What Happens if I Get a Speeding Ticket in New York?

Everyone knows that speeding is dangerous. However, let’s say you’re late for an interview and are pulled over doing 10 mph over the speed limit. You don’t normally speed, but now you’re going to have to pay for it, potentially for years. If you are thinking this isn’t fair, you’re not alone. We believe individuals make mistakes, which is why our firm is here to defend you. Please read on and reach out to our experienced Rockland County speeding ticket lawyer to learn more.

What are the consequences of a New York speeding ticket?

If you have recently received a speeding ticket in the state of New York, you are most likely facing harsher consequences than you may know. You see, not only will the ticket come with a potentially very hefty fine, but its effects may linger for years to come through the point system. Depending on the speed at which you were traveling at the time the officer pulled you over, you will receive a number of points reflecting the nature of the infraction.

Unfortunately, these points will accumulate on your license, and if you receive enough of them, you risk having your license suspended, or, in the worst cases, revoked. This is completely unacceptable. The point system for speeding tickets in New York is as follows:

  • 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, not only may a speeding ticket cause you to lose your license and pay a hefty fine, but a ticket may also cause your insurance premiums to spike, which means you will be paying for your moving violation for years to come.

Are there any defenses against moving violation tickets?

Though most people do not think of hiring an attorney simply to defend a speeding ticket, the truth is, it may save you drastically in the long run. A skilled attorney will evaluate the exact circumstances of your ticket to see if the officer did anything to violate the law. By hiring an attorney, you drastically increase your chances of having the consequences of your ticket mitigated, or, potentially dropped altogether.

Contact our experienced Rockland County firm

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.