Running a Stop Sign or Red Light
Counsel from a Trusted Rockland County Traffic Ticket Attorney
Few moving violations are as common as failing to properly stop for a red light or stop sign. These can be dangerous violations, especially in dense, urban areas, but too often drivers are hit with these tickets due to factors on the road that were out of their control. No matter what the circumstance of this violation, however, it can be possible to fight these tickets and keep your driving record from moving closer to a DMV suspension.
Have you been ticketed for failing to stop at a red light or stop sign? If so, I invite you to contact my firm, the Law Office of Brian Berkowitz today. I have years of experience helping New York (and out-of-state) drivers fight against these tickets and bring the prowess and knowledge of a former prosecutor to their side. At my firm, my clients know that the facts will assertively be put forth and that their rights will be aggressively protected.
Before you pay your fine, explore your options. Contact my office today to request an initial consultation.
Common Reasons for Stop Sign and Red Light Violations
Law enforcement is rarely interested in hearing a driver's explanation as to why they may have accidentally run a red light or a stop sign. This leaves countless drivers every year with tickets they must address, fines they have to pay, and points against their license they don't deserve.
Typical causes for a stop sign or red light violation include:
- Obscured visibility of a sign
- A newly installed sign the driver did not expect
- Faded lines on the pavement
- Stopping early before the line where an officer didn't see you
- Limited vantage point for law enforcement
- Mistimed traffic lights at intersections
No matter what the circumstances of your red light or stop sign violation are, it is important that you explore your options. Failing to stop at a sign or signal is a three-point violation on your record (5 points if the stop sign was on a school bus). These points can quickly add up to 11 over an 18 month period and trigger a license suspension.
Fight to maintain your good driving record. Contact my firm today to speak with a capable Rockland County traffic ticket lawyer ready to hear your story.