Speeding Tickets in New York State
You’re driving along the highway, minding your own business when all of a sudden a State Trooper pulls up behind you with lights flashing. You pull over, speak respectfully with the officer, but get stuck with a speeding ticket anyway.
Now you’re facing driver’s license points, harsh fines, and steep auto insurance increases. So what are your options?
Ignore Your Ticket
Don’t do this! Ignoring your ticket can mean increased fines and penalties and even a driver’s license suspension and a bench warrant for your arrest. Even if you’re an out-of-state driver, these fines will continue to follow you, a license suspension can transfer back to your home state, and if you ever get pulled over in New York again, you may be arrested.
Pleading guilty opens you to the maximum fines and penalties associated with your ticket. Even if you may have been speeding, it’s the state’s burden to prove it—don’t just hand over your money without a fight.
Fight Your Ticket
Hiring a traffic ticket attorney to fight your speeding ticket is the best thing you can do. An experienced attorney can get your charges reduced or even eliminated, saving you thousands of dollars in fines and auto insurance increases.
If you’d like a free consultation, call The Rosenblum Law Firm now at 866-309-3189.
New York Speeding Ticket Penalties
|1-10 miles per hour over the speed limit:||3 points, $243 maximum fine|
|11-20 miles per hour over the speed limit:||4 points, $393 maximum fine|
|21-30 miles per hour over the speed limit:||6 points, $393 maximum fine, PLUS a $300 Driver
|31-40 miles per hour over the speed limit:||8 points, $693 maximum fine, PLUS a $450 Driver
|41+ miles per hour over the speed limit:||11 points, $693 maximum fine, PLUS a $675 Driver
Responsibility Assessment and a mandatory license suspension.
*Fines are doubled for work zone or school zone speeding tickets.
The Driver Responsibility Assessment is an additional fine charged to you when you reach 6 points against your license in New York. At 6 points you will be fined $100 each year for 3 years. Each point that you get over 6 points is an additional $25 per year for 3 years.
A speeding ticket can raise your auto insurance rates by 25% or more.