NYC Red light ticket attorney


The use of red light cameras has resulted in more than 2,000 violations being issued in New York City every day to motorists who are accused of running a red light.

Whether cited by an automated camera or an officer in person, fines start at $250 in addition to surcharges of up to $85 and Driver Responsibility Assessment Fees of $300 or more. In many cases, a driver may also face 3 points on their driver’s license, suspension of their driver’s license, and increased insurance premiums.

New York City Traffic Attorney James Medows understands the value of contesting most traffic violations, including saving time, money and possible additional consequences. While authorities count on most motorists to simply pay the fine, this is usually not the best course of action. In fact, motorists with a clean driving record stand the best chance of having a violation reduced or dismissed, while those with previous violations are best served by contesting the charges and avoiding more serious consequences.


In some cases, a red-light violation may be issued by a law enforcement officer who alleges a violation has occurred.

But the city increasingly relies upon hidden cameras to issue red light violations throughout the city. More than 500,000 red-light violations are issued in the city each year as a result of these hidden cameras. CIty leaders continue the push to install more cameras at more intersections, and to operate them 24 hours a day, claiming they are saving lives and making the streets safer.

They have also generated more than $100 million in revenue for New York City in recent years.

In some cases, the photographs do not clearly show the vehicle involved. In other cases, extenuating circumstances, such as an approaching emergency vehicle or other road hazard may prompt a motorists to move through a red or changing light in an attempt to get out of the way.

Other defenses to these tickets include:

  • Medical emergency
  • Malfunctioning vehicle
  • Obeying directions of law enforcement
  • Not your vehicle or license plate
  • Stolen or transferred license plate
  • Malfunctioning camera
  • Broken or malfunctioning traffic signal


Possible defenses to a red-light violation will depend in part on whether your citation was issued by a witnessing officer or by hidden camera. Each type of violation offers unique opportunities for defense.

James Medows is a veteran New York City traffic attorney who understands the value of contesting most traffic violations, including saving time, money and possible additional consequences, including increased insurance premiums and a suspended drivers license.

We believe a motorist is always best served by contesting these charges and, of course, when an accident occurs such charges must always be challenged to limit the associated legal liability.

Let the Law Office of James Medows 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!

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.