Nassau County Traffic Tickets Lawyer

At the Law Firm of Michael A. Arbeit, P.C., we take the defense of all Traffic tickets very seriously. Although most traffic violations are not criminal in nature, the consequences of getting convicted can have long lasting effects including, but not limited to having your privileges to drive in New York State suspended and/or revoked, increased insurance premiums and/or cancellation of your auto insurance policy due to being labeled a "persistent violator", and having to pay the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles a Driver Responsibility Assessment Fee (DRA).

If you fail to appear or answer a simple non-criminal traffic ticket, it can and will result in the suspension of your driver's license or privilege to operate a motor vehicle in New York. If you are then subsequently stopped by a police officer while operating a motor vehicle, you will be arrested and charged with the criminal offense of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation which can lead to increased monetary fines, probation and a jail or prison sentence.

If you are accumulate 11 or more points within an 18 month period, your driving privileges will be suspended by the Department of Motor. Penalties for traffic violations can often be harsh, especially considering the effect they can have on insurance premiums. In fact, depending on the type of offense and your prior motor vehicle history, automobile insurance companies may raise premiums even after a first offense.

It is crucial to have an attorney represent you from the initial stage of the case. Our firm can help those charged with traffic violations avoid the expensive, time consuming and frustrating ordeal involving court appearances and fines that could have a devastating effect on your finances and driving privileges. In most instances, with non-criminal traffic offenses, we can handle you matter without you even being present.

Contact us immediately for a free consultation today. We will review your case and explain the possible consequences of the various violations. We can then proceed to represent you throughout the resolution of the matter, taking the mystery out of the process and helping you avoid conviction.  Premier Traffic Ticket Lawyer in Long Island, New York. 

What is the Driver Violation Point System and how does it work?

The Driver Violation Point System gives the New York State DMV a way to identify and take action against high risk drivers. The DMV assigns points for certain traffic violations. If you get 11 points in an 18-month period, your driver license may be suspended.

How your point total is calculated

  • you must be convicted of the traffic violation before points are added to your driving record
  • your point total is calculated based on the date of the violation, not the date of the conviction
  • the points for violations that all occurred within the last 18 months are added to calculate your point total. 2

Number of points assigned for common traffic violations



Speeding - MPH over speed limit not indicated


Speeding 1 - 10 MPH over speed limit


Speeding11 - 20 MPH over speed limit


Speeding 21 - 30 MPH over speed limit


Speeding 31 - 40 MPH over speed limit


Speeding More than 40 MPH over speed limit


Reckless driving


Failed to stop for a school bus


Inadequate brakes


Improper cell phone use


Following too closely


Passing improperly, changing lanes unsafely, driving to the left of center, driving in the wrong direction


Failed to obey a traffic signal, a stop sign, or a yield sign


Railroad crossing violation


Failed to yield the right-of-way


Passenger safety violation, including seat belt and child safety seat violations for passengers under the age of 16


Left the scene of an accident that includes property damage or the injury of a domestic animal


Other moving violations


Inadequate brakes (vehicle of an employer)


Use of portable electronic device ("texting")


Points are not assigned for the following violations

  • any bicycle violation
  • any pedestrian violation
  • any parking violation
  • any violation related to unregistered, unlicensed or uninsured operation
  • any violation related to motor vehicle inspection, vehicle weights or dimensions or vehicle equipment other than inadequate service brakes
  • any violation related to a business or the sale of goods established in the Vehicle and Traffic Law or any local law
  • a violation related to the improper use of High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes in Suffolk County, between exits 49 and 57 of the Long Island Expressway
  • any other violation not resulting from the operation of a motor vehicle

Driver Responsibility Assessment

If you receive 6 or more points on your New York State driving record in 18 months, you must pay a Driver Responsibility Assessment fee.

Out-of-state convictions

If you are convicted of a traffic violation in another state or country, points are not added to your New York State driving record, unless the violation occurred in Ontario or Quebec.

New York State has a reciprocal agreement with Quebec and Ontario. Traffic violation convictions that occur in these provinces are recorded on your New York State driver record, and the convictions have the same effect and carry the same points as convictions that occur in New York State. This can affect your driver violation point total and Driver Responsibility Assessment.

Insurance Premiums

Insurance companies have their own point systems and can increase your premiums based on your driving record. Contact your insurance company for more information.

Point and Insurance Reduction Program

If you take a DMV-approved Point and Insurance Reduction Program (PIRP) course, you can

  • reduce your driver violation point total by a maximum of 4 points
  • save 10 percent on your automobile liability and collision insurance premiums

In addition to all the Criminal Courts in Nassau County, Suffolk County, Queens County, Kings County, New York County, and The Bronx County, we regularly appear at the following Courts:

Nassau County Traffic & Parking Violations Agency- 16 Cooper Street, Hempstead, NY 11550

Suffolk County Traffic & Parking Violations Agency- 100 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge, NY 11788

Atlantic Beach Village Court- 65 The Plaza, P.O. Box 189, Atlantic Beach, NY 11509

Bayville Village Court- 34 School Street, Bayville, New York 11709

Incorporated Village of Bellerose- 50 Superior Road, Bellerose Village, New York 11001

Incorporated Village of Brookville- 18 Horse Hill Road, Brookville, New York 11545

Incorporated Village of Cedarhurst- 200 Cedarhurst Avenue, Ceadarhurst, New York 11516

Incorporated Village of Centre Island-  303 Centre Island Road, Centre Island, New York 11771

Incorporated Village of Cove Neck- P.O. Box 299, Oyster Bay, New York 11771   

East Hills Village Court- 209 Harbor Hill Road, East Hills, NY 11576

East Williston Village Court- 2 Prospect Street, East Williston, NY 11596

East Rockaway Village Court-  376 Atlantic Avenue, East Rockaway, New York 11518

Farmingdale Village Court- 361 Main Street, Farmingdale, New York 11735 

Glen Cove City Court- 13 Glen Street, Glen Cove, NY 11542

Floral Park Village Justice Court- 1 Floral Boulevard, Floral Park, NY 11002

Flower Hill Village Court- One Bonnie Heights Road, Manhasset, New York 11030 

Freeport Village Court- 40 N. Ocean Avenue, Freeport, NY 11520

Long Beach City Court- 1 West Chester Street, Long Beach, NY 11561

Garden City Village Justice Court- 351 Stewart Avenue, Garden City, New York 11530

Incorporated Village of Great Neck- 61 Baker Hill Road, Great Neck, New York 11023

Incorporated Village of Great Neck Estates-  Atwater Plaza, 4 Gateway Drive, Great Neck, New York 11021

Incorporated Village of Great Neck Plaza- ​2 Gussack Plaza, Great Neck, New York 11021    

Hempstead Village Court- 99 Nichols Court, Hempstead, NY 11550

Incorporated Village of Hewlett Bay Park- 30 Piermont Avenue, Hewlett, New York 11557

Incorporated Village of Hewlett Harbor- 449 Pepperidge Road, Hewlett Harbor, New York 11557

Incorporated Village of Hewlett Neck- 30 Piermont Avenue, Hewlett, New York 11557

Incorporated Village of Island Park- 127 Long Beach Road, Island Park, New York 11558

Incorporated Village of Kensington-  2 Nassau Drive, Great Neck, New York 11021

Incorporated Village of Kings Point- 32 Steppingstone Lane, Kings Point, New York 11024   

Incorporated Village of Lattingtown-  299 Lattingtown Road, Locust Valley, New York 11560

Incorportated Village of Laurel Hollow- 1492 Laurel Hollow Road, Laurel Hollow, New York 11791

Incorporated Village of Lawrence- 196 Central Central Avenue, Lawrence, New York 11559 

Lake Success Village Court- 15 Vanderbilt Drive, Lake Success, NY 11020

Lynbrook Village Justice Court- 1 Columbus Drive, Lynbrook, NY 11563

Malverne Village Court- 99 Church Street, Malverne, NY 11565

Incorporated Village of Manorhaven- 33 Manorhaven Boulevard, Port Washington, New York 11050

Incorporated Village of Massapequa Park- 151 Front Street, Massapequa, New York 11762

Incorporated Village of Matinecock-   P.O. Box 706, Locust Valley, New York 11560

Incorporated Village of Mill Neck- 32 Frost Mill Road, Mill Neck, New York 11765

Incorporated Village of Munsey Park- 1777 Northern Boulevard, Manhassett, New York 11030

Incorporated Village of Muttontown- One 'Raz' Tafuro Way, Muttontown, New York 11791    

Incorporated Village of New Hyde Park-   1420 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde park, New York 11040

Old Brookville Village Court-  201 McCouns Lane, Glen Head, New York 11545

Incorporated Village of Oyster Bay Cove-  25B Route 25A, Oyster Bay, New York 11771

Mineola Justice Court- 155 Washington Avenue, PO Box 167, Mineola, NY 11501

North Hills Village Court- 1 Shelter Rock Road, Roslyn, NY 11576

Old Westbury Village Court- 1 Store Hill Road, Old Westbury, NY 11568

Rockville Centre Village Court- One College place, Rockville Centre, New York 11571

Stewart Manor Village Court- 120 Covert Avenue, Stewart Manor, NY 11530

​Valley Stream Justice Court- ​123 South Central Avenue, Valley Stream, NY 11580

​Westbury Village Court- ​235 Lincoln Place, Westbury, NY 11590

Bellerose Village Court- 50 Superior Road, Bellerose, NY 11001

Bayville Village Court- 34 School Street, Bayville, NY 11709

Cedarhurst Village Court- 200 Cedarhurst Avenue, Cedarhurst, NY 11516

East Rockaway Village Court- P.O. Box 189, 376 Atlantic Avenue, East Rockaway, NY 11518

Flower Hill Village Court- 1 Bonnie Heights Road, Manhasset, NY 11030

Great Neck Estates Village Court- 4 Gateway Drive, Great Neck, NY 11021

Great Neck Plaza Village Court- P.O. Box 440, Great Neck, NY 11022

Great Neck Village Court- 61 Baker Hill Road, Great Neck, NY 11023

Island Park Village Court- 127 Long Beach Road, Island Park, NY 11558

Kensington Village Court- 2 Nassau Drive, Great Neck, NY 11021

Farmingdale Village Court- 361 Main Street, Farmingdale, NY 11735

Brookville Village Court- 2 Brookville Road, Brookville, NY 11545

Kings Point Village Court- 32 Stepping Stone Lane, Kings point, NY 11024

Lawrence Village Court- 196 Central Avenue, Lawrence, NY 11559

Manorhaven Village Court- 33 Manorhaven Boulevard, Port Washington, NY 11050

Massapequa Park Village Court- 151 Front Street, Massapequa Park, New York 11762

Muttontown Village Court- 1763 Route 106, Syosset, NY 11791

New Hyde Park Village Court- 1420 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park, NY 11040

Old Brookville Village Court- 201 McCouns Lane, Glen head, NY 11545

Plandome Village Court- 65 South Drive, Plandome, NY 11030

Roslyn Village Court- 1200 Old Northern Boulevard, Roslyn, NY 11576

Russell Gardens Village Court- 6 Tain Drive, Great Neck, NY 11021

Sea Cliff Village Court- 300 Sea Cliff Avenue, Sea Cliff, NY 11579

Islandia Village Court- 1100 Old Nichols Road, Islandia, NY 11749

Northport Village Court- 224 Main Street, Northport, NY 11768

Amityville Village Court- 16 Greene Avenue, Amityville, NY 11701

Babylon Village Court- 153 W. Main Street, Babylon, NY 11702



Based in Freeport, NY Michael A. Arbeit, P.C. serves clients throughout Nassau County, Suffolk County, Queens County, New York County, Kings County, and Bronx County New York.

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