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Nassau County Traffic Attorneys

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Stopped for a traffic violation in Nassau County? Ladis & Baldwin Law Group can protect your driving privileges and advocate for your rights on the road. Whether you have been charged with speeding or driving on a suspended license, we will help you out of your legal mess. As former district attorneys, we know how to strategize an effective case against the state and put New York’s laws to your advantage.

Let’s protect your rights as a driver today. Contact Ladis & Baldwin Law Group for a free consultation to get started.


Common Traffic Violations

Our traffic lawyers handle a range of traffic offenses for New York drivers. Some common traffic violations include:

  • Speeding
  • Reckless driving 
  • DWI
  • Driving without a license
  • Driving on a suspended license
  • Driving without insurance
  • Running a red light
  • Seat belt violations

The above offenses will result in a range of penalties including fines and jail time. For instance, basic speeding is punishable by $45-$100 in fines and/or up to 15 days in jail, while absolute speeding violations are punishable by $45-$600 in fines and/or up to 30 days in jail. Speeding in a school zone will result in enhanced penalties around $45-$1,200 in fines and 30 days in jail.

Speeding may be associated with reckless driving, which is punishable by $300 in fines and days to months in jail, depending on the number of prior offenses.

While drivers can be penalized for activity on the road, they may also face consequences for procedural mistakes in the vehicle, such as failing to wear a seat belt. The driver and each passenger in the front seat are required by law to wear a seat belt, and they may be fined up to $50 each if they fail to do so. Additionally, each passenger under 16 years old must wear a seat belt or use an appropriate child safety restraint system. It is the driver’s responsibility to make sure that each passenger obeys these laws, and they can be fined $25-$100 for each violation.

For more information on the traffic offense you have been charged with and how to defend against possible penalties, contact our traffic lawyers at Ladis & Baldwin Law Group.


Driver Point System

In addition to fines and jail time, convicted drivers will also incur several points on their driving record that may lead to further penalties down the line. If a driver accumulates 11 points within 18 months, their license may be suspended. Some examples of traffic violations and their associated point penalties are:

  • Speeding (1-10 mph over) – 3 points
  • Speeding (11-20 mph over) – 4 points
  • Speeding (21-30 mph over) – 6 points
  • Speeding (31-40 mph over) – 8 points
  • Speeding (over 40 mph) – 11 points
  • Reckless driving – 5 points
  • Texting while driving – 5 points
  • Failing to abide by child safety restraint laws – 3 points

It is possible to reduce your points total by taking a DMV-approved Point and Insurance Reduction Program (PIRP) if you have 11 or more points on your record. Note that this will subtract 4 points from your total for the purposes of calculating a license suspension, but they will not be physically removed from your record.

For legal assistance on your traffic-related matter in Nassau County, reach out to our lawyers at Ladis & Baldwin Law Group. We can help you argue down harsh traffic charges and protect your future driving privileges. Let’s get you safely back on the road.

Contact Ladis & Baldwin Law Group for a free consultation today. Greek and English services available.

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