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Unraveling Traffic Ticket Myths

Posted by Terri B. Kalker | Jul 11, 2024 | 0 Comments

Traffic tickets are common, yet numerous myths surround them, leading to misconceptions and misguided actions by drivers. Let's debunk some of these myths: 1. Myth: Driving a few miles over the limit won't get you a ticket.   Fact: Even minor speeding is a violation, and officers can ticket you ...

Navigating the Legal Consequences of Reckless Driving in New York

Posted by Terri B. Kalker | Feb 20, 2024 | 0 Comments

Reckless driving in New York is not just a minor oversight; it's a serious offense with far-reaching consequences that extend well beyond the moment of infraction. This guide aims to dissect the layers of legal repercussions facing those charged with reckless driving in the Empire State, emphasizing the importance of adhering to traffic laws for the safety of all road users.

Exploring the Apple Vision Pro and Driving

Posted by Terri B. Kalker | Feb 11, 2024 | 0 Comments

Embark on a journey with the Apple Vision Pro, Apple's latest marvel that redefines your digital workspace into an "infinite canvas". This device seamlessly blends your digital and physical worlds, enabling you to interact with your favorite apps in a revolutionary way. But, as you step into this new era, there's a twist: navigating the legalities of using it while driving in New York poses a unique challenge. While it's designed to be worn, not held, driving with it could still be considered reckless or dangerous, risking fines, points on your license, or worse. Embrace the groundbreaking technology but also understand the importance of navigating it responsibly. Dive into the future with Apple Vision Pro, but tread carefully when it comes to the rules of the road.

A Comprehensive Guide To New York's Points System

Posted by Terri B. Kalker | Feb 05, 2024 | 0 Comments

This comprehensive guide delves into New York's Driver's License Points System, explaining how points are assigned for various violations. It explores the consequences of accumulating points, including insurance premiums and Driver Responsibility Assessments. The article also discusses strategies for reducing or contesting points, highlighting defensive driving courses and legal options. Additionally, it clarifies which violations do not result in points being assigned, providing a thorough understanding of the system's intricacies. Whether you're a seasoned driver or a newcomer to New York's roadways, this article sheds light on the vital aspects of the state's point system.

Reckless Driving In New York

Posted by Terri B. Kalker | Jan 09, 2024 | 0 Comments

In New York, reckless driving charges carry significant legal consequences, including hefty fines, possible jail time, and points on your driving record, which can lead to increased insurance premiums and potential license suspension. A conviction can also leave a lasting mark on your criminal record, affecting future opportunities. Navigating these charges requires a thorough understanding of the law, and crafting a strong defense strategy is essential for mitigating the impact.

Navigating New York's DMV Point System: Significant Changes Ahead

Posted by Terri B. Kalker | Oct 10, 2023 | 0 Comments

Hey New York drivers, big changes are on the horizon! The DMV is rethinking its point system, aiming for safer roads. Remember when cell phone violations were zero points? Now it's 5, and other penalties are set to spike. Imagine a whopping 14 points for a DWI conviction! Governor Hochul is leading this charge, emphasizing safety for all road users. Want a say? You have until November 6th to voice your thoughts!

Surprising Traffic Laws From Around the World

Posted by Terri B. Kalker | Sep 27, 2023 | 0 Comments

Navigating global roads? Be ready for some eyebrow-raising pit stops! From Sweden's relentless headlight hours to Russia's disdain for muddy motors, and from Denmark's under-car inspections (checking for unexpected nappers, no less) to Singapore's strict anti-littering stance—there's a world of quirky traffic laws awaiting the unsuspecting traveler. As the old saying goes, "When in Rome, do as the Romans do," but on the roads, sometimes it's more like, "When in Manila, check your license plate's last digit!" Need guidance on these whimsical byways? Your Attorney Firm is always geared up to steer you right. Safe, insightful, and (often) shoe-wearing travels!

NYC: Vision Zero or Mere Illusion? Breaking Down NYC's New Traffic Initiative

Posted by Terri B. Kalker | Sep 21, 2023 | 0 Comments

Dive into NYC's latest traffic initiative that's causing quite the stir! With the Department of Transportation unveiling the Dangerous Vehicle Abatement Program, drivers might feel they're under a magnifying glass. From seizing vehicles to the pitfalls of camera-based evidence, discover why some believe this program might be more of an illusion than a true vision for safety. Navigate the debate on surveillance, accountability, and whether NYC is truly promoting safer streets or just seeking another revenue stream. Buckle up and join the discussion!

Behind the Wheel Intoxicated: A Deep Dive into DWI

Posted by Terri B. Kalker | Sep 13, 2023 | 0 Comments

Driving under the influence, whether it's called DWI, OVI, or DUI, is a hot-button topic in NYC. Every day, ordinary New Yorkers find themselves facing these charges, plunging them into a web of legal complexities. Did you know refusing a breathalyzer can lead to more trouble than you might anticipate, or that there are specific on-the-spot tests to determine your sobriety? Facing a DWI is daunting, but understanding the system and your rights is half the battle. If you ever find yourself in this situation, remember, the right legal counsel can be a game-changer. Dive into the intricate world of NYC's intoxicated driving laws with us!


Posted by Terri B. Kalker | Feb 07, 2022 | 0 Comments

Upon conviction of any traffic violation in the 5 boroughs of NYC: Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island and the Bronx, points assessed are automatically added to your driver's abstract. How many points and how long they stay are 2 issues addressed in earlier blogs. Once they are on, the onl...


Posted by Terri B. Kalker | Dec 03, 2021 | 0 Comments

PART 1: DMV  One of the most frequently asked questions in my office relates to how to figure out points associated with a traffic violation. It is quite easy to assess a specific violation‘s point value by comparing the code on the summons with charts available on this site or on many DMV sites....

Some F.A.Q. Related To Speed & Or Speeding Tickets

Posted by Terri B. Kalker | Jan 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

1. Is there a minimum threshold below which an officer will not write a ticket? The old rule of thumb was a Police Officer would give someone 8 miles over the limit before deciding to stop an offender. Lately within New York City, I have seen speeds of less than this being ticketed. That being ...

TOTO …. You’re Not In Kansas Anymore

Posted by Terri B. Kalker | Jan 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

One need only take a short drive around the neighborhood to notice the recent additions of pavement markings along our street. Each one is meant to restrict or prohibit specific movements or limit access to certain types only. While one may disagree with the placement and effectiveness of these (...

Emergency Vehicles: HOW ARE THEY SPECIAL?

Posted by Terri B. Kalker | Jan 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

We have all experienced a time when we are about to enter an intersection on a green light and we hear sirens blaring in the distance. No one wants to be T-boned by an ambulance or police car so natural inclination is to check your surroundings and assess what maneuvers need to be made. In realit...

What Does It Mean To Disobey A Traffic Control Device?

Posted by Terri B. Kalker | Dec 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Say you have just been pulled over by a police officer. After that uncomfortable feeling wears off from being pulled over, you look at the ticket and see that you have “Disobeyed a Traffic Control Device,” or violated Section 1110(a) of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law. Now the questi...

Should I Fight My Speeding Ticket In New York?

Posted by Terri B. Kalker | Dec 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

You should always fight your speeding ticket in the State of New York. By not doing so, you are guaranteeing a guilty verdict and must deal with the consequences without even putting up a fight. Depending on how many miles per hour over the speed limit you are traveling when you get pulled over w...

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