by: Mitchell Parks, Esq. 212-772-8681. We have handled thousands of traffic court trials since 1995. We cover all of New York state, Northern New Jersey and through our affiliates most everywhere else. We have defended cases involving charges alleging things like Speeding, Red lights, stop signs, Improper Turns, lane change offenses, using a cel phone or texting while operating a vehicle, failing to signal, failing to yield, dangerous driving and all manor of minor moving violations and traffic infractions. We are often in the business of assisting people who feel they were wrongly charged or their actions misunderstood. While always promoting safe driving we will help you learn safer driving and explain the rules of the road if you misunderstood, We will assist you minimizing the impact of a charge on your resources and your mobility of an error in judgment if that were the case, and help you find consideration in a system that often is oft-times unnecessarily stubborn and unsympathetic. With that in mind we also have successfully defended numerous charges of DWI, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation (suspended license charges) & Reckless Driving.
We have defended cases through multiple levels of appeal, including Special Proceedings (via Article 78) and removing mishandled or forgotten, sometimes old, cases from default judgment status so you may have your day in court.
The first step is for us to work with you and come up with a plan to get the results you need. Through our understanding of the law and your understanding of the circumstances, we will craft a path to success. We will explain the law, as it applies to the facts as you know them to be, so you can better understand how it will be received by the adjudication system and how they will perceive what occurred, and thus better present your case in a manner that it can be seen in the light most favorable to you. We will discuss evidence and witnesses including preparing you to be an effective and credible witness to present your own facts as only you know them and whether having you testify will be expected to be helpful. And we will explain the challenging of the case against you and questioning / cross examination of the officer who charged you. Our primary objective is to avoid and minimize negative notations on your driving record, avoid convictions, points & suspensions; clear suspensions where applicable, and restore and maintain driver's licenses and privileges.
Our clients include:
New (probationary) as well as seasoned drivers.
For Hire Vehicle Drivers (Yellow & Green Taxi, livery (Black Car/car service), Uber, Lyft, Via drivers, Licensees of NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission and TLCs of counties throughout the state of New York
Delivery workers & salespeople
Ride sharing service drivers, Access-a-Ride drivers (& all other MTA drivers).
Truckers (CDL holders) of all kinds & from all over the USA and Canada
We represent fleets, taxi bases, & a host of companies operating trucks and vehicles for mobile employees.
We defend holders of Class D (passenger), E (chauffeur), M (motorcycle), licenses, CDL (class A, B, or C) holders with and without special endorsements, and Article 19-A bus drivers, school bus & MTA or private bus drivers.
With regard to CDL holders we have defended persons charged before the criminal court summons parts and justice courts, TVBs, as well as registrant companies with charges under federal laws implemented in state courts. We have also defended charges before the federal DOT. We advise and defend CDL holders with with reference to the effect even minor offenses may have on the CDL privilege with regard to federal MCSIA rules concerning serious & major offenses and how that may present predicate and disqualifying offenses whether temporary or permanent.