Failing to Respond to a Traffic Ticket 

Got a DMV infraction and Failed to Respond in Time? Here is What to Do

Failed to respond to DMV TicketWhen you receive a traffic citation, you have to take action in response to the ticket. You cannot simply ignore the ticket. If you do not respond to the citation, you could face serious legal consequences.

When you respond to a traffic citation, you need to fully understand what your response means as far as your driving record going forward. You need to respond in an appropriate and strategic way to protect your continued ability to drive and to ensure that you do not find yourself facing unnecessarily high fines and auto insurance cost.

NY Traffic Firm can help you to understand your obligations for responding to a ticket. We can assist you in meeting deadlines for your response and can help you to decide on the best course of action to take to try to minimize or avoid penalties for a traffic citation.

Our New York traffic ticket lawyers have helped many motorists to protect their driving records and we can assist you in fighting a ticket or reducing the possible penalties that you face.

As soon as you receive a traffic summons, reach out to our legal team so we can assist you in the process of responding to your ticket and protecting your driver’s license.

NY Laws On Failing to Respond to a Traffic Ticket

When you receive a traffic ticket in New York, the ticket will provide instructions for responding to the citation. In general, you have 60 days to respond to a traffic citation. You will need to either pay the fine within the deadline or move forward with the legal process for fighting the ticket.

If you do not respond to the traffic ticket within the deadline, this could result in the suspension of your driver’s license. Having your license suspended is a big deal. When your license is suspended, you must stop driving. If you don’t, you could face serious criminal charges for driving without a license. This is more than just a traffic violation– it could actually land you in jail. Even if you stop driving, you will face high costs for getting your license back, in addition to extra fees and penalties tacked on to the original fine for the citation that you received.

In some cases, if you do not show up to court hearings in connection with traffic violations, you could also find that a judge has issued a bench warrant for your arrest. When there is an active bench warrant, any interaction with law enforcement could potentially lead to you being taken into custody. If a police officer stops you for any reason and runs your name, the bench warrant will show up and you could immediately be arrested.

You don’t want to put your license and your freedom at risk by not responding to a traffic ticket. You should talk with an experienced attorney to find out what response to offer and to take prompt action to respond to the citation.

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You don’t have roll over, pay the citation and be done. Over-eager traffic enforcement intermingles with errors every day. Always be ready to fight back. The odds are in your favor when you work with NY Traffic Firm.

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How Should You Respond to a Traffic Ticket?

Responding to a traffic ticket does not necessarily mean that you should just pay the fine that the citation requires of you. If you simply pay a ticket, this is considered to be an admission that you violated the rules of the road. The fine isn’t the end of the story, though.

When you admit guilt to a moving violation, this could lead to points on your license and a notation of the offense on your driving record. Too many points leads to the suspension of your license, if you earn 11 or more points in 18 months. The offense on your driving record means higher car insurance rates and disqualification from any work that requires you to have a clean driving record.

Before you pay the fine, accept all these penalties, and give up your right to fight the ticket, you should talk with New York traffic ticket lawyers. You may be able to respond in a more effective way, either by fighting the ticket or by taking steps to negotiate a deal where you admit guilt in exchange for a lesser penalty.

How a New York Traffic Attorney Can Help

Daniel Kron, Esq. of NY Traffic Firm has provided assistance to many motorists in responding to traffic tickets in smart and strategic ways. If you don’t want to just accept that you’ll face all of the penalties associated with a traffic violation, our firm will help you to fight the ticket and try to protect your driving record.

If you have already failed to respond to a ticket and the deadline has passed, and/or if you have lost your license and are facing other consequences for failure to respond to a traffic law violation, our firm can also help you with these serious legal problems. To find out more about the assistance that we an offer, give us a call today.

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