Hello everybody… This month, I want to talk about the most common ticket issued by police in New York State (including the NYPD): Vehicle and Traffic Law (VTL) section 1110A. The VTL is the section of New York State statutes that contains the rules of the road for motorists and section 1110A of same is the most frequently written summons in NYS.
Section 1110A announces that it is a traffic violation to disobey a traffic device. What is a traffic device? It’s any sign or pavement marking.
As you are aware, New York City is full of traffic signs and pavement markings and as you are on the road many hours a day, it is probable that at some point in your career driving a yellow cab or FHV you will receive such a ticket.
A conviction in traffic court will result in a monetary fine as well as 2 points on your NYS driving record. It is imperative to fight any 1110A ticket you receive from a qualified lawyer who has experience doing so because points add up quickly and your TLC and/or DMV driving privilege is at stake.
At the time of the traffic stop for an 1110A ticket, after the police officer has left the scene, write down some notes that might be useful in defending yourself in court, such as the location of the sign and its condition, etc.
A qualified traffic ticket attorney like myself welcomes the opportunity to speak to you about your traffic stop and will charge you a reasonable fee to represent you in traffic court in NYS or New York City. Since you are a professional driver, it is in your best interest to have a lawyer represent you in traffic court to protect your livelihood.
Thank you for reading my article. Until next month and always, be well