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Traffic Violations

Aggressive Traffic Violation Help from NYC Lawyers

Helping clients beat charges for speeding tickets and other traffic offenses

Even something as common as a speeding ticket can have serious consequences when not handled properly. Ignoring a traffic ticket has the same effect as entering a plea of guilty to the charge. At Raiser & Kenniff, PC, our NYC attorneys can help you with your traffic violation case. As professional criminal defense lawyers, we have a deep understanding of how the prosecution handles all types of cases — from robberies to speeding tickets.

Penalties for traffic violations in NYC

For many people, a speeding ticket does not seem like a big deal. However, when traffic citations add up, they can start to affect your professional and personal life. If you receive a traffic ticket for any type of offense, from speeding to a DWI, it is in your best interests to speak with experienced criminal attorneys.

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The penalties for traffic violations in New York are listed below:

Speeding Tickets Reckless Driving- 5 points Failure to yield right of way- 3 points
No specified mph- 3 points Failure to stop for a school bus- 5 points Passenger safety violations (ex, seat belts)- 3 points
1-10 mph over- 3 points Inadequate Brakes- 4 points Leaving the scene of an accident-  3 points
11-20 mph over- 4 points Following too closely- 4 points Other moving violations- 2 points
21-30 mph over- 6 points Improper passing/changing of lanes; Driving in the wrong direction; Driving to the left of center- 3 points Inadequate brakes on an employer’s vehicle- 2 points
31-40 mph over- 8 points Failure to obey a stop sign, traffic signal, or yield sign- 3 points  
40+ mph over- 11 points Railroad crossing violation- 3 points  


  • Driving without a license or without insurance:  $205
  • Driving an unregistered vehicle:  $130
  • Driving with improper plates:  $105
  • Deficient Equipment:  $70
  • No inspection:  $105
  • Running a red light
    • first offense:  $130
    • second offense:  $205
    • third offense:  $396


  • 10 mph or less over the limit:  $100
  • 11-30 mph over the limit:  $145
  • 31 or more mph over the limit:  $235

The following violations include a fine of $105.

  • Improper Turn
  • Failure to stop at a Stop sign
  • Improper U-Turn
  • Driving the wrong way on a one way street
  • Failure to signal
  • Failure to yield to emergency vehicles
  • Failure to yield
  • Unattended vehicle
  • Crossing a divided highway
  • Crossing a double line
  • Tailgating
  • Not wearing a seatbelt
  • Blocking an intersection
  • Stopped on a roadway

In addition, if the offense is repeated within 18 months, the fine is doubled.

Suspended license in NYC

If you are caught driving with a suspended license, you may be arrested. Many people do not realize that driving with a suspended license in New York City is a crime. Without the help of an experienced traffic ticket lawyer, you could face serious consequences. Depending on why your license was suspended and the number of suspensions on your license, you may be committing a misdemeanor or a felony. Additionally, there are provisions of the law that may require you to serve mandatory jail time if you plead guilty to a suspended license charge.

Get help from a highly qualified NYC traffic ticket lawyer

Raiser & Kenniff, PC, is committed to defending New Yorkers who receive speeding tickets and other types of traffic citations. To schedule a free 30-minute consultation with one of our dedicated attorneys, contact us by phone 24/7 at (212) 274-0090