How to Fight a Speeding Ticket in New York State
Getting a speeding ticket in New York City can wreak havoc on your life…unless you’re responsible, proactive, and get an experienced Traffic Attorney to act on your behalf.
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If you received a speeding ticket in New York, there are severe consequences in store for you if you are found guilty or plead guilty yourself to such a violation. Don’t plead guilty – call us first!
- You can go to jail in some areas of New York State for a Speeding Violation, but not in New York City.
- Your due process rights are unfairly limited in NYC.
- You can receive SEVERE PENALTIES for any NYC Traffic Violation.
- Uber, Lyft, Limousines, Yellow Cab,and School Bus Services have to be especially careful – You can easily lose your job because of Traffic Violations.
- There is NO plea bargaining in New York City Traffic Court.
- You either WIN or LOSE in NYC Traffic Court.
It is very important that you fight speeding and traffic tickets violations you receive in New York City.
Traffic courts in New York City function differently than do traffic courts in most other parts of New York State. For instance, in most other parts of New York State, like Westchester County, the court uses CPL or criminal procedure law as the procedural vehicle to conduct a traffic court hearing.
Further, in a county like Westchester, the Judge is typically elected by the local community and is frequently more amenable to a lenient disposition of your offense.
Most importantly, in a county like Westchester, the police officer or town prosecutor will plea bargain your case. By contrast, in New York City, the court will use a civil procedure code outlined in special DMV rules for conducting administrative traffic court hearings.
A motorist’s rights to conduct his or her defense are limited by such DMV code. For example, a motorist cannot demand that a police officer produce paperwork that the sign or lane marking underlying the VTL 1110A offense was properly placed by the DOT or request a supporting deposition, etc.
DMV procedural law is aimed at quick and effective hearings for traffic violations with an emphasis on the quickness of the hearing.
What can happen if you are found guilty or plead guilty to such a violation?
You will receive a monetary fine and a surcharge; you may have to pay a “bad” driver tax/assessment to New York State even if you don’t reside in New York State; you will likely receive points against your driver’s license as indicated on the DMV website (for instance, a speeding ticket for a speed 21-30 mph over the limit is 6 points); your insurance can go up; or you could lose your job if you drive for a living or your license to drive if you have too many total points.
As you can see, it is best to have a speeding ticket dismissed or points reduced, if at all possible. A lawyer can help you by providing knowledge of the rules and process so that you incur the least possible damage to your wallet and your livelihood as a consequence of receiving a speeding ticket.
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