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DWAI, DWI, DUI, Help DWAI Offenses in New York For purposes of New York’s DWAI law, “ability impaired” means impairment, to “any extent,” of the person’s physical and mental abilities, which he or she is expected to possess to operate a vehicle as a “reasonable and prudent” driver. There are three types of DWAI offenses….

Stopped by the police? Click Here if you want to receive a PDF of this article that you can keep in the glove compartment of your vehicle. If you are confronted by the police, what you say is always important. Anything said can be used against you. You have the right not to speak. You…

Overcharged! Red Light Camera ACCORDING TO THE SUPREME COURT, YOU GOT RIPPED OFF! Have you paid a red light traffic ticket in Suffolk County? It was recently determined by the Supreme Court that Suffolk County lacks the legal authority to charge the $30 administrative fee which it adds to each fine. The decision was drafted…

Beware of the ten day rule If you get pulled over for something, and if you mention to the police officer that the address on your driver’s license is NOT your current address, you might get another ticket you didn’t expect. The reason for this is that New York State law (Article 19 section 509-8) requires…

Suppose a NY driver receives a ticket and it results in points against their license. I’ve heard police officers, lawyers, prosecutors, and even judges say that the defensive driving class can be taken to “offset” four points. Web sites offering the class say things like: “reduces up to 4 points on your license.” Therefore, many…

Traffic Ticket Courts in the State of New York. In NY, there are 62 counties. Each county is listed below in Alphabetical order. The courts within each county are also listed alphabetically within each county listed below. If you need assistance with a traffic ticket in any of these counties, contact the law firm for…

Glossary of Traffic Ticket Terms AFFIDAVIT – A signed document, which is notarized, that is submitted to the court as your position on a matter. See Letter of Authorization. ALIVE AT 25 – This is a class that some courts will allow you to take to get fines or points reduced. Also see diversion program….

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