Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&A
- Personal Injury
- Free Consultation
- Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
- New Jersey
- New York
- Hebrew: Spoken, Written
- Spanish: Spoken, Written
- Legal Intern
- Rensselaer County Public Defender
- Law Clerk
- Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP
- Legal Intern
- Hon. Lawrence E. Kahn
- Albany Law School
- J.D. (2014) | Law
- Honors: Dean's List
- University of Maryland - Baltimore County
- B.A. (2000) | Psychology
- Honors: Golden Key National Honor Society
- Ner Israel Rabbinical College
- Bachelor of Talmudic Law (2000) | Talmud, Jewish Law
- Rising Star
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- New York and New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyers
3 Questions Answered
- Q. Is it better just to pay the ticket or contest it in court -
- A: It is usually better to fight the ticket unless it's a minor infraction without points (like a parking ticket). The only way you "get off" by the officer not showing is if the ticket is scheduled for trial and even then it's up to the judge. That might require two court appearances or more. However if the officer does show up your risk of getting convicted is significant unless you hire a skilled attorney, it's best to contact an attorney at this point for a free consult.
- Q. what if the location on deposition is wrong?
- A: If location isn’t a factor in the offense you are facing, it’s unlikely that a location error can form the basis to dismiss a ticket. You could bring this issue up at trial in order to undermine the officer's testimony; however, the biggest problem people face with location issues is their inability to prove where they actually were stopped.
- Q. If I go to trial on my speeding ticket, can they bring up previous speeding tickets I have gotten?
- A: The answer is actually yes and no. They cannot bring it up during the trial as evidence - the fact that you sped in the past has no bearing on whether you sped on this particular occasion. However, if you are found guilty at trial, the judge can (and probably will) review your driving record during the sentencing portion and can take your record into account. In fact, higher fines are provided by law in the case of repeat offenders of the same violation within an 18 month period (and an even longer period in the case of DWI).
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