A New York Speeding Ticket Lawyer will tell you that dealing with a Speeding Ticket can be complicated. Each county in the State of New York has its own traffic courts and unique procedures for handling speeding tickets. In traffic court, there will not be a District Attorney present. Because of this, when you go to court the judge, a police officer, and yourself will be the only participants. It is important to seek the advice of a New York Speeding Ticket Lawyer in this instance, as often in traffic court it may be only your word against the testimony of the police officer.
It is important to realize that in traffic court, there is no option to plea bargain. Therefore, your only option will be to either plead guilty, or have the matter go to trial. It is extremely helpful to your case in this instance to have a New York Speeding Ticket Lawyer present with you in court. Your counsel can ask the appropriate questions of the police officer to uncover possible inconsistencies with their testimony. Questions can be raised such as exactly how your speed was measured, and whether you speeding ticket points were assessed against you.
The speeding laws in New York are controlled by the New York Vehicle & Traffic Code, Article 30. One of the consequences of a speeding ticket is not only fines and potential license suspension, but points can be assessed against you by the Department of Motor Vehicles. If a driver receives 11 points within 18 months, it is possible that their license can be Suspended. The points assessed for speeding increase with how fast you were going:
Driving 1 to 10 MPH over the speed limit: 3 Points
Driving 11 to 20 MPH over the speed limit: 4 Points
Driving 21 to 30 MPH over the speed limit: 6 Points
Driving 31 to 40 MPH over the speed limit: 8 Points
Driving 40 MPH or more over the speed limit: 11 points and Driver’s License suspension.
These points can accumulate quickly, resulting in high insurance premiums and your license suspension. Obtaining the advice and counsel of a Queens Criminal Lawyer who is well versed with the complex New York Traffic Law and with the New York City Traffic Violators Bureau is important. If you have a suspended license, skilled counsel can help to get your license reinstated.
The Office of Stephen Bilkis and Associates can offer you support and guidance as well as a free consultation when you contact us at 1-800-NY-NY-LAW. We have offices in New York City, including Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island and The Bronx and in Nassau County, Suffolk County and Westchester County.