Thursday, December 9, 2010

1175 Obstructing an Intersection for N.J. Drivers

It's been a long time since our last post, and since then we've had a lot of New Jersey drivers call in with various speeding violations in courts throughout NY state. As you know, each state has its own rules about traffic violations - how they are reported to and from each state, fines and penalties different violations carry, etc.  And many of you know that in New Jersey, getting a ticket for "obstructing an intersection" in New York state is not so bad. There are reports that a plea to this violation carries no points at all and is effectively the same as our 1201-A. Others say that New Jersey's DMV records 2 non-speed points for an 1175, essentially the equivalent of New York's 1110-A.  If any New Jersey drivers want to report in and let us know what your experience has been (whether a former client of our office or not), please let us know. (We have seen that it is a 2 point violation).

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Drive Safe Albany - Blanket Patrols Start Tonight

Thousands of speeding tickets and other citations will be given out this Labor Day weekend around the Capital District. Make sure to drive with care and obey posted laws. If you do end up in trouble, whether for a traffic violation or something more serious like a DWI charge, give us a call.  We will be taking calls all weekend as usual.

Have a safe and enjoyable Labor Day weekend.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Click It or Ticket

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You may have noticed the roadside notices while traveling in or around Albany reminding you to buckle up.  Apparently this is part of a nationwide campaign by the U.S. Department of Transportation and will be running until June 6th. A lot of money has been poured into this program and over 10,000 local police agencies are involved.  During this time you can bet New York State highway troopers and local officers will be paying extra close attention to your driving habits.  Remember to always buckle up your seat belt while driving to avoid that troublesome ticket.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has statistics saying that on any given day, 38 people are killed in a car wreck because they were not wearing their seat belt.  If you do end up with a ticket for no seat belt or any other traffic violation and need an Albany traffic lawyer, call our office at (518) 465-2211.

Stats and other information on the campaign can be found at the NHTSA website.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

55mph zone

The 55 mph zone on the major interstate highways I-87 and I-90.

People call our offices from as far away as the northernmost provinces of Canada, Florida, and California asking us questions about how the 65mph speed limit "disappears" when entering the Capital District from the north, south, east, or west and magically becomes 55 mph with little warning. The crossroads of these interstates of the New York State Thruway and the Adirondack Northway are in the town of Colonie, which I understand generates the 4th largest revenue in the state for traffic tickets. The highways are patrolled heavily by the New York State Police and, occasionally, Colonie Town Police and Albany County Sheriff's Department. Because of the State University of New York, an occasional University police officer will be writing tickets. The speeds are reduced by 10 mph as far out as Clifton Park on the north at or about exit 8, and east at or about Nassau on I-90, Rotterdam heading east on the Thruway and other locations. Watch out for the change in speed limit while driving around the Capital. If you do get stuck with a ticket and need a traffic lawyer, please call or fill out our form here on the right.

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Monday, January 18, 2010

Don't Stress Over Speeding Tickets

Everyone handles stress differently. Some people can't stop thinking about what's bothering them to the point of not being able to sleep. Others will put their problems so far out of their minds that the issue will never be addressed or resolved. Depending on your favorite method of stress management, getting a speeding ticket or a citation for some other traffic violation can be a very small bump in the road that will be resolved quickly and painlessly or a mountain of stress that will seem to grow and get more costly.

To ease the burden that comes with getting any kind of traffic ticket, call our office. Attorney Randall Kehoe offers affordable legal fees, charging only $150 for most speeding tickets so you can have an inexpensive, easy resolution. In most cases you will not have to appear in court. Please make sure to call earlier than later, but even if your court date is tomorrow or last month we can usually help.

While we do not handle New York City traffic tickets, we do cover most New York traffic courts like Albany, Colonie, Guilderland, Rotterdam, or Ravena as well as smaller upstate courts like Ballston Spa Village Court.

Our office is open most holidays and phones and emails are monitored every day. (518) 465-2211. Or you can visit our website and submit an online inquiry. Either way, the consultation is free and does not create any obligation to hire the attorney.

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Monday, January 11, 2010

Keep a Clean License Plate

Don't forget to clean off your front and rear license plates of accumulated film of salt and road spray during the winter months. The obstruction of the plate in either the front or back is sufficient probable cause for a police man to pull you over and issue a ticket for such obstruction and any other violations that may be brought to the officer's attention including but not limited to: seat belt, cell phone use, tinted windows, etc, etc, etc.