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        Highly recommended Arthur pressman. I don’t live in Buffalo New York but while visiting my family there from Florida. I got pulled over while driving on a, suspended license in Florida. They arrested me and gave me a court date to appear in court and due to me living out of state I just could not afford to go back and forth to buffalo from Florida so that’s when I hired Arthur Pressman. He made sure to handle everything for me and kept me informed with what was going on. I received no points no penalties and the case was dropped. Thank you Arthur pressman your the best. Would definitely recommend you to family and friends.

        Crystal B.

        I was advised by a mutual acquaintance to contact Mr. Pressman following my DWI that I received on December 28, 2015. This was the best advice that I could have been given. He was available immediately to speak with. I was put at ease after speaking with him. It was my first DWI and I had no idea what to expect. It was an isolated case of making a very foolish decision to drive. I had so much anxiety and fear of the unknown. Throughout my whole case Mr. Pressman was very reassuring and kept a positive attitude about what my outcome was going to be. He was available several times when I had random questions and never made me feel like an inconvenience. He was right! My case ended up being reduced to a violation from a misdemeanor and now I can finally begin to have my life back to normal. It was a hard lesson to learn but with the right attorney by your side the transition will be easier.

        Anita D.

        Arthur Pressman is who you want representing you in court. My son was pulled over and charged with 3 felonies and several misdemeanors. It was a terrible time, with my son arrested and taken to the holding center. I contacted Mr. Pressmant, and it wasn’t long before the felonies were dropped as were some of the misdemeanors. My son is now getting the help he needs. Mr. Pressman is highly respected in the court system. I am very thankful for what he was able to do. We felt like we were living a nightmare but things turned around and got better because of him. He is very professional but also a genuine nice person . I highly recommend him.


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        Arthur Pressman focuses in the areas of DWI, traffic law and criminal defense.

        Arthur is a 1982 graduate of the State University of New York at Albany. He earned his law degree from the University of Miami School of Law in 1985 and practiced with the law firm of Heller & Rubin in Miami, Florida from 1986 to 1988. In 1988, Arthur relocated to Buffalo, where he opened his own practice where he has continued to defend those accused of crimes in the Buffalo and Niagara Falls, New York area.

        Leaving the Scene of an Accident in New York State

        Providing a strong criminal defense for you

        Leaving the scene of an accident is serious and depending on the damage or injuries, can carry serious criminal penalties. If you fled the scene of an accident, call our Buffalo office immediately for legal guidance on your next steps. Trust the office of Arthur L. Pressman, Attorney at Law. We have more than 30 years of experience dealing with the complex New York traffic courts and know how frightening this charge can be.

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        What to do if you are charged with leaving the scene of an accident

        When you receive a ticket for leaving the scene of the accident, you may wonder:

        • Can my license be suspended?
        • Can I be arrested?
        • What if I wasn’t aware that the accident occurred?

        Contact our Buffalo law firm. We provide the strong defense you need.

        Leaving the scene of an accident where property damage occurred

        New York code VTL 600(1) indicates that if a driver involved in an auto accident knows, or has reason to know, that property damage has occurred, the driver is required to stay at the scene of the accident to provide all of the following:

        • Driver license
        • Proof of insurance
        • Driver’s name and address, insurance carrier and driver license number to the other party

        If you left the scene of an accident or have been ticketed for such, you can be fined up to $250 and face possible jail time of up to 15 days. In addition, at-fault drivers receive three points on their license.

        If you are a commercial driver and leave the scene of an accident, you run the risk of having your license revoked for one year. This can be devastating if your livelihood depends on driving. Our experienced lawyer, Arthur L. Pressman, provides you with strong legal representation for your defense.

        Leaving the scene of an accident where personal injury occurred

        New York state law says that if a driver is involved in an accident and knows or has reason to know that personal injury to another has occurred, the driver must stop at the scene and provide license and insurance information. Failure to do so could result in your being charged with a felony or misdemeanor. Subsequent violations are considered a Class A misdemeanor, followed by a Class E felony.

        Call an experienced NY traffic attorney now

        If you have received a ticket for leaving the scene of an accident, we provide you with knowledgeable legal advice. Contact the office of Arthur L. Pressman at (716) 984-1795 or online. For your convenience, our office is on the subway line. Even if you do not reside in greater Buffalo, we can help clients throughout New York State. We offer a free initial phone consultation seven days a week. In addition, you may pay your attorney’s fees online.

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        Client Reviews

        “Could not have asked for better help with my situation. He personally responded immediately to my initial inquiry. Was clear and upfront about the entire process and what the realistic outcome would be. Made the entire process as simple and easy as possible. Good communication. Terrific results. Very fair price. Would use his services again and highly recommend him to anyone in need of his services. Thank you very much Arthur Pressman!”
        – Adam McAllister
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