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Traffic Tickets

Ignoring a traffic ticket will not make it go away, and in most cases it will come back to haunt you. But just because a police officer issued you a traffic ticket does not automatically mean you are guilty of the offense. You can fight traffic tickets and attempt to eliminate or reduce their penalties. Not only can traffic tickets result in fines, some can result in the suspension or revocation of your driver’s license and higher insurance premiums.

New York State has a Driver Violation Point System, under which drivers will have between two and 11 points added against their license when they are convicted of a traffic offense. Reckless driving, for example, counts for five points while speeding 31 to 40 miles over the limit counts for eight points. If too many points are counted against your license, you could end up facing any of the following penalties:

  • $100 annual assessment for every six points
  • $25 extra annually for each point over six
  • License revocation when 11 points are assessed over 18 months
  • License revocation for three traffic offense convictions over 18 months (point totals do not matter)
  • Higher insurance premiums

Tully Rinckey PLLC’s traffic ticket attorneys in Buffalo, N.Y. can represent you in traffic court ticket proceedings. Be careful about not responding to a ticket — inaction could result in the suspension of your license. If you are caught driving with a suspended license, you could end up facing a charge of aggravated operation of a motor vehicle, which is a misdemeanor. Our lawyers are methodical and detail-oriented in their scrutiny of traffic tickets. We’ve helped many Western New York drivers get the penalties for tickets reduced or eliminated.

We will make sure the issuing officer wrote the ticket properly and determine whether he or she can testify to the facts of your case. We can make sure dispositions were provided in a timely fashion, and we can challenge the officer’s reasoning for pulling you over. Call Tully Rinckey PLLC in Buffalo, N.Y. today if you have received a traffic ticket for any of the following offenses.

  • Changing lanes unsafely
  • Driving to the left of center
  • Driving in the wrong direction
  • Failure to stop for school bus
  • Failure to yield the right-of-way
  • Failure to obey a traffic signal
  • Failure to obey a stop sign
  • Failure to obey a yield sign
  • Following too closely
  • Inadequate brakes
  • Leaving the scene of an accident
  • Passenger safety violation
  • Passing improperly
  • Railroad crossing violation
  • Reckless driving
  • Speeding

The traffic ticket attorneys at Tully Rinckey PLLC in Buffalo, N.Y. can serve people throughout Western New York, including Buffalo, West Seneca, Lackawanna, Cheektowaga, Depew, North Tonawanda, Niagara Falls, and Lockport. To schedule a free consultation with a traffic ticket lawyer, call us at 716-439-4700 or e-mail at

For urgent legal matters, call us 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 716-439-4700. We are responsive to the needs of our current and prospective clients and will respond to phone calls within business hours. We respond to e-mails within business hours on the same day. For the quickest response, call us.

During normal business hours, our client relations team can help put potential clients in contact with lawyers who can address their legal concerns. Anyone who calls or e-mails us after hours should expect to hear from us during the next business day.

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