NY Speeding Ticket: Speeding tickets are the most common traffic violation. If you received a speeding ticket in New York, you would face points and hundreds of dollars worth of fines, surcharges, and potential auto insurance increases.
NY Speeding Ticket Points & Fines
It is essential to understand the impact of points and fines associated with speeding tickets. If you received a speeding ticket of 1 to 10 miles per hour over the speed limit, you would face 3 points, 11 to 20 miles per hour.
You would face 4 points, 21 to 30 miles per hour, six points, 31 to 40 miles per hour, eight points 41 miles per hour, and over 11 points in New York. Eleven points within 18 months will result in an automatic license suspension.
Not only do these tickets come with points, but they also have fines associated with them. Any speeding ticket under 8 points carries a penalty of $ 300 and 8 or 11 points. A speeding ticket has a base fine of $ 600.
New York Traffic Ticket Surcharge
Each ticket also comes with the mandatory New York State surcharge of $ 88 or 93 dollars depending upon the court. Additionally, New York imposes a driver responsibility assessment fee.
If you receive six points on your driving record within 18 months, the total cost is $ 300 for the first six points plus 75 dollars for each point beyond six. This essentially means that if you face a speeding ticket of 21 miles per hour over the speed limit, you will face a court fine of $ 393 and an additional $300.00 in driver responsibility, assessment fees for a total of nearly $700.
- It is also important to note that speeding tickets can significantly impact insurance premiums as high as 30 %. Notably, a speed ticket can affect you even if you do not hold a New York driver’s license.
- Each state receives a record of the conviction and can impose its own set of points first speeding violation. This also applies to Canadian drivers who hold Ontario or Quebec driver’s licenses.
- Demerit points can be applied to your Canadian record based on a New York speeding conviction and can impact your driving privileges in New York, as well as your home province.
- Two different court systems handle speeding tickets in New York. If you received a ticket in one of New York City’s five boroughs, then the traffic violations Bureau would take your case.
- Pre-bargaining or negotiating is not permitted in these administrative courts. If this is a case, we would have to conduct a trial on your behalf and get the ticket dismissed.
- In this context, the police officer would have to testify to the applicable speed limit and explain the method he used to measure your speed.
Note that admitting to having violated the law but offering excuses or explanations for doing so never works once you acknowledge that you broke the law. The judge has no choice but to find you guilty at that point.
In the alternative, if the violation was received outside the five boroughs. In that case, we can get the ticket reduced by negotiating with the prosecutor to lower the points and fines associated with your ticket.
Navigating to the process of fighting a ticket is a complicated task. Retaining an attorney will significantly increase your chances of obtaining this result.