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Holding a GPS while driving will cost you 5 points

Traffic tickets for driving while holding a GPS device are being issued in Rockland, Westchester and across New York state. Does driving while holding a GPS device violate Vehicle & Traffic Law - specifically Vehicle and Traffic Law § 1225-d (2) (a)  - so holds the Appellate Division in a recent Decision

Why it pays to fight a speeding ticket in Chestnut Ridge, NY

Traffic Tickets are a fact of life for drivers. Sooner or later, even the most careful driver will be on the receiving end of a "Uniform Traffic Ticket" charging the driver with speeding or another moving violation. Drivers on the Garden State Parkway extension in Rockland County have seen the police actively enforcing the speed limit and issuing summonses to appear in Chestnut Ridge Village Court

Helping a Marine in Need in Traffic Court

While sitting around in a Westchester County courtroom waiting for my client's traffic ticket case to be called one morning, I noticed a young Marine in uniform sitting close by holding some documents.  Like most non-attorneys, he looked uncomfortable being unfamiliar with the procedure and the inevitable "hurry up and wait" that is endemic to court appreances. It can get quite frustrating waiting around long after the announced start time before speeding ticket and similar cases are finally called.  The rooms are often crowded and the seats are uncomfortable. No one waiting is in a good mood.