What to Know About Speeding Tickets in New York

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What to Know About Speeding Tickets in New York

Speeding is incredibly dangerous and is the cause behind a lot of car accidents in New York. As a result, it is taken very seriously. If you are issued a speeding ticket, you may face serious consequences. As a result, it is important to know what to do in the event that you are issued a ticket. Read on to learn more about speeding tickets and their consequences in New York.

What Constitutes a Speeding Violation?

Drivers who are pulled over for speeding may face certain consequences as a result of their actions. These consequences can include expensive fines and points on their license. In New York, depending on the speed the driver was going, they can receive anywhere from 3-11 points on their license. New York’s point 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

If a New York driver receives 11 points on their license within a period of 18 months, he or she may be subject to a license suspension. It is important to note that collecting points can cause an increase in personal finances and car insurance payments as well. 

What is a Plea Bargain? 

When a person receives a speeding ticket, you may want to retain the help of an experienced traffic violations attorney. This is because an experienced attorney may be able to help to have the charges lowered or dropped, depending on the circumstances. There are many cases in which prosecutors are open to working with attorneys in order to avoid further problems and costs at the expense of the state when they are not necessary. 

If you have received a speeding ticket, you may assume your best bet is to simply pay it off. This is not always the case. You may want to retain the help of a knowledgeable attorney to help you fight the ticket. Speeding ticket penalties can severely impact you financially. Our firm is here to advocate for you and explore all possible avenues of defense. Contact our firm today to speak with a skilled traffic violations attorney.

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Criminal matters can change the course of your life forever. This is why you need an experienced attorney who will aggressively combat your charges to help mitigate their long-term effects. If you are in need of experienced legal counsel for a criminal defense matter on Long Island or throughout New York State, please contact Grunwald & Seman, P.C. to schedule a consultation. We would be happy to assist you.

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