A citation for disobeying a stop sign will cost you more just the fine in the long run. Beat your ticket by working with a Queens stop sign ticket lawyer.
It can be incredibly easy to receive a stop sign ticket in Queens. All it takes is for an officer to think you didn’t make a full stop and you could suddenly be faced with a fine and a number of other negative repercussions.
At this point, you have a choice: Pay the ticket and admit guilt, or fight the ticket and protect your rights and your future. A stop sign ticket might not seem like a big deal, but it can eventually cost you your license. A Queens stop sign ticket lawyer from the Law Office of James Medows can evaluate your situation and defend you against your charge in traffic court.
If you admit guilt for your traffic violation, you’ll have to pay the fine and deal with the points that get added to your drivers license. New York’s point system has a couple of thresholds where additional penalties kick in at certain point levels. For example, if you accrue six points within an eighteen-month window, you’ll have to start paying an annual surcharge for three years. This starts at $100 and has an additional $25 added for every point past six.
The worst penalty takes effect at eleven points within eighteen months. At that point, you’ll lose your license and have to earn it back, which will be neither inexpensive nor simple. If you are convicted or admit guilt for disobeying a stop sign, you’ll have three points added to your license.
You’ll also be assessed a fine of between $100 and $300. These penalties can add up to a substantial sum very quickly, and losing your license could eventually cost you in lost wages and public transportation expenses—not to mention the blow to your freedom.
A stop sign ticket will also almost certainly cause your auto insurance rates to increase, which is just one more reason to fight against your citation with help from a Queens stop sign ticket lawyer. You could receive another moving violation at any time, and every ticket puts you that much closer to losing your license.
There are a number of potential defenses that could be employed to get your ticket dismissed or reduced to a lesser charge:
A single stop sign ticket can cost you massive amounts of money in surcharges and higher insurance premiums for years to come. Get the defense that can protect your driving record by working with a Queens stop sign ticket lawyer from the Law Office of James Medows. Set a time for a free, confidential consultation by entering your information into the form on this page or by calling or texting 917-856-1247.