Speeding ticket in a school zone

Many times, clients will contact me after receiving a ticket for speeding in a school zone in New York, and wanting to know what the fine schedule was. First of all, it’s important to recognize that a person caught with speeding in a school zone, on a school day, during school hours, the fines automatically double. These tickets can be remarkably serious, and generally, judges take them very serious as well because they are considered to be a public hazard and a danger to the students.

The maximum fine can be more than $1,500, and the court is required to impose a mandatory surcharge of between $88 and $93, depending on which court it occurs in. In addition, the points can be steep. It’s very important, if you receive a ticket for speeding in a school zone, that you speak to an attorney familiar with speeding tickets in New York who can advise you about the best way to proceed. An experienced attorney can assist you in trying to lower your charges and lessen the consequences you may face.

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. If you need a Rockland County criminal lawyer, contact our Spring Valley office for a free consultation.