Always proceed cautiously. Traffic tickets can easily lead to license points, increased insurance rates, suspension or revocation of your driver license and significant fines and surcharges.
In New York, traffic violations are handled either by a local town, village or county courts or the New York State Department of Motor Vehicle Traffic Violations Bureau. The particular type of court you are dealing with can potentially change how a ticket should be contested.
If it’s more serious than a traffic violation it may be classified as a misdemeanor and could result in a permanent criminal record. The most typical traffic related criminal matters we see are Aggravated Unlicensed Operation (driving while suspended), Reckless Driving and DUI/DWI: