A speeding ticket in New York is no laughing matter. If you already have another ticket or get a new one in conjunction with another violation, the points on your license will quickly add up in a way that can prove detrimental—especially financially. Fortunately, with the help of a qualified Flatbush speeding ticket lawyer from the Law Office of James Medows, accepting the ticket isn’t your only option.
The points for speeding violations anywhere in New York are based on the number of miles over the speed limit you were traveling:
The fine for the ticket itself ranges anywhere from $45 to $600 depending on your current record and how fast you were going. First convictions tend to come with lower fines, while second and third convictions range, on average, double and triple that amount.
If you end up with more than six points on your license in an eighteen-month period, you will also be responsible for a driver assessment fee that will follow you for three years. You’ll pay a minimum of $100 per year for the first six points plus $25 per point for every point over the first six. If you end up with eleven points, your license will be in danger of suspension unless you take a state-approved defensive driving course to remove some of the points from the calculation.
Speeding violations don’t usually come with a jail sentence, but a judge can impose up to thirty days in serious cases, so it is possible. Instead of dealing with potential jail time on your own, you should consult a Flatbush speeding ticket lawyer to help you get the best possible outcome.
Although you might not face jail time, you are, however, almost guaranteed to face other consequences, such as a rate increase when your insurance policy comes up for renewal. If you don’t think you should have received the ticket, an experienced Flatbush speeding ticket lawyer might be able to help you get the ticket reduced or even dismissed.
Admitting guilt for a speeding violation can result in serious consequences—consequences you might be able to avoid if you have the right legal representation watching out for you.
If you have received a speeding ticket in the Flatbush area, the Law Office of James Medows can help you fight it. You have a lot to lose and shouldn’t just accept the ticket and its consequences before you find out if you have other options. Call us immediately at 917-856-1247 or fill in your information in the form below to get started with a free consultation.