Speeding Tickets

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Speeding Tickets. Our law firm has assisted THOUSANDS of individuals reduce their speeding ticket points and reduce their fines.

Sooner or later, everyone receives a speeding ticket.

Here is a video about tickets and how a lawyer can help:

Below are some questions and answers that should be helpful.

Do I need a lawyer for a speeding ticket?  In order to get the best result with reducing points and/or reducing fines, hire an experienced traffic ticket lawyer.

Will I have to go to Court for my speeding ticket? No. In most cases the lawyer will resolve  tickets and other traffic charges without you having to go to Court.

What courts does your law firm handle? Any court in New York state.
Call us to discuss your court.

Will my insurance rate go up with a speeding ticket? Maybe. A moving violation goes onto your driving record. If you are insured in New York, some violations can affect your insurance.

For out-of-state drivers, there is no simple answer. New York State reports most moving violations to the “Drivers License Compact”, and this can affect
insurance rates in your home state – even if the same violation would not affect NY insurance. For most states it looks like NY speeding tickets
(and other traffic convictions) will affect your insurance rates and driving record. We have seen NY tickets on driving records for a number of states, including New Jersey, Ohio, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, Texas, California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and quite a few other states.

New York also reports moving violations of Quebec and Ontario drivers directly to those provinces. Call us to discuss how we can help protect
your home state (or province) driving record.

For New York drivers who get out-of-state tickets, these generally will not affect you. However, tickets from Quebec and Ontario can affect a NY driving record. It is always possible that your insurance company
will find out about an out-of-state violation, and if they do, your rates might go up.

When our lawyers negotiate plea bargains, we do our best to minimize the impact on your insurance rates. We will try to get you a reduction to a non-moving violation with no points, which does not affect your insurance. If that fails, there is at least one articular 2-point violation that does not seem to affect insurance, and we will try for that. For out-of-state drivers, we might seek a reduction to something that has points in New York but not
in your state or province.

Can we dismiss or reduce a speeding ticket or traffic charge? Typically yes. There are many variables. One variable includes your prior driving record.
Another variable is how many tickets did you receive.

There are different types of traffic courts in NY.
Some are called Traffic Violations Bureaus.
Some are village courts. Some are criminal courts.
These courts prosecute speeding tickets differently.
One court might charge a lot more than another for
the same speeding ticket.

Q: What is the point system?
A: There is a chart located here:

When you get convicted of a moving violation the
DMV records points on your New York record
(even if you don’t have a NY license).
All moving violations are at least two points.
Most are three points or more.
Speeding tickets range from three to eleven points.
New York has a surcharge of $100 per year for
three years if you get six points, plus $25 per
year for each additional point. That works out to
$300 for six points, $450 for eight points,
and $600 for ten points.

shows the point values assigned to moving traffic violations.
The “points” are assessed against your driving record based
on the date you committed the violation, not the date you
were convicted in court. If you accumulate 11 or more points
in 18 months, you will be called to a DMV hearing,
after which your license may be suspended or revoked.
You will be offered the option of waiving the
hearing or accepting a definite period of suspension.

Some license revocations and suspensions are mandatory
and do not depend on points. These include three speeding
violations within 18 months, and convictions involving alcohol or drugs.

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Accumulating too many points on your license for traffic violations can result in serious penalties.

We will aggressively fight each traffic ticket to help you avoid points and the loss of your driving privileges.

Protect Your Driving Privileges! Did you know that when you pay a ticket you are pleading guilty?

Some traffic violations can have very serious repercussions.

Depending on the nature of the traffic violation, some of the potential penalties you could face include:

  • Fines
  • Points
  • Auto insurance rate hikes
  • Driver’s license suspension
  • Jail

Below are some common traffic tickets issued in this County

Speed Restrictions – Article 30
1180 (a) Speed not reasonable/prudent
1180 (d) Speeding in excess of posted limits
1181 (a) Impeding traffic – driving too slowly
1182 1 Unauthorized speed contest (drag race)

Special Stops – Article 29
1172 (a) Disobeyed stop sign
1172 (b) Failed to stop for yield sign when required
1173 Failed to stop – emerging from alley, driveway, private road, or building
1174 (a) Passed stopped school bus/lights flashing
1174 (b) Failed to keep school bus halted/lighted
1175 Entered intersection when room unavailable (gridlock)

Turning at Intersections – Article 28
1160 (a) Improper right turn
1160 (b) Improper left turn (two-way)
1160 (c) Improper left turn (one-way)
1160 (d) Failed to turn as required
1161 U-turn at grade/curve
1162 Moved stopped vehicle unsafely
1163 (a) Improper/unsafe turn
1163 (b) Failed to signal for turn
1163 (c) Failed to signal when stopping
1163 (e) Failed to use emergency flashers
1164 (b) No directionals – certain vehicles
1166 (a) Improper right turn off roadway
1166 (b) Improper left turn off roadway
1166 (c) Improper left turn (one-way) off roadway

Right of Way – Article 26
1140 (a) Fail to yield approaching intersection
1140 (b) Driver on left failed to yield in intersection
1141 Fail to yield – left turn
1142 (a) Fail to stop – stop sign/failed to yield
1142 (b) Fail to yield – yield sign
1143 Fail to yield – entering roadway
1144 (a) Fail to yield to author. emergency vehicle
1145 Fail to yield at traffic circle
1146 Fail to exercise due care to avoid collision with bicyclist, pedestrian, or domestic animal
1151 (a) Fail to yield to pedestrian in crosswalk

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