Police Officer's. Your attorney can raise suspicion over any disparity in law enforcement's account, and based on this questioning you may win your case. A speeding conviction can increase your insurance premiums and cause the Department of Motor Vehicles to issue points against your license. It only takes 11 points over an 18 month period to have your license suspended.
By seeking out an experienced Queens Traffic Ticket Lawyer or Criminal Lawyer from the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC, you will have the best chance for an optimal outcome. Below is an evaluation of the New York Traffic Violations point system:
- Speeding citation, one- to 10-mph above the limit - three points.
- Speeding citation, 11- to 20-mph above the limit - four points.
- Speeding citation, 21- to 30-mph above the limit - six points.
- Speeding citation, 31- to 40-mph above the limit - eight points.
- Speeding citation, more than 40-mph above the speed limit - 11 points and a suspended license.
The locations of the Queens Traffic Violations Bureaus and Traffic courts are: Queens County Northern Traffic Court, Traffic Violations Bureau, 30-56 Whitestone Expressway, 2nd Floor, Flushing, NY 11354 and Queens Southern Traffic Court, Traffic Violations Bureau, 169-35 Rockaway Boulevard, 2nd Floor, Jamaica, NY 11434-5233.
By finding a Speeding Ticket Lawyer with an understanding of Queens Traffic Law and the Queens Traffic Violators Bureau, you are giving yourself the best chance possible to overcome a traffic citation. The attorneys at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC are experts in New York State's complicated traffic violations and statutes. For this reason, we can safeguard your rights and driving benefits, and act on behalf of your interests in court. In case it becomes necessary, we can aid you in reestablishing your driving rights when your license has been suspended.
Call our Queens Law offices Toll Free at 1.800.NY.NY.LAW (1.800.696.9529) today for your free consultation with one of our New York Criminal attorneys or Traffic lawyers. Our Queens office is conveniently located at 125-10 Queens Blvd., Suite 218, Kew Gardens, NY 11425. Further we handle a vast array of criminal matters which include misdemeanors for domestic violence and drug crime all the way to serious felonies that include sex crime, violent felonies and gun crime. Additionally, we have locations throughout New York City including Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island, Long Island and Westchester County.