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What are the Consequences of Speeding Tickets in New York?

It is not uncommon to receive a speeding ticket at least once in your life. However, most individuals do not think to hire an attorney to help them fight these tickets. Without the assistance of an attorney, it is possible for individuals to face a wide array of potential consequences that can affect their future. Continue reading to learn more about the penalties for speeding tickets in New York and how our firm can help fight them on your behalf. Give our firm a call today to learn how we can assist you. We are here to help.

What are the consequences of receiving a speeding ticket in New York?

New York has a point system that determines the consequences of a speeding ticket relating to the speed the motorist was going at the time of the traffic violation. The following is the point system in New York State for speeding tickets:

  • Driving 1-10 miles per hour over the speed limit: A 3-point violation
  • Driving 11-20 miles per hour over the speed limit: A 4-point violation
  • Driving 21-30 miles per hour over the speed limit: A 6-point violation
  • Driving 31-40 miles per hour over the speed limit: An 8-point violation
  • Exceeding 41 miles per hour over the speed limit: An 11-point violation

Individuals may face high fines along with these points on their license. They may also see their insurance premiums have been impacted by these points. These high insurance premiums can last from months to years. If a motorist receives 11 points within an 18 months period, their license may be suspended.

Can an attorney help fight a speeding ticket?

A knowledgeable and skilled attorney with years of experience under their belt can analyze each facet of your speeding ticket situation to determine if the officer was following property protocol. If your attorney discovers that the officer did not follow proper protocol, they can work to mitigate these charges. They may even be able to fight to have them dropped altogether. Give our firm a call today to learn more about our service and how we will fight for your rights in court. Our firm understands the weight that these tickets and license points may have on your future. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation. We are here to help.


Kevin T. Conway has over 30 years of experience as a Spring Valley criminal attorney handling DUI, DWI, traffic violations, violent crimes, sex crimes, illegal gun possession, shoplifting, and juvenile crimes. Attorney Conway is also experienced in commercial law matters, zoning law, and estate planning. If you need a Rockland County criminal lawyer, contact our Spring Valley office for a free consultation.

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