Law Office of Patricia Scanlon

Defending Moving Violations from Lynbrook to Southampton
80 Sunrise Hwy, Valley Stream, NY 11581
(By appointment only)

Free Initial Consultation!

Gary ChinGary Chin
17:28 11 Feb 24
I highly recommend attorney Patricia Scanlon. I chose her because she specializes in traffic violations. I found her through an internet search and after communicating with her, thought she was extremely professional, courteous and knowledgeable. I could tell she loves what she is doing and it shows in the results. She got my moving violation dismissed at the first hearing and I didn’t even have to show up. Moreover, her fees were so reasonable it’s hard to see how she earns a living. I guess her track record provides a nice referral business. This is my referral – hire her because you won’t regret it. She’s a real pleasure to work with. Many thanks, Patricia!
Denneson SaphyrDenneson Saphyr
18:57 25 Jan 24
She is excellent.
Mauliq AdesanyaMauliq Adesanya
18:33 23 Jan 24
I got into unfortunate circumstances on my behalf with state troopers commuting to my university one morning which resulted in a ticket. Luckily, a close friend of mine referred me to Ms. Scanlon as he vouched for her professionalism, excellent communication with clients, and her skillset to fight for her clients in court. It’s for sure one of the best decisions I’ve made in recent times to have had faith in my friend’s words because Ms. Scanlon well exceeded my expectations and helped me so dearly in my case. I was essentially facing a 6 point speeding violation which now resulted to a mere 0 point violation with minor fees. All I had to do as the client was to explain my story and the reasoning to what led me receving a ticket; the rest was done and settled by Ms. Scanlon.
Ahsan FayyazAhsan Fayyaz
01:09 18 Jan 24
Patricia helped me with a 6-point speeding ticket. She was excellent and very professional in her communication throughout the process.She wrote a whole email to walk me through different possibilities regarding my traffic ticket which shows how much she knows her work and how much she takes her clients serious.I highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for traffic attorneys in New York
Kamil SKamil S
16:02 12 Jan 24
I recently had a fantastic experience with this ticket law firm. Their team was incredibly knowledgeable and helped me navigate my situation seamlessly. The communication was excellent, and they were able to get my ticket resolved efficiently. I highly recommend their services for anyone in need of legal assistance with traffic tickets. 5 stars!
Justin MangruJustin Mangru
15:41 10 Aug 23
Amazing attorney! Very reasonable fees. I highly recommend using Patricia’s services. Very kind, helpful, and on top of things. The best person to go to for traffic violations, etc. Again, highly recommend, you won’t be disappointed.
roshan kollipararoshan kollipara
23:15 08 Aug 23
Absolute best! Replied to my message immediately although i sent it at midnight, immediately gave the steps to follow. Quick replies, answered all my questions. Faster and cheaper and results were better than other big firms i reached out to. Whole process was extremely quick, got lower points than what i expected. 200% recommended.
Tina BlakeTina Blake
18:18 29 Jul 23
Patricia is a wonderful attorney. Cannot recommend her services enough. Her service is impeccable and we could not have been happier with the results she produced. Was very responsive and gave us great advice throughout. A++++++
James DwyerJames Dwyer
16:12 24 Jul 23
Patricia is amazing. She worked tirelessly with us to ensure we had a successful outcome to an uphill challenge. Her efforts were diligent, sincere, genuine and the results were outstanding. Better Call Patricia. Thank you, Patricia.
Shawn YarallyShawn Yarally
16:25 22 Jun 23
Great attorney! Fees are reasonable. I would use Patricia’s services everytime I’m in in a bind with any traffic tickets. Again, one of the best, if not the best traffic ticket attorney on Long Island and New York City.

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:

If you have a suspension, you need help with, you must first get a copy of your driving record and text me so that I can see why you are suspended – you can get your driving abstract online here.

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

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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?

There is a way – Read on!

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.

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