Law Office of Patricia Scanlon
Defending Moving Violations from Lynbrook to Southampton
80 Sunrise Hwy, Valley Stream, NY 11581
(By appointment only)
I LOVE FIGHTING UNFAIR TRAFFIC TICKETS!
Free Initial Consultation!
You pay One FLAT fair Fee no matter how many times your hearing gets rescheduled. I will fight the unfair Traffic Violation System to get the best result possible!
For Moving Traffic Violations:
Anywhere in NYS: best and easiest way to assist you with an accurate quote and advice is if you text me a clear photo of your ticket or the ticket number and your 9-digit NYS license number.
For Suspension Issues:
I do not handle EZ Pass violations, payment disputes nor parking tickets, only moving violations.
DO NOT reschedule your hearings: best chance of beating a ticket is if you get it to me when you first receive it. Read my legal guides at Avvo.com
How Can I Avoid Being Pulled Over By the Police?
- Tinted Windows: The windshield and front side windows cannot block more than 30% of the light coming in. If it is more than that, you may be pulled over and given a citation. When you are purchasing a car, always be sure to ask if the tinted windows meet NYS standards.
- Obscured, Altered, or Plastic Covered License Plates: One of my clients told me that he saw a car driving in Lynbrook with a license plate that was covered with dirty plastic. It is illegal to cover your plate with any material and that includes plastic. The fine for having an obstructed license plate in Nassau County and all of New York State is between $25 and $200.
- Dirty or Trash Filled Cars: If your car looks like it just came from the garbage dump, you are inviting a car stop. Keep your vehicle clean from obstructed views. DO NOT HANG ANYTHING FROM OR AROUND YOUR REARVIEW MIRROR. It’s pretext for a traffic stop that cops justify by saying it is obstructing your view, just take them down.
- Don’t Let Pedestrians Wave You On: Never allow a pedestrian to direct you if there’s a police officer watching the intersection, as that person’s wave does not negate the offense. Be patient and let them all cross safely before proceeding and spare yourself a predictable ticket. In NYC, getting traffic tickets like this pedestrian infraction stems from the city’s crackdown on pedestrian deaths, called Vision Zero. It is New York City’s Right of Way Law that helps protect pedestrians on dangerous streets. The law makes it a misdemeanor crime when a driver fails to yield and injures a person walking in the crosswalk who has the right of way.
How Do I Know If My Teenage Son/Daughter is Following the NYS Traffic Laws?
One parent told me that one week after her 17-year-old daughter got her driver’s license, she got into a car accident on the Southern State Parkway. The reason – she was texting. Fortunately, it was only a fender bender, but what can we do as parents to ensure our children are not violating the NYS traffic laws?
The DMV has a program where you can be alerted whenever your licensed teenage driver has events to their driving record. It is called the Teen Electronic Event Notification Service (TEENS) program and it is a free program.
Being informed of these events allows a parent to take steps to deal with unsafe behaviors and to guard their child’s driving record from suspensions and revocations. It helps you to keep on top of pending violations or mitigate untoward insurance consequences for the teen driver and for the entire family.
How Do I Sign My Teen Up for the TEENS program?
There are two ways to enroll. You can go to your local DMV office when your teen is applying for his/her learner’s permit or license or you can download this Teen Electronic Event Notification Service Enrollment and Consent form. Then mail it to the address below:
NYS Department of Motor Vehicles
Bureau of Driver Training Programs
6 Empire State Plaza, Suite 327
Albany, NY 12228
Additional information on the TEENS program can be found here.