In New York, speeding laws are severe. If you are convicted of three speeding tickets in 18 months, your license will be suspended. An experienced attorney can contest the charges or make a plea to keep points off your record. Tilem & Associates, PC takes every speeding ticket and moving violation seriously. We assist the people of the New York City area with all kinds of traffic violations and misdemeanors.
Contact us for a free consultation with an experienced traffic ticket lawyer.What are the penalties for speeding?
You receive points on your license each time you get 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 will increase dramatically. Also, you will get a civil penalty any year you have more than 6 points. You get a $100 surcharge for three years of 6 points, and an extra $25 for each additional point.
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 Tilem and Associates, PC about your speeding ticket. We can be reached by phone at (877) 377-8666 or online by clicking here.