This section of my website contains a compilation of Frequently Asked Questions to best my clients, current and future. Please use this as a reference if you are curious about a certain aspect of my process as your attorney or are wondering about a law that New York state has which you may be facing.

If there are any questions you have that apply to your specific case and were not answered, please contact me at:

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Filing a speeding ticket online through the Offices of Christopher C. Shambo will save you time and money. All you have to do is provide your information, and Chris will do the rest.

To process your speeding ticket, simply enter your information in the form on our “Speeding Tickets” page, and Christopher will handle your correspondance, negotiate for you, and even go to court for you.

If you bring your ticket to court yourself, you don’t have the knowledge necessary to successfully try the case on your own. Traffic tickets may be “easy” to negotiate, but if you aren’t sure what the police officer is supposed to say, what evidence he needs to have, and the discovery you are entitled to, then you may find yourself susceptible to losing an “easy” case or paying more than you should. The Law Offices of Christopher C. Shambo make the court process simple, giving you the best chance at reducing your penalties.

In New York State, your blood alcohol concentration is used to determine whether you are still driving legally while intoxicated. If you are 21 years or older, the legal B.A.C. limit is 0.08%

Depending on the jurisdiction area in New York and the level of offense, I will end up communicating with the Police Officer who gave you the ticket, or the prosecuting attorney. In this dialogue, I will negotiate to lower the deal in order for you to receive the best possible outcome. I am willing to go to court for you, and typically this is an outcome neither party wishes to get involved in because of the time and fees. Due to this, resolution can happen quickly during negotiations.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that each year 10,000 lives are claimed by accidents related to speeding. To make things worse, 33% of all traffic deaths are because of speeding.

If you aren’t convinced of these statistics. Please visit The N.H.T.S.A website for more information.

On all moving violations in New York, there is a 70$ surcharged processing fee.

In addition, the Driver Assessment Fee is a 300$ charge to any driver who receives more than 6 points in one cycle (18 month period). The fee is an additional 75$ per each extra point above 6.

In New York State, the DMV Point Violation System cycles once every 18 months. In one cycle, a driver who receives more than 11 points on their license is liable for a suspension. Any number above 11 may result in more serious penalties.

NYS Drivers Licenses can be suspended for the following reasons:

  • Alcohol and drug violations
  • Failure to respond to a traffic ticket
  • Vehicular Homicide, assault, or criminal negligence
  • Speed Contest

For more information on Drivers License Suspensions, please visit