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Feifer & Greenberg has successfully represented thousands of motorists throughout New York State. We find that people who receive traffic tickets in New York and ask our firm to assist generally have one (or more in most cases) of the following six concerns. We call these concerns our client “dangers”.
- Client has a clean record and wants to keep it that way.
- Client has a bad record or a particularly serious case and is concerned with a suspension of driving privileges.
- Client is worried about insurance increases.
- Client is worried about large fines/surcharges.
- Client has been charged with a misdemeanor and is concerned with a permanent criminal record.
- Client is concerned with loss of a CDL or job loss in general.
How we typically handle a case depends a good deal on the charges at hand, the driving history, the client’s individual goals and which type of New York traffic court is handling the case.
In the local courts, plea bargaining (reduction of a serious violation to a less serious violation) is an available option. In some cases we may be able to leverage this into an arrangement that keeps driving privileges in tact, prevents insurance increases or avoids hefty state surcharges. In other cases, we may have to consider more aggressive options if we can’t achieve our goals via a plea bargain.
In the Traffic Violations Bureau, there is no plea bargaining available and we will be proceeding to a hearing. Here, we will submit arguments to the court based on the prosecuting officer’s testimony, our cross examination and our extensive understanding of what arguments the Judges at the TVB typically accept. Moreover, we understand that the Judges at the TVB have discretion on certain matters that local court judges don’t and we’ll use this knowledge to help shape our TVB strategy and the arguments we set forth on behalf of clients.
While we can never guarantee a client of a particular outcome, in the majority of cases we are able to help our clients achieve their goals. We maximize our chances of a successful outcome by employing an “entire case” strategy that considers the “dangers” facing our clients and the particular court handling a case.
Many clients ask “What defense will you use and how can you possibly win a hearing at the TVB?” or “On what basis would a local court agree to a reduction of the charges?” Feel free to read more about these issues on our Frequently Asked Questions page.