Have you received a traffic ticket that is returnable to the Suffolk County Traffic & Parking Violations Agency (SCTPVA)? If so, contact the Law Office of David Galison, P.C. today. We are experienced attorneys who will fight to prevent points from appearing on your driving record.
If you plead guilty to or are convicted after trial of a moving violation it will most likely result in points being assessed against your driver record. If you receive six or more points on your driver record within an 18-month period it will trigger a driver responsibility assessment fee by the Department of Motor Vehicles. The fee is $100 a year for three years, for a total of $300. There is an additional $25 assessed each year for three years for each point you receive over six points. If you accumulate more than ten points on your driver record within an 18-month period it may result in the suspension of your driving privileges. Points on your driver record may also result in an increase in your auto insurance premium.
Given the potential consequences associated with a moving violation it is important to hire a knowledgeable attorney to fight the ticket on your behalf. SCTPVA is known for being one of the toughest courts on Long Island when it comes to plea bargains. When making an offer on your case the court looks at your driver record to see if you have any recent moving violation convictions. The court will normally do a three to four year look back. Additionally, the court takes into consideration ANY tickets you received within the past three to four years and holds such tickets against you when plea bargaining, regardless of whether those prior tickets were reduced to nonmoving violations. SCTPVA is the only court that we know of that has adopted such a practice.
Call us today at 516-242-4477 for a Free Consultation. When you call we will inform you of the number of points you are charged with. In light of the stringent plea bargain guidelines at SCTPVA we will also ask you questions regarding your driving record and inquire about any tickets that you may received within the past few years regardless of whether they were pled down to no point non moving violations. It is important that we have a full understanding of your driving history so that we can let you properly inform you of the anticipated outcome of your ticket at the SCTPVA. Following the phone call we will email you an authorization to sign that gives us permission to go to court on your behalf to handle the ticket without your presence being necessary. Your appearance will only be required in court if the case is scheduled for trial.
The Suffolk County Traffic & Parking Violations Agency is located in the H. Lee Dennison Building located at 100 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge, NY. SCTPVA was created in 2013. It adjudicates parking summons, red light camera citations and moving violations in the five western towns of Suffolk County. The court is open Monday through Friday. The Morning Session is from 9:00 am – 10:30 am. The Afternoon Session is from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm. There is no admittance into the court for the Morning Session after 10:30 am or for the Afternoon Session after 3:00 pm.