If you were recently traveling along the Palisades Interstate Parkway, whether on your way to work, school, or simply on a joy ride, and you were charged with a traffic violation of any sort, you need to consider your options. Though many people think it’s unnecessary to hire a lawyer for traffic offenses or DUIs, this couldn’t be farther from the truth. Please continue reading and reach out to a seasoned Palisades Interstate Parkway traffic ticket lawyer from the Law Office of E. Gregory M. Cannarozzi to learn more about the potential consequences of these offenses and how our firm can help fight them. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are some common traffic violations on the Palisades Interstate Parkway?
There are various traffic offenses a person can potentially commit while on the Palisades Interstate Parkway, but some of the most common that we see are as follows:
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Racing on the highway
- Failure to yield
- Improper U-turns
- Leaving the scene of an accident
If you are charged with any of the aforementioned, you should strongly consider hiring a lawyer who can defend you.
What happens if I’m convicted of a traffic violation or a DUI?
To start, if you’re found guilty of violating traffic laws, you’ll likely face points on your driver’s license. If you’ve already accumulated points in the past, this puts you at risk of having your driver’s license suspended. Additionally, once you have points on your driver’s license, you can also expect your insurance premiums to skyrocket, which, in effect, means you’ll be paying for your ticket for months or years to come.
Unfortunately, points on your license and a suspension aren’t the only penalties you may face. Additionally, you can expect to pay a hefty fine, and, depending on the offense, such as if you are convicted of driving while intoxicated or reckless driving, you may even face a period of incarceration. If you’re convicted of a crime, such as DUI, you will also develop a criminal record, which can make it harder for you to get a job, secure certain loans, and more.
In all, the penalties for something as simple-seeming as a speeding ticket can snowball, and you may find yourself in a much worse spot than you ever could have imagined. This is why you need an attorney who can assess the circumstances of your ticket, and, from there, devise a strategy on how to best fight it. Our firm has decades of experience representing individuals who’ve been accused of violating traffic laws on the Palisades Parkway, and we are here to put that experience to work for you. Contact the Law Office of E. Gregory M. Cannarozzi today so we can get started working on your case.