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Avoid the worst of the penalties caused by a speeding violation. Work with a Bushwick speeding ticket lawyer can get the defense you need.

Speeding can be a serious charge regardless of how much over the speed limit you were going. Even if you were just keeping up with the traffic around you, you can still be pulled over and ticketed. Before you decide what to do, you need to consider all the consequences by discussing your situation with a Bushwick speeding ticket lawyer from the Law Office of James Medows.


Speeding Penalties

The penalties for speeding increase with the speed you were clocked at because the danger increases, as well. Besides the speed you were caught traveling at, where you get stopped at has a great deal to do with your fine. Areas that could compound your penalties include construction zones, school zones, and restricted zones.


The basic penalties for speeding in Bushwick and the rest of Brooklyn are as follows:


  • 1–10 mph Over – $90–$150 fine, up to 15 days in jail, and three points on your license
  • 11–30 mph Over – $180–$300 fine, up to 30 days in jail, and either four or six points
  • 31 mph or More Over – $360–$600 fine, up to 30 days in jail, and either eight or eleven points


The fines can increase if you are convicted of more than one of these violations within eighteen months, and you lose your license if you reach three speeding violations within that same window. Speeding tickets issued in work zones can carry a fine that is doubled, and these all include a court surcharge of between $88 and $93.


Even more significant is the risk of losing your license, which can affect your career and your family immensely. The cost and difficulty of getting it back and the annual surcharges for license suspensions add to this burden.


A Speeding Violation Will Affect Your Auto Insurance

As mentioned, you will receive points on your license that are used to monitor and identify high-risk drivers. New York’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has another division called the Traffic Violations Bureau (TVB), which uses this point system to track violations and penalties.


An important side note is that most insurance companies have their own point schedule that they use to determine your insurance premiums. As you accumulate points through traffic tickets, they will see you as an increasingly higher risk and raise your rates; they might even decide to decline renewing your policy. At that point, you will have to specifically seek out “high-risk” insurance which can cost thousands of dollars per month.


How a Bushwick Speeding Violation Lawyer Can Help

Your Bushwick speeding ticket lawyer will diligently review every detail of your case, the officer involved, and all the equipment used. We’ll try to get the entire charge dismissed, sometimes by showing that the equipment the officer used was inadequately maintained or irregularly tested. Your behavior throughout your interaction with the officer could be important to show that you were cooperating, despite what may have been written down in the official report.


Free and Confidential Case Evaluation

If you were stopped and charged with speeding, there are several ways that we might be able to lower the charges or even get them dismissed. The costs of a speeding conviction are great, and the potential cost of losing your mobility is even more daunting, but you can speak with a Bushwick speeding ticket lawyer from the Law Office of James Medows about your case for free. Call us at 917-856-1247 or fill out the form at the bottom of this page to schedule your free, confidential consultation.

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