Traffic Violations Attorneys Serving Suffolk County, New York
Driving Without Insurance
A charge of Driving Without Insurance (VTL 319.1) is an offense with potentially very serious consequences for a person’s driving privileges.This offense may be the worst charge a driver can face in court. A conviction for Driving Without Insurance results in a revocation of driving privileges for one year along with a fine and civil penalty of $750.00.
Dispositions in court to violations of VTL 319.1 depend on a number of factors. The circumstances surrounding a lapse of insurance are important factors in determining how a VTL 319.1 violation is resolved in court. We assist persons charged with Driving Without Insurance by closely examining their driving records and past insurance coverage. We answer the charge in court and conference the matter with the prosecutor for the purpose of seeking a disposition to a less serious offense so that driving privileges are maintained and the civil penalty is avoided.
We appear on VTL 319.1 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 Southold, Town of Shelter Island, Village of Quogue, Village of Westhampton Beach and Village of West Hampton Dunes, as well as the Central Islip District Court and other Town, Village and Traffic Courts on Long Island, including the Village of Islandia and Village of Port Jefferson.
Paul Tuths takes a personal, hands-on approach to your traffic violation case. He will interview you over the telephone and through emails and review your documentation to obtain as much information as possible regarding the circumstances surrounding your moving violation. He will 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 Paul Tuths will appear on your behalf 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 in order to 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. 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.
We charge on a flat rate basis for our legal services on traffic law matters. The amount of the charge depends on the number and nature of the traffic violations which the driver has received. Our flat rate charge covers all services including review of the traffic charges and driving record, consultations and correspondence with the driver, court appeareances and final wrap-up with the driver. There is no charge for an initial consultation on traffic violations. Our fee does not include any fines and surcharges which may be imposed by a court. All fines and surcharges are the sole responsibility of the driver. Payment of fines must be received at the court by the due date. If payment is not received by the due date, driving privileges will be subject to suspension by the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles.
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Lawyer Paul G. Tuths has 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.