Points For Speeding
Were you or a loved one pulled over for speeding and have questions about the penalties and points for speeding you may receive? Watch this video by experienced Jamestown traffic violation attorney Scott Humble and contact him today to arrange a free confidential consultation.
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I was discussing a speeding ticket with a client recently and she was asking about points. Points are important, not only for New York State in keeping your license, but also for insurance purposes; you want to stay under five.
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
You lose your license at 11 points. You definitely do not want to plead to the 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 definitely go and ask for a trial. Generally speaking, 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 go take something with points, but definitely it’s going to be lower points than the speed. Keep in mind that three speeds you lose your license. Be careful on those construction zones; those are real nasty. They can go and take your license after two of those speeds.
Were you or someone you love given a ticket for speeding and have questions regarding the penalties and points for speeding in New York? Contact us today to arrange a free confidential consultation with dedicated Jamestown traffic violation lawyer Scott F. Humble. Let his 30+ years of experience work for you.