Traffic Violations Attorneys Serving Suffolk County, New York
Improper Cell Phone Use/Texting
New York State has become tougher on the issue of distracted driving. A ticket for cell phone use while driving (VTL 1225-c) is a traffic infraction which now carries 3 points. A ticket for texting or other use of an electronic device while driving (VTL 1225-d) is also a traffic infraction that carries 3 points. Convictions on these tickets result in points on a driver’s license and increased insurance premiums.
We assist drivers charged with cell phone amd electronic device violations by appearing in court for them (without the personal appearance of the driver) to answer the charge and to conference the matter with the prosecutor for the purpose of seeking a disposition to a less serious offense.
We appear on VTL 1225-c and VTL 1225-d violations in the Justice Courts of the Town of Southampton, Village of Southampton, Village of Sag Harbor, Town of East Hampton, Town of Riverhead, Town of Shelter Island, Village of Quogue and Village of Westhampton Beach as well as the Central Islip District Court.
Paul G. Tuths takes a personal, hands-on approach to the defense of your traffic violation case. We interview you over the telephone and through emails to obtain as much information as possible regarding the circumstances surrounding your moving violation. We provide you with detailed information on how to respond to the ticket and enter a plea of NOT GUILTY. After the ticket is returned to the court with a plea of not guilty, the court sets a conference date at which time we appear and discuss a proposed reduction or dismissal with the prosecutor. On many matters we are able to proceed in court without your personal appearance based upon your written authorization and obtain a final disposition to your traffic ticket or summons. From start to finish, Paul Tuths will be the attorney personally handling your case. We DO NOT farm out cases to other attorneys to make our court appearances on traffic tickets. We use our many years of experience to get the best possible result for you. At the conclusion of the court case, if we have been able to proceed without your personal appearance (as is the case in many matters), Paul Tuths will contact you to advise you of the final disposition, the fine imposed by the court (unless the ticket has been dismissed) and the date by which payment of the fine is due.
Contact qualified traffic violations lawyers today
Paul G. Tuths has more than 20 years experience representing clients in courts on traffic violations, speeding tickets and other driving related charges. Contact our Southampton office online or at 631-287-0018 to speak to Paul G. Tuths about your traffic ticket. We stand prepared to do all we can to minimize the negative consequences of a traffic violation.