In New York, speeding laws are severe and New York Speeding tickets can get expensive. If you are convicted of three speeding tickets in 18 months, your license will be suspended or revoked and one 11 point speeding ticket for more than 40 miles over the speed limit will also result in a suspension or revocation.
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An experienced attorney can fight the speeding charges or negotiate a plea bargain to keep points off your record. Tilem & Associates, PC has an unparalleled record in obtaining exceptional results for our clients and our lawyers take every speeding ticket and moving violation seriously. We assist the motorists of the Westchester and New York City areas with every kind of traffic violation, speeding ticket and misdemeanor traffic offense.
Contact us for a free consultation with an experienced traffic and speeding ticket lawyer in the White Plains area.What are the Penalties for Speeding?
You receive points on your license each time you get convicted on a speeding ticket. If you get enough points, your driver’s license will be suspended. Even if you do not get enough points for a suspension, your insurance rates can increase dramatically. Also, you will get a civil penalty called the Driver Responsibility Assessment any year that you have 6 points or more on your drivers license. You get a $300 surcharge for the first 6 points, and an extra $75 for each additional point over the six points. The surcharge is payable over three years but failure to make a payment will result in a suspension of your driver’s license or your privilege to operate a motor vehicle in New York.
The surcharges apply even to out-of-state drivers. Often people from Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, or other states will pay a fine for a speeding ticket, go home, and then find a notice about the surcharge. They may throw it away, thinking it must be a mistake. Their license to drive in New York will then be suspended, and they could easily get pulled over again and charged with a very serious crime.
- Speeding MPH not specified: 3 points
- Speeding MPH over posted limit (1 to 10): 3 points
- Speeding MPH over posted limit (11 to 20): 4 points
- Speeding MPH over posted limit (21 to 30): 6 points
- Speeding MPH over posted limit (31 to 40): 8 points
- Speeding MPH over posted limit (40+): 11 points
If you plead "not guilty" to your ticket, our White Plains traffic ticket attorneys will have many ways to challenge the speeding ticket. For instance, we can peruse the records that the police must keep about the calibration of radar or laser guns. If we find inconsistencies, we can get the speeding ticket thrown out. We can also negotiate a plea that can make sure points are not put on your record.
Schedule a free consultation with a traffic ticket attorney at the White Plains firm of Tilem and Associates, PC about your speeding ticket. We can be reached by phone at 877-377-8666 or online by clicking here.