Your Rights in Court
When you see the flashing lights on the top of the cop car in your rearview mirror, it’s not unusual to feel frightened. When you are ticketed for speeding or another moving violation, you may very well think you have no choice but to pay the ticket and move on. Even if you receive a traffic violation that requires a court appearance, many people believe that they will be found guilty no matter what. If that’s the case, why pay a lawyer? Right? Wrong! On all three counts.
If you pay the ticket, it’s the equivalent to pleading guilty. You pay the fines. You get the points on your license. If those points put you over the 11 point mark, you will have your license suspended. Additionally, your insurance company will be notified and your rates are likely to go up.
However, if you hire a savvy Rockland County, NY traffic violations lawyer, you may be able to avoid most – if not all – of those consequences. Jonathan D. Katz, Esq. has been fighting traffic tickets in courts throughout Upstate New York, including Rockland County, for decades.
He believes that everyone can make a mistake – even a police officer. That’s why he will fight your ticket by negotiating with the prosecutor and judge in the town where you received the ticket. He will attempt to get all tickets merged into one violation to save you points and fines. He will also try to get your charges dismissed or downgraded. When none of that is possible, Mr. Katz will fight your ticket in municipal traffic court.
Therefore, do not pay the ticket and plead guilty. Never ignore a ticket issued by a New York police officer. And, do not give up your day in a Rockland County Court.Aggressive Traffic Ticket Lawyer Explains Your Rights in Rockland County, New York
Regardless of the circumstances of any charges, whether municipal, traffic or criminal, you have rights.
- The first, and perhaps most important, is that you have the right to hire a knowledgeable New York lawyer to defend you. When your driving privileges, checkbook and even your freedom are on the line, choose a traffic violations attorney who will fight tirelessly for you. Mr. Katz has been working in and around the Rockland County municipal courts for more than 30 years. He knows the prosecutors and the judges. He knows who is willing to make a deal and what information they need to negotiate willingly. When you hire Mr. Katz to represent you, you are going to save time and money.
- People think they don’t have the right to defend themselves in traffic court. After all, the cop gave you a ticket. However, Mr. Katz knows police officers make mistakes. Not everything is exactly as it appears and evidence can be pulled apart and discredited.
- Remember, here is another major right that you have. You have the right to be considered innocent until you are proven guilty. They may have evidence against you but Mr. Katz will fight for your rights and will mount a defense that may very well convince the judge to dismiss your charges.
In a confidential Jonathan D. Katz, Esq. will ask you questions and get an understanding of what happened before, during and after you were ticketed. If you retain him, he will immediately review reports and any videos of the traffic stop. He will fight hard for you. His ultimate objective will be to get your ticket dismissed entirely. When that is not possible, he will fight to get the charges downgraded to non-moving violations (no points!).
When you are facing DWI, speeding, reckless driving, distracted driving (cell phone) or any other traffic ticket in Rockland County, NY, contact Mr. Katz to schedule a consultation. He will fight for your driving privileges throughout your case.