New York Speeding Ticket
A New York Speeding Ticket Lawyer can tell you that if you have been issued a Speeding Ticket, it is extremely helpful to obtain legal guidance. Each county has its own unique procedures and rules regarding speeding violations. These violations are set out in New York Vehicle and Traffic Code, Article 30. Speak to a New York Speeding Ticket Lawyer from the offices of Barry C. Weiss P.C. for advice and guidance. A Speeding Ticket can cause big headaches, including a costly fine, increased insurance, and a mark against your driving record.
Traffic courts are not governed by the District Attorney. When you appear in court, you will accompanied only by the police, and a judge. In this instance there is no option for plea bargaining. You will either have to go to trial or plea guilty. It is important to have a New York Speeding Ticket Lawyer with you when you go to court. Your lawyer will be able to ask appropriate and poignant questions of the police, which may benefit your case. Highlighting any inconsistencies in the police’s testimony can go a long way towards winning your case.
If have been issued a Speeding Ticket, you should know that your insurance rates may increase, and you will be assessed “points” on your DMV record. If you accumulate 11 points in 18 months time, your license can be suspended. DMV points are assessed as follows:
- 1-10 MPH over the speed limit is a 3 point violation
- 11-20 MPH over the speed limit is a 4 point violation
- 21-30 MPH over the speed limit is a 6 point violation
- 31-40 MPH over the speed limit is an 8 point violation
- Over 40 MPH over the speed limit is an 11 point violation and can result in the suspension of your Driver’s License.
These points can accumulate quickly and will increase your insurance fees, as well as potentially jeopardize your license. Serious complications can arise if you there any alcohol involved and you received a DWI or a reckless endangerment charged. In this instance you may be either arrested or issued a Desk Appearance Ticket, and can land in court facing criminal charges.
Speak with a New York Criminal Lawyer from the Law Office of Barry C. Weiss P.C. for advice. When you come in, we will offer you a free consultation and valuable legal guidance. Call us today for an appointment at 212.785.1300 today. We handle all types of criminal matters and speeding tickets in Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Staten Island in New York City as well as in Westchester County, as well as Nassau County and Suffolk County on Long Island.