Speeding is one of the most common traffic violations in the country, and New York City is no different. If you’ve been ticketed for speeding, you probably have questions regarding what you should do next and just how serious your situation is.
Answered below are a few of the most common questions asked by people who have been given a speeding ticket in New York City.
The fines vary with the speed you were driving at and whether it’s your first, second, or third speeding violation. Your fine could also increase depending on your interactions with the officer after being pulled over.
MPH over Speed Limit
The number of driving points assessed for a speeding violation vary according to how many miles per hour over the speed limit you are accused of driving at:
MPH over Speed Limit
Only if the resulting points put you over the allowed amount. This doesn’t usually happen on the first ticket—unless you’re going 41 mph or more over the speed limit, which earns you an instant eleven points. Eleven points happens to be the threshold at which New York will revoke your drivers license.
Yes, but it’s rare. It depends on how fast you were going, but a jail sentence for speeding can be for up to thirty days. Receiving jail time is up to the judge’s discretion and can be based on your actions and attitude after you’re pulled over or while pleading your case in court.
Yes, you will still have to pay the fine when you receive a speeding ticket from a camera; it’s just as legitimate as a ticket from a police officer. There are defenses that can be used to challenge such a ticket, however.
It doesn’t matter. If you were speeding and you were the one pulled over, you still get a ticket. You may have been an example to everyone around you.
No. You may be more likely to get a verdict in your favor, but the judge is the primary individual you must convince.
It depends on how long ago this happened, but it’s generally possible to get the original plea vacated so that you can challenge the violation. This can be complicated, but your speeding ticket lawyer can help you determine how to proceed.
We can build a case against the evidence presented. We might be able to capitalize on the officer’s training status, the maintenance and calibration of the radar gun, or dispute the officer’s personal judgment of your speed, just to name a few possible defenses.