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Tickets

Lee Law Firm has extensive experience handling criminal court summonses (commonly referred to as “pink tickets”), and Desk Appearance Tickets. While these tickets are given for “minor” offenses, most people are shocked to hear that many of the violations charged by these “tickets” are actually crimes punishable by jail time. This means that if not handled properly, a finding of guilt can result in a permanent criminal record.

The experienced attorneys at Lee Law Firm will fight to ensure that:

  1. These tickets do not result in a criminal record or jail time
  2. Any fines are minimized
  3. Any vehicle offenses do not give you “points” on your DMV record which can hike up your insurance premiums and result in a suspension of your license

Most of the time, our attorneys can appear in court and represent you in your absence, which means you do not need to go to court. For many clients, the ability to avoid the stress and hassle of going to court can be worth the legal fee alone. Our attorneys will not only appear on your behalf, we will make sure that the charges and fines are reduced, and in some cases even dismissed.

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TICKETS WE HANDLE

  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Open container of alcohol
  • Marijuana
  • Park after hours
  • Trespass
  • Driving without insurance and/or registration
  • TLC tickets (Taxi and Limousine Commission)
  • Reckless Driving
  • Unreasonable noise
  • Unlicensed vending
  • Littering
  • Public urination
  • FDNY tickets
  • Unlawful gambling
  • “Truck” tickets (equipment violations)
  • ECB violations (Environmental Control Board)

Desk Appearance Tickets

Pink Tickets

If I’m innocent, I don’t need to worry.

If you have been wrongfully accused, you cannot simply sit back and assume that the system will protect your rights and prove you innocent. In fact, a wrongfully accused person needs especially vigorous representation by an experienced attorney, who can contest the false or mistaken allegations made by “victims”, witnesses and police officers. A good attorney not only knows the law, but has strong investigative skills necessary to obtain key evidence such as surveillance videos, witness statements and Metrocard records, which can sometimes be impossible to get unless they are retrieved right away. A good attorney also knows how to fight the case on the “law”, such as arguing that someone has been overcharged with Assault in the 1st Degree, when the appropriate charge is Assault in the 3rd Degree.

If I’m guilty, what can my lawyer do for me?

An attorney has the duty to strongly represent his client regardless of his or her guilt. There are many ways that an attorney can help his client even though he is “guilty”. For example, he can argue that the police obtained a confession or other evidence through illegal means, and get it thrown out. He can negotiate a plea bargain which would not leave criminal record or significantly reduce jail time. If a plea bargain is unacceptable, an attorney can tell his client his chances of success or failure at trial, so that the client can make an informed decision. And in the worst case scenario of incarceration, an attorney can present all available options for early release.

Can you guarantee a result?

Any criminal defense who promises that he or she can guarantee a dismissal is simply not trustworthy. No two cases are exactly alike, and the end result will depend on many factors such as the strength of the prosecution’s evidence, the willingness of complaining witnesses to cooperate, and the particular prosecutor or judge that is assigned to the case. A good attorney will never guarantee a result. Instead, a good attorney is able to tell the client that based on his experience on similar cases, certain results are likely. At Lee Law Firm, we strongly believe that honesty with the client about the range of possible outcomes at the outset of the case is not only the ethically right thing to do, it is the absolute key to building trust with the client.

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