If you drive above the speed limit to pass another vehicle, you could be stopped and cited for speeding. Depending on the circumstances of how you passed the other vehicle, you could also be cited for improper passing.
In its driver’s manual, the DMV makes this matter clear: “You must not exceed the speed limit to pass another vehicle.” Even so, speeding up a little to pass another vehicle is so common it probably feels natural. Regardless of what is common, though, what matters in the eyes of the law is the letter of the law, and that’s where people can find themselves facing penalties for a speeding conviction.
What Are the Penalties for a Speeding Ticket in New York?
A speeding ticket conviction can come with a few penalties. These penalties include fines, points against your driving record, and even the possibility of jail.
Here are the penalties for a speeding ticket conviction in New York:
- 1 to 10 mph over the limit: $138-$243 fine and 3 points
- 11 to 20 mph over the limit: $183-$393 fine, 4 points, and up to 15 days in jail
- 21 to 30 mph over the limit: $483-$693 fine, 6 points, and up to 15 days in jail
- 31 to 40 mph over the limit: $723-$1,143 fine, 8 points, and up to 30 days in jail
- 41+ mph over the limit: $1,098-$1,518 fine, 11 points, up to 30 days in jail
How Do I Get Out of a Speeding Ticket in New York?
If you got a speeding ticket in New York, you must deal with this matter in court if you wish to avoid a conviction. If you’re only a few points away from a license suspension, or you can’t afford the fine, you should strongly consider seeking professional legal guidance.
A traffic lawyer can help you defend against your speeding ticket by questioning the veracity of the evidence against you. You may be a victim of faulty equipment, misidentification, or another fault outside of your control that resulted in your citation.
Our attorney at Stites Law can help you defend against your speeding ticket. You may not actually be responsible for speeding, and our attorney can help you defend against poorly founded allegations of speeding.
For more information about how we can help, and to request your free case review, contact Stites Law online today.