Traffic Violations

New York Red Light Violation Lawyer

Traffic lights serve a valuable function in controlling the flow of vehicles over city streets. It is not uncommon for drivers to mistime the amber warning light or simply drive through a red signal. If you have received a ticket for running a red light, contact our firm before paying your fine.

Don't pay that ticket! Our New York red light violation attorney understands the severity of these tickets and the possibility of serious consequences. New York's harsh penalties can include fines, points added to your driving record and even increased insurance rates.

Ticketed For Running A Red Light

Drivers can receive a red light violation ticket in two different ways. First, a police officer can witness you violating the signal and issue you a ticket on the spot, or serve the ticket to you at your home. These red light tickets are recorded on your driving record and carry points.

Second, you might receive a ticket in the mail via an intersection camera. Many New York intersections are monitored by traffic cameras that are triggered when the light turns red. A photo is taken of your license plate, and a ticket is mailed to your home address. These red light tickets do not go on your driving record and do not carry points. These tickets do not need to be served to you personally and are the responsibility of whoever registered the car.

Depending on the factors surrounding your violation, you could face a fine of approximately $400 and 3 points on your record. If you accumulate 6 points or more additional fines can apply.  Do not hesitate to contact our office to learn more about your rights and options available through the legal system.

Contact The Firm

If you have further questions regarding red light violations, do not hesitate to contact a skilled New York traffic ticket attorney. Our office can be reached by calling 800-464-8269 or by completing our online contact form. We offer free initial consultations and accept credit cards as payment for services.