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In Suffolk County, which comprises the eastern portion of Long Island, if you have recently been charged with running a red light, speeding in a work zone, passing a school bus, or any other traffic violation, you need to know that the Suffolk County traffic court
Since there is no District Attorney in the Main TVB in Hauppauge, you cannot plea bargain if you choose to contest your traffic ticket. However, there are many other smaller traffic Courts through out Suffolk County that do have a District Attorney and allow plea bargaining. Consult with a traffic lawyer from our office to find out the procedure in your jurisdiction.
In Suffolk County, Reckless Driving and Driving with a Suspended License (VTL 511) (or more commonly known as license suspension) are both misdemeanors. If charged with either of these violations you must appear in Suffolk County Criminal Court for arraignment on a criminal charge. You can face spending some time in jail if you are convicted.
A Suffolk County Traffic Ticket Lawyer from the offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC can provide you with the advice you need before you to go to court for any traffic violation. If you are arrested for DWI (driving while intoxicated), leaving the scene of an accident with personal injury, or another serious offense and the charges against you rise to a criminal misdemeanor felony level qualified legal counsel is necessary. If this happens to you, a Suffolk County Criminal Lawyer from the offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC will step in to safeguard your rights and represent your case in court. Our seasoned Suffolk County Traffic Lawyers and Suffolk County Criminal Lawyers will guide you through the often overwhelming procedures that criminal traffic court or Suffolk criminal court entails.
For your benefit, we have compiled some details that you may find helpful in navigating the legal challenges you face with a speeding ticket.
Within the traffic court system and that has no district attorney the only parties you will encounter are the defendant, a law enforcement officer, the Judge and the Traffic Ticket Lawyer. Since your only option's are either to plead guilty or request a trial, there is no one more valuable to your case than experienced Suffolk County Traffic Ticket Lawyer who is qualified to question law enforcement about the methods used to gauge your speed, and whether you had been clocked.
Assuming there are no witnesses, the decision can be based on the credibility of your account as opposed to that of the Police Officer's. This is the reason that questioning an officer so important. If your attorney can establish any discrepancies in the Police account, you could win your case. Winning will keep your insurance rates from rising, and prevent the Department of Motor Vehicles from adding points to your driver's license. If you accumulate 11 points in an 18-month period, your license can be suspended.
A qualified Suffolk County Speeding Ticket Lawyer from the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC has included a brief list of the Traffic Violations point system:
- Speeding ticket convictions of one- to 10-miles-per-hour over the speed limit adds three points to a driver's license.
- A speeding conviction of 11- to 20-miles-per-hour over the speed limit adds four points.
- A speeding conviction of 21- to 30-miles-per-hour over the speed limit in Suffolk County adds six points.
- A speeding conviction of 31- to 40-miles-per-hour over the speed limit adds eight points to your license.
- A speeding conviction of 41-miles-per-hour or more over the speed limit adds 11 points to your license, enough to warrant suspension.
The address of the Suffolk County Traffic Court is Main State Office Building, 2nd Floor, 250 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge, NY 11788. However, Suffolk County has many town and village courts that hear traffic matters, so check your ticket carefully and make sure you have the correct address for your own court appearance.
With so much to lose, there is no replacement for a competent Speeding Ticket Lawyer who is familiar with Suffolk County Traffic Law and the Suffolk County Traffic Violators Bureau. At Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC, all of our Traffic Ticket Lawyers are well versed in New York State's maze of traffic violations. We want to help protect your driving privileges and your rights. When it becomes necessary, we will help you restore your driving privileges if your license has been suspended.
Call our Suffolk County Law office and meet with one of our experienced Lawyers. We provide a free consultation at any of our offices including our Nassau County, Suffolk County, Queens or our mid town Manhattan location.