Upstate New York Traffic Tickets

Passion, Knowledge & Experience

When I was arrested and charged with two Misdemeanors, I was not only stunned but pretty scared too. I had never been arrested before and knew nothing of the process. Adam defended me with passion, non-judgment and thorough knowledge and experience of the law that I would have been utterly lost without. My record will be clean and I couldn't be happier. Myself, my family, friends and community are eternally grateful. THANK YOU, ADAM!! *****

Innocent and Facing Charges That Would Have Ruined My Life

"I had just recently graduated from law school and was awaiting my bar exam when I was charged with 3 class D felonies. Adam was incredibly invested and attentive from the beginning of my case. He greatly exceeded my expectations in how often he took the time to come visit me in jail with updates. He calmly talked my wife through the issues and helped her understand what was going on. Adam believed in me and took the case to jury trial in Monroe County Court. His courtroom performance was excellent, combined with a solid grasp of litigation procedures and law. The jury verdict was not guilty on the 3 counts. I WAS DISCHARGED AND ACQUITTED ON ALL COUNTS. Worst-case scenario I was looking at 21 years in prison, and instead today I have my life back."

Amazing lawyer

He is a very professional and well organized individual that will work with you not against you in any situation, and does his best to defend you and your rights in court. I would highly recommend P. Adam Militello for anyone in need of his services he provides. Avvo *****

Upstate New York Traffic Tickets

One of the things we help people with is traffic tickets. It might not seem terribly serious, but sometimes a traffic ticket can be a pretty big deal. This is especially true for younger drivers on their parents' insurance, or cab drivers (we have a few repeat cabbie clients) . Traffic violations are civil violations of the law - they are not a part of your criminal record. That being said, you could potentially be sentenced to up to 15 days (10 after good time) in the county jail if you run into a crazy judge or your case isn't well-managed. It has never happened to one of our clients, but we hear the stories, just like you do.

Paralegal Emma Molodetz
Paralegal Emma Molodetz is a 2019 candidate for Juris Doctor at the University at Buffalo Law School.

It never ceases to amaze me how different courts can be from county to county and town to town. Traffic tickets are handled completely differently in Batavia than they are in Geneseo, and both places are different from the way tickets are handled in Rochester.

Out in Cattaraugus County, for example, town attorneys prosecute traffic tickets. We found that out when representing a client on a recent case. So what happens when you call up the Town of New Albion and learn that there is no Town Attorney? Well, they send you to the police officer who wrote the ticket. But wait - the police officer is part time, and there is no phone at the police department... now it gets really tricky. Who do you call? Truth be told, everybody we called and talked to out in Cattaraugus County was kind and helpful. It took 13 letters and just as many phone calls, but we finally straightened things out for our client.

Out in Geneseo things are completely different. The Livingston County District Attorney handles traffic tickets, but they also have a traffic diversion program. Depending on the circumstances surrounding a ticket, some people can get a guaranteed dismissal if they pay a pretty hefty fee and take a driver improvement course. We often arrange for our clients to get the dismissal... one way or another.

Last but not least, I mentioned Rochester. In the city proper, the DMV runs a traffic violations bureau. The last time I was there they had a non-lawyer Administrative Law Judge, and he was dispensing thoroughly impartial justice. (It didn't matter who you were or what you said, you were guilty. That's about as impartial as you can get.)

If you find yourself with a traffic ticket from any small town in New York State, feel free to call us at (585) 485-0025. We can often get it reduced or dismissed (past outcomes do not guarantee future results), and we typically do it without you having to appear in court.

 

The Militello Law firm
2480 Browncroft Boulevard
Rochester, New York 14625
Phone: (585) 485-0025 Fax: (585) 286-3128