If you have been a licensed driver for a while, you have probably been pulled over for speeding. Speeding tickets are one of the most common types of traffic violations handed out to drivers in every state. While most of us find the fines annoying, many of us fail to realize the demerit points that get added to our driving record when we pay the fine. Those points can be a serious matter depending on whether or not you have already accumulated points and how many have added up. The accumulation of these points can lead to potential license suspensions as well as increased auto insurance premiums. Speeding tickets can then become an expensive proposition when you factor in fines and insurance hikes.
Facing a speeding ticket in New York City? Remember that once you pay that fine you are essentially pleading guilty and your case will be closed. Should you fight the ticket? That depends on the circumstances. Will you face the loss of your driving privileges? Do you believe your ticket was issued unfairly? Are you just plain tired of being subjected to what can amount to your word against the system? At Stites Law, we understand your frustration. We have helped more than 125,000 people fight traffic tickets which gives our attorneys the knowledge, experience, and skills needed to help you.
How Your Points Are Assessed on Speeding Tickets in New York City
Points added to your driving record for a speeding ticket are based on how many miles over the posted limit you were found to be driving.
Speeding ticket points in New York are broken down as follows:
- Driving one to 10 mph over the posted limited = 3 points
- Driving 11 to 20 mph over the posted limit = 4 points
- Driving 21 to 30 mph over the posted limit = 6 points
- Driving 31 to 40 mph over the posted limit = 8 points
- Driving more than 40 mph over the posted limit = 11 points
One speeding ticket of driving in excess of 40 mph could result in a license suspension. Eleven points added to your driving record over a period of 18 months can result in an automatic suspension by the DMV. Also, you face an automatic loss of your driving privileges in a license revocation if you pile up three convictions for any type of speeding over the posted limit within 18 months.
Add the accumulation of these points to the fines you will be assessed and you have a clearer picture of speeding ticket consequences. At one to 10 mph over the limit, you face up to $243 in fines. At 11 to 20 mph over the limit, you face up to $393. At 21 to 30 mph over the limit, you face up to $693. At 31 to 40 mph over the limit, you face up to $1,143 and at 41 mph over, you face up to $1, 518.
Learn Your Rights & Protect Yourself with Experienced Legal Help
All of us have heard about police “quotas” for traffic tickets and how the system is geared towards rewarding the issuance of such tickets due to the massive income they bring in. For this reason, traffic tickets can be issued subjectively by police officers and be used unfairly against motorists. They can also contain errors that can put their validity in question. Having a savvy attorney onboard who understands how to fight your ticket is, therefore, invaluable if you wish to engage in legal recourse.
At Stites Law, we know how to look for the flaws, inconsistencies, and other favorable forms of evidence that can be used to fight your ticket. We recommend that you call our experienced team to learn more about how we can defend you.
Talk to a NYC lawyer about your traffic ticket today. Request a free consultation online or phone us at (212) 729-0472 today.