Vehicle and Traffic Law


DWI, DUI, Speeding, Traffic Tickets, Suspensions, Accidents, Truck Tickets

If you are charged with a speeding in New York you could be facing court fines and charges totaling hundreds of dollars. At the D’Arrigo & Cote law offices, we can help you with any vehicle and traffic law matter in New York State (including traffic tickets, truck tickets, DWIs, suspensions and automobile accidents). Depending on the circumstances of your ticket, we can often get your ticket reduced to a lesser offense, or in some cases even dismissed. No matter what service, our goal is always to make your legal problem easy and simple. We can help!

Save Points on Your License

By fighting your ticket, you hopefully can save points, minimize fines and other fees, avoid a suspension or revocation and keep your automobile insurance rates from rising. On the other hand, if you simply put a check in the mail with your traffic ticket you are pleading guilty to the offense that you are charged with. Many people fail to realize that by pleading guilty, you give up your right to a trial, automatically pay fines, take on points to your license, and pay higher insurance rates. Over time, even minor offenses can result in unforeseen consequences.

Some Traffic Tickets Can Result In An Automatic Suspension of Your License

Most traffic tickets handed out by the police are infractions, or unclassified misdemeanors carrying points and a fine. However, if you accumulate 11 points or more on your driver's license in an 18-month period you will automatically lose your driving privileges! In addition, pleading guilty to driving without insurance or being found guilty of driving without insurance in New York will automatically lead to a one (1) year revocation of your driver’s license! Before you decide to plead guilty to a traffic summons, you should be aware that pleading guilty to a simple speeding ticket might be the first step toward losing your driver's license!

Some Traffic Tickets Can Result In A Criminal Record

In New York State, there are a number of traffic offenses that are misdemeanor charges for which a conviction will result in a criminal record. For example, if you plead guilty to something as simple as driving with a suspended license (New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law §511.1(a)) you will end up with a criminal record, unless you were under the age of 19 when the offense was committed and are granted youthful offender status by the court. There are a number of other traffic offenses that are misdemeanors as well.

Do Not Plead Guilty To A Traffic Ticket Without First Consulting an Attorney!

In some courts, with certain tickets, when our office is retained prior to the first court date (the date listed on the bottom the ticket) there may be an brief opportunity to get the tickets dismissed by requesting a supporting deposition from the court/police. In some courts, the request must be made on or before to the court date listed on the bottom of the ticket. In other courts the demand must be made within 30 days of the return date listed on the ticket. If the request is made after that date, you may have missed an opportunity. Depending on the response, or lack of a response, a motion may be filed with the court seeking the outright dismissal of the tickets.

Free Consultation

Our attorneys will analyze your ticket for no charge and will explain to you what we can do for you, how long it will take, what it will cost and answer any other question you may have. We save you the time and hassle of having to appear in Court, so you do not miss time from work or home. Call us today for help at (315) 451-2383.

One Flat fee.  You will pay one flat fee for our representation and we will handle everything. From entry of a plea, rescheduling your case, conducting the trial or conference and, if necessary, delivering your fine payment. Over the years our firm is very often successful in having New York Traffic Tickets being dismissed or reduced.

SEE US FIRST!  Whether your case involves getting a misdemeanor charge reduced to a non-criminal offense, or reducing points on your license, you can count on D’Arrigo & Cote to help you achieve the best possible result. Please feel free to call us at (315) 451-2383 to discuss your ticket. There is never a charge for the consultation.

Contact Us

To arrange a confidential meeting to discuss your vehicle and Traffic Ticket needs, contact our offices by e-mail or call (315) 451-2383.



Office Location

7515 Morgan Road

Liverpool, New York 13090

Phone: (315) 451-2383

Fax: (315) 451-4106

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New York Traffic Ticket Update

Did you know that cell phone tickets for failing to use a hands free device (New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law §1225-c) and use of portable electronic device (New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law §1225-d) to send text messages or emails while driving now results in three (3) points on your license?

In addition, if you accumulate six (6) or more points on your license within an 18 month period, the New York State DMV now imposes a Driver Assessment Fee on top of any fines, surcharges and court fees the court may impose. The Driver Assessment Fee starts at $300 ($100 per year for three years) and increases thereafter.




7515 Morgan Road

Liverpool, New York 13090

Phone: (315) 451-2383

Fax: (315) 451-4106


Syracuse, Liverpool New York Law Firm

The attorneys of D'Arrigo & Cote advise clients about Divorce, Landlord/Tenant, Wills and Estates, Real Estate, Vehicle & Traffic Law, Municipal Law, Business and Contract law, Litigation, and Personal Injury matters from offices in Liverpool, New York. The firm serves the needs of individuals and businesses in the Greater Syracuse area and central New York including Onondaga County, Cayuga County, Oswego County, and Oneida County.

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