Speeding Tickets in New York State

by Adam Rosenblum

If you received a speeding ticket, you probably want to know:

  • How much the speeding ticket will cost
  • How many points you will get on your New York license if convicted

If you are convicted of speeding in New York, the amount you end up paying and the number of points that will be assessed depends on how fast you were going and where you were caught speeding.

For your reference, we have provided a schedule of fines and points for speeding offenses below. Higher fines and penalties than those listed below will apply if you have more than one speeding ticket in the past 18 months.

Also, New York automatically imposes an $85 or $93 surcharge (depending on whether you are in a city or town/village) in addition to the fine you will pay on the speeding ticket. No matter what your case is, it is always advisable to consult with a speeding ticket lawyer and discuss your case before you decide to plead guilty.

Have a question about your speeding ticket? Give us a call at 888-883-5529 to speak to an attorney or post a comment at the bottom of this page and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

How Your Ticket Will Affect Your Insurance

Insurance companies can increase your premiums based on the points you have on your driving record. Rates can rise dramatically with just one speeding ticket. If an insurance company examines your record to find that you are in a high risk category, they can cancel your insurance altogether.

Complete List of New York Speeding Fines

Below is a chart explaining the maximum fine and court surcharge for all New York State speeding ticket violations. The violations are listed by their New York Vehicle and Traffic Law (VTL) section. (This can be found in the section sub-section part of your traffic ticket). These fines are increased if you are charged with speeding in a work zone, speeding in a school zone or if you have a CDL license. It is also important to note that if you accumulate 6 points or more on your license in NY State you will be required to pay a Driver Responsibility Assessment (i.e. $100 a year for 3 years and $25 per year for 3 years for every point over 6.)

 

CLICK HERE - New York Speeding Ticket Costs & Fines Associated
New York VTL Section Max Fine Court Surcharge
1180 (a) Speed not reasonable and prudent (3 points) $150 $85-$93
1180 (b) Speed Over State Limit
             <10 mph over limit $150 $85-$93
             11-30 mph over limit $300 $85-$93
             > 31 mph over limit $600 $85-$93
1180 ( c) Speeding in school zone (between 6:00pm and 7:00am and non school days) $85-$93
            <10 mph over limit $150 $85-$93
             11-30 mph over limit $300 $85-$93
             >31 mph over limit $600 $85-$93
1180 (c ) Speeding in school zone on School Days  
            <10 mph over limit $300 $85-$93
           11-30 mph over limit $600 $85-$93
           >31 mph over limit $1,200 $85-$93
1180- (d)-1 Speeding in zone
            <10 mph over limit $150 $85-$93
           11-30 mph over limit $300 $85-$93
           >31 mph over limit $600 $85-$93
1180 (d)- Speeding on a Restricted highway
            <10 mph over limit $150 $85-$93
           11-30 mph over limit $300 $85-$93
           >31 mph over limit $600 $85-$93
1180 (c ) Failure to Reduce Speed for vehicles with special hazards $150 $85-$93
1180 (f)  Speeding in a Construction Zone
            <10 mph over limit $150 $85-$93
           11-30 mph over limit $300 $85-$93
           >31 mph over limit $600 $85-$93
1180 (g) Vehicles greater than 18,000 lbs speeding detected using radar
            <10 mph over limit $150 $85-$93
           11-30 mph over limit $300 $85-$93
           >31 mph over limit $600 $85-$93
1181(a) Driving too slow impeding traffic $150 $85-$93
1181(b) Driving below minimum posted speed limit $150 $85-$93
1182(1)  Unauthorized speed contest (racing) $525 $85-$93

 

List of Points for Speeding in New York


1-10 mph over the speed limit 3 points
11-20 mph over the speed limit 4 points
21-30 mph over the speed limit 6 points
40 mph + over the speed limit 11 points *

*11 points means that your license is suspended

 

The Requirement to Show Up to Court

A standard-style New York State speed sign ind...For all speeding tickets issued in New York State, the court schedules a pre-trial conference date. This is often a problem for people who cannot take off from work or live out-of-state or in Canada and do not wish to return to NY for their pre-trial conference. Individuals who choose not to show up to traffic court can get their license suspended due to failure to appear in traffic court. To avoid getting your license suspended, hire The Rosenblum Law Firm whose speeding ticket attorneys can represent you in traffic court and negotiate a reduction of the fines and points.

New York Driver Responsibility Assessment

With every moving violation (even repeated minor infractions) that you are convicted of, you can expect more points to be added to your license. If you get 6 or more points within an 18 month period, the DMV will fine you a surcharge known as the “Driver Responsibility Assessment.” For drivers with 6 points, the fine is $100 and it must be paid once a year to the DMV for 3 years. An additional $25 per year for three years will be added to the Driver Responsibility Assessment for every point over 6.

Taking A Driver’s Safety Class to Reduce the Points on Your New York License

Contrary to popular belief, taking a driver’s safety class in New York does not actually remove points from your driving record. This means your auto insurance company will still be able to see the points and increase your insurance rates accordingly.

What the driver’s safety class does is give you a credit of up to 4 points for tickets you have already received at the time you take the class, thereby expanding the total number of points you’re allowed to accumulate before your license gets suspended.

New York State allows for you to accumulate up to 11 points on your license before it will be suspended.  Consequently, if you receive a 6 point ticket and you take a driver’s safety class which gives you a 4 point credit, your point accumulation total will be reduced down to 2 points and you will need to accumulate 9 more points before your license will be suspended. However, you can only get credit for a driver safety class once every 18 months.

Hiring an Attorney to Fight Your Speeding Ticket

The Rosenblum Law Firm can represent you in any New York State court and fight your speeding violation, which will save you points and money on car insurance. In most cases, a speeding ticket lawyer from our firm can go to court for you so you can sit back and relax as we do all the work. For more information and a free consultation call us at 888-883-5529 or contact us.

What Results We Can Get For You

For the vast majority of traffic violations in New York State, we can reduce your speeding ticket to a non-moving violation such as a parking ticket or failure to obey a traffic control device.

Traffic Violations Bureau (TVB)

The TVB is a special administrative court that has its own rules and procedures. Individuals who are charged with traffic tickets in New York City, Rochester, and Buffalo are required to report to the TVB for a trial if they plead not guilty. In the TVB there is no “plea bargain” process, so a traffic ticket attorney cannot go into court and negotiate a reduction of the charges with the prosecutor. Therefore, there are three main things we can do:

  • We can represent you in court, so you do not have to show up
  • We can push off the trial date, hope the police officer does not show up for 3 court appearances, and then make a motion for dismissal
  • We can make a motion to reduce the speed by 5 MPH on the grounds that the radar used to catch speeders is not completely accurate

 

How To Read Your Speeding Ticket

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1) Section 1- The Defendant’s Information (top of ticket) 

These boxes display numerous identifying data about the defendant including name, address and information about the car being driven at the time of the stop.  Note: If the officer made a minor mistake in the section (e.g. the officer wrote down the wrong color of your car) you case will NOT be dismissed.

2)  Section 2 – The Charges –

The “Section Sub Section” box indicates which section of the law the defendant is being accused of violating. Below is a list of common New York traffic violations as well as the New York Vehicle & Traffic Law sections they fall under, the amount of points (if any) and the maximum fines and NYS surcharges attached to them. It also lists the location and officer’s information.

3) Section 3 – The Court –

This particular Section shows the name of the court and its address, along with a date and time for a response, either by postal mail or in person.

4) Section 4 – Plead Guilty

If you choose to plead “Guilty” to the charges, fill out this Section and mail it to the address of the court mentioned in Section 3. Important note: Many people think that if they plea guilty “with an explanation” there is a possibility that the court will consider their explanation and decide to find them not guilty. This is a big misunderstanding. Once you fill out this portion of the ticket and mail it in, the court will have no choice but to convict you of the offense. The only thing an explanation can do is potentially convince the judge to set a lower fine, but you will still be convicted of the charges and DMV will assess the appropriate penalties (including points, if applicable). You should also bear in mind that pleading guilty to certain offenses like “no insurance” can lead to mandatory driver’s license suspension or revocation

The only way to challenge the charges or get the charges reduced is to plead “not guilty” (see next Section). It is also a common belief that a person should plead “Guilty” if he or she knows that he was, in fact, guilty. It is important to keep two things in mind:

Under our legal system, it is the prosecution that has the burden of proof. It is every defendant’s right to plead “Not Guilty” and make them do their job which is to prove that you were guilty (or offer you a plea agreement for a reduced charge).

Entering an initial plea of “Not Guilty” does not mean that there is no going back. To the contrary, all it does is preserve your rights to a plea bargain or trial.

You can always change your plea to “Guilty” later on, and in most cases where a plea bargain is offered, you will be pleading guilty at some point, but to a less severe offense than the one you are being charged with.

5) Section 5 – Plead Not Guilty (recommended)

If you choose to plead “Not Guilty” fill out section 5. The Not Guilty section features a spot for you to request a supporting deposition. A supporting deposition is a written sworn statement detailing the traffic violation and it is signed by the law enforcement officer who issued the ticket. Remember, it is your Constitutional right to to plead “Not Guilty.” You can always change your plea later on, and if an acceptable plea bargain is offered, you will ultimately be pleading guilty to that reduced charge.

Case Law Analysis

New York case law reveals several crucial points to bear in mind as a driver.

First and foremost, a NY speeding ticket issued by a police officer who does not use a mechanical device like radar, and, instead estimates it will still be sufficient to convict a driver for speeding. (See People v. Olsen, 22 NY 2d 230.)

The court in Olsen explained its rationale by saying:

  • “The rule is well settled in this State that opinion evidence with regard to the speed of moving vehicles is admissible provided that the witness who testifies first shows some experience in observing the rate of speed of moving objects or some other satisfactory reason or basis for his opinion.” (See People v. Olsen, 22 NY 2d 230.)

Similarly, in People v. Dusing, the court summed up in one cogent statement a governing rule that applies to all drivers ticketed for speeding in New York. The court concluded,

  • “The sum of the combined Magri, Heyser and Marsellus holdings is: first, that a reading from an untested speedometer or radar device is admissible but is not[,] without more[,] sufficient for a speeding conviction; and, second, that the resulting deficiency in proof can be supplied by the testimony of qualified observers.” (See People v. Dusing, 5 NY 2d 126.)

It is worth noting that the Dusing court said “observers,” not “officers.” This means a police officer does not have to be the one to testify against you. In most cases, if the prosecution finds any “qualified observer” (e.g. another driver on the road who saw you), that person combined with the radar evidence will be enough to convict you of speeding.

Second of all, the fact that a speeding ticket is not a crime appears to cut both ways. Since speeding is usually not a crime, it does not carry with it the severity of most criminal penalties. However, since it is not usually a crime, “not all the constitutional protections normally afforded to criminal defendants need be applied to those charged with such a minor offense.” (See People v. Phinney, 22 NY 2d 288.)

Lastly, a driver might be in for a rude awakening if he expects to be able to compel the TVB to turn over pertinent documents to him. Although the TVB has the right to do so, New York law does not require it to do so.

In Matter of Miller v. Schwartz, an attorney requested certain documents and information regarding the type of radar that was used to pull over his client. The TVB denied the request and explained that traditional discovery rules do not apply in the TVB. The lawyer took the case to court to compel the TVB to give him the documents. However, the court sided with the TVB and denied the attorney’s request.

The Schwartz court based its conclusion on the well-settled rule that there is no general constitutional right to discovery in criminal cases or administrative proceedings (See Weatherford v Bursey, 429 US 545 and National Labor Relations Bd. v Interboro Contrs., 432 F.2d 854, cert. denied 402 US 915).

Ultimately, this ruling reveals how difficult it can be—even for an attorney—to navigate through the complicated TVB system. If nothing else, this case shows drivers who get TVB tickets the importance of hiring an experienced traffic ticket attorney familiar with the TVB’s rules and procedures.

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515 thoughts on “Speeding Tickets in New York State

  1. Hi I got a speeding ticket for going 49 on 30 mph zone and the description of the violation is “DISOBEYED TRAFFIC CONTROL DVICE 49/30” and the place of occurence is W WASHINTON ST EXT, BATH Village of – 5122, STEUBEN county. Officer didnt mention any fine on the ticket instead asked me to post the ticket to court and proceed from there. I am holding NJ licence,

    so, how much would representation cost and do you recommend pleading not guilty? This is my first ticket ever received, and there are no points on my license. Thanks.

    Vardhan on
    • Vardan,

      A speeding ticket in NY of 49/30 is a 4 point offense, a $300 fine and $93 court costs. A disobey traffic device ticket is only a 2 point offense. My concern would be that if the officer provided you with a roadside reduction, which it appears occourred, you may be precluded from negotiating a further reduction. Please feel free to contact our office at the number below to discuss your options in more detail.

      The Rosenblum Law Firm
      888-883-5529

      Adam Rosenblum on
  2. HI I RECIVED A TICKET ON 390 HIGHWAY MY CASE WAS ON 27 JUNE ON RUSH TOWN COUNTY COURT GOING TO CANADA FROM VIRGINIA I GOT A TICKET 110/65 MPH. CAN YOU TELL WHATS OPTIONS I HAVE NOW

    FURQAN AKBAR on
    • Furqan – you are facing an 11 point ticket that carries fines of $693, assessment charges of $600, a substantial increase to your insurance rates, and license suspension. In order to avoid or mitigate these consequences, I strongly suggest you fight this ticket.

      Adam Rosenblum on
  3. This is my 2nd speeding ticket since I have had my driver license from 1982. Over 30 yrs that I have not had a speeding ticket I obey all laws I was going 17 over the 30 mph can I can it dismissed or reduce to a violation? Only 2nd ticket in my lifetime. Would my insurencs go up please help. Thank you

    Dominic on
    • Thank you for contacting our firm. Where was the ticket issue to you? The speeding ticket you received (47/30) is a 4 point offense. Insurance companies can increase your premiums based on any moving violations on your record. Please feel free to contact one of our attorneys at the number below to discuss your options in more detail.

      The Rosenblum Law Office
      888-883-5529

      Adam Rosenblum on
    • Andrew – This is a 6 point ticket which carries a $203 fine from the court and a $300 Driver Responsibility Assessment fee from the DMV. Pleading guilty to this ticket can also cause a hike in your insurance rates.

      Adam Rosenblum on
  4. Hi, I got a speeding ticket today for going 73 in a 55 and the description by the officer was “Speed over 55 zone”. It was not intentional and I didn’t know the speed limit since I am new to the location (I am here on internship from Ohio) and haven’t driven that road very often. This occurred on Route 11 in the town of Antwerp, in Jefferson county. I was wondering what the penalty in terms of points and cost would be for this ticket. Also, how much would representation cost and do you recommend pleading not guilty? This is my first ticket ever received, and there are no points on my license. Thanks.

    Tom B on
    • Tom,

      Thank you for contacting our firm. The ticket you received (73/55) is 4 points and a fine of $300 + $93 court costs. We would always recommend pleading not guilty a fighting any traffic violation that carries points because of the negative impact it can have on your insurance premiums. Please feel free to contact on of our attorneys at the number below so we can discuss your options in more detail.

      The Rosenblum Law Firm
      888-883-5529

      Adam Rosenblum on
  5. Hi my name is Jesus gonzalez, I have some old I mean very old15yrs and more old traffic vialation tickets of about 3,000 dollars worth would like to know if or more like how can I get them removed or at least reduced please can you get back to me ,txt or email, my email is bossstatus69@yahoo.com

    Jesus gonzalez on
    • Jesus – You may be able to get these tickets reduced or dismissed depending on the status of the violations and which courts are handling them. For a consultation, you may contact us at 888-883-5529.

      Adam Rosenblum on
  6. Hi, i got a speeding ticket on the way to buffalo on I90 in new york state with a speed clocked at 87 on 65 which wasn’t an intentional speed it was an accidental speed which talking to co passenger and was caught before i realized and slowed down. i carry a license from a rhode island. Officer didnt mention any fine on the ticket instead asked me to post the ticket to court and proceed from there. i have no tickets in past couple years. wanted to know if you can deal with such cases and cost of service.

    Sri B on
    • We would be happy to represent you in dealing with this speeding summons. The ticket is a 6 point offense in New York. In addition to the $300 fine and $93 court costs, you would also be subject to an additional $300 Driver Responsibility Assessment for accumulating 6 or more points within an 18 month period. Plea bargaining is permitted in this court and once you retain an attorney we can act on your behalf. Please feel free to call so we can discuss your options in more detail.

      Lindsay Bernstein, Esq.
      Rosenblum Law Firm
      888-883-5529

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  7. I recieved a ticket today for driving 79/55 on LIE in Suffolk county. I have a clean driving record and this is my first time getting a speeding ticket. Had my license for about 6 years. Cop asked me how much I was doing I said about 75. How much would my fine be? And will I get any points? what should I do?

    Mkaur on
    • You are facing a 6 point ticket that has a penalty of $393, along with a driver responsibility assessment charge of $300. Additionally, this will likely have a significant impact on your insurance.

      Adam Rosenblum on
  8. I got a Speeding ticket with 78 in 55 Jone near to Taconic state Parkway. And im holding OH license. how much i need to pay and what would be my points ??

    Satishkumar on
    • You are facing a 6 point ticket that carries a fine of $300, a court fee of $93, and a driver responsibility assessment fee of $300 over the course of 3 years. Additionally this violation will likely have a significant impact on your insurance rates. You may contact us for a free consultation at 888-883-5529.

      Adam Rosenblum on
  9. Hi I received a ticket for doing 74/55 mph zone. I already plead not guilty and now have a pre-trial conference now scheduled. Ticket was issued by a NYS trooper and is going through Southampton Town Court in Hampton Bays. The officer himself was nice to me and even suggested that I plead not guilty that it might be ultimately dismissed with my driving record. What possible fine and points could I be looking at if they decide not to reduce anything?

    Tony on
  10. Hi,
    I got a speeding ticket for the violation of “SPEED IN ZONE” with 45MPH at the 30 MPH zone. I have a clean driving record until now for many years. Just want to know the cost of using your service.
    Thanks

    JW on
    • Where did you receive the ticket in New York. That will determine whether this is a trial or if we will have the opportunity to plea bargain. 45/30 is a 4 point speeding violation and is likely to cause an increase in your insurance premiums. Please feel free to call so we can discuss your options in more detail.

      Lindsay Bernstein, Esq.
      Rosenblum Law Firm
      888-883-5529

      Adam Rosenblum on
  11. Dear Mr. Rosenblum, my wife got a ticket yesterday. 83 in a 65 interstate I 86 north harmony, town also says county of Chautauqua
    detected with Radar (Stalker Dual). What do we have to expect? Its her first ticket.

    ross on
    • Ross – your wife is facing a 4 point ticket that carries a $393 penalty and a significant impact to her insurance rates. I suggest you contest this ticket to help avoid / mitigate these consequences.

      Adam Rosenblum on
  12. i jus got a speedingticket on the i 295 highway cop says i was doin 74 mph and the limit is 50 mph ,never gotton a speeding ticket like this before what are the rates and penalty?

    richard on
  13. I recieved a ticket coming on to City Island in the Bronx, coming around the curve at Turtle Cove. Coming off the Hutchinson Pkwy onto Turlte Cove and City Island the speeds change at almost every turn so it is unnoticable and there is a shooting range there where police offices race to get to at very high rates of speed. The office pulled me over said that i was going 51 in a 30mph zone. I absolutely dispute this, i was coming around a curve, there was no way I could have been going that fast and a car which went into the shooting range way ahead of me, which sped past me, was not stopped. Why me? What are my options?

    Teena on
    • Teena – what court is handling your ticket? You are facing a 6 point ticket that carries substantial penalties and assessment charges. Additionally, this will likely have an impact on your insurance rates. I therefore suggest you fight this ticket to avoid / mitigate the consequences.

      Adam Rosenblum on
  14. I got a ticket for driving at 85 at a 65 zone in Route 17, Rockland.
    I was going with the traffic at 75. I didnt notice the cop car, I guess the car ahead of me must have noticed and immediately reduced speed and changed to right lane. I also wanted to move to right lane. So drove a little faster to move ahead of him and switch to right lane and thats when the officer stopped me.
    Should I plead guilty or shouldnt? Please advise

    Prabhu on
    • Prabhu – you are facing a 4 point ticket that carries a maximum penalty of $393, along with a significant impact on your insurance rates. I therefore suggest contesting this ticket to avoid the consequences.

      Adam Rosenblum on
  15. hello,
    I got a speeding ticket at Westchester NY. A was pull over for driving 40MPH at school zone (15MPH).
    at the ticket he worth my violation is “speed not reasonable & prudent” .
    and at section 6, “highway (type/name)” it says “5-village”. this is the firs ticket I got and I’m not a citizen here and I have 4 mounts left here. how much the ticket and the points ? the points will stay when i’ll be back to my country ?
    Thank you

    Orli on
  16. Though he got me on radar going 14 mph over the limit in Brooklyn, the MPH was left blank on the speeding ticket for an 1180D “Speeding Posted.” The officer advised I pay the lower fine (the 1 to 10 mph fine), saying if I chose to go to court he’d testify I was going 14 miles over the limit. I was very respectful, did not admit to anything but stated I was doing 25 mph, yet apologized IF I had committed any offense, so I’m not sure if he’s giving me an out, or if that’s a tactic to get me to pay something and if he’d truly prevail?

    Maggie on
    • Maggie – it is difficult to say what the officer intends with their course of action. I believe it is safer to fight the underlying ticket to prevent the consequences of such a violation.

      Adam Rosenblum on
  17. Dear Mr. Rosenblum, my wife got a ticket yesterday. 69 in a 45 zone in Westchester County (1180D/ Tr Inf) detected with Radar (Stalker Dual). We are Germans with a visa. I am quite concerned about the implications. What do we have to expect? Is there a chance to get this reduced?

    Dietmar on
  18. Mr Rosenblum,
    I am a Massachusetts driver, I was pull over on April 30th at 2:33 PM by a NY state police for doing 77 MPH in a 55 MPH zone ,place of occurrence I-787 NB/Exit 6 C/T/V Menands Village OF 0125.
    I was driving the speed of the cars around me and proceeded to move into the the left/passing lane after i noticed that there was a car pulled over ahead of me. In MA you are instructed to slowdown and pull over. when i looked into my rear view mirror to pulled back into the middle lane i saw the lights. I plan on pleading “not guilty” , whats happens now? No prior speeding tickets in NY and no speeding tickets in MA for more then 8 years.

    Thank you in advance,

    Steve on
    • Hello Steve, you are right now looking at a 6 point ticket, which the points transfer to your MA license. You are also facing a a maximum court fine of $393 and a Driver’s Responsibility Assessment fine of $300. Your insurance rates will increase substantially for 3 to 5 years. We do suggest pleading not guilty. If you would like to find our more about your options to having the ticket reduced, please contact our office for a free consultation at 888-883-5529.

      Adam Rosenblum on
  19. Hello, I received speeding ticket for driving 88 in a 65mph zone on I-86 (Chemung County/Elmira) NY. What will be the fine which i should pay and any other fees? Will it affect my insurance? I am from Texas, Is it worth to fight this case? If i attend any driver safety course, will it help?

    Pru on
    • Hi Pru, you were clocked for doing 23mph overthe limit. This is a 6 point ticket with a maximum court fine of $393 and a driver’s assessment fine of $300. The points will transfer and your insurance rates will increase for 3 to 5 years. We suggest pleading not guilty. A safety course will not help with your points and fines. Please contact us for a free consultation if you have any questions about having your ticket reduced. We can be reached at 888-883-5529.

      Adam Rosenblum on
  20. My daughter just received her first speeding ticket. The officer said she was going 43 mph in a 30 mph zone here in the Town of Amherst (Buffalo, NY). She is leaving the State in the next couple of weeks for a new job, so we are trying to determine whether she should just plead guilty and pay the fine or get some legal support. Thanks for the advice.

    Jeffrey Smith on
    • Hello Jeffrey, your daughter is looking at a 4 point ticket. The fine associated with this ticket is $203. Her insurance rates will climb for 3 to 5 years by 20 to 25 percent. We suggest pleading not guilty. If you would like to find out more about having her tickets reduced, please contact us at 888-883-5529 for a free consultation.

      Adam Rosenblum on
  21. I got a speeding ticket..clocked at 84 in a 70 on I-81 town of Adams jurisdiction. What can I expect my fine/ points to be….and should I plead not guilty or fight the ticket?

    Kelle on
    • Hello Kelle, you are looking at a 4 point ticket with a maximum court fine of $393. Your insurance rates will increase by 20 to 25 percent for the next 3 to 5 years. We suggest pleading not guilty. If you would like to find out about having your ticket reduced to minimum penalties. please contact our office for a free consultation at 888-883-5529.

      Adam Rosenblum on
  22. Hi Adam,

    I rec’d my first speeding ticket this morning, being pulled over on Sunrise Highway doing 85mph in a 55mph zone. This is my first time, so I’m not quite sure of the process or what the next steps are. On the ticket it says “mail this not guilty plea within 48 hours” – is this something I have to do even if I hired an attorney? I would think this ticket warrants going through an attorney. I’d really love to not have 6 points on my license and skyrocketed insurance rates from this one infraction. I’m not sure what your fees are, or if you’d be able to take this case, but I sent an email in the hopes to discuss further with you. Thanks!!

    Danielle on
    • Hi Danielle, we are sorry to hear about this. As you have mentioned it is a 6 point ticket with a maximum court fine of $393 and a driver’s assessment fine of $300. Your insurance rate will increase also for 3 to 5 years. You definitely send a plea of not guilty. In order to discuss rates and how we can assist with having your penalties brought down to bare minimum, please contact us for a free consultation at 888-883-5529.

      Adam Rosenblum on
  23. Hi, i Just recieved a speed ticket in ausable, Clinton NY, and i live in MA. For driving 101 in 65 on 87, i never had a ticket before, i plead not guilty, please advise!

    Mark on
    • Hi Mark, if found guilty you are facing an 8 point ticket that does transfer over to your license. You are also looking at a $693 maximum court fine and a driver’s assessment find of $450. We would have suggested pleading not guilty. Please contact our office to find out how you can still have this ticket reduced to bare minimum. We could be reached for a free consultation at 888-883-5529.

      Adam Rosenblum on
  24. I was at 70 on 55 zone, detected by laser. Wayne county Williamson town court. What are chances/likeliness of getting it to converted to Non speeding either parking or 0 point. Or what would be the best outcome/result if I fight this.

    NJ on
    • Hi Najad, you are looking at a 6 point ticket with a maximum court fine of $393 and a driver’s assessment fine of $300. To find out about having your ticket reduced, please contact us for a free consultation at 888-883-5529.

      Adam Rosenblum on
    • Hi Alex, this is an 8 point ticket. You are also looking at a maximum court fine of $693 and a driver’s assessment fine of $450. Your insurance rate will increase substantially as well. We suggest pleading not guilty. If you are interested in finding out to have your ticket reduced, please contact our office for a free consultation at 888-883-5529.

      Adam Rosenblum on
  25. My son receiving a NYS speeding ticket this weekend, at Bainbridge NY 13733. He was caught 81 mph at 65 mph zone. Any idea what the fine and penalty is likely be?
    Also my son gave his explanation to the police officer ” I need to go to bathroom” as his excuse. Will this hold up if my son plead not guilty?
    How much do you usually charge if we ask your firm to defend this?
    Thank you.

    Joseph on
    • Hello Joseph, your son is looking at a 4 point ticket with maximum court fine of $393. Unfortunately, him mentioning that he needed to go to the bathroom is not enough to have the ticket dismissed. Your sons insurance will increase by 20 to 25 percent for 3 to 5 years. We suggest your son pleads not guilty. If you would like to find out more information about our rates please contact our office at 888-883-5529 for a free consultation.

      Adam Rosenblum on
  26. I was given a ticket for doing 90 on a 65. The ticket is from wheatland town court. I’m a resident of MD and hold a license issued by MD. The officer also gave me a supporting deposition which says that i told the officer that i was passing a truck.

    1. What fines does this ticket carry.?
    2. Does DRA apply in this case even though my license is not from NY state?
    3. If I contest the ticket do I have to appear in person to do so.

    A S on
    • Hello, you are looking at a 6 point ticket. The fines associated with this ticket is a maximum court fine of $393 and Driver’s Assessment fine of $300. The points do carry over to your license and will cause your insurance rates to increase. We suggest pleading not guilty. Please contact us for a free consultation to find out about how your ticket could be reduced and what your options are. We can be reached at 888-883-5529.

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  27. My son receiving a NYS speeding ticket this weekend, at Bainbridge NY 13733. He was caught 81 mph at 65 mph zone. Any idea what the fine and penalty is likely be?

    Also my son gave his explanation to the police officer ” I need to go to bathroom” as his excuse. Will this hold up if my son plead not guilty?

    How much do you usually charge if we ask your firm to defend this?

    Thank you.

    Joseph on
    • Hi Joseph, you son is looking at a 4 point ticket with a maximum court fine of $393. Going to the bathroom is not enough to have the ticket dismissed unfortunately. His insurance rates will also rise for 3 to 5 years by 20 to 25 percent. We suggest he pleads not guilty. If you would like to find out about our rates, please contact our office for a free consultation at 888-883-5529.

      Adam Rosenblum on
    • Hello Irvin, our firm handles other moving violations as well. If you have any questions about a specific ticket and would like a free consultation, please contact us at 888-883-5529.

      Adam Rosenblum on
  28. Hi i received a ticket last week going northbound in the left lane on I-684 in Bedford NY and ticketed for doing 80 in 65 mph zone. I have a clean driving record. Should I fight this ticket ?

    Tyler Bramble on
    • Hi Tyler, the officer clocked you for doing 15mph over the limit. This is a 4 point ticket with a maximum fine of $393. Your insurance will face an increase of rates by 20 to 25 percent for 3 to 5 years. We suggest pleading not guilty. If you would like to find out more options about having your ticket disputed, please contact our office for a free consultation at 888-883-5529.

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  29. Hi Adam,
    I was ticketed for going 82 in a 65mph zone in Broome County. I plead not guilty and the DA has scheduled a conference with the in Deposit, NY.
    This would be my first offence and I do not actually own a car (I was renting one at the time) so I am not sure how I am going to get there in the first place. The DA appears to be unwilling to communicate via phone.
    Any advice would be extremely welcome!
    Many thanks!

    Aarjen J. on
    • Hi Aarjen, if you are found guilty you are looking at a 4 point ticket with a maximum fine of $393. This will affect all future insurance plans if you are planning to purchase a car. We would have suggested to you to plead not guilty. Please contact us for a free consultation to find out what your options are to dispute this ticket. We can be reached at 888-883-5529.

      Adam Rosenblum on
  30. I received an unauthorized driving ticket in Queens NY in 2014 they finally came to trial this year after all the postponing. They found me guilty when I clearly was no where near the car when my friend took it upon herself to drive my car with no seat belt and got pulled over. Should I fight it? And do you receive points on your license?

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  31. I am a resident in the state of Maryland. Got a speeding ticket in New York State, at a location close to Canada. The ticket dose not have a fine $ amount. What shall I do? Plea guilty or plea not guilty? Do I need to go the court in person. If I hire your law firm, how much roughly would that cost? Thanks.

    Sherry on
    • Hello Sherry, the information you have provided is not enough information to give you a break down of your fines and penalties. If you would like to find out more about our rates and your options please contact our office with the full details of your ticket. We can be reached for a free consultation at 888-883-5529.

      Adam Rosenblum on
  32. I as pulled over on 90E in Junius (Seneca county) and ticketed for speeding 80mph in a 65mph zone. I plead not guilty and filed a reduction request form. I received it back from the DA offering me a guilty plea on “failure to obey a traffic control device” VTL 1110a. What will my fine be roughly and should I just agree to pay it or go to trial? I live in MA about 5.5hrs away with only one prior infraction on my entire driving history from back in 2007. Please advise!

    Laura Oliveira on
  33. Hello, I just received a ticket for driving 87 in a 65 on i-99 North in Steuben County (the ticket says town of Lindley). The ticket is issued from the New York State Police. The officer said that he first clocked my speed with radar at 91, and then again at 87. He wrote 87mph on the ticket. This is my first ticket and I’ve never been pulled over before. I’m learning that this ticket can cost between $150 and $300 dollars, along with an additional fee of 90, and $300 to be paid to the DMV over three years. I was not paying attention to my speed, but I’d like to know if I have any chance of reducing the fine, or more importantly the points (since the ticket is worth 6). The town I’d have to appear to is 2 hours away from where I live, so would it be worth fighting this ticket?

    Kris on
    • Hi Kris, this is a 6 point ticket. The fines for this ticket is a maximum of $393 and a driver’s assessment fine of $300. Your insurance rates are going to increase also by 20 to 25 percent for 3 to 5 years. You should plead not guilty to this ticket. Please contact our office for a free consultation to find out how you could have your ticket reduced. We can be reached at 888-883-5529.

      Adam Rosenblum on
  34. I received a speeding ticket in wayland on the highway going 82 in a 65 and when the officer asked what he stopped me for I ASKED “speeding?” But he left the question mark out of the comment on the ticket. Ifor I plead not guilty will that be an issue?

    Luke Wittlinger on
  35. Hi, I got a Moving Violation ticket “Improper turn” with $50 fee in NYC. The situation was I turned left from a straight lane because in the “left turn lane” the cars where with flashing 4 lights. I passed them and then I turned left. After research I found that it is 2 points for this. I plead “not guilty”. I am from CT. Any advice or how much this could cost me.

    Lilia on
    • Hello Lilia, you are currently looking at a 2 point ticket with a maximum court fine of $243. Pleading not guilty was the suggestion we would have advised. If you would like more information please contact our office for a free consultation at 888-883-5529.

      Adam Rosenblum on
  36. Hi Adam,

    I was just hit with a speeding ticket in upstate NY just east of Buffalo. I was doing 65 in what I thought was a 55 zone. The cop said it was indeed a 55mph area except it changed to 40mph in front of a prison which I didn’t notice and then went back up to 55mph where he pulled me over.

    Is there any way you guys can reduce the number of points this will get me?

    AR on
    • Hello, the officer has clocked your for doing 25mph over the limit. As of right now you are looking at a 6 point ticket with a maximum court fine of $393 and an assessment fine of $300. Your insurance will also increase in rates for 3 to 5 years. We suggest pleading not guilty. If you want to know about having your ticket reduced, please contact our office for a free consultation at 888-883-5529.

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  37. I got a ticket 1110(a) Disobey Traffic Control Device (Speed Slow) – 50 on a 30mph. Do you know if this has any points and how much of a fine … this was in Rye, NY. Thank you –

    martin lucas on
    • Hello Martin, if you only received a ticket for Disobeying Traffic Control Device you are looking at a 2 point ticket that does not cause your insurance rates to rise. The maximum fine is $235.

      Adam Rosenblum on
  38. Hi Adam, I was given a ticket for going 91 in a 65 on I-87, what kind of fine and points am I looking at. I am an out of state driver from PA, do you know if NY points carry over to PA? This is my first ticket in two years and my second overall in the seven years since I got my license.

    Ben on
    • Hello Ben, point from NY transfer to PA. You are looking at a 6 point ticket with a maximum court fine of $393 and a driver’s assessment fine of $300. Your insurance rates will rise by 20 to 25 percent for the next 3 to 5 years. We suggest pleading not guilty. If you would like more information about having your ticket disputed, please contact our office for a free consultation at 888-883-5529.

      Adam Rosenblum on
  39. Hello, I have recieved speeding ticket in Delaware County by town of Hancock on state route 17, driving 78 at 55 zone. This is my very first speeding ticket and I (driver) am not under the car owner’s insurance. How would this exactly affect my parents’ (car owner) insurance? how much would the ticket/assessment fee be?

    Mitchell on
    • Hello Mitchell, you are currently looking at a 6 point ticket for being clocked at 23mph over the limit. In fines your are facing a maximum court fine of $393 and a driver’s assessment fine of $300. Your parents insurance rate is not likely to increase but when you apply for your own insurance your rates will be higher then normal. We suggest pleading not guilty. If you would like to find out more about disputing your ticket please contact our office at 888-883-5529 for a free consultation.

      Adam Rosenblum on
  40. Hi,
    My husband got a ticket in NYS thruway 187, last Feb.27,2016, this is the first ticket, on VTL section 1180D, sped of 90 in 65, please advise what plea he should do,

    Gina on
    • Hello Gina, your husband is looking at an 8 point ticket. This is a maximum court fine of $693 and a driver’s assessment fee of $450. His insurance rates will increase substantially. We suggest he pleads not guilty. Please contact our office for a free consultation to find out how he could have his ticket reduced. We could be reached at 888-883-5529.

      Adam Rosenblum on
  41. I received a speeding ticket yesterday for driving 62mph in a 30 in Garden City. 1180-d speed zone. I also am a Florida resident. I noticed the officer did not sign the ticket, which I thought was rather odd. I have 0 points on my license, and normally I would fight the ticket myself and speak to the prosecutor, but I have never had a violation like this and am contemplating on hiring an attorney. Do I have a legitimate argument with the officer not signing the ticket, and since my driving record is clean? Or since I am already looking at $800 in fees, and not including if I can remove the points, to just hire a professional?

    Melissa on
    • Hello Melissa, you are currently looking at an 8 point ticket that does get transferred over. You are looking at a maximum court fine $693 and a drivers assessment fine of $450. Him not signing the ticket is not sufficient enough to have the ticket dismissed. We suggest pleading not guilty. Your insurance rates will face an increase by 20 to 25 percent for 3 to 5 years. If you would like more information about having your penalties minimized please contact our office for a free consultation at 888-883-5529.

      Adam Rosenblum on
  42. i got my first speeding ticket today.. going 102 on a 50.. does this mean my license is history. even after my first speeding offense.

    isaac hidalgo on
    • Hi Isaac, you are currently looking at a 11 point ticket. This means your license will be suspended, you will receive a maximum court fine of $693 and a driver’s assessment fine of $675. We suggest you plead not guilty to this ticket. If you would like more information about having your ticket disputed, please contact our office for a free consultation at 888-883-5529

      Adam Rosenblum on
  43. I received a speeding ticket and a ticket for unlicensed opertator. I never renewed my license, should I plea guilty and start the process of getting my license? If I plea not guilty will I have to go to court?

    Mary on
    • Hello Mary, the information you have provided is not sufficient enough to provide you with a breakdown of fine and points. When renewing your license and obtaining insurance the points will get transferred to it causing you to have high rates. The unlicensed operator ticket is a 0 point ticket. Please contact our office for a free consultation to find out more about having your tickets disputed. We can be reached at 888-883-5529.

      Adam Rosenblum on
  44. Hi I’m 17 was speeding 45 in 25. Albany,NY. What would be my possible fines and fees. It’s my first ticket. What should I do?

    Tenneson on
    • Hello Tenneson, you are currently looking at a 4 point ticket with a maximum fine of $393. If you are holding a junior license your license could be suspended for 60 days. We suggest pleading not guilty to this ticket. If you would like more information about having this ticket reduced to minimum penalties, please have your parents contact our office for a free consultation at 888-883-5529.

      Adam Rosenblum on

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