Miscellaneous Traffic Violations
Driving through Southampton and other congested areas of Long Island during the summer months often makes drivers impatient and causes them to take actions that they might not otherwise take. Drivers sometimes will pass another moving vehicle using the shoulder of a roadway or will drive along a shoulder and pass stopped traffic or cut through a parking lot in order to reach an intersection where they want to make a turn. If witnessed by police, these drivers will be stopped and issued traffic tickets which carry points. I often see police waiting on Flying Point Road in Southampton NY at the intersection of County Road 39, Montauk Highway and Flying Point Road and stopping drivers for crossing a parking lot in an attempt to avoid the traffic light at the intersection. While the police are stationed there, they also ticket drivers for exceeding the 30 mph speed limit, improper use of cell phone and no seat belt. We have great success in getting miscellaneous traffic violation tickets as well as speeding tickets reduced or dismissed without your having to appear in court. Points from miscellaneous traffic violations and speeding tickets can cause insurance premiums to jump or result in a revoked or suspended license. Drivers who accumulate 11 points within an 18 month period will suffer a loss of driving privileges. Avoid points on your license, higher fines, insurance costs and DMV assessments by having attorney Paul Tuths handle your speeding ticket or miscellaneous traffic ticket/violation in a Long Island court.
Paul Tuths takes a personal, hands-on approach to the defense of 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 most traffic violations, 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. We will prepare the authorization letter for you to sign. 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 years of experience in the local courts of eastern Long Island 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 most 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 appear on miscellaneous traffic violations as well as tickets for speeding and unlicensed operation 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 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.
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.
Tuths & Tuths is based in Southampton, NY and serves clients in Southampton and throughout Long Island.