Traffic tickets have become serious business. In response to recent changes to New York laws, Mark A. Fluery is now devoting a significant part of his practice to defending traffic infractions.

Receiving a traffic ticket and fighting it will cost you significant loss of valuable time. Without knowledge of what a good “deal” is you can receive unnecessary points on your license and pay hefty fines.

Bottom line, Mark Fluery will first save you the trouble of appearing in court. Further, he will strive to obtain the best possible outcome of your matter. If your circumstances prevent an acceptable result from occurring, Mr. Fluery will deliver the skills necessary to take the matter to trial and often prevail.

Cell phones, texting, and other new legislation such as failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, can lead to unexpected police stops. Add this. Suppose you and your significant other shared drinks at dinner and you are stopped. The best action to take is to say nothing and do not answer questions. You could be convicting yourself of some offense or crime without even knowing.

How do you do this under the obvious stress that will be placed upon you? Keep your hands on the wheel and retrieve your license and registration only after the Officer has asked you to. To all other questions, simply and politely respond, “I do not answer any questions without first talking to an attorney.” You must continue to repeat that you would like to speak to an attorney before answering any questions or taking any tests.

Your not answering questions cannot be the legal cause of an arrest. You are never required to provide evidence against yourself and your right to do so is protected by the Fifth Amendment. If you are asked to get out of the car, do so. If you are asked to complete roadside Field Sobriety Test state that you do not take a test without talking to an attorney. There is a difference between a Field Sobriety Test and a Breath Test. Generally, you should never refuse a Breath Test because New York State law states that refusal to submit to a Breath Test will result in immediate revocation of your driver license.