FORMER NASSAU COUNTY TRAFFIC PROSECUTOR with over 20 plus years of experience.  Luigi has been handling traffic matters since 2001.  After leaving the District Attorney’s Office, Luigi spent 8 years working as a traffic prosecutor for Nassau County.  Luigi has handled TENS OF THOUSANDS of traffic matters both as a prosecutor and as a traffic defense lawyer.  He has tried countless traffic trials and argued hundreds of written motions in traffic cases.

Luigi has had countless traffic tickets dismissed or significantly reduced WITHOUT POINTS OR INSURANCE INCREASES.  The Courts take these matters seriously and so should you.

In evaluating your case, we look at your background (DMV abstract) to determine if you have any existing points, we look at the charges you’re facing, any supporting deposition(s) that the officer may have filed against you, any incriminating statements you are alleged to have made and who the ticket issuing officer is because often experience will assist in determining that officer’s credibility.  Once we look at the factors surrounding your case, we are able to properly advise you of the strategy we will use to defend your case.

Clients should feel confident that while plea bargaining of a case is always the first strategy to resolve a matter, if clients wish to fight their cases by not pleading guilty, Luigi has the ability, expertise and experience of litigating Traffic violations as well as traffic Misdemeanor and Felony cases with a high rate of success.

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In the State of New York, a person can be charged with any number of traffic violations.  Many of these charges carry points.  In the State of New York, if you accumulate 11 or more points within an 18 month period measured by the date of the violation, you run the risk of losing your full driving privileges.  In addition, if you have a driver’s license in another state, receiving a ticket in NYS may have a negative impact on your license in your home state.

About the New York State Driver Point System

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. However, the point system is not the only way to lose your license.

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 

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.

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Why You Should Choose Us to Help You Defend Your Traffic Case

First, we have extensive experience navigating the Traffic Ticket minefield.  Luigi has handled Tens of thousands of Traffic Cases as both a prosecutor and as a Traffic Defense attorney and is a master negotiator.  He can pick apart most Traffic cases by finding mistakes that the police made during their investigation.  Also, Luigi is highly skilled at cross examining police witnesses in traffic cases.    

Second, not every lawyer who handles traffic cases is an experienced trial lawyer. Any lawyer can walk into court and plead you guilty.  The reason you hire an experienced Former Traffic Prosecutor is because if plea negotiations break down, you want someone who has intimate knowledge of how to attack Traffic cases and can successfully go to trial and win.  Trial lawyers are highly specialized in trial advocacy.  Luigi has extensive experience in Traffic trials and litigation and has won many Traffic cases for his clients.

Lastly, we give personalized attention to each of our clients.  Whenever someone is arrested and charged with a crime, it can be psychologically and emotionally devastating.   

Luigi is in constant contact with his clients and explains the legal process to them and is with you EVERY STEP OF THE WAY.  Many clients refer their family and friends to us because they not only received a great result in their case, but also because Luigi made them feel like they mattered.

If you or a loved one is in trouble, call us 24 hours a day.  We are here to fight for you.

The Law Offices of Luigi Vigliotti, P.C., serves clients in courts on Long Island, New York City and upstate New York.

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