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PO BOX 750, Southampton, New York 11969

Traffic Violations Attorneys Serving Suffolk County, New York

Suspended Registration

Pursuant to Section 512 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law, any person who operates a motor vehicle on a public highway in the State of New York while the certificate of registration for such motor vehicle is suspended or revoked shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. For different reasons, many drivers who receive tickets for violations of VTL 512 were not aware when they received the ticket that the registration for the vehicle they were driving was suspended. It is important that a person charged with driving with a suspended registration receive knowledgable and effective legal assistance because a violation of VTL 512 is a misdemeanor resulting in a criminal record for the offending driver.

We assist drivers charged with a violation of VTL 512 by advising them on the steps they must take with a court and/or NYSDMV in order to clear the suspension of registration.  Once the proper documentation is obtained showing the circumstances regarding the suspension and/or the restoration of the registration, we appear in court to answer the charge (often without the personal appearance of the driver) and to seek and obtain a reduction to a less serious traffic infraction or a dismissal of the charge.

We appear on traffic tickets and violations in the Suffolk County Traffic and Parking Violations Agency, 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 Village of Islandia and Village of Port Jefferson.

 Our process

Paul G. Tuths takes a personal, hands-on approach to resolve your traffic matter. We interview you over the telephone and through emails and review your tickets and driving record to obtain as much information as possible regarding the suspension of registration and your traffic ticket.  We will provide you with detailed information on how to respond to the ticket and enter a plea of NOT GUILTY, and how to clear the suspension.. 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 matters we are able to proceed in court without your personal appearance pursuant to your written authorization.  We prepare the authorization letter for you to sign. From start to finish, Paul Tuths will be the attorney personally handling your traffic case. We DO NOT farm out cases to other attorneys to make our court appearances on traffic matters. 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 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.

Contact qualified traffic violations lawyers today

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.