Traffic Ticket Assistance

Traffic Ticket Home


James Quinn Auricchio, Esq.

3800 Seneca Street

West Seneca, New York 14224


Traffic Ticket FAQ’s:

Why bother hiring a lawyer?

To save time and money.  About $500 bucks to be precise.  Traffic tickets are more serious than you might think:

  • New York State shares its points with almost every other state as well as Ontario and Quebec;
  • Points on your license can cause your insurance premiums to go up as much as 30% over three years;
  • New York State will issue an assessment of an additional $300 if you get 6 or more points;
  • Now more than ever employers review an applicant’s driving record before offering a job;

Can’t I handle this myself?

Yes. You can.  In fact, if you don’t hire a lawyer, you should.   You can appear in Court, meet with the Prosecutor and represent yourself before the Judge.  Our service is intended to save you money when compared to pleading guilty and time when compared to handling it yourself.  DON’T PLEAD GUILTY.  I don’t know if you will get the same results I get for my clients, but I do know that most courts don’t require my clients to come to court, and I have represented people in nearly every Court in Western New York. As a result, I am familiar with most of the Judges and Prosecutors in my area, and I’d like to think that helps.

What can you do?
For a flat fee, a former Prosecutor will work to:

  • eliminate the point;
  • reduce your fine;
  • in most cases, you’ll never step foot in Court.

What’s it gonna cost?

In most cases our fee is less than $300.

Can you guarantee that you’ll eliminate the points?

Your attorney is only a part of the process, and the decision in your case is up to the judge, who listens to the Police and Prosecutor as well as your lawyer.  While over 90% of our clients get NO points, we can’t make any guarantee.

Where do I get the information you need?

Here’s a map of your ticket so you know where to find the information we’re asking for.UTTInteractive



How many points will I get if I just plead guilty?


  • Speeding (1-10 MPH over posted limit): 3 points
  • Speeding (11-20 MPH over posted limit): 4 points
  • Speeding (21-30 MPH over posted limit): 6 points
  • Speeding (31-40 MPH over posted limit): 8 points
  • Speeding (more than 40 MPH over posted limit): 11 points
  • Reckless driving: 5 points
  • Failing to stop for a school bus: 5 points
  • Following too closely (tailgating): 4 points
  • Inadequate brakes: 4 points
  • Inadequate brakes while driving an employer’s vehicle: 2 points
  • Failing to yield right-of-way: 3 points
  • Violation involving a traffic signal, stop sign, or yield sign: 3 points
  • Railroad-crossing violation: 3 points
  • Improper passing, unsafe lane change, driving left of center, or driving in wrong direction: 3 points
  • Leaving the scene of an incident involving property damage or injury to a domestic animal: 3 points
  • Safety restraint violation involving a person under 16: 3 points
  • Texting while driving: 5 points
  • Any other moving violation: 2 points

Auricchio Law Offices of Western New York