Attorney Randall E. Kehoe
Attorney Randall Kehoe has been representing clients with New York state traffic tickets since 1990 and still offers some of the most affordable fees availalbe, charging flat fees that are quoted to you up front before you hire us. For a free consultation of your case, please call our office or submit an inquiry using the "Get Started Now" form provided here on our website. To best assist you, please have a copy of your ticket on hand as it contains essential information such as the specific charge and your scheduled court date that we will need in order to produce court documents. Let Mr. Kehoe help alleviate your concerns about insurance, points, and driving restrictions. Call or email to speak with a Syracuse traffic lawyer today, there is no obligation to hire.
Speeding Ticket Defense
The Syracuse city court is the busiest traffic courts in the area and among the top-ticketing courts in the state. If you or a loved-one have received a speeding ticket there, we can help. We offer affordable fees for experienced legal counsel and representation and can help you save hundreds of dollars in fines and other assessment fees. Remember that, while it is unusual, a speeding ticket conviction is punishable by time in jail. In most cases we can help you avoid pleading guilty to a speeding ticket, saving you hundreds, even thousands of dollars on your auto insurance and avoiding the expensive Driver Safety Responsibility assessment fee, minimizing any points and other applicable penalties.
Other Traffic Violations & Misdemeanors
Speeding (1180) is not the only section of state Vehicle & Traffic law and tickets are issued for various violations and misdemeanors of state and local law. Tickets are often issued to drivers for:
- Speeding (1180)
- Cell Phone
- 1144-A (Ambrose-Searles "Move Over" law)
- Use of Portable Electronic Device (texting/emailing while driving)
- Leaving the scene of an accident
- Following too closely
- Failure to yield
- Disobey traffic control device
- Unsafe passing
- Driving left of center
- Passed red light
- Stop sign
- Passed school bus
- School/work zone violations
- Log book violations
- Unregistered vehicle
- Unlicensed/aggravated unlicensed operator
- Suspended license (failure to answer/pay fine)
This list is not exhaustive and if you have questions about any other citation not listed here, we will be happy to answer your questions. To best assist you, please have a copy of your ticket and/or any other documents received from the court (Syracuse city court, East Syracuse village court, North Syracuse village court) on hand. We will also eventually need a copy of your Driving History from your local Motor Vehicle Department. Some auto insurance companes will also provide you with a copy as a courtesy. Your notarized signature will also be required on a Waiver document we will send to you. We accept payments by debit/credit card over the phone or online via Paypal, cash, money order, and check.
If your license has been suspended for Failure to Answer, Failure to Pay a Fine, or some other reason, you may have to pay a Lift Suspension Fee before we can attempt to negotiate your ticket charge in Syracuse. Please contact us to find out if the Lift Suspension fee can be included in our attorney fee for your case instead of having to pay the court directly.
Answering your ticket
New York traffic tickets usually indicate that the recipient must return the ticket in to the court with a plea of "Guilty" or "Not Guilty" within 48 hours. The left-hand, bottom section of the ticket should indicate a more specific "control date" and address of the specific court. Visit our Resources Page if you need the phone number or mailing address of a Syracuse court. Failure to answer a ticket or failure to pay a fine can result in the suspension of your license. Once suspended, a Lift Suspension Fee must be paid to the court before we can help. Contact us to find out whether it is possible to include that fee in payment to our office or if it must be paid by you to the court directly. If you have entered a plea of "Guilty" without the benefit of counsel, we may be able to petition the court to re-open your case and negotiate a lesser plea via an Error Coram Nobis.
About Syracuse, Ny
Syracuse is the name of a few places in Onondaga County including the City of Syracuse, home of the Orangemen at Syracuse University as well as the villages of East Syracuse and North Syracuse. It is named after the Mediterranean city in Sicily and is one of the most populated areas in New York state. As with any large metropolitan area, busy streets and highways with impatient motorists make for thousands of traffic tickets being issued every year.