Red Light Violations 



New York  Red Light Ticket Lawyer

Are you grappling with the frustrating experience of receiving a red light ticket in New York? You’re not alone. Many drivers face this challenge and are unsure of how to navigate the legal system.

Understanding Red Light Tickets in New York

Red light tickets are a type of traffic ticket issued when a driver fails to comply with a traffic control device.
Receiving a red light ticket in New York can lead to fines,  3 points on your license, and increased insurance premiums. similar to the consequences of other traffic violations.

How Red Light Cameras Work

Red light cameras:

  • Are mounted either above or alongside the traffic signal
  • Take photographs of the intersection as the signal turns red
  • Capture an image of the license plate if a vehicle attempts to pass through the red light instead of stopping
  • Can potentially lead to a traffic ticket.

These cameras serve as a deterrent for drivers who might otherwise disregard red lights, enforcing traffic regulations and ultimately reducing the number of New York traffic tickets issued. However, unlike a red light ticket issued to you by an officer, a red light camera ticket does not carry points.

Consequences of a Red Light Ticket

The possible consequences of receiving a red light ticket may include fines, 3 points on your NYS license and increased insurance rates. Red light camera tickets do not carry points. In New York City, the minimum penalty for a first red light violation is $190, which increases with each violation.

Why You Need a New York Red Light Ticket Attorney

Engaging a New York Red Light Ticket Attorney, also known as a traffic ticket attorney, can be beneficial as they can assist with understanding the legal process, offer advice and counsel, and represent you in court. An attorney who is knowledgeable in traffic law and defense strategies can improve the likelihood of a favorable outcome, potentially saving you from costly fines, points on your license, and increased insurance rates.

Defense Strategies and Tactics

A skilled attorney can effectively employ defense strategies and tactics to improve the likelihood of a successful outcome. These strategies and tactics may include:

  • Challenging the Police Officers testimony;
  • Presenting evidence that the traffic violation was a mistake or unavoidable;
  • Arguing that the red light was malfunctioning or improperly calibrated
  • Seeking to have the ticket dismissed based on procedural errors or violations of the defendant’s rights
  • Negotiating with the prosecutor for a reduced charge or penalty (Outside of NYC).

The Process of Fighting a Red Light Ticket

Fighting a red light ticket involves several steps, from requesting a hearing to presenting your case in traffic court. Enlisting the services of a traffic ticket lawyer who is well-versed in traffic law and can provide you with the most effective defense strategies and tactics is crucial for success, especially when it comes to fighting traffic tickets.

Requesting a Hearing

To schedule a hearing for a red light ticket in New York, you must contact the relevant authority. If you are unable to attend the hearing in person, you can submit a Statement in Place of Personal Appearance, which is a legal document that permits you to present your case to the court without the need for physical attendance.
Upon submission of the Statement in Place of Personal Appearance, the judge will review your case and proceed with the hearing in your absence.

Choosing the Right Red Light Ticket Attorney

When choosing the right red light ticket attorney, it is important to consider the following:

  • Their credentials, including their license to practice law in New York
  • Their experience in handling traffic ticket cases
  • Any disciplinary actions taken against them
  • Their success rate and client satisfaction

Reviewing these factors will help you select the best attorney for your case.
In addition to their legal expertise, an experienced attorney should possess strong communication and negotiation skills, offering reasonable rates and payment options to accommodate your needs. Taking the time to research and verify the attorney’s legitimacy and reputation will greatly improve your chances of finding the right representation for your red light ticket case.

Contact The Law Office of Gina M. Wicik for a free case evaluation 516-253-4278.

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New York Red Light Attorney

Engaging a lawyer with experience in traffic law when contesting a red light ticket is beneficial due to their familiarity with traffic ticket cases and their understanding in traffic law. Attorney Gina M. Wicik, offers a unique perspective and understanding of the legal system, which can be crucial in improving your chances of success.

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