Category: Traffic Tickets

  • Should you go to court for traffic tickets?

    Whether you run a red light or get pulled over for speeding, it’s an unpleasant experience to get a traffic ticket and have to pay the fines. Although most people don’t fight traffic tickets, it doesn’t mean you deserved to get the traffic violation. You have the right to go to court for a traffic…

  • Are drug breath tests used by police?

    With DUI arrests, the police could use a breath test when pulling over New York drivers. Tests used by the police detect alcohol, but what about drugs? A new breath test intended to detects drugs exist, but law enforcement can’t rely on it yet. A new breath test device arrives Designers in Sweden developed a…

  • How to decide if you should fight a traffic ticket

    Before fighting a traffic violation in Amherst, New York, whatever you do, do not immediately pay the ticket because that is a direct admission of guilt, according to the courts. You should do some research into if you can attend a traffic school, as this can reduce the cost of the traffic violation, or get…

  • The options after receiving a traffic ticket

    Many New York residents take a misdemeanor or felony criminal charge seriously. However, when it comes to getting a traffic ticket, most people shrug them off and pay them just to move on with their lives. The problem is that could end up being a mistake since receiving enough points on a driver’s license within…

  • Keep traffic tickets from adding points to your driver’s license

    Like other states, having a driver’s license is considered a privilege by the state of New York. A driver makes certain agreements with the state when getting one, the least of which is following all the rules of the road. Failing to do so could result in traffic tickets, and points are added to a…

  • Traffic tickets could cost more than fines and points

    Most people here in Amherst and elsewhere tend not to follow the rules of the road all the time. Some people speed, some roll through stop signs and some push the limit when it comes to getting through yellow lights. When police officers witness these actions, they often result in traffic tickets. If not taken…

  • A driver may not need to pay a speeding ticket

    Like everywhere else, police officers here in Amherst are tasked with protecting and serving the public. While it may seem like more of an annoyance, handing out tickets for traffic violations is part of that duty since it helps keep the roads safe. Even so, there are times when violating traffic laws such as speeding do…

  • Why it’s important to pay attention to that traffic ticket

    When Amherst residents receive a New York driver’s license, they may quickly review the points system for the state. Failing to closely scrutinize these rules could end up being a mistake. Drivers who receive traffic tickets for what they consider minor infractions could end up receiving word that their licenses are suspended, and they may…

  • Reckless driving is a serious traffic offense

    Few people here in Amherst or elsewhere always honor the rules of the road. Police write tickets for speeding, failing to yield the right of way and other offenses that qualify as infractions and ordinarily do not reach the level of criminal charges. However, one traffic offense, reckless driving, could result in a misdemeanor charge,…

  • Don’t make the mistake of not taking traffic tickets seriously

    Many people here in Amherst and elsewhere do not consider speeding, running a stop sign or some other driving violation as serious infractions. After all, you probably will not end up in the back of a police car for most traffic tickets, so they may not seem that serious. The problem with this theory is…