How Can my Driving Record be Impacted by Speeding in New York?

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How Can my Driving Record be Impacted by Speeding in New York?

People who obtain a driver’s license are required by law to follow the rules of the road. While there are a variety of different rules, an important one that is commonly disregarded is the speed limit. When people drive over the speed limit, they are endangering themselves and others who share the road with them. The state of New York takes these violations very seriously, which is why those who violate the speed limit can face certain consequences as a result of their actions. These can vary depending on the speed the driver was going at the time they are pulled over. Often times, it includes fines and points on the driver’s record. If you are facing a speeding violation, it can be beneficial to retain the services of an experienced New York traffic violation attorney for assistance protecting your record.

What is New York’s Point System?

Drivers who are pulled over for speeding can be issued a ticket. This can lead to fines as well as points on their license. Collecting points can cause an increase in personal finances, car insurance payments, as well as a possible license suspension. The state of New York follows a point system to determine how a driver’s record is impacted based on their speed. The system is as follows:

  • 3 points for driving 1-10 miles over the speed limit
  • 4 points for driving 11-20 miles over the speed limit
  • 6 points for driving 21-30 miles over the speed limit
  • 8 points for driving 21-40 miles over the speed limit
  • 11 points for driving 41 miles or more over the speed limit

It is important to know that if a driver receives 11 points on their license within an 18 months period, their license may be suspended.

What is a Plea Bargain?

When a driver receives a speeding ticket, it can benefit them to contact legal assistance in order to guide them through the process of defending their record. An experienced attorney can fight to reduce the charges against a driver. In some cases, prosecutors can be open to negotiating with an attorney in order to avoid any future issues and expenses at the cost of the state as long as they are not necessary. 

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