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Buffalo Lawyer Defending Drivers

Buffalo Lawyer Defending Drivers

If you are looking for a Buffalo lawyer defending drivers who have either gotten a DWI or a traffic violation ticket, please give this a read and then call our office to set up a free consultation.

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Traffic penalties cost more these days than just the cost of the ticket. Per a recent analysis by insurance.com, a reckless driving charge boosts insurance premiums by 22 percent on average, for example, while driving without a license adds 18 percent. And higher rates can stay in place for as many as seven years. The average premium increase due to a reckless driving charge is $550 per year. Potential costs over seven years can equal $3,850. This alone should give you reason to fight a traffic penalty charge before just paying it.

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A first-time offender in New York State who’s convicted of driving while intoxicated will have a criminal conviction. This will appear on your record both for your DMV and a criminal history the rest of your life. It is not sealed. It is not expunged. It will never go away. The first-time penalty for driving while intoxicated in New York State, is a six-month revocation of your license, a $500 minimum fine, and a $400 mandatory state surcharge. You will also have to install in your vehicle an interlock ignition device at your expense for at least six months. There is an installation cost and a monthly cost of having the interlock ignition device in your vehicle. You will also have to attend a victim impact panel. That is one class where you will meet people who have relatives or they themselves were victims of potential DWIs or accidents of someone who was DWI. To get a restricted or conditional license during the period of your revocation, you’ll have to attend an Impaired Driver Program. This is a program that is offered to give you a restricted license during the period of your revocation. The courts may, on their own discretion, impose other conditions. Sometimes it’s community service, sometimes it’s counseling, but there are a wide variety of options open to them.

Buffalo Lawyer Defending Drivers | DWI Lawyer & Traffic Violation Attorney

Throughout the course of my 30 years as a criminal defense attorney in Western New York, I have handled approximately 40,000 criminal and traffic law cases. This includes hundreds of DWI cases. After practicing in this area for more than two decades, I have earned the respect of district attorneys and judges in Buffalo, Amherst, and throughout the various counties of Western New York. Please call our Buffalo lawyer today for a free consultation.

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