NYC Failure to yield ticket attorney


Failure to yield violations occur in a number of scenarios, most commonly involving other motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians.

These violations are taken seriously by law enforcement and the courts because they often result in traffic collisions, frequently with vulnerable road users like cyclists, walkers and motorcycle or scooter riders. For the same reason, insurance companies will almost always use such violations as a reason to significantly increase insurance premiums, which they are permitted to do for a period of up to 3 years if a motorist is convicted of the violation.

In addition to fines, court costs, surcharges, and increased insurance premiums, a failure to yield violation in New York will result in the Department of Motor Vehicles assessing the driver with a 3-point violation. The accumulation of 11 points in any 18-month period, or three or more traffic convictions in any 18-month period, will result in the suspension or revocation of your driving rights.

These violations are also commonly issued after a traffic collision. Whenever a collision occurs, a motorist must always contest the charges to minimize liability in the event a lawsuit is filed.


The most common types of failure to yield violations in the city include:

  • Failure to yield to a motorist already in the intersection.
  • Failure to yield when turning left across traffic.
  • Failure to yield when making a right turn.
  • Entering a roadway from another street, private drive or parking lot.
  • Failure to yield to an emergency vehicle.
  • Failure to yield to a pedestrian or cyclist.
  • Failure to yield to an oncoming motorcycle or scooter.
  • Improperly entering or exiting a traffic circle.

Additionally, these tickets are often accompanied by another violation, which will increase fines, costs, and points on your driving license. Common violations include:

  • Failure to obey a traffic signal.
  • Failure to stop.
  • Failure to signal.
  • Improper turn.
  • Improper passing.
  • Unsafe lane change.
  • Reckless driving.


The Law Office of James Medows will show you why he is considered one of the best lawyers in New York City. When it comes to traffic and criminal law, no one can offer a more thorough example of litigation experience and dedication to your case than James Medows!

In many cases, hiring a traffic defense lawyer in New York City can save time, reduce consequences, and even save money once all costs, including increased insurance premiums, are considered. Too often, motorists with a clean driving record will simply admit wrongdoing and pay the fine, without an understanding of the total costs and penalties. That’s unfortunate, because these are typically the violations most likely to be dismissed or reduced by the court. Those who already have violations on their driving record will face stiffer fines and penalties, but these too can often be reduced or minimized by an experienced traffic defense lawyer in New York.

James Medows is a veteran traffic ticket attorney who represents clients throughout New York City, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, Staten Island and outlying areas. Contact the Law Office of James Medows at (917) 856-1247 for a confidential consultation to discuss your rights.