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Any speeding citation can significantly damage your finances and accrue points on your driving record. Find out how to beat your ticket by working with a Staten Island speeding ticket lawyer.

If you have been ticketed for speeding, do not pay your fine until you understand all of the ramifications that will follow. Most people accept the fine, plead guilty, and move on. However, accepting a speeding conviction will incur serious consequences that will follow you for some time to come.

Simply admitting guilt to speeding will lead to fines and penalties that will result in financial consequences and points on your driving record. Not only will fines, surcharges, and increases in your auto insurance premium affect your wallet, your driving record will also take a hit—you might even lose your license.

Consulting with an experienced Staten Island speeding ticket lawyer from the Law Office of James Medows will give you an edge when contesting your citation.

 

Staten Island Speeding Citations and the New York Driving Point System

In New York, the point system can lead to costly consequences with every traffic ticket you receive. Points are added to your license based on the number of miles per hour over the speed limit you were driving. If you accumulate too many points too quickly, your drivers license can be suspended, leaving you unable to legally drive.

When you pay your fine, you are pleading guilty to a charge you might have avoided by working with a Staten Island speeding ticket lawyer. Admitting guilt will result in the following point penalties:

  • 1 to 10 mph over the speed limit – 3 points
  • 11 to 20 mph over the speed limit – 4 points
  • 21 to 30 mph over the speed limit – 6 points
  • 31 to 40 mph over the speed limit – 8 points
  • 40 mph or more over the speed limit – 11 points

In addition, excessive speed may result in more serious charges, such as reckless driving or a street racing charge, adding additional and even more severe consequences.

 

The Cost of Speeding Violations Is Significant

Fighting your speeding ticket is important to avoiding the financial and legal repercussions. When the DMV adds points to your license, the fines are based on how fast you were driving.

Similar to how points are assessed, the fine you receive will vary according to how fast you were going when ticketed:

  • 1 to 10 mph – $45 to $150
  • 11 to 30 mph – $90 to $300
  • Over 30 mph – $180 to $600
  • Additional surcharge

Speeding violations that incur 6 or more points will also result in an additional driver responsibility assessment fine of $300 or more. Each additional point above six is another $25 on top of that. These all amount to some crippling costs, some of which might be avoided by working with a Staten Island speeding ticket lawyer.

 

Your Auto Insurance Rates Can Increase

Not only are the fines costly, your insurance rates may go up for years to come. Insurance companies use an insurance score to determine the risks that their clients pose. Any points on your license, particularity speeding violations, will affect that score, thus raising the price you will pay for your auto insurance.

 

Contact a Staten Island Speeding Ticket Lawyer

With a unique focus on traffic violations, the Law Office of James Meadows has the experience and skill to get your violation eliminated or reduced.

Contact an experienced Staten Island speeding ticket lawyer through our online form on this page to arrange a free and confidential case evaluation. You can also call or text 917-856-1247 at any time to get the process of beating your ticket started.

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