What to Do When You Get A Traffic Ticket In New York State

March 23, 2010 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

Receiving a traffic ticket can be very stressful. However, when getting a ticket in New York, there are important procedures to follow to prevent having your license suspended.

The first thing a driver needs to do is respond to the ticket as soon as possible. A driver only has a certain amount of time to respond to any ticket. The information to respond is on the back of the ticket. Failure to respond will cause a driver’s license to be suspended. An individual can post a plea over the Internet. You can also pay for the ticket online as well. If you choose to plead not guilty, you can also either enter the plea online or mail it in.

If you decide to plead not guilty, then you will be mailed a notice of when your hearing will be as well as the location. If you need to schedule a hearing for a different day, make sure to notify the DMV 10 days before your hearing is scheduled. All motorists enter the hearing innocent until proven guilty of the charge.  

If you choose to schedule a hearing, you may want to seek the advice or help of a lawyer who is knowledgeable in traffic tickets in your area. While you do have to show up for a hearing, a lawyer can speak on your behalf and you can also bring in witnesses.