Traffic Tips

How to Avoid a Speeding Ticket

Dec 4th, 2016 | By
How to avoid getting a speeding ticket in Upstate NY

How to Avoid Speeding Ticket Fines in Upstate NY 1. Know your surroundings. Make sure you are not driving excessively through a school or work zone. Points are assessed double in such zoned areas so be sure to stay odometer-alert when passing through.   2. Don’t assume the “Within 10 Miles an Hour Rule.” This

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Getting Pulled Over by the Police in Upstate NY

Sep 5th, 2016 | By
Your representationfor speeding ticket, DWI and other traffic issues

WHAT TO DO WHEN THE POLICE LIGHTS ARE IN YOUR MIRROR Getting pulled over by the police in Upstate NY or anywhere while driving can be a very shocking, startling, and extremely stressful experience. For most drivers, this has happened at least on one occasion and it is something that should not be taken lightly

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Taking a Defensive Driving Course

Dec 4th, 2014 | By
Carbone & Carbone LLP - Traffic Law in Troy, NY

By enrolling and completing a Defensive Driving Course, an individual can have up to 4 points removed off their license at a given time. If you receive a 2-point violation, the course will eradicate said points. However, you can’t “bank” the other two and have future points retro actively removed.



Getting Tickets for Talking and Texting

Dec 4th, 2014 | By
Texting while driving in NY is a 2 point penalty

Many people think they can get away with talking on the cell phone while driving. However, recently New York State upped the ante and passed new legislation within the vehicle and traffic law that makes talking on a cell phone while driving a 2 point penalty on one’s license.



Think Again before you Crumple Up that Traffic Ticket!

Apr 13th, 2014 | By
Don't Trash Your Speeding Ticket

A lot of people when they get a traffic ticket put it on the back burner and do not treat it very seriously. They do this of course until the court date rolls around and then panic often sets in. At this point, an individual often debates whether or not to simply “mail it in” and plead guilty or instead obtain an attorney and hope to plead to a lesser charge.



Who parks on pavement? – Understanding how to reduce your speeding ticket.

Apr 13th, 2014 | By

We’ve all heard of the term parking on pavement but so few of us actually know what the true definition is. The only frame of reference most people have is when they are offered this conspicuous charge when faced with a speeding ticket or some other moving violation. Section 1201 of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law defines Parking on pavement a certain way. This article will help you understand.



Ways To Beat A DUI or DWI Charge in Albany NY

Feb 12th, 2014 | By
DWI in Albany, DWI in Troy, DWI in Lake George

DWI and DUI are charges that can hurt your driving record, your pockets, your career and even get you jail time. If you have been recently charged for DUI or DWI, it is not something to take lightly, but it also does not mean the case is closed before you step into the courtroom. There are many ways to get you out of that DWI or DUI charge. Here is a list of them…



2013 Increased NY Cellphone Fines

Jul 19th, 2013 | By
Cellphone use fines have increased from 3 to 5 points

518-283-1245 to reduce your cellphone use fine. Cellphone Laws have increased. The number of points that a motorist can get on a license for improperly using a cellphone in the car is going up from 3 to 5.



Commercial Motor Vehicle Cellphone Fines are brutal

Jan 18th, 2013 | By
commercial driver cellphone fines

Call 518-283-1245. Truck and bus driversconvicted of texting while driving commercial vehicles may be subject to civil or criminal penalties of up to $2,750.



Cellphone Fines

Jan 11th, 2013 | By
Cellphone fines in New York State

NYS Cell Phone Fine charges. Here is a breakdown of Celllphone related fines you can be charged with in New York State driving.