If you’ve been given a traffic ticket in White Plains, New York, and you’re not feeling right about it, you may be thinking “Do I really have to pay this?” There are obviously times where all of us would rather just pay a traffic ticket, put it behind us, and move on. On the other hand, there are times where this isn’t the right option. Often, paying a traffic ticket can be the beginning of a new saga of life problems.
These problems can include unaffordable insurance, points on a driving record, license suspension, or life-altering fines that are just not feasible at a certain point in life.
If you’ve been slammed with a traffic ticket that might end up changing your life, get in contact with Darren DeUrso, Attorney at Law, today. Darren has been protecting clients from being treated unfairly by the judicial system for decades and is ready to do the same for you.
What are my options for dealing with a traffic ticket in White Plains?
If you’ve been given a court date already, consider requesting your court date be postponed until you have consulted with a qualified attorney. Often, the police officer involved in an appeal for a traffic ticket won’t show up on the day of the trial, which means your case will be dismissed. The longer a court date is postponed, the more likely the police officer won’t remember what happened and will be less confident and less likely to show up to court. They’re also less likely to show up during the middle of summer or Christmas vacation.
If you were caught speeding, you can also inquire about whether or not a radar gun was used with your ticket. Radar guns have to be regularly maintained in a fairly specific way. If the team responsible for the gun failed to maintain it in line with industry standards, you may be able to argue that its reading was inaccurate.
Always be polite to police officers, no matter how they’re conducting themselves. Keep your hands on the steering wheel and act in a civilized, non-threatening way. Never admit to speeding, as this will always be used against you. If worst comes to worst, remember that you always have the right to remain silent.
Do you need help with your White Plains traffic ticket?
If you’ve received a traffic ticket in White Plains, New York, and you need help dealing with it to avoid life-altering consequences, get in touch with Darren DeUrso today. Darren can tell you what your legal options are, and then help you down the path towards freedom.
Darren DeUrso, Attorney at Law
188 East Post Road, Suite 300
White Plains, NY 10601
Phone: (914) 772-8614