When you are in a hurry, it can be hard to keep track of your speed behind the wheel as well as you should. Sometimes, your speed just creeps up when you least expect it. Inevitably, it seems that this only happens when there is a police officer shooting radar just a few yards away. Potential repercussions of a speeding ticket can be harsh, but luckily, help is available! If you have received a speeding ticket in New York, it is important that you receive expert representation in order to help avoid points on your license and other negative consequences. At the Law Offices of Zev Goldstein, an experienced attorney will know how to help you navigate the court system, plead your case, and attain a favorable outcome.
The first consequence you may face as a result of your speeding ticket is the imposition of points on your license. The points will vary depending on the speed.
For many people, the immediate consequence of a speeding ticket is the associated fine. In New York State, your fines will depend on how far over the speed limit you were going, but are also subject of a wide range of dollar amounts that is within the discretion of the judge. Excessive speeds can sometimes even lead to jail time.
It should be noted that jail time is quite rare for speeding cases. But it is not unheard of, particularly for very high speeds of more than 100 mph and/or repeat offenders. Most judges will notify the defendant if he/she is considering a jail sentence. If that is a possibility, it is very important that you hire a competent attorney that is experienced and familiar with the court where your case is being heard.
How much your insurance rates will increase following a speeding ticket will depend on your insurance company’s individual rules and policies. However, here is an example from one insurance company that will give you an idea of how your insurance premium can be affected as a result of a speeding conviction. Please remember that your insurance premiums may be affected by many variables, including good driver discounts, credit rates, driving history, miles driven per year, location, type of vehicle, age of driver and many other factors.
Speeding tickets can also lead to license suspension, particularly in extreme circumstances or after repeated instances of speeding. You might be facing a license suspension if you have experienced any of the following:
This is not a complete list. There are many reasons why a license can be suspended. If you receive a Notice of Suspension in the mail, you should contact an experienced attorney right away to discuss your options.
If you receive a speeding ticket and are worried about the consequences, contact us today! Our experienced attorneys are familiar with the New York court system and understand how to navigate the system to attain a positive result. Don’t lose your license or suffer a very poor-looking driving record. Get in touch with our experienced attorneys today!