What are the Consequences of a Speeding Ticket in New York State?

This Labor Day, there will be more cars on the road than essentially any other time of the year. Unfortunately, this means that there will also be more distracted, aggressive, and possibly intoxicated drivers than normal as well. However, you can do your part to contribute to a safer, calmer road by simply obeying the law. We are all busy and in a rush, though it is important we consider others when on the road. When people speed, others can be seriously injured as a result. Do not let yourself be behind the wheel when another motorist is injured. One of the primary causes of car accidents is, unsurprisingly, speeding. While everybody knows it’s wrong to speed, however, many people still do so. If you have been charged with a speeding ticket, you are most likely hoping to fight it. Here are some of the questions you may have regarding your legal options moving forward:

What are the penalties for a speeding ticket in New York?

New York State has a point system in place, which means the severity of speeding tickets issued corresponds with the speed the motorist was going at the time of the traffic violation. If you received a speeding ticket in New York, here are some of the consequences you may face:

  • Driving 1-10 miles per hour over the speed limit is a 3 point violation.
  • Driving 11-20 miles per hour over the speed limit is a 4 point violation.
  • Driving 21-30 miles per hour over the speed limit is a 6 point violation.
  • Driving 31-40 miles per hour over the speed limit is an 8 point violation.
  • Exceeding 41 miles per hour over the speed limit is an 11 point violation.

Unfortunately, the effects of a speeding ticket may linger for years to come. These points are more than a fine and a number; they will impact your insurance premiums, which can have you shelling out a significant amount of money regularly.

How can I fight a moving violation ticket?

Fortunately, by hiring an experienced attorney, you drastically increase your chances of successfully fighting a moving violation. When you hire an attorney, he or she may mitigate the damage of your charges, or, in some cases, have them dropped completely. Please, for your own benefit, do not hesitate to contact one of our knowledgeable attorneys today.

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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.