A speeding ticket is more than just an annoyance. To prevent the financial and personal consequences of your ticket, team up with a speeding ticket lawyer in NYC.
As a New York City driver, you likely do everything you can to be safe on the road, especially when you consider how difficult it can be to drive in the city. There are some cases, however, when no matter what you do, you’re still given a ticket unfairly. This is especially true of those who are given tickets for speeding.
While it may seem like it’s simply easier to pay the speeding ticket and move on, the truth is that one small action could lead to a world of trouble, both financially and in your day-to-day life. The best course of action in these cases may be to go to court and fight the ticket.
But taking on this task can be tough, especially if you are not familiar with the law and the proceedings you’re about to face. Fortunately, the team at the Law Office of James Medows is here to help.
With the representation of an NYC speeding ticket lawyer, you’ll have a good chance of securing a favorable outcome and protecting your finances and driving privileges.
To start, it’s important to understand what repercussions you may face if you choose not to go to court and fight your speeding ticket. Aside from the fine you will be expected to pay, pleading guilty to a speeding ticket by opting out of court could potentially lead to a suspended license.
The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) operates on a system of points when it comes to moving violations. Most infractions have a set amount of points you’ll receive on your record. For example, if you fail to use your turn signal, you will receive two points on your license.
Speeding violations, however, operate a little differently. Rather than imposing a set number of points, the number you’ll receive will be based on how fast you were going. This is dangerous because, if you receive eleven points or more in an eighteen-month period, your license may be suspended.
The following list details the license points you could receive for different levels of speeding in NYC:
It may seem like the points on their own—and the potential to lose your license—are a bad enough punishment. But choosing not to fight your speeding ticket will affect more than just the number of points on your license.
Each infraction you’re found guilty of in NYC becomes part of your driving record. As a result, your insurance premiums could go through the roof. Most insurance companies take into account any infraction within the last five years, so if you are found guilty, you could be looking at costly premiums for the next half decade.
Everyone knows that there’s always a fine attached to speeding tickets, and most even realize that the fines increase with the speed at which you’re accused of traveling. What some people may not realize, however, is how many other ways a speeding ticket can affect their life and happiness.
The following are just a few of the negative impacts your NYC speeding infraction can have on your life, if you’re convicted:
Choosing not to fight your speeding ticket and simply paying the fine—admitting guilt, essentially—can have severe and long-lasting effects on your financial situation and your ability to get around. That’s why it can be so helpful to go to traffic court in New York City and do everything you can to mitigate the repercussions.
However, choosing to go this route isn’t something you can always handle alone. To find success in this venture, you may need to enlist the services of an NYC speeding violation lawyer.
This could be helpful for a few reasons. To start, it’s incredibly easy to say the wrong thing and inadvertently admit guilt to a speeding ticket. If this is the case, going to court will likely have been for nothing, wasting your time and energy to obtain the same result in the end.
But a lawyer from our firm can help you avoid this outcome. We will handle all communication and statements on your behalf. Because we know exactly what to say and how to say it, your case will be framed in the way that relieves you of as much guilt as possible.
We will also be able to use our in-depth knowledge of New York traffic laws to minimize your risk of being punished. In some cases, we may be able to negotiate with the judge on your behalf to reduce your charges to an infraction with fewer points involved. In other cases, we may even be able to get your ticket thrown out completely.
To help you get the results mentioned above, your NYC speeding attorney will do everything in his or her power to prove your innocence to the judge. Each case differs, but a few defense strategies tend to work well for NYC speeding cases.
Some of these speeding ticket defenses include the following:
When you’re in traffic court, you will have to fight your traffic offense using evidence, which is likely very similar to your idea of criminal court. Traffic violations are considered crimes, albeit minor ones.
Just as in any other case, you must demonstrate to the court that you’re innocent of the speeding infraction you’re being accused of—if not innocent, at least justified in your behavior. Of course, you’ll need evidence to do that.
The officer who ticketed you will have evidence, as well. So it’s important to make sure you have as much convincing evidence as you can gather. Here’s a list of evidence commonly used to defend against speeding infractions.
The above are just examples. You can use any evidence that would help your case.
Below, we have answered some common questions our NYC speeding violation attorneys receive from clients. Please don’t hesitate to call us if you have any additional questions.
The New York DMV allows NYC residents to check how many points they have on their license online. You will need the document and ID numbers from your most recent drivers license. If you are concerned about the number of points you have, contact us.
Yes. The DMV has approved a Point and Insurance Reduction Program course that allows you to remove points from your record. However, it’s usually better to not receive the points in the first place. We’re here to help with that.
Yes. The NYC lawyers at our office can help reduce charges or have tickets thrown out for a variety of traffic offenses. Some examples include stop sign and red light infractions, reckless driving, texting while driving, failure to yield, improper passing, tailgating, and more.
If you were recently issued a speeding ticket, you need to act quickly to avoid serious consequences. Don’t wait to get in touch with our team at the Law Office of James Medows. We’ll be happy to help you fight your ticket in court and avoid fines, points on your license, and difficulty with your insurance premiums.
To schedule a consultation with an NYC speeding ticket lawyer from our team, contact our office directly at 917-856-1247. If you would prefer to reach out to us online, you may fill out our online contact form at the bottom of the page.
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Don’t admit guilt to a driving too closely citation without first finding out if you can beat the charge by consulting with an NYC tailgating ticket lawyer.
It can be surprisingly easy to receive a ticket for tailgating, and in many cases the citation is completely unwarranted. Unfortunately, a ticket for driving too closely can cost you in a number of very noticeable ways. These violations carry large fines and a hefty number of driving points that will be assessed to your license.
While many people are tempted to sign a ticket, pay the fine, and be done with it, this is completely the wrong course of action to take. Following too closely will leave you with a large number of points, and you never know if the next ticket will be one that can’t be beaten. With that in mind, you should fight your ticket with the help of an NYC tailgating ticket lawyer from the Law Office of James Medows.
In New York, a tailgating violation comes with four points on your license. This may not seem like a big deal if you currently have no other points on your license, but it can quickly become an issue if you receive other tickets at the same time or if you already have violations on your record from the past.
Drivers who accumulate six points will be placed in the driver assessment program, where additional surcharges are issued every year for three years. The minimum charge is $100 with an additional $25 per point for every point over the first six.
Did your tailgating violation really push you over the edge, with a total of more than eleven points on your license? If so, you’re now in danger of license suspension or revocation. The only way to avoid this is by taking a state-approved point and insurance reduction program (PIRP) class, after which you will have four points removed from the total used to calculate suspensions. You’ll also be eligible to save on your car insurance premiums.
Even with a minor first-time offense, your ticket can cost you substantially unless you have a qualified NYC tailgating ticket lawyer on your side.
A citation for following too closely depends on proving that you were driving too closely to the other driver’s rear for the current conditions. Your defense will likely hinge on demonstrating that the current traffic conditions made your distance appropriate, or that you were only driving that close to the other driver temporarily.
For example, if traffic had slowed suddenly due to debris in the road, it might be possible to convince the judge that the sudden deceleration was behind the “improper” distance. Likewise, if traffic was driving much slower than normal, your distance might have been appropriate but the officer ticketed you based on normal conditions for that road.
If you have received a ticket for tailgating that you didn’t deserve, we may be able to help. Contact an NYC tailgating ticket lawyer at the Law Office of James Medows by calling 917-856-1247 or by filling out the form at the bottom of the page. Schedule a free consultation today and find out how to beat your ticket.