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.
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|
The following violations include a fine of $105.
In addition, if the offense is repeated within 18 months, the fine is doubled.
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.
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