Brooklyn, NY asked in Traffic Tickets for New York

Q: Bar association

We hired a lawyer to get rid of our traffic tickets in New York. All 3 of us were guilty of the many tickets and so resolved in suspension of our drivers licenses. We didn’t know this until a police officer told us. This prevented us from continuing to drive , and almost getting arrested. We were able to pay the guilty tickets if the lawyer were to notify us about the loss of our cases. Since we didn’t know, we didn’t pay in time & ended up getting suspended. This suspension lasts on our record up to 10 years now preventing us from getting proper car insurance. It is the right of a lawyer to communicate with their client and update them. We complained to her to pay us all back, and she agreed to pay us almost everything, but not all. Can we take this to the bar ? She violated the rules of conduct that a lawyer has to communicate properly. If so, how close are our chances of getting reimbursed ? Or taking away her license. We’re not the only ones complaining.

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Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • New City, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: We would probably need more information to determine whether you have a claim or grievance. Try re-posting to the section on "legal malpractice" if there is such a forum on Justia.

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