Buffalo Driving With a Suspended License Attorney
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Serious Consequences Resulting from Driving with a Suspended License in NY
Experienced suspended license lawyer in Buffalo, NY dedicated to defending your right to drive
Driving gives you a sense of freedom. It can be devastating to have your license suspended or revoked. At the Buffalo office of Arthur L. Pressman, Attorney at Law, we help restore your driving privileges. If your driver license has been suspended or revoked, the end result is the same — you lose your privilege to drive in New York State.
What is license suspension and revocation?
Suspension is having your license taken away for a period of time before it is returned to you. You may be required to pay a suspension termination fee to get it back. Revocation is more severe. It means that your license has been voided. Revocation actually terminates your license indefinitely or for a specified amount of time. Once the revocation period is over, you must re-apply to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to obtain a new license and pay a license re-application fee. Your application may be denied if you have a bad driving record or fail to meet other DMV requirements. Driving with a suspended license is a criminal offense in New York.
Causes for a license suspension or revocation in New York
In the state of New York, your license can be suspended or revoked for a host of reasons. Some include the following:
- Accumulation of points: If your driving record accumulates 11 or more points within an 18-month period, you may face suspension by either the DMV or a judge.
- Failure to answer a traffic summons: When a traffic summons is given, failure to respond within the time limit can result in a revoked or suspended license.
- Failure to pay fines: If you refuse to pay mandatory fees, such as surcharges, suspension-termination fees or crime victim assistance program fees, your license may be suspended or revoked.
- Payment with a bad check: Submission of a bad check to the DMV is cause for suspension in New York.
- Driving while ability impaired by a drug (other than alcohol) (DWAI-Drug): This results in an automatic six-month license suspension.
- Driving while ability-impaired by alcohol (DWAI-Alcohol): This results in an automatic 90-day license suspension.
Revocation is mandatory in the following situations:
- DWAI committed within five years of any previous DWAI: Six-month revocation
- Driving while intoxicated (DWI): Six-month revocation
- Three speeding violations committed within 18 months: Six-month revocation
- Leaving the scene of a fatal or personal injury accident: Six-month revocation
- Refusal to submit to a chemical test: One-year revocation
- Conviction for uninsured operation or permitting uninsured operation: One-year revocation
Always prepared with a game plan
If your license has already been suspended or revoked, our experienced traffic attorney devises a plan that gets you back on the road as quickly as possible while tactfully addressing the points, fines, surcharges and insurance rates. Trust in Arthur Pressman. His 30 years of experience can ensure that you receive thorough legal representation.
Protecting your freedom to drive
Not having the freedom to drive can have severe consequences to your livelihood. Let us fight to protect your rights. If you or a family member needs an experienced attorney who is familiar with NY state law, contact the office of Arthur L. Pressman, Attorney at Law at (716) 984-1795 or online. Whether you live in Buffalo, Amherst, Cheektowaga, or anywhere else in New York, we can help restore your license. For your convenience, our office is on the subway line, and we offer a free initial phone consultation seven days a week. In addition, you may pay your attorney fees online.