Traffic Ticket Lawyers for Watertown and Jefferson County NY

We represent drivers ticketed for speeding, cell phone use, aggravated unlicensed operation, passed right light, and all other traffic tickets pending in Jefferson County, NY Traffic Courts.

Protect Your Driver's License

Traffic ticket convictions will result in fines, points, increased insurance premiums, and suspension or revocation of your driving privilege. We have helped hundreds of drivers minimize the impact of traffic tickets on their lives and records.  Hire us to:

  • Reduce Points and Fines
  • Prevent Suspension and Revocation
  • Save Time and Eliminate Anxiety

Convenient Representation

We can handle most traffic infractions without your appearance in court and use fax, email, and accept credits online to help make our relationship with you as convenient as possible. 

Prompt Client Communication

We are absolutely committed to prompt and responsive client communication. Call (315) 364-1155 and you will speak with a lawyer who can help immediately and if not we return all calls and emails the day they are received and typically within the hour. 

With experience from thousands of cases, our lawyers and staff work together to ensure the most favobale outcome of your case. The firm's hard work has earned excellent reviews from our clients and we look forward to bringing you that same level of service.  

Seth M. Azria, Esq.
Mr. Azria is the managing partner and started and heads the traffic defense practice. He also handles criminal appeals. 

David C. Bruffett, Jr., Esq.
Mr. Bruffett is a partner and our primary courtroom litigator. He worked as prosecutor with two counties in NY for almost a decade where he successfully brought numerous felonies to trial. He was a civil litigator for years in a mid size insurance defense firm. Since 2012, has been a town court judge in Cicero NY.

Ralph Habib, Esq. 

Mr. Habib is a partner and has prosecuted or defended criminal cases his entire legal career. As a prosecutor for nearly a decade, he prosecuted numerous types of cases including the most serious drug felonies. For almost 20 years, he has used that experience to defend thousands of people charged with crimes all over New York State. 

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Seth Michael AzriaClients’ ChoiceAward 2016

So helpful and professional

Mr. Habib and his firm were so helpful and courteous while working on my case. He was very reassuring and any questions I had were answered quickly. This is a excellent firm to work with.

Lynette posted to Avvo
Diligently Defense - Highly Recommend

I am very pleased with the outcome of my case. I contacted Ralph Habib from the Azria & Bruffett group to represent me in my defense in connection with a speeding ticket. I had the opportunity to speak with Mr. Habib and found him to be professional and diligent in this area of law. I felt his background and experience would undoubtedly be the right choice. Shannon Liparulo the Paralegal was great at keeping me informed as to the status and sharing the outcome of the case with me. She always answered and returned my calls and emails. I honestly recommend Mr. Ralph Habib and the team from Azria & Bruffett! Thank you Mr. Habib and Shannon. From Melton S. Marie

Mel S. posted to Avvo
Google+ Review

Mr. Habib and his staff helped me handle a speeding ticket. I don't live in the area, but I didn't even have to come back to take care of things, Mr. Habib took care of it for me, at a fair cost. I am thrilled with the outcome, and I recommend highly Mr. Habib and his firm for any traffic tickets/other matters in NY. Thanks so much!

Gina DellaVecchia posted to Google+
Great Results

I had received a speeding ticket a few months ago that would have been 5 points 20 MPH over the speed limit. I had not had a speeding ticket in a very long time and I was hesitant when looking for a lawyer but I saw good reviews about Seth Azria and decided to email him with my information. I received a response within a few hours and his charges were much lower than I was expecting to pay from what I had paid in the past. His staff was very friendly and I was kept well informed as to what was going on. He was able to get it reduced to no points and a very small fine. I was very happy with the results and would recommend him to anyone looking for help with speeding ticket.

John posted to Avvo
Highly recommended

Mr. Azria did a great job handled my speeding ticket! All it took was a quick telephone call and he took care of everything. He got my charge (and fine) reduced and I did not have to appear in court. Everything was handled via telephone & email.

Mr. Azria was great to deal with and he did exactly what he promised for a very reasonable fee. I hope I don't need him again, but I strongly recommend him.

A Speeding Ticket Client posted to Avvo





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We help many drivers licensed outside New York State. Many out-of-staters call mention that, unlike their home state, the NY ticket does not state how much the fine will be, how many points the conviction will be, or any other consequences of pleading guilty. Prompted by our out-of-state clients, here are answers to 7 questions that are not answered by looking at the ticket. 1) How Many Points is My Ticket? Points attach as a matter of law for each conviction, even though you will not see any mention to them on the ticket or even in court. The most common tickets are issued for speeding...

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A traffic diversion program gives you the opportunity to have certain tickets dismissed. There are currently six counties in New York with such programs. So if you have a ticket pending in any court in Allegany, Broome, Livingston, Otsego, Tioga, or Wyoming county, this article is for you.
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This post lists the fines and consequences of convictions for the most common types of speeding tickets.
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Distracted Driving means Using a Cell Phone or Portable Electronic Device Driving distracted is dangerous and in recent years New York State has taken notice and has made the vehicle and traffic law more strict. Increased penalties for cell phone use and “texting” while driving apply to all drivers and include an increase from a 3-point to a 5-point assessment on the New York driving record for convictions for using a cell phone (NY VTL §1225c2a) or using a portable electronic device (NYC VTL §1225d). For new drivers in their probationary period, a conviction for...
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The New York Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) keeps track of NY driving records with a point system.  Many traffic violations and all speeding ticket convictions have points associated with them. Points mean fees, revocation, suspension, and can cause increases in your insurance premiums. Our goal is to protect your record from points by a securing a dismissal or negotiating a plea bargain to a reduced charge with less or no points. Depending on your driving record and the circumstances of your case, reductions to no-point, non-moving violations are often possible. ...
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Completing a defensive driving course will reduce your point total by four points for suspension purposes and will reduce your insurance premiums by 10%. This article explains exactly how this works and provides links to NY DMV approved courses.

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A Driver Responsibility Assessment is a fee imposed by the New York State DMV on drivers with certain traffic, alcohol, or drug related convictions. The DMV will mail the bill for this assessment to your home after your case has been concluded and it must be paid in addition to fines, surcharges, and other penalties from the courts. Pleading guilty to traveling 86 mph on the New York Thruway is enough to incur the assessment and it will cost you an extra $300. This extra penalty has surprised many people.





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