We can help you if your ticket states that you must appear in:
Elma Town Court
Elma Town Court is in Erie County and for speeding tickets and all other traffic infractions, we will appear on your behalf and you will not have to go to court.
Why Hire a Traffic Lawyer to Fight Your Traffic Ticket?
Because if you don't "fight" your ticket, you will have a conviction and all the consequences that come with it. It is best to always minimize the impact every ticket
Filling out "Section A - Plea of Guilty" and mailing your ticket to the court is a conviction and makes you subject to all the points and fines allowed by law. Your insurance company may increase your rates or even drop coverage. The best policy, even if it is your first ticket, is to contest the charge to minimize the impact on your record.
For example, let's say your speeding ticket alleges that you drove 74 mph in a 55 mph zone. If you plead guilty, the DMV will add 4 points to your driving record and the court will impose a fine $90-$300 and a surcharge of $93. A reduction to the no-point violation of Stopping, standing, or parking outside of business or residence district would mean a fine of $0-$150 and $25 surcharge. A reduction to the no-point Equipment violation of, for example, a noisy muffler or broken light would mean a fine of between $0-$150 and a $55 surcharge. Learn more about points and fines.
For most people, the points are the primary concern and rightly so because you will be paying any increased insurance premiums long after you have forgotten about the fine. Moreover, the New York DMV will impose a Driver Responsibility Assessment on all NY drivers that accumulate 6 or more points in any 18 month period. For 6 points, the assessment is $100 per year for 3 years and for every point over 6, there is an additional charge of $25 per point.
Hire Azria & Bruffett Law Firm to Represent You
Our attorneys, including former prosecutors, have helped thousands of drivers with New York traffic tickets. With decades of experience with every aspect of your case Azria & Bruffett will deliver you the best outcoome possible. Testimonials.
Our goal, in every case, is secure the most favorable outcome possible for our clients. The most common question we get is whether we guarantee a particular outcome. Lawyers are not permitted to guarantee a result but we do guarantee that we will work hard on your behalf, be courteous, professional, and responsive to your questions and concerns.
How Your Case Proceeds
- You will not have to appear in court for traffic infractions.
- You will not have to send in a not plea to the court.
First, we inform the court that we are representing you and the court will communicate directly with our office. You do not have to contact the court and you do not have go to court and you can ignore the court date on your ticket.
Next, we conference your case with the prosecutor to negotiate a resolution, or proposed disposition, to your case. We then present the disposition to you for your consent and send the disposition to the Court.
Finally, we send you the fine notice or final disposition of your case to you for payment. From start to finish the process takes roughly 8-12 weeks. Learn more about how the typical traffic case case proceeds.