NYC Stop sign ticket attorney


Stop-sign violations and failure to stop citations are among the most common and subjective tickets issued by law enforcement.

In many cases, what is alleged is that an officer is accusing a motorist of failure to come to a complete stop. This means the officer did not see your car lose all forward momentum. However, as far as your insurance company or the court is concerned, it makes no difference: The violation is the same as if you had blown through the intersection at driving speed.

New York City Traffic Attorney James Medows understands the value of contesting most traffic violations, including saving time, money and possible additional consequences. Those with repeat violations may face driver’s license suspension through the New York Department of Motor Vehicles.

Auto insurance companies may also use violations to raise your insurance premiums for a period of 3 years. Conviction of a stop sign violation will add 3 points to your driving record. In addition to points suspensions, a driver who accumulates more than 3 violations in any 18-month period may also face suspension of their driving rights.


Motorists are often surprised to learn that contesting a traffic violation in New York City can end up being cheaper than paying the ticket and attempting to put the violation in the rear view mirror. In addition to fines, surcharges, court costs and increased insurance premiums, a motorist may be forced to miss work and may be subjected to enhanced fines and penalties for future violations.

In most cases, a New York City traffic attorney can appear in court on your behalf, alleviating the need and hassle of appearing in court on your own behalf. Drivers without previous violations on their record may be interested to know that a first violation is often the easiest to get dismissed or reduced, while those with previous violations should know that enhanced fines and penalties, including the possible suspension of your driver’s license, and the near-certainty of significant increases in insurance premiums, always make contesting such charges the best course of action.

In cases where an accident occurs, it is vital to contest the violation in court to limit the associated liability in the event a lawsuit for damages is filed against you.


More than many other types of driving infractions, stop-sign violations are often subjective, and offer a number of avenues for defense, depending on the particular facts and circumstances of your case. That can make contesting these charges well worth your while, especially when considering the fact that they are taken very seriously by insurance companies because such violations are considered among those most likely to result in a traffic collision.

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.