Penalties for Speeding in New York
The penalties for speeding in New York correlate to how many miles per hour over the speed limit you were going. You will receive points on your license, which are not only important for keeping your driving privileges, but also for insurance purposes. You will want to stay under five points on your license.
Penalties for Speeding in New York | Points on Your License
Your speed directly relates to how many points you get on your license:
- 1-10 miles over is 3 points
- 11-20 miles over is 4 points
- 21-30 miles over is 6 points
- 31-40 miles over is 8 points
- Over 40 miles is 11 points
Penalties for Speeding in New York | Losing Your License
You lose your license at 11 points. You definitely do not want to plead to that charge. You want to contact an attorney that does traffic court and have them represent you. Don’t sign anything and send it in to the court. You want your attorney to do that for you.
Additionally, on speeding tickets, there are extra procedures that people don’t know about. There are certain requests that I make on behalf of clients. If those requests are not timely received, then I can go and get your ticket dismissed. There’s also something about having those in before a trial as well. A lot of these cases, if I don’t get the plea bargain that I want on behalf of my client, I will go and ask for a trial.
Penalties for Speeding in New York | Negotiating the Ticket
We can go and negotiate these. If it’s not too high, the first time, I really try to go for something other than speed, whatever the case may be. Sometimes I can get something with no points. Sometimes we have to take something with points, but definitely it’s going to be lower points than the speed.
If you need help avoiding getting points, please call our Jamestown traffic violations attorney today for a free consultation.