if you got a speeding ticket in nyc, you now face points, fines and surcharges, possible dmv penalties, and increased car insurance too.
how much does a speeding ticket cost?
For a first speeding ticket in New York, the cost can range between $90 and $600. For example, if you’re speeding less than 10 miles over the limit, your ticket is typically between $90 and $150. if you are speeding between 11 and 30 miles over the limit, your fine will be in the range of $90 to $300.
Each new york speeding ticket carries a court fine, a mandatory new york state surcharge, and points on your driving record. if you are a repeat offender, the range of fines is significantly higher.
Tickets listed are for speeding tickets received anywhere in New York State except the five boroughs (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island).
How many points does a speeding ticket cost?
- 1 to 10 mph over the limit = 3 points
- 11 to 20 mph over the limit = 4 points
- 21 to 30 mph over the limit = 6 points
- 31 to 40 mph over the limit = 8 points
- 41 mph and more over the limit = 11 points
- significant fines & surcharges
- points on your license
- increased auto insurance premiums
- possible license suspension or revocation
- dmv penalties (where applicable) i.e. ny driver responsibility assessment
- loss of your job (if a valid driver’s license or cdl is required)
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- speeding in a work zone – vtl 1180(f)
- speeding in a school zone – vtl 1180(c)
- unreasonable and prudent speed – vtl 1180(a)
- missing to reduce special speed risks -vtl 1180(e)
- second or third speeding ticket in 18 months
Driver Responsibility Assessment (DRA) Rate: If you receive 6 or more points as a result of violations that occurred within an 18-month period, you will be subject to an additional penalty known as driver responsibility. Driver’s Assessment Rate (DRA). when you reach 6 points you will be penalized with $300. an additional $75 will be assessed for each point after the 6 point mark. this penalty is paid to the dmv and is separate from and in addition to the court fines associated with your ticket.
in 11 points, the ny dmv will suspend your ny license or your driving privileges (if you live out of state). any points accrued for violations that occur within a given 18-month period count toward suspension. If you have a CDL or Junior license, the penalties can be even more severe.
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the traffic violations bureau (tvb) handles traffic tickets in the 5 boroughs of new york (manhattan, brooklyn, queens, the bronx and staten island). at tvb the points are the same but the fine varies depending on the nature of the infraction. in addition, negotiating a settlement or reduction (known as a “plea deal”) is not permitted (see below). read more about speeding tickets in new york
How much will my car insurance increase for a speeding ticket?
Simply put, car insurance is all about risk. You pay a car insurance premium so that if you are in a car accident, your insurance provider will pay for the damages. The primary role of an insurance underwriter is to determine what your premium should be based on how likely you think you are to be in a car accident. The more traffic violations you have on your record, the higher the risk and the higher the premium. if you rack up enough traffic tickets, your insurance company might even cancel your policy.
Should I fight my speeding ticket or plead guilty and pay the fine?
In most cases, it is not a good idea to plead guilty to the charge. police officers and prosecutors want him to plead guilty to speeding charges because it makes their job easier. pleading guilty means you give up your rights to a trial and automatically have to pay fines, incur points on your license, and pay higher car insurance premiums. Instead of facing these consequences, you can choose to plead not guilty and fight your ticket!
In many cases, an attorney can obtain a dismissal (all charges are dropped and no fines or penalties) or a reduction in fines and points. Here are some reasons why you should fight your speeding ticket:
Will a speeding ticket in New York affect me if I live in another state?
Out of state drivers are subject to the same fines and surcharges as any other driver. If a driver fails to pay these fines, he or she will have his or her driving privileges suspended and that person may not drive in NY during that period of suspension or revocation. In addition, the suspension will be reported to the driver’s home state, which may also result in a license suspension from the driver’s home state. In addition, many states will list out-of-state convictions (ie those that occurred in New York) and assess their own respective points and penalties. therefore, sharing information between states may result in increased auto insurance rates. Therefore, in most cases it is more advantageous to fight a speeding ticket in New York, even if the driver lives in another state. read more
the benefits of hiring a lawyer
there are many advantages of hiring a lawyer. Our mission at Rosenblum Law is to get your ticket dismissed or minimize the impact on your record. Hiring an attorney to handle your case significantly increases your chances of a better outcome in your matter. we can offer you:
You should hire the Rosenblum Law Firm because:
Hiring us is quick and easy. Call us at 888-434-0406 for a free consultation.
how to fight a speeding ticket in new york without a lawyer:
How a speeding ticket is normally handled in New York depends on the jurisdiction (where you received the ticket). Since the process of fighting a speeding ticket can be more complex than it seems, we strongly recommend that you hire an experienced attorney to handle your case. Call us at 1-888-434-0406 for a free consultation.
speeding tickets anywhere except new york
if you received a speeding ticket anywhere other than nyc, your ticket will be processed by a city, town or village court. the name and address of that court appear at the bottom of the ticket (see example here). If you want to fight your ticket, you have to plead “not guilty” by completing that part of the ticket and mailing it to the court. The court will mail him a pre-trial conference notice in which he will appear and discuss his case with the prosecutor to see if they can come to an agreement.
Please note that a prosecutor is not required to offer you a deal and may offer you a less favorable deal if you are not represented by an attorney.
Remember, attorneys (like the prosecutor) are skilled negotiators. You also have the right to refuse any settlement offered and to have a trial. the trial will most likely take place at a second or third hearing (this means you will have to appear in court more than once). At trial, the police officer will present testimony to support his case. You have the right to question or “cross-examine” the officer. The judge will pronounce sentence of innocence or guilt. if he is found “not guilty”, he will not have to pay any fine and will not get points. if he is found guilty, he will get the full amount of points and will have to pay a fine.
new york speeding tickets
in new york city, the court that handles your ticket is called the traffic violations bureau or “tvb” (except in a criminal case like dwi or reckless driving, which are handled by the criminal court). At tvb there are no deals or plea deals, so if you want to fight your ticket, the only way to do it is to have a trial. Trials are complicated matters and are best handled by an experienced attorney who knows how to ask the right questions and present the best legal arguments on your behalf. Call us at 1-888-434-0406 to find out how we can help you fight your speeding ticket in New York.
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