Practice Areas

Why You Need Shapiro & Shapiro

Our extensive litigation experience and specialization in traffic-related offenses can make all the difference when your license is on the line. In addition to trying over 100,000 traffic violations, we have represented countless clients in criminal cases, including DWI’s, reckless driving, and leaving the scene of an accident.

The consequences of criminal and traffic violations are not always obvious. The outcome may result in points on your license, suspension, revocation, driver assessment fees, and insurance surcharges. Criminal cases may result in fines, community service, probation, parole, or incarceration. When the stakes are high, count on us to help you achieve the best possible result.

What We Do Best

Legal Practice Areas

Traffic Violations

Whether you’re caught speeding, using a cellphone, or running a red light, we are your best defense.

Criminal Violations

For more serious traffic related matters, such as DWI’s or driving with a suspended license, there are measures we can take to dismiss or reduce charges and lessen your fines.

Administrative Violations

We can attend administrative hearings on your behalf and negotiate a best case scenario for you.

Traffic Violations

In New York, traffic violations occur when drivers violate laws that regulate the safe operation of motor vehicles. These violations can have serious consequences for motorists. Failing to answer a summons, missing a court date, pleading guilty, and convictions after trial can lead to points, fines, driver assessment fees, suspensions or revocations, and increased insurance costs. The right lawyer can make a big difference.

Examples

Speeding, running a red light, failing to yield to a pedestrian or vehicle, and using an electronic device while operating a motor vehicle.

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Criminal Violations

In New York, a criminal violation or offense is conduct that violates the law or is forbidden by statute and can result in arrest, jail time and a criminal record. Crimes are classified into three main categories, depending on severity. Criminal violations and misdemeanors are the least serious and felonies are the most. Convictions on any of these can seriously impact your license, your job and your future. As former prosecutors, Shapiro & Shapiro have the experience and knowledge to mount an aggressive defense and to get you the best outcome.

Examples

DWI, driving with a suspended license or registration, or leaving the scene of an accident.

Administrative Violations

In New York, an administrative violation is an act or omission that violates an order of an administrative agency. These laws are regulatory and cover many different areas. Administrative code violations can be punished by fines or sanctions. As with any other violation, they are best handled with a professional by your side.

Examples

Traffic accidents involving pedestrians, sanitation violations, licensing violations, environmental protection violations and health code violations.

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