Please Do Not Use A Cell Phone Or Text While Driving
For your own safety, we urge you not to use a cell phone or engage in texting and driving! Texting and driving or using a cell phone that is not hands-free in New York carries a 5-point penalty and young probationary or junior drivers can lose their license for even a single violation!
New York Has Some Of The
Toughest Laws Regarding Using A
Cell Phone or Texting While Driving
According to the research done by textinganddrivingsafetycom, texting while driving increases your likelihood of having an accident 23-fold. Using a cell phone almost triples your chances of getting into an accident. New York State has been cracking down on using a cell phone and texting while driving. Drivers received 35,072 tickets for cell phone violations and 58,529 tickets for texting while driving, for a total of 93,601 citations (note – numbers were low due to stay-at-home mandates due to COVID-19). By comparison, drivers received 180,265 such tickets in 2019 and 197,593 in 2018. The laws for using a cell phone while driving are among the toughest in the country. Additionally, they are being enforced more vigorously than in the past. Steven Ginsberg wants you to know how dangerous this is. Please use a hands-free device, or better yet, pull over. However, he also knows that good people make mistakes. If you have received a ticket for texting and driving, you face 5 points, a fine, and the possibility of having your insurance rates increase dramatically as well as a higher risk of getting your license suspended due to an accumulation of points. Call Steven Ginsberg for a confidential and free phone consult to determine your best options at 845-547-2500
Individuals Are Being Found Guilty Of
Cell Phone and Texting Violations
Even When Innocent
Steven L. Ginsberg can help
The texting law includes using any electronic device, without or without actual cell or Wi-Fi use. Police will often ticket a driver if the driver is seen merely holding the device in his/her hand. Obtaining phone or text records will not help because the law forbids any use of a portable electronic device, even an offline one. Additionally, the courts have been viewing these violations far more strictly than in the past. It is important to realize that you are likely to be found guilty in a trial even if you were actually innocent. It is Attorney Steven Ginsberg’s experience that prosecutors and judges rarely believe drivers who say that they were not actually using their phones or electronic devices.
If you have been cited for driving while using a cell phone that is not hands-free or for texting, you need to call The Law Office of Steven Ginsberg. In the past, he has been able to significantly reduce the points. Mr. Ginsberg, in some cases, has been able to get the court to accept a plea carrying 0 points.* Nevertheless, he strongly urges his clients to use a blue tooth device to speak on the cell phone and to pull over and park prior to texting.
*Past results are for informational purposes only and do not guarantee future results
How to find a traffic Lawyer who is best for you
In this short video Attorney Ginsberg will give you three tips on how to find the best traffic ticket lawyer for your needs.
My Pledge to My Clients
I have been helping clients with traffic and legal issues since 1993. The court system often seems like it is mechanical and does not care about people. It is intimidating and can be confusing to those who do not deal with it every day. The reality is that the legal system is made up of good people who are under pressure to do their jobs well in a system they cannot change. The courts get more and more work every week. The judges, prosecutors, clerks, and all personnel feel this pressure. I have made a point of getting to know the people who work in the courts, not just the judges and prosecutors. I do my best to empathize with them, deal with them respectfully and pleasantly.
Over the years, I have earned their respect and goodwill. During this time, colleagues have become prosecutors and judges. There is no direct measure of the goodwill I receive. However, my track record indicates it is accurate. The pledge I make to my clients is as follows. I will listen to your account, review the charges with you and then develop the best strategy for you. Ideally, charges would always be dismissed. The truth is that will not always happen. When it does not, I will adapt my strategy to your situation. You may need to keep points as low as possible, or you may need to keep the fines as low as possible. No matter your situation, I will always do my best to bring about the advantageous result we can. On this, you have my word
– Steven L. Ginsberg, Esq.
Five Reasons You Need
To Hire A Traffic Lawyer
- Do you have a full understanding of New York State traffic laws and how they can affect you?
- Have you built up years of goodwill, trust and positive relationships with the prosecutors, police officers, court clerks and judges?
- Do you stand to benefit from hiring someone with more than 25 years of legal experience who will plan a legal strategy that is carefully designed to handle your traffic tickets and (where appropriate) negotiate an agreement for the best outcome for your particular circumstances (fines, points, effects on insurance rates, the ability to keep your license and more).
Five Reasons Continued…
- What is your time worth? If court is canceled or your case is not heard, you might spend many more hours than you planned and still not resolve your case, let along obtain the best deal available. Schedules vary greatly – many traffic courts have sessions in the middle of a workday. Hiring a traffic lawyer will potentially save you time in that you will not have to take time off from work.
- What is it worth to turn over all of the aggravation, worry and stress to an experienced attorney and be able to relax knowing that you are in good hands and that the matter will be negotiated as favorably as possible?
Cell Phone Use & Texting While Driving A Commercial Vehicle In New York State
Here are some facts from the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles. If you are driving a commercial vehicle for a living and holding a cell phone or portable device, even if you are temporarily stopped, you are presumed to be using the device and will be ticketed. If the device requires pushing more than one button to make a call, it will not be considered hands-free and you will be ticketed. Commercial drivers not only face the stiff fines and penalties that all drivers face but the law is very specific and tough. Commercial drivers, if convicted, may face serious consequences at their jobs too. If you are a commercial driver and have received a ticket for one of these violations call Steven Ginsberg at 845-547-2500 – he can help. Attorney Ginsberg focuses his work in Rockland County as well as Orange, and throughout New York State.
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Steve Ginsberg, Esq. Is an amazing attorney. I was really impressed with his professionalism, his knowledge and responsiveness…
…a fantastic traffic lawyer who goes the extra mile for you! I received a ticket for 20+ MPH over the limit… Steve took care of everything and had my speeding ticket dismissed…
Incredibly personable and helpful. Helped me address a weird traffic ticket and gave me all the info I needed to deal with the courts. Honest and down to earth guy.
If you got a traffic ticket, Steve is the best lawyer to represent you. He got my 6 point ticket to zero! Just awesome!
Case Study – My Client Was Charged With Texting While Driving
My client came to me with a ticket for speaking on a cell phone while driving which carries 5 points in New York. I handled everything and appeared in court for the client. Although I do not promise this result in all cases, I was able to negotiate a parking on pavement violation that carries no points. The parking violation allowed the client to avoid both points and any insurance increase.* The fine which included all surcharges was $175. I strongly advised the client to get a Bluetooth device and, in the future, to pull over to the side of the road if there was ever again a need to text anyone, as a similar ticket in the near future would result in the 5-point ticket being fully enforced.
Traffic Ticket Results* Obtained By Steven L. Ginsberg, Esq
To see the range of traffic ticket results attorney Steven L Ginsberg has obtained in the traffic courts in Rockland County, Orange and New York State… click here
*Past results are for informational purposes only and do not guarantee future results
Myth – Representing Yourself Yields The Same Results As Hiring A Lawyer Experienced In Texting And Cell Ticket Matters
There are times when an individual can have a lenient judge and receive the same amount of points as if a traffic ticket lawyer represented them. However, judges in Rockland and Orange County have been extremely tough on individuals with a cell phone or texting while driving tickets and have even found innocent drivers guilty at trial! In addition to this, no citizen knows all of the judges in Rockland and Orange Counties. An experienced cell phone or texting while driving ticket attorney will listen to your situation and then focus on having the ticket thrown out. Steven has a track record that proves he can accomplish this for you*. There are cases where the judge will not agree to dismiss the ticket. If it is impossible to completely dismiss the ticket an experienced attorney like Steven Ginsberg will focus the best-negotiated solution to your specific situation that will on save you time, money, points, and hassles. In most cases you will not even have to show up in court – myth busted!
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Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, we do! You can use Zelle or most major credit cards to pay our very competitive fees.
Sorry again. We do not handle parking tickets.
That depends on many factors. In some cases, the convictions will show on your driving record in your home state. You can call Mr. Ginsberg to discuss the particulars of your case to see if it is worth fighting.
In most cases, you can simply wait until the matter has been resolved. We will then contact you and inform you of the resolution, and what fines (if any) you must pay and by what date. Of course, we recommend that while the case is pending, should you receive any communication from the court about your case, you let us know immediately.
Sorry. Our representation means that we will fight for your rights and obtain the best result we can. In some cases, that may mean a full dismissal. But in most instances, you are still going to be liable for any fines that the court imposes after we resolve your case.
Try us – you may be surprised! Our rates, which vary depending on the court, nature of the violation and other factors, are quite reasonable
You have every right to do that. But an experienced traffic lawyer can, in many cases, get you a much better result than you would get yourself. Knowledge of the relevant law and court procedure, familiarity with police officers, troopers, and prosecutors, and experience with particular judges are all important factors. A small investment now may save you a lot of money in the long term.
In New York State, a conviction of a moving violation will be reported to the Department of Motor Vehicles. They will assess points against your license which may result in a suspension or revocation of your right to drive. You may be assessed a yearly state surcharge that will need to be paid. Also, your auto insurance company may decide to substantially raise your rates. The traffic fine may be just the beginning of a long nightmare.
Yes, you can plead guilty, and you will be fined by the courts. But, if you do, it will be treated as a conviction after a full trial and receive the points assigned to the violation, any surcharges and be subject to an insurance increase.
While most traffic lawyers are competent, Steven Ginsberg goes the extra mile and applied all of his experience and good will to achieve your goals
Not in most cases. For the majority of traffic violations, your attorney will be able to appear on your behalf and dispose of the matter without you needing to take any time off of your schedule to travel to the traffic court.
For certain traffic matters, your appearance may be required. If your situation warrants this, we will explain that to you.
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Choose Steven L. Ginsberg When You Need A Cell Phone OR Texting While Driving Lawyer With Deep Experience
Save time, money, points, and hassle
Steven Ginsberg is a traffic lawyer with extensive experience dealing with the use of cell phones and texting while driving violations. He has a reputation for interacting with his clients in a friendly, helpful manner, while vigorously representing them and using everything at his disposal, including years of built-up goodwill and extensive experience to negotiate the best possible outcome to their tickets. If you drive for a living and are a truck, bus, taxi, limousine driver a cell phone or texting ticket can cause you to lose your CDL and even your job; Attorney Ginsberg can help. If you are also looking to save time, aggravation, and hassles dealing with tickets, you should speak with Attorney Steven Ginsberg one of Orange and Rockland Counties’ premier cell phone and texting while driving violations lawyers – take advantage of the free, no-obligation consultation that is offered by calling 845-547-2500