Speeding Ticket Lawyers – Queens & NYS
Speeding tickets are some of the most common in Queens and across the country; it is in your best interest to speak with one of our lawyers if you receive one. Speeding tickets VTL S 1180D violations carry a minimum of 3 points and can go up to 11 points, which will cause you to lose your driving license. They also carry fines that can range from $45 to $600. Finally, when you are convicted for speeding you can face up to 30 days in jail… is there any question that you should call the lawyers at My Tickets NYC? We are based in Forest Hills, Queens but can help anyone in NYS or New Jersey. Our lawyers can help you build the best possible defense to beat your speeding ticket.
Here is what a man who received a 6-point speeding ticket has to say about them:
“When I got a speeding ticket with 6 points pending in NY City, my friends told me there was no way I could get it off. I saw an ad for My Tickets NYC and I gave them a call. They cared about my case and they were professional and honest throughout. Most importantly, when the court date came they had my ticket dismissed. No points. No fine. It was the best experience I could have possibly had! These guys are the real deal.”
C.F. – Queens, NY
What Are the Penalties for Speeding Tickets in Queens & NYS?
Fortunately for Queens and NYC drivers, the points and fines for speeding tickets are the same as the rest of New York State. Below is a chart listing the various speeding tickets, the associated points and possible jail time
|Speeding ticket||Points||Fines||Possible Jail time|
|1-10 miles over speed limit||3||$90 – $150||Up to 15 days|
|11-20 miles over speed limit||4||$180 – $300||Up to 15 days|
|21-30 miles over speed limit||6||$180 – $300||Up to 15 days|
|31-40 miles over speed limit||8||$360 – $600||Up to 30 days|
|Over 40 miles over speed limit||11||$360 – $600||Up to 30 days|
|Going too fast for conditions||3||$45-$150|
Please note that if you have 6 points or more on your license in New York State you will be required to pay a driver’s responsibility assessment. For the first 6 points your surcharge will be $100 per year for 3 years and it goes up from there. For each additional point you receive you will have to pay an additional $25 surcharge per year. That means if you have 10 points you pay $100 (for the first 6 points) and $25 for each point over 6. Remember, the surcharge lasts for 3 years so your total surcharge for having 10 points on your license will be $600. For more information on Driving Responsibility Assessment (DRAP) click here.
Jail time is not often handed down for first-time offenders that have only exceeded the speed limit by a few miles per hour. However, it is possible. Remember, your odds of receiving jail time depends upon the judge who hears your case, the amount of miles per hour you were exceeding the speed limit, the condition you were driving in and the number of points you have accrued on your license over the past 18 months.
There is one more cost of receiving a speeding ticket, insurance increases. Although every insurance company handles speeding tickets differently, insurance.com has averaged the increases and estimates the increases as follows
- 1-14 M.P.H. over the speed limit averages an 11% increase
- 15-30 M.P.H. over the speed limit averages a 12% increase
- 30+ M.P.H over the speed limit averages a 15% increase
These are estimates. If you have a record of multiple tickets or accidents your rates will go up substantially more. If you live in Queens or NYC you already know that your rates are over twice as high as some places in the state so the amount of your increase will be that much higher. Let’s not forget that almost every insurance company increases your rates for 3 years on minor offenses and for 5 years on major. For more information on how tickets affect insurance premiums click here. (Check with your company to see how they handle speeding tickets, especially for grossly exceeding the speed limit).
Going Too Fast For The Conditions
Every state in the US has its specific traffic laws. The good thing for drivers is that the majority of these laws are similar. One law that is consistent from state to state is that drivers are required to have their vehicle under control at all times and under all conditions. You can receive a ticket for going too fast for the conditions and it a ticket that is given at the discretion of the police officer. If the officer feels you are going too fast for the conditions they can ticket you. These tickets are often a result of driving too fast in:
- a construction zone
- heavy traffic
- low traffic
- a school zone
- an accident site
- inclement weather conditions
- any other situation an officer determines is unsafe.
It always comes down to the officer’s opinion that you are driving in a manner that is unsafe for traffic conditions. These tickets can be issued even if you are not driving faster than the posted speed limit.
Fines and Penalties for Going Too Fast for the Conditions
The fines for going too fast for the conditions range from state to state. However, the driver should expect to pay anywhere from $75-$250. The variables are: in which state the violation occurred, the conditions of the road, and the speed you were going. For example, if the snow is falling or there is a very heavy rain, you should be driving at least 10 MPH under the posted speed limit. If you are in a construction zone or approaching an accident, your speed needs to be significantly reduced. People who drive too fast in these situations often cause accidents. If you receive a ticket for going too fast for the conditions you should expect an increase in the points on your license as well as an increase in your insurance rates. If you receive a ticket for going too fast for the conditions, My Tickets NYC can help – give them a call for a no-obligation consultation on your ticket.
Why Queens & NYS Residents Use Our Speeding Ticket Lawyers?
The lawyers at My Tickets NYC are experts at defending and helping you to completely get out of speeding tickets or to substantially reduce their impact on your life. The team of lawyers at My Tickets NYC have a track record of being able to reduce most speeding tickets to a parking ticket, removing all of the points, surcharges, and insurance increases. In instances where the violation was for grossly exceeding the speed limit My Ticket NYC has been able to reduce the infraction from one that can carry up to 11 points and loss of license to a 2-point failure to obey a traffic device. Not only can using us save your license but in this case in can also save you thousands of dollars in fines, surcharges and insurance increases… If you have received a speeding ticket in Queens, NYC or NYS call the lawyers at My Tickets NYC at 917-426-2WIN (2946) or complete the e-mail form – it may be the best move you ever make!