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Protect Your Driving Privileges By Enlisting A Defense Lawyer For Traffic Offenses

Driving is something many of us take for granted – that is until our licenses are in jeopardy. Serious traffic offenses can result in a suspended license as well as hefty fines and insurance hikes. If you rely on driving to get to work, school or just to have freedom and mobility, losing your license is a major setback. Protecting your driving privileges starts with a strong defense against moving traffic offenses.

Defense lawyer Michael R. Franzese can fight for your rights and driving privileges while sparing your wallet the significant expense of a conviction. He is a former prosecutor with more than 30 years of experience. Based in the Long Island area, he is familiar with the local traffic laws at the city and state level.

Breaking Down New York Traffic Violations

In New York, moving traffic violations will result in points against your license. If you get 11 points within 18 months, you may face suspension of your driver’s license. Driving after suspension can result in a charge called “aggravated unlicensed operation (AUO),” which is a misdemeanor offense that comes with a host of penalties.

Michael can mount a serious defense in the face of serious traffic violations such as:

  • Driving on a suspended license
  • Reckless driving
  • Texting while driving
  • Using a handheld cellphone while driving
  • Speeding
  • Drag racing (“unlawful speed contest”)
  • Tailgating
  • Failing to stop for a school bus
  • Improperly passing or changing lanes
  • Running red lights or stop signs
  • Driving with expired plates
  • Driving while intoxicated

If you have a commercial driver’s license (CDL), a violation can have serious implications for your livelihood. You can rely on Michael to fight for your CDL and clean driving record.

Don’t Just Pay The Ticket Or Plead Guilty Without First Considering Your Options

Many people mistakenly believe it’s easier to just pay the fine and move on with life. However, that decision may come back to haunt you later.

At the very least, talk to an attorney about your options before doing so. You can reach The Law Firm of Michael R. Franzese by phone, 24/7, at 516-259-1075 for a free consultation.