New York Speeding Ticket Fines

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Look at the “Section Sub Section” on Your New York Speeding Ticket to find the VTL section you are being charged with.

If you were ticketed for speeding in New York you are now facing hundreds of dollars worth of fines and court charges. Below is a list of all the possible speeding charges ordered by their respective Vehicle and Traffic Law (VTL) Sections

You can identify the VTL section you’re being charged with by looking at your speeding ticket under the part that says “section sub section”. Sometimes you can also see what you are being charged with by looking at your supporting deposition.  If you are a Canadian resident who has received a speeding ticket in New York read our Speeding ticket FAQ for Quebec or Ontario drivers.

List of New York Speeding Ticket Points

First, note how many miles over the speed limit the officer has charged you with going. Then, use this table to determine your points and fines.  If you already have points on your license. have a CDL license or a Junior License call our office immediately for help at 1-888-883-5529.

  • 1-10 miles an hour over the speed limit =  3 points.
  • 11-20 miles per hour over the speed limit = 4 points.
  • 21-30 miles per hour over the speed limit =  6 points*.
  • 31-40 miles per hour over the speed limit = 8 points*
  • 41 mph + over the speed limit = 11 points*.
  • 11 points means that your license will be suspended.
*If you receive 6 or more points you may be subject to an additional fine known as the Driver Responsibility Assessment (DRA).

The DRA is a separate fine charged to you when you reach 6 points against your license in New York.  At 6 points you will be fined $100 each year for 3 years.  Each point that you get over 6 points is an additional $25 a year for 3 years.

CLICK HERE - New York Speeding Ticket Costs & Fines Associated

New York VTL Section Max Fine Court Surcharge
1180 (a) Speed not reasonable and prudent $150 $88-$93
1180 (b) Speed Over State Limit
             < 10 mph over limit $150 $88-$93
             11-30 mph over limit $300 $88-$93
             > 31 mph over limit $600 $88-$93
1180 (c) Speeding in school zone (between 6:00pm and 7:00am and non school days) $88-$93
             < 10 mph over limit $150 $88-$93
             11-30 mph over limit $300 $88-$93
             > 31 mph over limit $600 $88-$93
1180 (c ) Speeding in school zone on School Days  
           < 10 mph over limit $300 $88-$93
           11-30 mph over limit $600 $88-$93
           > 31 mph over limit $1,200 $88-$93
1180- (d)-1 Speeding in zone
           < 10 mph over limit $150 $88-$93
           11-30 mph over limit $300 $88-$93
           > 31 mph over limit $600 $88-$93
1180 (d)- Speeding on a Restricted highway
           < 10 mph over limit $150 $88-$93
           11-30 mph over limit $300 $88-$93
          > 31 mph over limit $600 $88-$93
1180 (c ) Failure to Reduce Speed for vehicles with special hazards $150 $88-$93
1180 (f)  Speeding in a Work Zone
            <10 mph over limit $150 $88-$93
           11-30 mph over limit $300 $88-$93
           > 31 mph over limit $600 $88-$93
1180 (g) Vehicles greater than 18,000 lbs speeding detected using radar
            <10 mph over limit $150 $88-$93
           11-30 mph over limit $300 $88-$93
           > 31 mph over limit $600 $88-$93
1181(a) Driving too slow impeding traffic $150 $88-$93
1181(b) Driving below minimum posted speed limit $150 $88-$93
1182(1) Unauthorized speed contest (racing) $525 $88-$93

 

The Traffic Violations Bureau handles traffic tickets in the following areas:

  • NEW YORK CITY  -  All 5 Boroughs  (click map)
  • BUFFALO – (click map & address)
  • ROTCHESTER- (click map & address)

1.     Figure out whether you should fight your ticket or just plead guilty and pay the fine:

In most cases, it is NOT a good idea to plead guilty to the charge. Instead you can plead not guilty and fight your ticket!  Police officers and prosecutors want you to plead guilty to speeding charges because it makes their job very easy.  Pleading guilty means you give up your rights to a trial and you automatically have to pay fines, take points on your license and pay higher insurance rates.

Pleading guilty means you throw in the towel and give up your right to fight and potentially avoid the damaging consequences of a speeding ticket when in reality you are innocent until proven guilty.  In many cases, an attorney can get you a dismissal (all charges are dropped and without fines or penalties) or a reduction in fines and points.  Here are some reasons why you should fight your speeding ticket:

  • Excessive Fines & Surcharges
  • Points on your license
  • Higher Insurance Premiums
  • Possible License Suspension & Revocation
  • Possible State Fines -  New York Driver Responsibility Assessment
  • Loss of your job (if a valid driver’s license or CDL is required)

2.     Hire An Attorney:

Police Vehicle Traffic TicketThere are many advantages of hiring an attorney.  Our mission at The Rosenblum Law Firm is to get your ticket dismissed or minimize the damage that a speeding ticket in New York can cause you.  We work toward that goal in every case we handle.  Hiring an attorney to handle your case significantly increases your chances of getting a better outcome in your matter.  We can offer you:

  • A specific strategy for your case and tailor it to the court where your speeding ticket is being handled.
  • A low flat rate to take care of your case; you will not pay more than the price you are quoted.
  • We offer experienced representation by a licensed professional to give you advice, defend you, negotiate on your behalf (if applicable) and/or take your case to trial.
  • You do not have to spend a day in court.  Do not waste time and money driving to court and waiting around for your case to be heard.
  • Hiring is fast and simple. Call us at 888-883-5529 for a free consultation. We’ll process your payment, help you upload your tickets and sign our Waiver of Representation Form, and we’ll do the rest.

 

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1,061 thoughts on “New York Speeding Ticket Fines

  1. Sherry D Whtie

    I got a ticket in Crown Point, NY. I crossed the Crown Point bridge, and got stopped a half mile later doing 58 in a 30. I have (had) a perfect driving record. I do not even have a parking ticket. (I am 65). I was late for a memorial service for my late husband in Ticonderoga, and I had no idea that I was driving that fast. I always pay attention to the speed limit and am a law abiding citizen. Everyone is scaring me saying that I could lose my license…even do jail time. Seriously? I’m told that I can get 6 points and a huge fine. (I was clocked with radar). How does that affect my VT driver’s license and insurance? Thanks for your time. Scared in Colchester.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Sherry,

      Some people are out to scare you into retaining their legal services or are non-lawyers without much knowledge. Relax and stay calm. Yes; this ticket is a 6 point ticket in NY. However, VT will not put points on your license for this offense. (Click here for more information.) Nevertheless, VT will be notified about the ticket and it will end up on your driving record. Also, you face two fines: a max. fine of $393 and a Driver Responsibility Assessment of $300. Your insurance can skyrocket by 28% (according to InsuranceQuotes.com). As far as I know, unless VT law requires it, your license will not be suspended (unless you have a lot more points and tickets you are not telling me about).

  2. Dylan Suski

    Hi,

    I received a speeding ticket for doing 49 in a 30 in Troy. However, I was coming home from a road trip and the speed limit the whole time was 55. Apparently it changed to a 30, but I never saw a sign and was paying attention. So in my mind, I was going 6 under the speed limit. Will this hold up and help reduce my penalties in court. Do I have to show up in court if I hire an attorney/lawyer. How much will it cost to hire an attorney for this case versus pleading guilty and accepting the penalties?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Dylan,

      Going 19 over the limit is a 4 point ticket that will stain your driving record and carries with it a max. fine of $393. Also, your insurance can go up by 28% (according to InsuranceQuotes.com) and that hike tends to last for 3-4 years (sometimes longer). No, you do not need to come to court if you retain an attorney to fight the ticket for you.

  3. Kalpesh S Potghante

    Hi,

    I got a speeding ticket doing 81 mph in a 65 mph zone in Albany NY. this is my first ticket in 4 years(30 yrs of age, came to the states 4 years back). My license is from MA. Since this is my first ticket, i think it can be reduced down to a 0 point violation that hopefully will not damage my driving record and affect my insurance. I just cannot appear in person in the court in Albany to fight my case and am looking for help. However, i would like to know what the flat fee is so that i can make a decision that makes sense for me financially too. Any information you can provide about this would help..

    Thanks,
    Kalpesh

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Kalpesh,

      Going 16 over the limit in NY is a 4 point ticket that carries a max. fine of $393. Points transfer back to MA and your insurance will skyrocket if you are convicted or plead guilty. Also, if you retain an attorney to fight your NY speeding ticket, you will not have to appear in court.

  4. Jason burk

    Hello I got a qustion I live in Rome New York and got a speeding ticket for going 81 in a 65.

    Now here is my problem I had to speed up because I had a person tailgating me and a female that was on her cellphone came over on too my lain too cute me off I was on a motorcycle at that time.
    I didn’t feel like getting hurt but also don’t want to lose my Licens this will be my 3 ticket with in 18 month and I just don’t know what to do I got already a lawyer but I don’t know if that firm is going to help me good enough they only tell me that I still end up with speeding ticket

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Jason,

      Speeding is a strict liability offense. That means an officer can issue you a ticket simply because you were speeding––regardless of whether you think you have a good reason for doing it. If this is your third speeding ticket in 18 months, you are correct: your license can be suspended. Not only that but your insurance carrier could drop you. Also, your Driver Responsibility Assessment will be astronomically high. If you retained an attorney already, reach out to him or her about your concerns. If you are unsatisfied with him/her, you can tell them that you no longer want them to represent you.

  5. Susan

    Im a 20 year old new driver that just got a speeding ticket on Friday afternoon in Genesse counrty of NEW YORK. I know that this is going to be a fine and possialbe lost of license since I have had a short time. i was on the way to school and running late. i was so upset that I was not understanding what the officer was saying. This is the only way for me to get to school . How should I handle this . Thank you.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Susan,

      These things happen to the best of us. Your best course of action is to plead not guilty to the ticket and hire a NY traffic ticket attorney to help you beat the ticket.

  6. Marilyn

    Im a 20 year old new driver and just got my frist speeding ticket. I was on my way to school and was running late. I know that this could mean a big fine and my license could be taken away. since it has only been a short time having it. How should I handle this. I need to be able to get back to school and this is the only way . Thank you for any help

  7. Tommy

    I received a speeding ticket on rte17 in the Town of Windsor, Broome County New York on 8/10/14 I am sending my ticket in with a not guilty plea by Certified Mail or overnight mail as it has to be answered by 9/16/2014.

    The State Trooper said I was going 88mph and it was a 65 zone. I would like to know if I could possibly get this charge dismissed so I don’t get any points on my License as I’m currently in class now to get my CDL Class A License. Is there anything you think you can do to help me ? I have a clean record with no previous tickets or convictions.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Tommy,

      Tickets are usually pled down, not dismissed outright in New York State. However, in Broome County there is a special process an attorney can use to help you get your ticket dismissed entirely. Going 23 over the limit in NY is a 6 point ticket that carries with it two separate fines. One max. fine of $393 and a Driver Responsibility Assessment of $300. Not only that but your insurance can skyrocket as well.

  8. mac

    i was going through a school zone not realizing school was back in session and i saw an officer with a laser gun tag me and turn his back and grab his radio as i drove by. few minutes later a cop comes from the opposite direction and passes me then i see him turn around and follow me for a few minutes then turned his lights on and issued me a speeding ticket. is the ticket still effective if the officer who tagged me wasnt the officer who issued the ticket? also i was going to tell the judge that i was going to take a defensive driving coarse when i have my court hearing. what should i do?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Mac,

      The ticket is likely still valid. Telling the judge that you will take a course is not going to get you out of a ticket, only pleading not guilty and fighting it will. You should hire an attorney to help you fight the ticket.

  9. Kate

    I was pulled over on the Taconic State Parkway in Dutchess County, doing 71 in a 55. Any idea what I am looking at if i just plead guilty? The trooper even said just mail it in so you do not have to come back down here for court. Can I type a letter in defense of my self when I mail the ticket in. That this is my first offense (which it is). Please advise

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Kate,

      Do not plead guilty. This is a 4 point ticket that will stain your driving record long-term. It comes with a max. fine of $393 and your insurance will likely skyrocket by 28% (according to InsuranceQuotes.com). Fight the ticket.

  10. Michael

    I got speeding ticket last Friday on 17W (Delaware County) going to Binghamton from NJ. I was going 80 at a 55mph zone and I know it was reckless of me. I tried to reason out that I really needed to use the restroom and told him to hurry up with the ticket. He then told me that there was a close rest stop that we missed and handed me the ticket. Should I plead not guilty?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Michael,

      Going 25 over the limit in NY is a 6 point ticket that carries with it 2 fines: one max. fine of $393 and a Driver Responsibility Assessment of $300. Your insurance can also skyrocket. Speeding is a strict liability offense, which means doing it regardless of whether you needed to use the bathroom, etc. is still grounds for issuing a ticket. Nevertheless, plead not guilty and fight the ticket!

  11. Rebecca

    Today I was going 37 in a 20, school zone while school was in session.. I was wondering if I should try to fight it or should I look into hiring an attorney

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Rebecca,

      It is highly advisable that you hire an attorney to fight the case for you. You’ll save the trip in to court and will get the best chance of beating the ticket. Going 17 over is a 4 point ticket in NY and carries with it a $393 max. fine along with a possible auto insurance hike that can be (according to InsuranceQuotes.com) 28%.

  12. Donald Williams

    I got two speeding tickets the same day on I87 coming from Albany into New York City at Kingston and Greenburgh respectively. The ticket at Kingston i was doing 86 in a 65 mph zone and at Greenburgh the police officer said was doing 83 in a 55 mph zone, but i know i was not doing more than 65 mph and its because i thought it was a 65 mph zone. I saw the police vehicle and he followed me for about a mile before he pulled me over. Can you guys help me with this situation?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Donald,

      Both of your tickets carry 6 points. At 11 points NY will suspend your license, and you are facing 12. If you plead guilty or are convicted, you will also be forced to pay a Driver Responsibility Assessment of $750 and a max. fine of $1,386 (693 per ticket). Yes, we can definitely help you.

  13. Darius Stokes

    Hello I was given a speeding ticket for going 75 in a 55 near stony point NY How much would my fine be? I politely asked the officer if he could give me a warning and he completely ignored me and kept delivering his statements on the citation and court dates. I again asked him of he heard me twice and the second time he said “yeah I heard you you’re getting a ticket today” I know I was speeding but the officer was a complete jerk. I was also moving with the flow of traffic I wasn’t speeding on my own.
    Advice? Thanks

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Darius,

      Going 20 over carries a $393 max. fine and will put 4 points on your license. Unfortunately, there is no legal duty for a police officer to be nice to you. The best thing you can do is fight the ticket.

  14. Michele

    Hi,

    I was “flagged down” in Hauppauge (Suffolk County), NY by a police officer on foot today, for speeding in a school zone. There were 2 officers on the sidewalk with their speed guns just waiting for people to ticket. I got a ticket for doing 40 in a 20. I know I was not doing 40. I haven’t been pulled over or gotten a ticket in 14 years, my driving record is clean. A part of me just wants to plead guilty & pay it, to avoid the BS & having to go to court, but the fact that it’s a school zone makes me weary because I know the fines can be much higher. There is no dollar amount stated on the ticket; the cop said once I mail in my plea, they will send me the amount due. How much am I looking at? Am I going to get killed in insurance? I just don’t have the time to take off from work, but I also don’t have hundreds to spend on a ticket. What do you advise I do here?

    Thanks so much!

    Michele

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Michele,

      Do not plead guilty. If you do, 4 points will go on your NY license and you will have to pay a max. fine of $393. Also, your auto insurance premium will likely skyrocket by 28%. It is best to plead not guilty and fight the ticket.

  15. amber

    I had recently received a ticket today. In niagara falls new York in the Robert Moses. Pulled over by parks police on off ramp speed limit 35. The robert moses speed limit is 55. I get pulled over by parks police saying I was going 74 in a 55 when he was all the way at the off ramp. Half way through the rober t moses was state trooper. I was going at least 63 not even over reaching 65 mph. Once I received ticket saying 74 mph in a 55 mph zone. I started freaking out. One the officer who pulled me over didn’t radar me the trooper did. And there was a another car that blew past me when trooper radar me. And another thing is the guy who wrote the ticket don’t know who he is because u can’t read his name some scribble that look like initials and why is it that the trooper that radarwd me didn’t pull me over or sign the ticket

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Amber,

      Going 19 over the limit is a 4 point ticket in NY that carries a heavy fine and could raise your auto insurance. Also, officers sometimes travel in teams and radio to one another to inform them of who to pull over. Unfortunately, this is likely what happened with you. It is highly advised that you fight this ticket.

  16. MG

    I got a speeding ticket doing 83 in a 65 while on my way to NewJersey. The cop got my friend who i was following because I seen him and was only doing 81. As I was getting pulled over my friend stopped as well and we got nailed with the 83 in a 65. There were 4 cars in a row doing basically the same speed and only my friend and I got yanked. Can you guys inform me on the fines and points if any associated with the ticket and if you guys can help with the situation.

    Thanks

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      MG,

      Going 18 MPH over the limit in NY is a 4 point ticket that carries with it a max. fine of $393. Also, according to this study done by InsuranceQuotes.com, your insurance premium can go up by 28%. We definitely can help you beat this ticket.

  17. CHARLES

    I’m a Canadian residing in canada and I just received a speeding ticket new York state. I was advised by the officer that I was driving 81 miles/hour in a 65 zone. I want to know how much i sould pay for the fines and how i should do before the payment?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Charles,

      It is highly advised that you plead “not guilty” and fight the ticket. Points transfer to Canada, and this ticket is a 4 point ticket. It also carries with it a max. fine of $393 and will cause your Canadian auto insurance (which is already high) to skyrocket. Do not pay the fine; fight the ticket.

  18. Dan

    Good Evening,

    I received my 1st speeding ticket on I-87 by Schroon Lake (Essex County). I was clocked going 86 in a 65 zone, my wife wasn’t feeling well and I was speeding to get to a rest stop. How much would my fine be and is it worth it to hire a lawyer who is all the way up there? Please advise, thanks.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Dan,

      Going 21 over in NY is a 6 point ticket. The ticket carries with it 2 fines: 1) a max. fine of $393 and 2) a Driver Responsibility Assessment (DRA) of $300. Also, your insurance can go through the roof. It definitely pays to plead not guilty and to hire an attorney.

  19. JOEAYRAULT

    GOOD MORNING. I JUST GOT A 33 IN A 20 (SCHOOL ZONE) TODAY IS THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL AND I WAS SO MAD WHEN I GOT PULLED OVER I JUST KEPT MY MOUTH SHUT. ARE FINES WORSE IN SCHOOL ZONES? -JOE

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Joe,

      Yes, fines are doubled in school zones. Going 13 over the limit is a 4 point ticket in NY and your auto insurance rates can skyrocket. Not only that, but the doubled fine is $693. However, if your case is being heard in the Traffic Violations Bureau (TVB) [if you have a yellow, hand-written ticket], your fine will be $406.

  20. Aymen ahmed

    Good evening,

    I’m a Canadian residing in canada and I just received a speeding ticket in little falls, new York. I was advised by the officer that I was driving 83 miles/hour in a 65 zone. I would like your advice as to what would be the next step for me? If I pleas guilty, what would be the fine I’m required to pay? And how do I go about paying it? Or if I plea not guilty, what is the next step? Please keep in mind that I will not be returning to the United States anytime soon.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Aymen,

      Your next step should be to plead “not guilty” and fight the ticket. Ontario and NY share driver info and have reciprocity, so demerit points will be assessed against you if you plead guilty or are convicted. Going 18 over the limit in NY is a 4 point ticket that carries with it a max. fine of $393 and could lead to your insurance going through the roof.

  21. Dan

    Hi, I got a speeding ticket for going 87/65 in Dutchess County. I have a clean record and don’t want the points on my license–what can you do to help?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Dan,

      Speeding 22 over the limit in NY is a 6 point offense that carries with it 2 fines: one for $393 and a Driver Responsibility Assessment of $300. We can help you reduce the points and save you from having to come to court.

  22. Kohannah

    I was traveling from the Bronx to Queens and got pulled over . The officer said I was doing 74 in a 40. I know it’s 34 over the limit . I Was in a urgent need to used the restroom . What should I do about this unfortunate situation . I am aware of the defensive driving courses I can take .

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Kohannah,

      We get this question all the time. Speeding is a strict liability offense. That means no excuse can get you out of it (e.g. needing to use the bathroom). If you tell a judge “I was speeding, but…” all he or she hears is “I was speeding.” Don’t worry though, we can help you. Since you got this ticket in the Bronx, it is a TVB ticket. It is an 8 point ticket (NY suspends your license at 11 points), the fine is likely $688 (since it is an 8 pt. TVB ticket), and your Driver Responsibility Assessment will be $450 (unless you have points on your license already). Also, your insurance can skyrocket by 30% (according to InsuranceQuotes.com). Lastly, a safe driving course will NOT help you here. It only helps you avoid a suspension. Check out the bold words on this website showing that the course does not remove points.

  23. Brian

    I was coughs speeding today and the officer claimed that I was going 53 in a 30. It was wet and rainy conditions on a cur very road. It would be very difficult to hit 50 on that road on a nice day. I felt I was wrongly pulled over and given a higher speed than I was actually going any suggestions?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Brian,

      The best thing you can do to avoid this 6 point ticket (which carries 2 fines–one for $393 and a Driver Responsibility Assessment of $300) is to fight it. Pleading not guilty is the best way to avoid the 28% insurance hike and all the negative consequences that go along with this ticket.

  24. Makayla

    I got a ticket going 85 in a 65 in Richmondville, NY. I live on cape cod and was just trying to get home (it was a long drive). What are the expensies for an attorney vs. paying the fine? I definetly will not be coming back to Richmondville to show up in court, not worth the drive. This is my first speeding ticket ever. What should I do?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Makayla,

      If you hire an attorney, you don’t have to come to court. 20 over is a 4 point offense that carries a fine of $393. Your insurance can go up (according to InsuranceQuotes.com) by 28% as well. It is highly advised that you fight the ticket.

  25. Paul

    I was pulled over in Little Falls, NY on I90 East Friday evening for going 79 in a 65. At the time I was having difficulties with one of my contact lenses and was unaware that I was going that fast. The officer did make a comment that he observed me slowing down towards the speed limit before he pulled me over.

    I’ve been driving for about 25 years and have had a clean driving record to date.

    Please advise.

    Regards

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Paul,

      Going 11 over the limit is a 4 point ticket. It carries a max. fine of $393. Your insurance can skyrocket by 21%. Fight the ticket; you’ll be glad you did.

  26. Jose

    Got caught doing 86 on a 55 in ithaca, ny (rental car). Drivers license is from Maryland. Ticket doesn’t list fine or punishment. What’s your assessment of the damage and what should i do?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Jose,

      31 over the limit is a serious high speed ticket in NY. It is an 8 point ticket. It carries 2 fines. One for $693 and a Driver Responsibility Assessment of $450. Also, your insurance can go up by 30% for this. Fight the ticket.

  27. Elizabeth Zakor

    Hi – I received a speeding ticket in NYS 88 east, however the officer put the wrong home address after I gave him the legal change of address card and wrong model vehicle on the ticket. Is this enought to fight it? its my first speeding ticket ever. Im a 49 yr old woman residing in PA I was driving to Schenectady, NY to visit my mother for her birthday.

    Thank you.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Elizabeth,

      Unfortunately, those defects alone do not warrant a dismissal. However, we can help you fight the ticket, and hiring an attorney means you will not have to come to court.

  28. Juan

    A cop pulled me over on the highway going from Port Jervis, NY to Wallkill, NY. He gave two tickets, one for speeding and the other for improper passing. He told me his radar marked me as going 96 on a 65, which in all honesty I highly doubt since the cop was about half a mile away, and although I don’t recall the exact speed at which I was going, I remember noticing it was just over 80 mph or so. What do you recommend I should do?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Juan,

      These tickets are serious. You face points, high fines, and a skyrocketing insurance premium. Most importantly you could even be facing a license suspension. Plead not guilty and fight these tickets.

  29. Ashley

    I got a speeding ticket going 80 in a 65..I’m wondering what I’m looking at if I plead guilty. It’s 2.5 hrs away from my house so idk if it’s worth my time to fight it.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Ashley,

      You are looking at 4 points, a $395 fine, a 21% insurance hike, and a stained driving record. If you hire an attorney, you do not have to come to court.

  30. S. Alam

    Hi

    I just got a Traffic/Speeding Fine while driving through NYS (I-81), its under Section 1180D Speed in Zone, driving 92 mph in 65 speed zone. It appears to be a Traffic Infraction.

    This is my first ever ticket. Would it be advisable to fight this or its not a good idea?

    Thanks.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Alam,

      Never plead guilty to a traffic ticket in NY. This is a serious moving violation that carries 6 NY points and could cost you over $1,000 between the fines and insurance hikes alone.

  31. Rick

    I was driving south on parkway 9 in chappaqua NY. 81 in a 55. What is your oppinion on how I should go about this. Thank you.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Rick,

      This is a serious ticket that could end up costing you over $1,000 in out of pocket expenses when all is said and done (insurance hike over 3-4 years/fines/etc.). It also carries 6 points. Fight the ticket.

  32. Sukanya

    This Monday I got a speeding ticket on I90 West. As per ticket I was driving @78 mph and posted speed limit was 65 mph. I am a Illinois driver. Is there any way I can fight this ticket? I have no prior ticket in my name.

  33. mahesh

    I was pulled over on i95 in Rye City at 83 over a 55 on the left lane, and I had to increase the speed to avoid a tail gate. The officer was standing on the right shoulder, partially hidden behind a guard block and had busy traffic. I have a CT license, Instead of a fine, the ticket says ” This matter is scheduled to be handled on the appearance date below.

    Why does this have to be handled in court? Do I get points added to my license? Should I plea guilty or not guilty? Other than a fine and potential points, do I incur any license suspension?

    Regards,
    Mahesh

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Mahesh,

      Things work very differently in CT than in NY. This has to be handled in court because you received a speeding ticket, and that’s the law. However, if you hire an attorney, you will not need to come to court. We can take care of everything for you. For going 28 over the limit you face 2 steep fines: one of $398 and a Driver Responsibility Assessment of $300. Also, since CT and NY signed the Driver’s License Compact, they freely share driver info (meaning it will likely appear on your record and CT can add points if they choose to). Also, this is a 6 point ticket in NY. No, you will not be suspended if this is the only violation on your record.

  34. Eduard

    A Suffolk Highway Patrol pull me over on LIE. 2 days ago I was riving at 60MPH on the
    middle track I was behind a truck, but I was getting to close at it, so I did increase the speed to
    go over the truck to the left track. I saw that the Police car but I did mind because I thought he will
    see my moved, then he pull over, I did tried to tell him what I did but he did not let me explain, anyway.
    He gave me the ticket and told me that I was driven at 80MPH!!! I just say thanks. I do not recall the speed,
    but to go over a car the speed will be increase. I live in the Bronx,I work at Long Island, I don’t know what to do! Please someone help me!

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Eduard,

      In order to tell you what you are facing I need you to look at the ticket and find out what the zone was. If it was 80 in a 65, that’s a 4 point ticket. If it was 80 in a 55, that’s a 6 point ticket. Both are serious tickets that come with high fines, penalties, and insurance hikes. Do not plead guilty.

  35. Jason

    Last month I got ticket from newyork police. He pull me over for speeding. I was going 63 mph and the officer told me that the posted limit was 40. Iam at pittsburgh , pa. And also he added to other ticket for uninspected vehicle . But that wasn’t my car. I rent that car from enterprise . I already pay for both ticket. When he pull me over I had old adress on my driver license. But now I have new adress. So Iam just wondering is newyork going to send me any kind of notification regarding my payment??? If so I have a new address and and how can I update my new address?? Do u have any number I can call them?? And one more question is newyork state going to transfer my case to PA, pittsburgh ???

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Jason,

      Never plead guilty to a traffic ticket. All of the negative consequences associated with them will result. Your insurance can go up and you will face high fines. If NY only has your old address, you should contact the NY DMV to let them know about the address change. If you already pled guilty and paid your fines, then there is no “case” to transfer to PA. Also, even if there was, no. It is a NY case. You should call the NY DMV and ask them your questions.

  36. Rajendar Chintala

    I am IL driver and came to Niagara trip last week. got speeding ticket in Angola 61MPH on 40MPH so what are the penalities on this and what is the chances get dismiss if we fight in court. and how much the lawyer fees?

    Thank you.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Rajendar,

      Going 21 over the limit in NY is a 6 point offense. Illinois may or may not add those points onto your license. However, you will face two steep fines in NY. One for $393 and a Driver Responsibility Assessment of $300. Additionally, your auto insurance could go up by 28% if Illinois records the violation on your driving record.

  37. Matthew

    I live in northern NJ and I got caught going 70 in a work zone in upstate NY while I was on route 81. Speed limit is normally 65 there, but the cop was sitting close to where the work zone began and nailed me before I could slow down. There were signs saying work zone and I was slowing down from my normal 65 MPH cruising speed.

    Any idea what I’m looking at here on this ticket? I don’t have time to drive back to upstate NY to fight this thing.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Matthew,

      Fines are doubled in a work zone. Depending on what the speed limit dropped to will depend on the points, fines, insurance hike, and penalties you face. Also, hiring an attorney will save you the trip to court.

  38. Zelda

    I got a speeding ticket this month in Brooklyn, going 45 in 30 mph zone. Is it worth my while to fight it? It seems easier to just pay the fine and take an online point reduction course which can remove 4 points, and then I’m back to square one.
    Is there something I’m missing here?

  39. Sonny Maass

    Hello have a question. Got pulled over while entering ramp. Was about to hit car in front of me and drove to the
    Left to avoid a hit . So there just happen to be a trooper waiting right there. So I pulled over and he gave me two ticket One for driving to the left of the road. And the other for unreasonable speed. Which I looked up and it said that it’s not speeding over a limit ( which there were no signs displaying speed , plus I was doing like 8 miles if that). I was suppose to appear for that ticket bit of coarse I forgot about it and have been in and out of hospitals because of severe illness. . So my question is. What will happen to me. I missed a court date in which I had to appear and scared of what may happen. Also why do I have to appear in court where I was nt. speeding ? Will I recover jail time for this. First ticket ever for “speeding”? Will my
    License be suspended for that? And do I need a lawyer? And if my
    License gets suspended can I get a order that allows me to go to work and school. A single father and I make poverty level salary. I use to volunteer as an EMS worker bit because oft tickets lately I was removed.
    Just about every ticket was from troopers on New York parkways. And they are horrible people and pull people over just for breathing I don’t drove a fancy car and it sticks out
    Like a sore thumb plus I borrow it from a friend because I can’t afford a car. These tickets have put me in the poor house . I believe I need a lawyer but I have no means to pay. I desperately need help I could lose my job And my son because of these tickets. My whole life all I ever did was help sick and dying people. Saving some
    Lives and giving people hope and compassion. This is what I get in return for not being rich . I’m
    In a desperate situation and I’moat asking for advice as to which direction I should go . I thank you for your time , Bless you Sonny Maass

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Sonny,

      You seem very nervous. Relax. You received two traffic tickets. They will not put you in prison for this. However, your license is at risk, points can be put on it, and your record could be stained. Also, your auto insurance could go up dramatically. It is advised that you plead not guilty and hire an attorney to help you fight these tickets. We can help you keep your license and get the charges reduced as much as possible.

  40. Mark

    I’m a German citizen having been on vacation in the US and was stopped on the 87 by NY state police claiming that I was going 90 in a 65 zone.
    In fact I was not really watching the speed meter as I was following the cars in front of me . Might have been a bit over the 65 but doubt that it was really 90. But I was the last in the queue and when a car was approaching with high speed and chasing me with very limited safety distance I accelerated to get out of his way and find a gap between the cars on the right lane to switch over and let him pass. Only after switching he switched too and turned on his blue light as it was dark I couldn’t see that it was a police car before. He then gave me a ticket for speeding 90 miles and for not using the signal when switching lanes.
    As I’m not having a US license and being not a resident I’m obviously not worried about points or impact on insurance premium. From the list below I take I’d be facing a total 393 USD fine. Still a lot of money but I guess not much I or you could do about it ?

  41. Arnold

    I got a ticket the other day 1180a speed not reasonable and prudent was wondering how many points this violation is thanks !

  42. Seymour

    I was caught a few months back with a speeding ticket. I went to court and it ended up getting dismissed as the officer had put my mothers name on the ticket, not mine. This was in Amherst. They said as long as I did not get a speeding ticket again within six months they were not going to fight it and let me go. Last night I got a ticket again, and it has not been six months. This was in the town of Niagara. My question is what are the chances of me actually being back charged my ticket for my Amherst ticket, and how will I know? Do they contact me via letter, or do the systems even connect? They didn’t really have any of my information and didn’t take my information at the courthouse. I am concerned I will be back charged for my other ticket.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Seymour,

      I actually just spoke to someone with this very issue… We can help you fight to make sure that the old ticket stays dismissed and that you get the best reduction possible for this new ticket.

  43. bryan depiazzy

    I was pulled over in a parking lot on long island he claims i was sleeding he gave me a 1108a ticket can i fight this and win if there is no radar evidence

  44. Lola

    I received a decision letter from the Adams Court in NY for speeding 80/65. The letter states only the amount if Fine and SurChg I am requested to pay. How do I know how many points, if any, where assigned to my driver license. I am NJ resident. Thank you in advance.

  45. Hedy

    Re: Failed due care for emergency vehicle stopped or standing. Issued by NY State on I-90 near Utica.

    Ontario driver.
    Please tell me the fine for this ticket and demerit points. Will demerit points transfer to Ontario?
    Cost to fight ticket?
    If fighting ticket, do I need to plea not guilty within 48 hours as stated in Section B – Plea of Not Guilty.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Hedy,

      This is a Move Over Law ticket. It carries with it 3 Points and a fine of $275. Yes, points transfer to Canada. If you hire an attorney to help you fight your ticket, you will not need to worry about that 48 hours and we handle everything including pleading not guilty.

  46. Mike

    I was pulled over in the LIE going 85 MPH so 30 MPH over the speed limit. What are my chances of getting it lowered? i really don’t want points, will they offer me a big fine for no points? I have court at Islandia Village Court. The cop made a mistake of writing down i have to show up at 2 AM instead of 2 PM, can this help at all?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Mike,

      Going 30 over is a 6 point ticket in NY. It carries with it two separate fines: one for $393 and a Driver Responsibility Assessment of $300 (totaling $693). Your auto insurance rate can go up by 28% as well. You stand to lose a lot. Officers make errors like that all the time and they are not grounds for a dismissal. However, we can help you fight this ticket.

  47. Todd

    Hi Adam,
    I was on the NYS Thruway near Syracuse driving in a large pack of cars towards Rochester, where the limit is 65, I was in the left lane with 3 cars directly in front of me, and at least 4 behind in the same lane, the right lane had over 12 cars in line which included the cars that were in front of me, next to me and behind me. Trooper was somewhat hidden behind steel guard rail and some shrubbery in the emergency turn around area. All the cars in question were doing 65 – 75 MPH as we where all in a traffic flow pack that had not changed for several miles. I was not the only white SUV in that batch, and yet somehow i got pulled out of the line up. I guess its like shooting fish in a barrel, he had to hit some one with the radar. Lucky me. I pulled over ASAP after he caught up and hit the lights. Couple of things of note, even though I pulled off the road as far as a could, he did not approach my side in broad daylight, we were both polite and professional, but he barely said a word, he asked if I knew why i was stopped and i said no. He said clocked me doing 80, I said no to that and he said so what do you think i was doing, I said maybe 70 to 75. Should not have said anything but i was just being respectful thinking that with the “10MPH” grace that some cops give he might let me go with all the other factors. I told him that the car was not mine (wife’s car and she was in passenger seat) and that the car was brand new and in fact that was the first time I drove the car. Not even 25 miles into my first drive, so I did not have a feeling for the car or gauges (He “mis quoted” me in comment section on both this and the speed comment) Gave my license and she gave him registration. He barely looked over at the temp sticker still on the car from the passenger side, so he could not read that or the inspection. Also did not ask for insurance. Here is the other kicker as he was not to accurate today with the radar gun. He put down the wrong color of the car, the wrong year of the car, the wrong time of the stop and of course my speed. I have a good record, not that it matters in this state with the cash grab the state does. i know I should plead not guilty. Would prefer not to have to drive back to court, (100 miles) but will if I have to try and win. Should I call the DA or the court clerk in the small town listed on the ticket, and see with all the wrong registration information etc and other factors, if that is grounds for dismissal? Whats your take with just the small amount of information i have listed here?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Todd,

      Remember, never admit to anything. They will use it against you. Simply say, “No, officer. I do not know why you pulled me over.” Do not answer anything other than “the speed limit” when he asks you “What speed do you think you were travelling.” Your answer is considered an admission. We can help you fight this and you will not need to come to court.

  48. Avraham Tatarka

    Got picked up outside woodbourne for doing 75 in a 55 (thought it was a 65). I’ve got a california state drivers licence and live in australia. First speeding violation, got my liscence 5 months ago. Worth fighting or going guilty ?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Avraham,

      Never plead guilty. You face steep fines and a huge insurance hike. California will only put 1 point on your license for this (even though it is 4 points in NY), but NY can make you shell out $393 and your CA insurance can go up by 28%.

  49. adam

    My girl friend got pulled over in are apartment complex we were leaving . She got pulled for 54 in a 25 bUT the only speed limit signs are for entering the complex. This is in perintion ny

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Adam,

      Going 29 over in NY is a high speed violation. It carries with it 6 points and two separate fines: one for $393 (surcharge included) and a Driver Responsibility Assessment of $300. Also, according to this study, your car insurance can go up by 28%. Lastly, the speed limit argument will not hold up in court; the law does not require signs to be throughout the lot.

  50. Joseph

    Coming home from a trip to Niagara Falls NY we took I-86 East going back to Maryland. I got a ticket in Hornellsville town in Steuben County going 82mph on a 65mph highway. This is my first ticket ever since migrating to the US and getting my driver’s license in 2007. Do I fight the ticket or do I plead guilty?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Joseph,

      Fight the ticket. By hiring a NY traffic ticket lawyer, you won’t even need to come to court; we can do everything for you. This is a 4 point ticket in NY and MD will be notified of the violation because both NY and MD signed the driver’s license compact. Although MD does not usually assess points for NY speeding tickets, you still face a $393 fine and your auto insurance premium could go up by 21%.

  51. Erica

    i received a ticket for going 83mph in the northern state parkway which i believe is a 55mph zone. This is my first ticket ever and i do not know if i should pled guilty or not.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Erica,

      Do not plead guilty. Going 28 miles per hour over the speed limit is a 6 point offense that carries with it two separate fines. One fine for $393 and a Driver Responsibility Assessment Fee of $300. If you plead guilty, you are signing yourself up for all of that. Moreover, this ticket (according to InsuranceQuotes.com) will raise your auto insurance premium by 28%.

  52. Kevin

    Hello,

    I received two citations on Highway 60 near Jamestown, NY. One was for speeding (69 in a 55 zone) and one for unlawful passing. I am very upset because I have never received a ticket in my more than 20 years of driving and I feel as it wasn’t entirely my fault.

    What happened was I was in the left lane going the speed limit and there was a vehicle directly to my right in the other lane. The lanes were about to merge into one but the vehicle to my right didn’t slow down like he should have and there was oncoming traffic coming. I sped up to pass the car to my right since I had no where to go and was pulled over.

    Can you help me please??!

  53. Mohit Bhasin

    Hi, I got a speeding ticket on Highway no# 15N/B. I was driving at 86mph in a 65mph zone. I’ve been given a ticket under section 1180D. And the matter is being handled by Lindley Town Court, Steuben County, NY.

    This is my first ticket, Can you and your team help me in understanding the charges.

  54. BILL

    Got a ticket for doin 74 in a 55 on the taconic. should i plea not guilty and mail it in or should i show up in court on the date on the ticket and speak with the DA to try to knock it down?

  55. Bradley

    Got my first ticket in over two years (86 in a 55). I had points removed from a prior ticket from a court mandated defensive driving course. Do I plead not guilty again and see if that becomes an option? This ticket is significantly worse than my previous 3-point offense and am not entirely sure how to go about it.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Bradley,

      Remember, a safe driving course does not remove points. Most people get this one wrong. It only increases your cushion before you get suspended. Those 3 points will still be on your record. If convicted of this ticket, going 31 over, 8 points will also go on your record. Although that safe driving course will save your license from being suspended at 11 points, it will not save you the $675 Driver’s Responsibility Assessment you will face for all 11 points or the $693 fine you will face for the 8 point speeding ticket. Also, while your license may remain intact (due to the course), your insurance could drop you entirely because of your level of riskiness (in their eyes). Plead not guilty, fight this ticket, and hire an attorney to help you do so.

  56. Nate

    I just got a ticket for 82 in a 55 on I-287 near Harrison (Westchester). I have (had) a clean driving record and haven’t received a speeding ticket in over a decade. How can I plea bargain this ticket and get it reduced? Money’s a little tight. I’m planning on pleading not guilty but I’m not sure what to do next.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Nate,

      The next step is to retain an attorney. Money will be even tighter if you are found guilty. For going 27 over, your facing 6 points, 2 fines (one for $393 and a Driver Responsibility Assessment of $300 [$693 total]), and an insurance hike of 28% that can last 3-4 years. Do not fight this on your own.

  57. Teja

    Hello,

    I have got a ticket for speeding at 90 mph in a 65 mph zone on I-90. I am driving for the first time on a highway in USA . I hold an Indian driving license. I came here just 9 months back to study. I tried to overtake a truck using passing lane to give the way for the vehicle coming behind me and that’s when the police caught me. If I plead guilty, how much fine and other DMA assessment fee I might end up with? Will it effect my insurance when I apply for NY State license?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Teja,

      It was great speaking with you over the phone. We sent you an e-mail as well detailing all of what you are facing and what we can do to help. If you have any further questions, feel free to reach out to us again.

  58. Carmen

    I got a ticket for following to close. It was a rainy morning at 745 am. I was driving when the vehicle in front of me just slammed on his brakes to make a quick turn I also hit my brakes but my vehicle anti lock brakes kicked in so I couldn’t stop. His vehicle only had a small dent in rear bumper no injuries. Is there anything I can do I am a salesperson and really can’t afford to have points. I am 47 my last ticket is when I was 20.

  59. Trev

    Received two tickets today. One for going 84 in a 65 zone. The cop misquoted me on the comment section and I was going with the flow of traffic. The second was for speeding aswell, when I absolutely wasn’t. I was going 65 between two other cars going 65. He charged me with failing to obey traffic signs instead. I’m from Ontario. Any insight you can give me would be great.

  60. Jorge

    I was going 81 on 50 mph zone I rather pay fines than receive 8 points on my license. Is there a way to avoid the points or get a reduction. Should I plea guilty or not guilty?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Jorge,

      Plead not guilty! If you plead guilty, you will have 8 points put on your license, suffer a $693 fine, a $450 Driver Responsibility Assessment, and and auto insurance hike of 28%. We can help you beat this ticket.

  61. Domenica

    I was given a speeding ticket August 2011, just received my court date today (is there a time limit on these?)
    At the time of pull over, officer was driving in opp direction, made a u-turn to pull me over and dep says speed based on officer observation but next line says verified by radar.. Is it possible to use a radar while drivng? (I KNOW I was not speeding). Also, I was never given a radar read out. Shouldn’t I have been given one if infact he has his radar (while driving). Looking to use that fact to point out he was wrong.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Domenica,

      Unfortunately, they can do this–even a year later. Yes, they use radar all the time and it is legal in NY for a police officer to use while they are driving. Under the law, the officer does not have to give you a radar read-out. These facts will not affect your case, and it is ill-advised to bring them up in court.

  62. marie

    Hi, I got a ticket last week fit doing 63 in a 45. I tried to explain, I had just entered the roadway, I was feeling my car out, as I hadn’t driven in several days, I am a cdl holder, so I am used to always checking my ride, before I get too far, plus it’s in an area where there is no service to call for help, so I always feel the car out…anyway, I was not doing 63, I had only just entered the roadway about 2-400 feet back I was doing under 50, I saw the officer with more than enough time to brake if I was speeding, he saw me with enough time to pull out in front of me, or put his lights on to stop me. He says he was watching me first, then he put his gun on me, yet still he comes behind me, pulls me over, and when he gives me the ticket, he tells me to plead not guilty, and let the court guide me through the process. I have been licensed 16 years, with nothing on my record. I was a professional driver, so I kept my nose clean. I don’t want 4 points for nothing. Do you cover orange and sullivan county ny

  63. Melissa

    I got a speeding ticket going 86mph in a 65mph zone in NY. However, it says radar on the ticket. I was going with the flow of traffic passing another vehicle that was in the right lane. I am a NJ resident. Is there anyway I can fight this ticket? Can you plead not guilty to a radar ticket? Also, I was traveling to Canada so I received the ticket in Buffalo, NY. I would not be able to drive out there to appear.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Melissa,

      Do not plead guilty. You can definitely fight this ticket. If you hire a NY speeding ticket attorney to fight the case for you, you will not need to come to court. We take care of everything. Going 21 over the limit is a 4 point offense in NY and 2 points will transfer back to NJ. The fine is $393 and your auto insurance premium will likely go up by 28% (even though you received the ticket out of state).

  64. Mary Howe

    I got a speeding ticket in Pennsylvania going 82 in a 55. I was following the flow of traffic and playing the state game with my grandchildren and going to meet up with my other granddaughter and niece in the next town. I didn’t think I was going that fast. I saw the 35 mph speed zone ahead sign and started putting on my brakes when I noticed the cop with light flashing behind me. How does this affect my record in NY?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Mary,

      Luckily, points from PA do NOT transfer to NY. However, you will face a high fine and an insurance hike if you do not fight the PA ticket. It is highly advised that you hire a PA attorney to handle this ticket. (We handle NY and NJ traffic tickets.) Good luck, and let me know if we can be of any help in the future!

  65. D Boyle

    I have a New Jersey State license and was pulled over by a NY State Trooper in Brutus Township going 85 in a 65 mph zone. I have not gotten a speeding ticket in over 20 years. I admit I was speeding but I do not believe it was 85. He said just plead guilty and I could mail in payment. I have read and reviewed a lot of your comments with regards to pleading not guility fine amounts/insurance hikes but what can you do if hired? I read about what they could do but not what you could? Thanks for your help.
    D. Boyle

  66. Kevin Guevara

    I recently got my first speeding ticket in nassua county long island for doing 85 in a 55mph zone. I pleaded not guilty and im currently waiting on a court date. I just want this to go away. i would rather pay a higher fine than get points on my licence. the car was new and the temp registration expired the day before and was missing my proof of insurance at the same time. The car is registered but i received the new plate the next day and the car was always insured and recovered my proof the next day as well. all three charges are on the ticket. but i have all the proofs for the registration and insurance. please help.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Kevin,

      Going 30 over is a 6 point offense in NY. It carries with it 2 very heavy fines and your insurance will likely skyrocket if convicted of this. It is very smart that you pled not guilty. Hiring a NY traffic ticket lawyer to help you fight this ticket would be your best chance of having it “go away.”

  67. Heather Dufault

    I recently (June 20) received a speeding ticket ( 47mph in a 30 mph zone) in Clinton county N.Y. state (Town of Mooers; it was issued on Hwy. 11 by a N.Y. state trooper). I am a Canadian driver from Ontario and thus was struggling with keeping an eye on my car speedometer (where kilometers/hr are much more prominently shown than the mph) trying to do the mph/kph conversions in my head–something of a distraction in itself! Once I was issued the ticket, I noticed that it did not anywhere state the amount of the fine (the trooper advised me that if I mailed it back in to the court with the same explanation as I had given him (stated above) the fine would likely be reduced. Reduced from what? turned out to be the question! I did as he suggested, but have now received notice back from the court that they have “accepted the guilty plea for the charges listed”…which has turned out to be $250.00 plus a ‘state surcharge’ of $93.00–a total of $343.00!! Seems rather excessive from the point of view of the offense–although I can certainly afford it, I now also wonder about future implications such as Ontario demerit points, etc. (yet we’re not talking about ‘freeway speeds’ here!) But, I guess I am also thinking at this point, that it is too late to fight this ticket, based on what I have already done so far. Can you advise?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Heather,

      It is not too late to fight this. You pled guilty without understanding the ramifications of doing so, and we can help. Points do transfer from NY to Canada (so you will receive demerits for this) and the fine is not the only cost you face. Your Canadian auto insurance will skyrocket too. It is highly advised that you contact us to help you with this.

  68. Michael

    Stopped on 9W for going 76 in a 55, the policeman actually told me to plead not guilty so in court, we could work it down to a lesser offense, hopefully to avoid the DRA. I pleaded not guilty. I was actually going 76 though. I haven’t had my license for more than 6 months. What should I do?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Michael,

      Being a new driver and receiving a NY speeding ticket for going 21 over the limit means that your insurance rate will go up even more than for the average driver who has been driving for a while. This means that beyond the 6 points that will go on your brand new driving record, the 300 DRA you mentioned, and the $393 fine, you face a very high insurance hike. Do not plead guilty and do not fight this on your own. It is best to leave this to a professional.

  69. Adiba

    I was stopped for speeding on the Palisades Parkway on the morning of 7/8/14. The officer saw I also had kids in the backseat that were not in car seats. I was given 3 tickets. One ticket for speeding 70mph in a 55mph zone. I was traveling on the Palisades Parkway for 30 miles, it was a clear open road I didnt realize I was going that fast. I was also given 2 tickets for child not in proper restraints (They were buckled in the backseat just not in a car seat). I have a clean driving record, first time ever getting a ticket on my liscense. I want to plead not guilty but not sure if I can beat any of these. I cant afford hundreds or thousands of dollars in fines. What should I do?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Adiba,

      Going 15 over the limit is a 4 point ticket in NY and carries with it a $393 fine. However, the child seat-belt tickets are 3 points each and carry fines as well. In total you face 10 points here. Remember, having 11 points equals a license suspension. Also, if you accumulate 6 or more points, the Driver Responsibility Assessment fine kicks in too. That is a $300 fine plus $75 for every point over 6. That means your DRA could be as high as $600 ($300 + $75 x 4). In fines alone, you could face well over $1,000. Then, if you plead guilty or are convicted, your insurance will go up for all of these violations. It is highly advised that you call us to handle your case.

  70. Yvon

    I got a speeding ticket on 5/27/2014. I was pulled over for doing 86 in a 65 zone, and it was in NY. I wasn’t pay attention at speedometer because I missed the exit. I have to face with two separate fines. One fine of $393 (includes the surcharge) and a Driver Responsibility Assessment of $300. I know that my auto insurance will be increase so fast because of my age (20 years old). Also, I’m a Maryland resident for now. However, I’m planning to move in NY on Sept 1st.

    I read the additional information about how the police caught my speed. I was confused.
    “Additional Information: 3E33, 86/65 EST 90, near Uturn, GY PRIUS, operating in the passing lane, pulling away from 2 other vehicles behind the defendant, opposite lane moving radar, 1st shift. ”
    My question: did the police caught my speed when he was drove on the opposite lane of me? I thought it is illegal??

    I told my friends and family relatives. Everyone believed that the judge will waive me because it was my first time. They won’t add the points against my driver license, but I have to pay the fines. I’m willing to pay the fines, but I really don’t want to harm my auto insurance.
    Should I plead guilty or not?
    If I should plead not guilty, do I have to hire the lawyer? I don’t have a lot money because I’m a full-time student.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Yvon,

      Never plead guilty to a speeding ticket. It will no doubt affect your auto insurance. If convicted of going 21 over the limit, your auto insurance will go up by 28% (according to InsuranceQuotes.com) and you will face the two separate fines (like you said). You could end up paying over $1,000 out of pocket if you plead guilty. It pays–literally–to plead not guilty and hire an attorney on this one. (There is no legal obligation to hire an attorney, but it is highly advised that you do.)

  71. Jules

    Hi Adam. This is “Jules” from yesterday. I wrote regarding doing 96 in a 65 zone. Thank you so much for the info. What can your firm do in a case like mine? Thanks again.

  72. Paul Blouin

    I did it today. After working in a place called Newburgh, NY all day, a one day job, I quickly left that city. Any one who has bee there knows what I mean, it’s rough. Problem is I may have been a little too excited to leave, the officer got me going 80 in a 55. Says he gave me a break by not giving me a second ticket for reckless driving. The highway had a car or two on it, 9W is anything but a busy roadway. He also told me next time an officer pulls me over, tell the truth about how fast I was going. Honestly I didn’t lie, I simply wasn’t paying attention to my speed because there was no traffic flow. Honestly the only way was to look at my speedometer entering the empty highway, which I failed to do. So briefly. 3 passengers and I couldn’t believe we were going 80 and I guess I got a ticket for not admitting it? He said the radar gun had clocked me so I apologized and thanked him for his leniency. What else could I do? First time getting a ticket in such a long time, I don’t know where to start? I have only got one other speeding ticket over 15 years ago. Should I plead guilty and pay the damn fine? Will hiring a lawyer truly help, should I call a few and see? What a bad day.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Paul,

      Travelling 25 MPH over the speed limit is a 6 point offense in New York. It also carries 2 separate fines. One fine of $393 (includes the surcharge) and a Driver Responsibility Assessment of $300. Also, for going 25 over, your auto insurance can go up by 28% for 3-4 years. Remember, if you accumulate a total of 11 points, your NY license will be suspended. It is highly advised that you fight your traffic ticket.

  73. Jules

    On 4th of July, I was pulled over for doing 96 in a 65 zone. Ticket printout says In Violation of NYS V AND T LAW. NYS Officer said my speed was verified by laser. I think it’s correct. My license is from Brooklyn, NY and this happened on I684 in Town of Bedford in Westchester.

    Also the printout says: A plea of guilty to this charge is equivalent to a conviction after trial. If you are convicted, not only will you be liable to a penalty, but in addition your license to drive a motor vehicle or motorcycle, and your certificate of registration, if any, are subject to suspension and revocation as prescribed by law.

    Any advice? Thank you.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Jules,

      This is a very serious ticket. Speeding 31 over the limit is an 8 point ticket that results in 2 separate fines. One fine of $398 (surcharge included) and a Driver Responsibility Assessment of $450. Also your license will be suspended if you accumulate 11 points (3 more points). Lastly, your insurance premium (according to InsuranceQuotes.com) will likely go up by 30% and cost that much for 3-5 years. You could be forced to shell out way over $1,000 if convicted.

  74. Marilyn

    Hi Adam, You represented me last year; my speeding ticket in Dansville, NY (Route 390) was dismissed and I took the Driving course. Unfortunately, I got a speeding ticket in Orchard Park, NY two weeks ago, for driving 11 miles over the limit (48 in a 35). I was so shocked to be pulled over that I had to ask the officer why! He seemed to feel bad and told me to just plead not guilty and speak with the prosecutor and he could possibly reduce it to a parking ticket.. I did that, and I have a appt. for a “conference” with the prosecutor in Orchard Park. Should I go and see what he says, or should I call you first?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Marilyn,

      For going 11 over the limit, you could be hit with 4 points, a fine of $395 (surcharge included), and a very steep insurance hike. Call us first. We know a good deal from a bad deal, will save you the trip to court, and have experience dealing with this particular court.

  75. Kevin

    I have just got a speeding ticket in NY state for speed in zone. The cop told me that my speed was 45 in a 30 zone. I neither noticed my speed meter nor speed notice. As I live in Illinois, i am not able appear on the court. In this case, i am not sure if i should fight or not? It’s my first ticket. I do not have any acknowledge about the process. Thanks.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Kevin,

      Do not plead guilty. You could face serious fines and an increase in your auto insurance (regardless of whether points transfer to Illinois). If you hire us to fight your ticket, you will not need to come to court and we take care of everything.

  76. Sammy

    I got a speeding ticket for going 72 in a 55 last night. The Cop said he got me on radar going 72 then followed me and I averaged a speed of 68. I really didn’t think I was going more than 65 which is what I told the cop I thought my speed was when he asked. I have one other speeding ticket on my record from less than a year ago for going 80 in a 65. I am wondering if I have any chance of getting this ticket reduced with the other one on my record and having admitted to the cop that I was probably going 10 over the speed limit. Advice?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Sammy,

      Remember, you have a right to remain silent. Never waive that right by telling the officer incriminating information that could hurt your chances in court. Also, having a prior conviction on your record could be damaging. However, we have helped clients get good results in positions far worse than yours.

  77. Elvin

    Hey I got 3 ticket in one stop. It was for Speeding over 41, un safe lane change and, failure to signal. I wasn’t going 95 for a fact. I have a Florida drivers license and the car is registered in Florida. The officer said I don’t get any points because I am a state residence. I’m only 18 and I really need my Drivers license for my future. Could some one please help tell me what’s the best thing to do.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Elvin,

      The officer gave you wrong information. Both Florida and NY signed the Driver’s License Compact. This means that points freely transfer between both states. If you are convicted of these offenses or plead guilty to them, your license will be suspended. Additionally, you will be forced to pay thousands of dollars in fines and your driving record will be stained. This says nothing about the auto insurance hike you will face. It is highly advised that you contact us to help you avoid all of these negative consequences.

  78. Haley

    I just got pulled over for going 82 in a 65 in Sheridan, NY even though I swear I was not going that fast. Someone was riding my tail so I tried to pass the car in the left lane so I could let the other guy pass me. The officer caught me while changing lanes at 82, and was very nice but didn’t offer to lower it or anything. I have a completely clean record and he told me as long as I mail my either guilty or not guilty slip on time I would be fine. What does he mean by that? I’ll probably still get points and a huge sum to pay, right? Should I ask for a deposition and plead not guilty?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Haley,

      The officer has a vested interest in telling you whatever will allow him to be on his way. He does not represent you and is not an attorney. If you plead guilty to this, you will be far from “fine.” Going 17 over the limit is a 4 point offense that carries a $393 fine. Also, the hidden insurance cost will be tremendous as well: your premium will go up (according to InsuranceQuotes.com) by 28%. In my book, paying hundreds of dollars when you could hire an attorney to fight the case for you is anything but “fine.” It is highly advised that you plead not guilty and hire an attorney to help you fight the charges.

  79. Stefan

    Hello,

    I received a ticket today for going 51 MPH in a 30 MPH zone and the most outrageous thing is cops claimed to have used a radar gun and in a matter of 25 minutes they pulled over at least 5 more cars which clearly shows that the enforcement at the tunnel near the UN in Manhattan on 49th and 1st Avenue has been inconsistent at best and that these cops are just being ambushing scumbags. The bottom line is this is 6 points and as I read $400 in fines without assessment. The cop advised that I can go to court but chances are I am going to lose and he will make sure he wins. Is he just scaring me into paying now or do you think I should go to court? The cop also said there is no negotiation in court but if I can get a fine reduction and a couple of points then I say it’s worth it. What do you think?

    Thanks
    Stefan

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Stefan,

      It sounds like you received a traffic ticket that will be heard in Traffic Violations Bureau, which is a court that does not allow for plea bargaining/negotiation. Yes, the officer was scaring you into not fighting. However, the officer has a vested interest in you not fighting, so don’t listen to him! For going 21 over the limit–like you said–you face a high fine. However, you also face a Driver Responsibility Assessment of 300 (plus $75 for every point above 6 on your record) and a potential insurance hike of 28%. Do not plead guilty; fight this ticket.

  80. Sam

    I got a summons for doing 75 in 55 zone in Shandaken (Ulster County). What are the pros of cons of pleading guilty vs not? I dont have any previous points.
    Thanks
    Sam

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Sam,

      Pleading not guilty and fighting a speeding ticket is always your best bet. If you plead guilty or are convicted of going 20 over the limit in NY, you face 4 points, a $398 fine, an insurance hike of 28%, and will have a stained driving record for quite some time.

  81. higinio vargas

    I just received a ticket for doing 105 on a 55 in NY .. The cop that pulled me over said I was doing 80 but the odometer on my bike said I was doing 73… If I was doing 105 on my bike wouldn’t I have gone to jail and got my bike towed… because when he was done he let me ride away..

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Higinio,

      Before that happens, you need to be convicted of the offense–not simply handed a ticket. Remember, you are innocent until proven guilty. This ticket is extremely serious. The penalties for going 50 over the speed limit are as follows: an automatic license suspension, 11 points, the possibility of being dropped entirely by your insurance carries (and if not a 30%+ increase in your premium), and two fines that total $1,368.

  82. Daniel

    Hi.

    I got pulled over on I-95 last Monday for doing 83 (the limit is 50). I am still undecided if I should plead guilty or not guilty, but my ticket doesn’t show on DMV’s website. My driver’s license is from NJ and I am following the procedure for out-of-state licenses, but I get the below message:

    “The information you entered does not match the DMV records.
    Go back and verify that you entered the driver information correctly.
    If you have a New York State Driver License, and you do not have the ticket number, enter your New York State DMV Client Identification Number (see a sample driver license) and the last four digits of your Social Security Number.
    If you do not have a New York State Driver License, you must enter the ticket number and your name and date of birth as they appear on the ticket.
    If your entries are correct, and you continue to receive this message, contact the Traffic Violations Bureau.”

    I have tried calling them, but I can’t get a human to speak with, so I am not sure how to proceed. Is it possible that the cop made a mistake and the ticket was not registered correctly, making it invalid?

    Thanks!

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Daniel,

      Do not plead guilty! For going 33 MPH over the speed limit (83 in a 50), you face two separate fines: one for $600 and a second called the Driver Responsibility Assessment. Since this is an 8 point ticket, your DRA is $450. Put simply, pleading guilty means you will be forced to shell out well over $1,000 just in fines alone. Even as a NJ driver, you will be forced to pay these fines. Moreover, your insurance rate will go through the roof–your premium could increase by 30% (and stay that high for 3-4 years). Feel free to call us to discuss this further; you will definitely get a human.

  83. Russ

    CT license. Given ticket for 86 in 55 via radar … Colonie town court, ny . Clean record plead not guilty. Asked to see radar twice, cop said no. I told him I was going between 55-59…. No way speeding… Although driving sister’s car… She was passenger. Cop later said write or call court and he would not contest or take offense if I f ought. Prosecuted mailed me plea bargain saying 8 to 3 points 60 in 55 zone best court would do or I can fight it… Can I do better… Honestly did not see speed above 59… Clean record, former Air Force Captain.. Was lost and just got back on highway…. No way going that fast and he would not confirm with radar gun. Advice.
    Russ

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Russ,

      An reduction from 8 points to 3 points is actually a pretty good deal. If, however, you feel that it would be unjust to plead guilty to anything that would be an admission of speeding, then you would have to go to trial. The problem with that is, if you lose, you would not be able to regain the 3 point offer — you’d be convicted of the original 8 point charge.

  84. Monica

    NY Licensed and driving in VT. Got pulled over doing 53 in a 40. How will this VT ticket affect me?

    Thanks

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Monica,

      Vermont and New York are both parties to the Driver Licence Compact. This means that when residents of one state get pulled over in the other state, the home state will be notified by the other state. Generally, the home state will then treat the violation as if it occurred in the home state. However, New York is one of the states that does not record out-of-state violations unless they are of sufficient severity, such as a DWI. Therefore, no points will transfer although you will still have to pay the fines and fees required by Vermont law. Also, your insurance company may increase your rate over the next few years.

  85. Sandy

    I was caught speeding, according to the police 81 on a 65. Police reduced to 74 on 65 with no mention of me going 81 anywhere. I sent a not guilty and they send me a phone number which gave me information on a diversion and reduction program. $250 fee and taking a 6 hour course will get my ticket thrown away or $150 to get my fines reduced while still taking the 6 hour course. I’m not from there. My record is clean. Idk if i should try and send a letter the DA asking for a reduction/dismissal without going through the program and if nothing comes of it, to go to court and talk to the judge. or pay the fee to get the ticket thrown out.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Sandy,

      It sounds like the officer cut you a big break, but there still are high costs associated with your ticket. If you want to fight it, feel free to give us a call.

  86. samantha

    I got ticket 83 in a 65 i believe might be second offense but not sure if that will be shown or not. I have PA license and points dont transfer to my state license. My question is how much would fines be and do they check before court date if it is a first of numerous offence or not?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Samantha,

      The fine for going 18 over in NY is $393 ($93 surcharge included). However, your insurance company will still be able to see the offense on your record regardless of how many points transfer back to PA. It is not the amount of points your auto insurance carrier looks at, but the violation itself. This hidden cost–which most drivers don’t know about–could cause your rates to increase by 21% and stay that way for 3-4 years! It is not advised to plead guilty. Although it seems easiest right now, it will be quite costly in the long-run.

  87. Ruby

    I got a ticket yesterday going 18 miles over the speed limit by Cortlandt Manor. This is my first offense and I was wondering if there is a good chance that I would get a plead deal being that this is my first ticket and the county that I received the ticket. I know I am looking at 4pts. and almost $400 in fines.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Ruby,

      Not only are you looking at a 4 point ticket that carries a $300 fine and a $93 court imposed surcharge (like you said), but it also will result in an auto insurance hike of 28% (on avg. based on InsuranceQuotes.com) that will last 3-4 years and permanently stain your driving record (making future tickets harder to fight). There is a great chance that we can help you get a good deal, especially since this is your first offense.

  88. Stephen

    I received a speeding ticket for going 85 in a 65. It is my first offense. I live in Florida so court is not really an option. Ideas?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Stephen,

      Going 20 over the speed limit is a 4 point offense in NY that carries with it a fine of $393 and an insurance hike of 28% (according to InsuranceQuotes.com). Also, FL will put points on your license for the out of state ticket. Do not plead guilty. Hiring a NY attorney will save you the trip to court.

  89. Bill Schappa

    I am a NJ resident and received a speeding ticket for 75 in a 65 my actual speed was 80 mph and the trooper lowered it to 75. I have a clean record with no points. This ticket was in town of Rockland and court is located in Roscoe NY. Is it worth trying to plea bargain this ticket down? Thank you.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Bill,

      If you plead guilty to the 75 in a 65 ticket, NY will assess 3 points on your license and you will pay up to $243 in fines and fees. What happened in your case is what we call a “roadside reduction,” meaning the officer reduced the charge on his own accord. Check the ticket to see if the officer mentions that he originally had you going 80 mph. If so, it might be difficult to get a further reduction with the prosecutor, because it will be akin to “double-dipping.” Either way it may be worth trying to plea bargain this ticket down to keep your record clean and avoid increased insurance rates.

  90. Danny

    Hi, i was convicted of speeding back in 11/07/2012 and accumulated 8 points all at once. Recently i was pulled over for speeding 15 mph over on 6/20/2014 which might get me 4 points. I just wanted to know if my license will get suspended if I plea guilty for the 15 mph over or has it been long enough since my last incident.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Danny,

      Your points should be clear off your record by now, which means you will not face a license suspension for a point accumulation. However, you still will get 4 points, a hefty fine, and an insurance hike if you plead guilty. It is worth it to fight this ticket.

  91. Sonny

    Hi, I received a speeding ticket this morning in Queens, on the LIE. Officer gave me a ticket for 82 in a 50. He was parked on the side of the road. He didn’t say he used radar and didn’t fill out the “radar operator name” section on the ticket. I have a clean license(no points) been clean for maybe 20 years. Is it worth pleading “Not Guilty”

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Sonny,

      Unfortunately, the officer does not need to use radar in NY to issue you a speeding ticket. It is definitely worth pleading not guilty. If convicted (or if you plead guilty) you face huge consequences. Going 32 over is an 8 point ticket (3 away from a license suspension) and it carries with it two fines: one for $693 and a Driver Responsibility Assessment of $450. Your insurance will likely skyrocket by 28% and your record will be stained (making it harder to fight future tickets). You could be facing thousands of dollars in out of pocket expenses.

  92. Zanins

    Hello,
    I got a ticket on 6.18 2014 for doing 78 mph in a 40 mph zone near thouand islands area, New York State, I didn’t see the signal of 40 miles before till to the police shaked his arms to us. Now I hope to know how much the fine will be and do I have oppotunities to decrease the fine?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Zanins,

      For going 38 MPH over the speed limit, you are facing an 8 point ticket. This carries with it two separate fines: one for $693 ($93 surcharge included) and a Driver Responsibility Assessment of $450. Your fine alone will be over $1,000. Also, if you accumulate 11 points or more on your driving record, your NY license will be suspended. Lastly, for going 38 over the limit, InsuranceQuotes.com indicates that your auto insurance premium will go up by 30%! It is highly advised that you fight this ticket and call us.

  93. Nick

    Hello!, I was going 73 in a 55 zone, however I am a resident of Canada and I live in ontario. I did not see any signs, although the officer claims there was 5 signs clearly, I am a tourist trying to find my way around, so what are the fines and how does it affect my canadian license.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Nick,

      Unfortunately, speeding is a strict liability offense. That means simply being caught doing it, regardless of why (being a tourist, being lost, etc.), is enough to get a ticket. For going 18 over, demerit points can go on your Canadian license, your auto insurance premium will go up dramatically, and you face a $393 fine ($93 surcharge included).

  94. john murray

    I am asking this on behalf of a friend:

    They have SEVEN speeding camera tickets in a school zone. The fines are only $50 each and carry no points. However, She did not receive notice of the first offense until after the six subsequent offenses had taken place. Is there not something to be said for the lack of an opportunity for one to learn their lesson under this system? Can an argument me made of the delay in notice? Also, these were in school zones, as indicated on the tickets, but were, according to her, unmarked.

  95. Brittany

    Hello! I see that you have been very helpful for other people so I was hoping that you might be able to provide me with some insight. My husband was going 100mph in a 65mph zone (not very smart I know) he also got a failure to use turn signal ticket. He has no prior offenses. He was planning on getting a lawyer but I’m wondering how likely he is to get out of this. I know that this is reason to have his license suspended. Should we start (mentally) preparing for that?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Brittany,

      The good news is, since your husband has no prior offenses (and thus I assume has no points on his license), his license will not get suspended if he is found guilty on both tickets. The speeding ticket (35 MPH over the limit) carries 8 points whereas the failure to signal lane change carries 2 points. This leaves him one point shy of 11 points within an 18 month period, which is what is required for suspension. The bad news is, these tickets will result in substantial financial loss. The speeding ticket alone will cost up to $693 in fines and surcharges, plus an additional $300 ($100 a year for three years) for the DMV, and then an additional $150 to the DMV because it assesses $75 for each point above 6 points. Now add another $150 in fines for the turn signal ticket, plus a $93 surcharge fee, and another $150 for the two extra points above 6. You’re looking at spending 693 + 300 + 150 + 150 + 93 + 150 = $1,536. So no, you don’t need to start preparing (mentally or otherwise) for suspension, but you should get an experienced lawyer with a track record of beating traffic tickets. Since your husband’s record is clean, I am confident he will be able to at least get some sort of reduction on one or both of the tickets.

  96. Howard

    I got a ticket today for “disobeying pavement markers” as I entered the BQE from Prospect Avenue in Brooklyn. The officer wrote the wrong license plate on my ticket, which I understand is not a valid defense for appealing the ticket. However, when it came to my infraction, she only wrote “1110-A” and did not check off if this section relates to VTL, Traffic Rules, Admin Code, etc. (None of the bubbles are checked.)
    Do you think this is this a valid defense?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Howard,

      You are correct. The ticket is linked to you–the driver, not the car, so writing the wrong license plate number is not a defense against the ticket. Also, officers, the court, prosecutors, and defense attorneys know that this is VTL 1110-A (i.e. disobeying a traffic control device) and she does not have to write more that “1110-A.” (The fact that the officer wrote 1110-A in short-hand on the traffic ticket does not serve as a defense against a conviction.)

  97. Thalia

    I am not from NY, but I am trying to find out how much is the fine for leaving a vehicle unattended. This was reduced from speeding in a work zone 10 mph over in Essex county (Elizabethtown Justice Court).

  98. Tiana

    Hello!
    I got a ticket today for doing 80 in a 55. The ticket says the officer observed my speed and then verified my speed using a radar. He didn’t seem to notice the girl who sped around me and cut me off either… I don’t want to have to deal with all the fees (mainly because I can’t afford it) but I’m not sure how I could fight this… Any help would be appreciated…

    Thanks!

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Tiana,

      A ticket for speeding 80 mph in a 55 mph zone carries with it a maximum fine of $393 plus a $300 Driver Responsibility Assessment fee ($100 a year for three years), for a total of $693. It will also lead to 6 points on your license. If you want to fight this you should plead not guilty and, depending on where your ticket was issued, you will will be able to negotiate to a lower charge or go to trial and defend yourself.

  99. Jessica

    Hi! On March 1, 2013 I got pulled over for doing 48 in a 30 on a local road in Putnam County, and pled not guilty. On 6/9/14 I received the court date for this ticket, and am curious if there is a statute of limitations that might apply here? If not I plan on going in and hopefully speaking with someone to get it reduced (clean driving record) but am wondering if I have any recourse in the length of time it took them to give me a date (about 15 months)? Thanks! Jessica

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Jessica,

      There is no statute of limitations, but you do have a right to a speedy trial. Depending on where you received the ticket and what court will be hearing your case (TVB ticket vs. non-TVB ticket) will determine the time requirements. Feel free to call us to discuss the matter further: 888-883-5529.

  100. Rakesh Jena

    Hi , Today i was given a ticket by New york stater police for friving at 85 in a zone of 65. I have a pennsylvania driving license. If i plead guilty, How is it goin gto affect my points and insurance. How much penalty I am supposed to get? This is my first ticket.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Rakesh,

      If you plead guilty, this ticket will cost you up to $393 in fines and fees and 4 points on your license. There will also likely be a substantial impact on your car insurance for the next three to four years. Thanks to your clean driving record, however, a skilled attorney may be able to get you down to a parking ticket with 0 points and a small fine.

  101. Katie

    I just have a question. In New York State, do you have to be at the speed limit posted by the time you reach the approaching sign or do you simply have to slow down after the sign to that speed?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Katie,

      The sign is merely an indicator of the speed for the road. The entire time that you are on a road with that speed limit you must be travelling at the appropriate speed–whether approaching it or after the sign.

  102. Miguel Mendez

    I am a 21 year old student who is going through a rough patch. I had a family friend commit suicide in upstate new york and on my way back from the incident, got radared at 80 mph in a 55 on a highway up there. I was attempting to look for a gas station and could not find one so attempted to exit the highway to find one. The police officer thought I was trying to “dip” her and as a result gave me the speeding summons after making me go through tests for alcohol in my system. i cannot afford the ticket or a attorney, but am willing to do a payment plan for it. I need the help here and I am hoping that you have the heart to work with me. Please have a heart on this one.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Miguel,

      I am so sorry for your loss; I can only imagine the pain you must be feeling. Unfortunately, speeding is a strict liability offense, which means simply getting caught doing it is enough for you to be ticketed and convicted regardless of the circumstances (e.g. getting back from a tragedy, trying to find a gas station, etc.) For going 25 MPH over the limit, you are looking at 6 points on your driving record, a $300 fine, a court imposed surcharge of $93, and a driver responsibility assessment fee of $600. Aside from that, your insurance rates will likely skyrocket by approximately 28% (according to InsuranceQuotes.com) for the next 3 years.

  103. Mike

    Adam,

    Good morning, i need some help yesterday i received a speeding ticket for 49 in a 35 in Wood-haven Queens. Plus when i was pulled over i took my belt off and rolled my window down and the cop gave me a ticket for no seat belt. The seat belt is complete BS. I need to fight these tickets i can not have them on my record. Please email me info on your rates and if you can let me know my penalty if convicted. Thank you

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Mike,

      If convicted of going 49 in a 35 in NYC, you will have to pay $203 in fines and will receive 4 points on your license. For the seat belt ticket, if convicted you will have to pay $138 in fines but it carries no points. That makes for a total of $341 in fines and 4 points on your license. There is also the long-term insurance premium rate increase that must be considered in calculating the total cost of these tickets; such increases will take money out of your pocket for at least the next three to four years. Please note that in the five boroughs of NYC there is no plea bargaining. This means if you want to fight the tickets you must do so at a trial in front of an administrative law judge where the officer who issued the tickets will testify against you.

  104. Chris

    Hi I’ve just received a speeding ticket for going 74 in a 50 zone. I last received a speeding ticket 6 years ago for the same thing and plead guilty and paid all of the fines I have had no points on my license since then. What are the chances of getting this reduced? Is it worth fighting or should I just plead guilty and pay?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Chris,

      A conviction for going 74 in a 50 zone will result in a maximum fine of $300, plus a $93 surcharge fee, and 6 points. In addition, once you reach 6 points on your record, the DMV levies what is called the Driver Responsibility Assessment fee, which is $100 a year for three years. It also levies $75 for each point above 6, should you receive any more. Since your driving record is relatively clean, the chances of getting the ticket reduced are relatively good. I say it is worth fighting, especially is you want to avoid the long-term potential insurance premium rate increase, which could be substantial.

  105. Sarah

    I was driving down the Road when I got pulled over by a state trooper. He said is radar had me going 77 mph in a 55 mph zone. I have never been pulled over or gotten any tickets or anything before. How do I go about this? Can I possibly get off of it? Is there a way to not get any points on my license? What do I do? Please help. I believe that his radar read wrong.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Sarah,

      As it stands, if you are convicted you will receive 6 points on your license (if you have a NY license; it may be more or less if out-of-state) and up to $693 in fines and associated fees. Whether or not you can get off and not get any points depends on various factors, including what town/city issued the ticket, your driving record (which appears to be clean), and the specific circumstances. The only way to have a shot, however, is to plead not guilty and fight the ticket in court.

  106. Jose Moran

    Hi, I’m a New Jersey resident and I was pulled over two days ago on my motorcycle over by Lake George NY. 2 Tickets for going 115 in a 65 and failure to signal while changing lanes.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Jose,

      For the 115 in a 65 ticket alone your driving privileges will be suspended in New York and, although New Jersey takes only 2 points from out of state violations, it may decide to suspend your license as well. This is not to mention the fines and fees that come alone with so many points — approximately $1,300 — as well as the substantial increase to your insurance premium over the next three to four years. When you add the failure to signal ticket, you have another 2 points and a $150, plus an additional $150 in Driver Responsibility Assessment fees ($75 for each point over 6). In sum, you’re looking at at least $1,500 in fines and fees, 13 points, a suspended license in NY and potentially NJ, and a severe increase in your insurance premiums over the next three to four years. You should definitely fight this ticket!

  107. Al

    An officer asked for the registration which he took back to his vehicle to write up the slip. However, he put the wrong color on both sheets that he gave us (the correct color was listed on the registration). Can that affect the validity of the ticket?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Al,

      Most likely not. Only egregious errors (and usually more than one) may affect the validity of the ticket, but something simple that doesn’t effect your ability to know what you are being charged with will unlikely have any effect.

  108. Melissa Martins

    Ticket for allegedly going 80 in a 55 and failure to signal while changing lanes.

    Thank you,
    Melissa Martins

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Melissa,

      A conviction for going 25 mph over the limit carries 6 points and up to $693 in fines and associated fees. A conviction for failure to signal while changing lanes carries a $150 fine, $93 surcharge and 2 points for a first offense.

  109. kristen

    Hello, I was pulled over two days by Rochester Police ago for doing 52 in a 35 by laser I did get pulled over last year by a trooper for speeding on 390-N 75 in a 55 I plead not guilty showed up and they reduced my ticket to 2 point non speeding violation. Will this show in court that my previous ticket was speeding as well? This is the only thing I have on my record, and If not what happens if I then get points and they don’t reduce this ticket as well?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Kristen,

      Your record reflects only that which you are convicted of (or plead guilty to). So, your record shows that you were convicted of a 2 point non-speeding violation, not a speeding violation. If the current ticket you have is not reduced, you will get 4 points on your license and have to pay up to $393 in fines and associated fees. That would put you at 6 total points, in which case you would have to pay the Driver Responsibility Assessment fee, which is $100 a year for three years, for a total of $693.

  110. Kyle

    I was given a speeding ticket for going 40 in a 25 mph zone. However, the speeding was verified by “pace” and the officer was following me for a maximum of 1/8 of a mile. In addition, the majority of that distance was covered as I was approaching a red light and slowing down. Lastly, I had just entered the 25 mph zone, as it as just lowered from a 45 mph zone. If I really was speeding, it was for a very brief time – not near long enough for a car to verify my speed by “pace.” I feel like I was discriminated upon due to my foreign license plate. What would be the best way to go about fighting this?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Kyle,

      It depends on where this occurred. In New York City, for example, there is no plea bargaining and, therefore, you’d have to fight this at trial where raising questions as to the officer’s ability to accurately determine your speed makes for a solid defense. Based on the facts as you’ve presented them, you may have a good argument. In other jurisdictions, where you are allowed to plea bargain, you’re probably better off fighting for the best deal possible, something a skilled attorney will be able to negotiate effectively. This way you don’t run the risk of spending the time and effort of going to trial and yet still being found guilty of the offense, which carried 4 points and up to $393 in fines and associated fees.

  111. Ganesh

    I was given a speeding ticket on I 87 for the speed of 90 at 65 zone. I was driving down the hill while pulling over other vehicle, honestly i didnt notice the speed. please advise me…

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Ganesh,

      A ticket for going 25 MPH over the limit carries with it 6 points and, depending on the jurisdiction, up to $693 in fines and associated fees. Unfortunately, driving down a hill is no excuse. Your chances of getting this ticket reduced or dismissed depend on a lot of factors, such as where the ticket was issued, your driving record, and the surrounding circumstances of the event.

  112. Roberto

    Hi
    I was stopped a couple of months ago for inappropriate turn. I plead not guilty for that one; I have trial on November. Yesterday I was pulled over again by a highway patrol officer on the cross bronx expressway. The reason was because I was speeding (77) on a (50). I looked at the chart that this website provides and it seems that I am facing a 6 points on my license and hell of summon an plus the other “offence” mentioned at the beginning. My Co-workers advised me to plead not guilty because of my clean driving record, but since I was stopped for the second time in this year, I don’t know what to do? Should I plead not guilty again? Thank you in advance

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Roberto,

      Your record is still clean — and will stay clean unless and until you are convicted of either one of these offenses. Remember — you are innocent until proven guilty and, as of now, these tickets are just unproven allegations that are not on your record. So yes, you should plead not guilty to your new ticket if you want to have a chance of getting the ticket dismissed. However, you should know that in NYC there is no plea bargaining — in other words, you will have to fight your ticket by taking your case to trial.

  113. Richie

    Hello Adam,

    I got a ticket for speeding on I-390 by NYS State Trooper. I was driving at 84 mph in 65 mph zone. He caught my speed in his radar. This is my first time getting a ticket. How many points and how much fines and surcharges will I get if I plead guilty? Also, I have a New Jersey’s driver license. So how will it affect my license because I got ticketed in a different state.
    Also, do I have to appear in the court in person or will they send me the mail with the penalty and point information?

    Thanks.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Richie,

      A ticket for going 19 MPH over the limit in NY carries a 4 point penalty and up to $393 in fines and associated fees. New Jersey, however, will only take up to 2 points for any out of state offense that it recognizes. Still, the 4 points remain on NY’s books and go toward your driving privileges there. You should also be aware that there are long-term insurance rate consequences, too — 19 MPH over the limit is pretty fast and will likely be deemed “risky” for insurance purposes, thus leading to a potential increase over the next three to four years. As for appearing in court in person, most likely not — however, it depends on which court is handling your case.

  114. Leah

    Hello,
    I was driving on my state route 17 and I was pulled over for going 83 in a 65. I was keeping up with traffic at 70-75 and as I was passing a car I sped up to 80 on my spedometer he caught me at 83. I even explained to him that I was trying to pass a car and he wrote it on the ticket. I am from Philly and I was driving home from Canada. I am curious as to how much this will cost me and whther I should plead not guilty and have to drive back up to New York or plead guilty and pay fines. Will the points carry over to PA ?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Leah,

      Unfortunately neither keeping up with traffic nor passing a car is a valid excuse for a speeding ticket. Traffic offenses are what is called “strict liability” offenses, meaning if you were speeding, you’re guilty, regardless of the situation (with a few exceptions for true emergencies). That said, depending on where this occurred, you may be able to plea bargain down to a lesser offense (with a smaller fine and fewer points) or, if it has to go to trial, you may be able to get the case dismissed depending on numerous other factors.

      As it stands, you face 4 points and a maximum of $393 in fines and associated fees. Because PA and NY are both parties to the Driver License Compact, NY will share this information with PA and PA will assess points according to its laws. So yes, the points very well may transfer, although PA will decided exactly how many. If you hire an attorney you will almost certainly not have to appear in court, so it may be worth it to do so.

  115. Hanyuan

    HI i got a speeding ticket two days ago near Sanford TOWN ny state for doing 87 on a 65 limit Highway.
    This is my first time to be caught on the road by cops.
    My driving record is clean and I got a driving defensive course certificate.
    How can I find the local lawyer to defend my case on court?

    thanks

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Hanyuan,

      A ticket for 22 MPH over the limit carries 6 points and, depending on the jurisdiction, up to $693 in fines and associated fees. Your clean driving record will likely help you get a reduction, if the offense occurred in a jurisdiction that allows plea bargaining. As for finding a local attorney, “local” is not the only factor that’s important in finding the right attorney. You should also look at the attorney’s experience and reviews. Many local attorneys are not experienced in fighting traffic tickets and some that are experienced still do not do keep their clients satisfied.

  116. jaz

    I was given a speed not reasonable and prudent ticket on the Taconic, I skidded while getting off a exit and t-boned a car. I have no idea how to fight this, Since I was doing like 45 in a 55 and the road was slick since it had rained like a hour before.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Jaz,

      A ticket for “speed not reasonable and prudent” carries 3 points and a $150 fine, plus a $93 surcharge fee, for a total of $243. Depending on where this occurred, you could get this reduced to a non-speeding ticket or you might have to take it to trial. I would need more information to be able to give you more specific advice.

  117. Imran

    Hello Adam,

    I got pulled over today on Grand Central Parkway for doing 71 on 50 which as I understand is 6 points! What is the best approach to fight this? My driving record is clean I want to plead not guilty and if I hire you as my lawyer can you do something to reduce the pnalty?

    Thanks

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Imran,

      Yes, a ticket for going 21 MPH over the limit carries 6 points. If you were stopped in NYC, then you will have to take this to trial, as there is no plea bargaining in the Traffic Violations Bureau, which oversees all NYC traffic cases. If it was outside NYC, you will be able to plea bargain and your chances of getting it reduced to a 2 point non-speeding ticket or better are good, depending on your driving record and the particular court.

  118. Kim

    Hi,
    I got a speeding ticket going 78 in a 55. I have one other speeding on my ticket going 60 in a 55 from 2 years ago. The officer wrote on the ticket that I said that I thought the speed limit was 60 and that I had my cruise control set to 73. He didn’t use a radar gun to catch me, he used pacing. It was also night time and I know that it’s harder to follow tail lights at night.The ticket says that he followed me for a 1/4 mile to catch up to me by “pace”. I know that this could end up being 6 points and a large fine, I am going to fight it, but I was wondering what you think I would be able to get it knocked down to (points and fine wise).

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Kim,

      Fighting this ticket is a wise decision. An experienced, tough attorney could get that ticket reduced to a 2 point non-speeding ticket, although it depends on where the infraction occurred — some courts are “nicer” than others.

  119. Brian

    Hello Adam,
    I am a County employee in upstate NY and was ticketed today by a NYS Trooper for talking on a cell phone (work call on county cell phone) while driving a County Vehicle. Being that I have a spotless driving record and was in a County vehicle and was honest with the officer, I thought the stop would have resulted in a warning. Needless to say, I was ticketed for using a mobile phone. He stated that he “cut me a big break by not providing me with a “Depo”?. He then asked if I knew what that meant…..when I said “no” he said to “ask a friend and plead not guilty”? After speaking with friends and co-workes I am still unclear on what he was implying, but I tend to think that he was inferring that I should plead not guilty, request a deposition…….and that deposition may not be received in a timely manner (from what I’ve searched online, the case can then me dismissed?).

    Any insite would be greatly appreciated.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Brian,

      Yes, failure to provide a supporting deposition after a timely request has been made is grounds for dismissal of the ticket. However, I wouldn’t bank on it. The best thing to do is to fight the ticket the old fashion way — tough negotiations and preparing for trial. As always, a timely request for the supporting deposition should be made but it shouldn’t be the first line of defense.

  120. Nikita

    Hi,
    I got a speeding ticket yesterday as I was driving on the Taconic State Parkway, NY. I have a new jersey license. I got 8 points (89 in a 55 speed zone). I was driving fast as I was not feeling well and wanted to take the closest exit. I have a clean record. Will all the points transfer to my license? What will the fine be like. Please let me know your thoughts. Thanks.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Nikita,

      Although New York and New Jersey are parties to the Driver License Compact, meaning that both states share with one another information regarding the other state’s residents’ driving infractions, New Jersey takes only up to two points from infractions committed in other states, including New York. Therefore, as far as your NJ license is concerned, if you plead or are found guilty of the 8 point ticket offense, only two of those points will transfer to you NJ license. However, the 8 points will remain on record in NY, and if you receive 11 points within an 18 month period in New York, your driving privileges will be suspended in NY. Also, because insurance companies look at the infraction and not the points, driving 34 MPH over the limit will likely increase your premium significantly, regardless of how many points transfer to NJ.

  121. Paige

    I just got pulled over in NY for going 75 in a 65. I am from new jersey will these points transfer and effect my insurance? I don’t really know what the protocol is concerning out of state driving.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Paige,

      Yes, points from New York traffic tickets do transfer to New Jersey pursuant to the Driver License Compact to which both states are parties. Under the compact, New Jersey takes only up to 2 points from any out-of-state violation. In this case, your ticket (75 in a 65) carries three points in NY and so will transfer, if you plead or are found guilty, as 2 points on your NJ license. This will likely raise your insurance premium, although it is difficult to estimate how much as every insurance company uses different risk-assessment algorithms and I do not know what your driving record looks like, among other pertinent information.

  122. Sai Krishna

    Hi,

    I got a speeding ticket in a work zone which says ‘*laser and workers present’. I was told by the officer that i was doing a 68 in 40 work zone. Which I did not believe.

    I was about 55-60 and did not realize that I was speeding since I was going with flow of the traffic. it was right before taking the exit to Outer-bridge crossing. I was getting back from the airport to get to work and was in that mindset.

    I have a clean driving record for the past 12 years. I would like to maintain the same record but it seems unlikely at this moment. What are my chances?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Sai,

      Unfortunately, going with the flow of traffic is not a defense to speeding. Your clean driving record, however, should help you get the ticket reduced. As it stands, a 28 MPH over the limit ticket carries with it 6 points and a maximum of $693 in fines and associated fees. The fact this occurred in a work zone will work against you but if you fight this ticket, with an experienced attorney representing you, you may be able to get it knocked down nonetheless. It is worth a try as having such a violation on your record will likely significantly increase your insurance premium over the next 3 to 4 years.

  123. tyler

    Hi, I was going 73 in a 55 on I-87 and got a ticket. Someone from work told me if you’re under 21 and you get your first traffic violation they will most likely let it slide but only once. Is this true? Or should I prepare to pay tons in fines

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Tyler,

      I advise you not to take legal advice from your coworkers! Seriously, though, that is not true. In fact, if anything the opposite is true. Oftentimes judges treat younger drivers more harshly; sometimes they even require young drivers to come to court to receive a scolding, because they believe that part of their job is helping mold young minds. This doesn’t, however, mean that there is no chance your case will be dismissed or that you won’t get any break at all. You should fight your ticket regardless; I just don’t want you to have unreasonable expectations about the potential results.

  124. Ricky

    I had a clean driving record, for over 15 years, up until September 2013. I received a speeding ticket for doing 48 in a 30 mph zone. I pleaded not guilty. Awaiting trial. Now I’ve just received a school zone camera speeding ticket for doing 41 in a 30 mph zone. I was going to use my clean record in hopes of reducing or dismissal of the first ticket. Your advice!

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Ricky,

      Remember — you are innocent until proven guilty. So you’re record is still clean and will be until you are convicted, not simply accused. My advice is fight both tickets to preserve your clean driving record or to at least keep it as clean as possible.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Jose,

      What you should do is fight your ticket! Depending on where you got your ticket and how clean your record is, you may be able to get this reduced from a 6 point ticket, with $693 in maximum fines and fees, to a 3 point ticket or even a 2 point non-speeding ticket. If you plead guilty, you’re sure to pay a large fine and will likely face a significant increase in your insurance premium.

  125. mike

    i got a ticket for doing 74 mph in a 50 mph on the LIE at 5:24 AM in the morning. i have no prior points and am 24 years old. what can i do?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Mike,

      As it stands, you’re facing 6 points and, depending on which jurisdiction is handling your case, a maximum of $693 in fines. If you were on the LIE in NYC, then you cannot plea bargain and can only fight this ticket at trial. If you were elsewhere, then you may be able to plea bargain and, if you get a good deal, avoid trial. Your clean record should help your chances of getting a good deal, but a lot depends on the prosecutor you’re dealing with and having an experienced attorney by your side usually prompts prosecutors to offer the best deal possible, so they can avoid spending time on a trial over a speeding ticket.

  126. Sabrina

    I was pulled over today just off of the Pulaski bridge. I was coming off of the bridge and he claims I was doing 52 on a 30 (non-posted) zone. I was the only car and I don’t think I was going quite that fast, and it’s a place with no pedestrians. I have no prior tickets or points, and this is a 6point offense. What are the odds of lowering the points or dismissing the ticket?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Sabrina,

      With a clean record and an experienced attorney representing you, the odds of lowering the points/fines or dismissing the ticket are good. And a six point ticket, carrying a maximum of $693 in fines and associated fees, not to mention the long-term effect on your insurance premium over the next three to four years, is worth the fight.

  127. Dylan

    So I just got pulled over today for a 70 in a 55 in allegany county. I got a failure to stay right ticket back in 2010 when when I wrecked my first car and I also have another accident from road conditions last spring (2013). I did not get a ticket at all for my second accident and have not had any other tickets for any sort. Should I fight fight this ticket?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Dylan,

      A ticket for speeding 15 MPH over the limit carries a maximum $393 in fines and associated fees, and will result in 4 points being assessed to your driving record. If you want to keep your record as clean as possible, pay less in fines, fees, and future insurance premiums, then yes, you should fight this ticket.

  128. cassidy

    Hi..i was pulled over on millersport in Amherst NY the officer claims I was going 69 in a 55 but I was only going 60 my friend that was in the car woul attest to tht.. I want to plead not guilty because not I was speeding but I was only going 5 over…I was coming off of the thru way and was still slowing my speed down from 65… I know the points is 4 if found guilty but what is the fine and who can I get as an attorney to help me fight this cause suppose to be out of town when my court dat is scheduled

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Cassidy,

      As silly as it may seem, going 5 MPH over the limit is still speeding. Of course hardly anyone ever gets pulled over for going 5 MPH over the limit, but saying “I was only going 5 over the limit, not 14″ is not a valid defense in court. Still, you can and should fight the ticket and, with proper representation, you should be able to get the ticket reduced from a 4 point, $393 fine ticket, to either a 2 point non-speeding ticket or a 0 point traffic ticket.

  129. dermot

    i was convicted of speeding @TVB in brooklyn, 20 months after I got the ticket (following a few postponements). The points already show online at my.dmv.ny.gov.
    I thought the points expire 18 months after the incident?
    Should the points be showing on my record ?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Dermot,

      Points stay on until January 1 of the 4th year following your conviction. They are cumulative for suspension and DRA purposes for 18 months from the time of violation. So unfortunately, yes, the points should still be showing on your record.

  130. Nis

    I was pulled over on the bruckner expwy in the Bronx. As I was approaching the ramp, I accelerated a bit going up the ramp. I then eased off the gas as I was approaching the entry way to the highway. I noticed the patrol car off the left, so I would not deliberately speed-up . I was pulled over and the officer claims I was doing 70 mph in a 50 mph. I was issued a speeding ticket. This is my first ticket and I have a clean record. What I am most concerned is about the points associated with this ticket and of course the fines$$. Do I have a favorable outcome if I choose to fight this ticket?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Nis,

      As it stands, you face $393 in fines and associated fees and 4 points on your license for travelling 20 MPH over the limit. Since this occurred in NYC you may not plea bargain; if you want to fight the ticket you will have to go to trial. With an experienced attorney by your side, however, you do stand a chance of getting the case dismissed or being found not guilty.

  131. John

    Hello I recieved a ticket for speeding in Sullivian county NY. It was a 73 in a 55 what are my chances of getting it dismissed? I was the only car on the road. The Trooper’s car was stationary, facing directly at me. After I passed she did a u-turn and pulled me over. It seems like the odds are against me. This is my first ticket ever if that helps.
    Thank you.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      John,

      Your clean record does help. As it stands, you are facing $393 in fines and associated fees and 4 points on your license. In Sullivan county we have seen 4 point tickets reduced to 0 point parking tickets or 2 point non-speeding tickets. If I were you, I’d fight the ticket.

  132. Michael

    I was driving outside of Albany on Friday morning on I-90, which was full of cars. I passed a car in in front of me, which I had to speed up a bit to pass, as I was passing the car, I noticed a state trooper sitting on the median right next to me as I was passing. He quickly put on his lights and pulled me over. Said I was doing 80 mph! My car is 25 years old and the speedometer only go up to 85, if I was doing 80, I think the vehicle would have lifted off the ground. The posted speed limit is 65 and I told the officer that was my speed, he said don’t tell me the speed limit and wrote the ticket

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Michael,

      If you plead guilty, you’re facing $393 in fines and fees and 4 points on your license. You obviously don’t want to do that — and you shouldn’t. Your explanation, though reasonable, may nonetheless be unavailing. If you fight the ticket, you may get a reduction to a 2 point non-speeding violation or a 0 point traffic ticket. It’s worth a shot.

  133. Danilo

    Hi, i got my first speeding ticket today in 490 East going to Rochester New York. I believe the name of the town is Riga. It says on my ticket that i was speeding 80 mph in a 65. I was on the right side of the road and i was following 4 cars ahead of me who were probably speeding at the same rate. Unfortunately, i was the last one in the pack and I got pulled over. By the way, I had some parking violations before but other than that, i have a good driving record. What should i do?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Danilo,

      You should fight the ticket. If not, you face paying a maximum of $393 in fines and fees, and will be assessed 4 points on your driving record. You’ll also likely face increased insurance premiums over the next three to four years. With proper representation you should be able to reduce your ticket to either a 2 point non-speeding violation or a 0 point parking violation.

  134. Sherif Hafez

    Yesterday I was driving from Quebec to NY in a Quebec license plates vehicle with my Quebec Driver’s License and I was stopped in the Town of Chesterfield – Essex County driving 70mph at work zone of a speed limit 55mph. My argue with the state trooper was that I ,in a fact, slowed down to the work zone speed limit where the orange cones started. However, his argue was that I had to slow down to the speed limit before the cones where the signs started and I told him that in QC speed limits signs refer to work zones where the cones start but he said a sign is a sign everywhere. He checked my driving record which is clean since 1997 both in NY and QC except for one speeding ticket 10kmh and he gave me a supporting deposition because I have a very good driving record and he told me that I can ask for a reduction so I wont have to appear at court. Should I fight the ticket, and if afterwards the court found me guilty, is it going to be a criminal record? Or should I just plead guilt and ask for cost reduction and I might not loose any demerit poimts ? Thanks alot.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Sherif,

      A conviction for a traffic violation, including a speeding ticket, will NOT result in a criminal record. If you plead guilty, however, you cannot ask for a “cost reduction.” The only way to reduce the amount of the fines you will pay is to fight the ticket. With a clean driving record and proper representation in court, you will likely be able to reduce the ticket from a 15 MPH over the limit in a work zone offense to a lesser offense that carries lower fines and fewer or no points. In so doing, you will minimize the chances of any points transferring as demerits on your Canadian license.

  135. Lisette

    Today I was stopped by an officer who claims I was speeding. I don’t think I was speeding at all he says I was going 46,000 mph when it should be 30,000 it is my first speeding ticket on regular street. In the Bronx 252 st broadway which I disagree … Is it possible to fight this

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Lisette,

      Yes, it is possible to fight your ticket. In the five boroughs of NYC, however, there is no plea bargaining, which means any time you fight a ticket in NYC you have to take it to trial.

  136. Jenny

    Hi, I was pulled over for 45 at 30 road. I want to know what is the penalty fee for this? How to plea of nonguity? Do I have to be at the court in person?
    Thanks

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Jenny,

      For 15 MPH over the limit, you face 4 points on your license and a maximum $393 fine and fees. You can plead not guilty by checking the box next to “not guilty” and mailing it to the court. You may have to personally appear in court, although if you hire an attorney to represent you then you likely will not need to.

  137. Austin

    I got pulled in elma NY for doing 65 in a 45, the officer also gave me a ticket for not having my license switched to NY state after living here for a few months. What am I looking at if I have my license switched to NY state and fight both tickets
    P.s my current license is Illinois. . Will they drop the license ticket if I have it changed

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Austin,

      Switching your license now won’t change the fact that you hadn’t changed it when the officer pulled you over, so the license ticket will not be dropped simply because you switch your license after the fact. However, the license ticket is a minor violation and will be part of the plea bargaining negotiations — you might get the license ticket dropped if you plead guilty to the speeding ticket or, if you have a good attorney representing you, vice versa.

  138. Dennis

    I was pulled over by a state trooper crossing the NY border from NJ on the garden state parkway. I received the print out meaning that the radar gun was built in. My speed was 88 in a 65. The court I have been scheduled to appear in is chestnut ridge. I know in other courts they negotiate a fine with no points by letting you plead to other offenses. Is this court similar?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Dennis,

      You’re facing a 6 point ticket which carries a maximum of $693 in fines and associated fees. But yes, this court, like most courts in NY other than those in NYC, Buffalo, and Rochester, does allow plea bargaining. So you may be able to get a deal with a lower fine and fewer or no points.

  139. Vicente

    Hi I didn’t realize but just missed my court/plea date. Can I still plead? Or will I have to do something else?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Vicente,

      You may still plead — and should do so immediately — but you should also call the court to ask if they have suspended your license. If so, you will have to pay a $70 restoration fee.

  140. Sean

    I got pulled over today on Bay Parkway in Jones Beach state park doing 80 in a 35 in my ford mustang (which I’m sure doesn’t help). I’m 22 years old and have a clean record. According to the chart above that would result in my license being suspended, i have a 25 mile commute to work on fire island, there are no busses or trains going there so i cant afford to have my licence suspended/revoked. what is a realistic outcome of fighting it? can i avoid the licence suspension?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Sean,

      Yes, if found guilty of going 45 MPH over the limit, you would receive 11 points on your license which is an automatic suspension. If you fight it, you may be able to get it reduced or dismissed and prevent suspension.

  141. Michael

    I was stopped for speeding on the NYS Thruway and the Trooper gave me a ticket for “Driver’s View Obstructed”. This was a much lesser charge than a speeding ticket would have been, but I am wondering, since I live in Saratoga County and the stop was near Utica, should I just plead guilty and pay the fine? What might the fine be actually? This traffic infraction carries no point or insurance surcharges (NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law section: 37530. Any thoughts?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Michael,

      We always advise people to fight tickets that carry points and heavy fines. If you received a “roadside reduction” and there are no points associated with your ticket, you might be better off simply pleading guilty and paying off the fines.

  142. Jenine

    Hi,
    I was caughte speeding 74 on 50 but didnt even realize it since i was going in the same pace as other drivers. This is my first ever offense and was hit with a hard fine never the less the surcharges and fees and possibly got 6 points. I am mortified since i am a good driver and dont deserve this. I cant afford this. What can i do. How much is it to hire attorney?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Jenine,

      With the right attorney, you can fight this ticket. Different attorneys charge different rates. Some charge by the hour; others charge a flat fee.

  143. Kirito Yagami

    Hello. I am a 19 year old male second year college student. I was pulled over for going 46 in a 30 zone. I was going the same speed as everyone else but the officer told me he noticed me because of my red sports car. I got my license in December 2013. Besides this my record is clean and this is my first offence. I am a safe driver but what happened happened. I am planning on fighting the ticket and pleading not guilty in court. Can you please tell me what the chances are of me getting my fine and points reduced or dropped are? And can you also let me know how how much I can look at paying for everything including the attorney? Thank you very much.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Kirito,

      Being a newly licensed driver, you may face a slightly tougher judge/prosecutor than the average person, but your chances of getting a reduction are still pretty good, although it varies depending on which court is handling your case. A ticket for going 16 mph over the limit carries a maximum of $393 in fines and fees and 4 points on your license. Different attorneys charge different fees so I cannot say for certain how much an attorney will cost.

  144. Judy

    Got a ticket for going 63 in a 45 mph work zone in Lewiston, NY. It was on a Sunday with NO workers present… is this possible to fight. And if not what are my fines, points etc.? We were moving with the flow of traffic..??

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Judy,

      For going 63 in a 45 mph work zone, you are facing a maximum of $393 in fines and 4 points on your license. Unfortunately, moving with the flow of traffic does not excuse you from speeding and will not be a valid defense in court. However, if you decide to fight the ticket, you may get the offense reduced to a non-speeding ticket or even a zero point parking violation.

  145. Harry

    This morning on the palisades parkway I was pulled over 33 mph over the speed limit. I also got a reckless driving. I have no points on my license is there anyway to reduce it in anyway?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Harry,

      If this occurred on the NY side of the PIP, then in addition to 5 points on your license, you are facing a misdemeanor criminal charge for reckless driving. This will have to be fought at trial. If this occurred in NJ, then you are still facing 5 points but not criminal charges. In either case, you should fight the charges to keep your driving record — and criminal record — as clean as possible.

  146. Joe

    Hello,
    I was given a ticket that entails a radar reading of 91 in a 55 in Ardsley, NY.

    This is my first ever infraction but I’m worried; 36 over the limit is ruinous. Given the fact that I was seemingly hand-picked out of the surrounding traffic all of whom were proceeding atleast 20 over, reducing my speed to THAT limit would’ve been a road hazard.

    What, if anything, can this most likely be reduced to? Could it be inflated by pleading innocent?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Joe,

      A ticket for 36 MPH over the limit is, as you said, ruinous. It carries 8 points and approximately (depending on the location) $1,143 in fines and associated fees. Depending on your driving record, we could get this down to 4 points or better.

  147. Lee

    2 weeks ago i was pulled over for going 20 over because i realized i was in the wrong lane and had to switch over – it was really crowded and i couldn’t get in so i sped up to get on front the the car adjacent to me. this is my first ever ticket. I’m 19 and have had my license for 3 years.
    Yesterday i was going down a hill and started to coast. the speed limit is 45, i realized i was coasting and slowed down knowing that cops are usually in that are. as i went further up and through a light, a cop pulled me over and said i was going 20 over…
    i gave a look of utter confusion and thought maybe the light was actually red and i thought it was green??
    -i was very confused, i did not think i was speeding, i even pointed that out to the officer. He said he got me half a mile up going 20 over. (this mustve when i first went over the hill and coasted.)

    -so, two tickets within two weeks both for 20 over. both for stupid mistakes on my part. im scared about what is going to be the concequences of this and if there’s even any possible way to fight this. please help?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Lee,

      You can and should definitely fight these tickets. The consequences of not doing so are pretty severe. If the tickets are for exactly 20 MPH over, then each one carries 4 points and a maximum of $393 in fines and fees. If either one or both are 21 MPH or over, then they carry 6 points each and a maximum of $693 in fines and fees each, which means your license (if you are a NY driver) will be suspended. This is not to mention the increase in your insurance premiums over the next three to four years, which will likely be significant.

  148. Chris O'Hara

    Hey guys i received two ticket this winter while skiing in new york! (im from Connecticut). The first one was a imprudent speed. I plead not guilty and got it dropped down to a traffic infraction, costed me 100$ and a 90$ surcharge. the second ticket was for a 65 mph in a 45mph. I plead not guilty to that one too and awaiting my court date. The officer even said they will give me a break. if it gets dropped down to a 10 mph, what is an estimated cost of the ticket and surcharge? Also will i hit 6 points on my license and get another fine from the ny safe driving administration? Thanks in advance, i really appreciate the help.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Chris,

      10 mph over the limit carries a max. fine of $243. A total of 6 points within 18 months (goes by the date of infraction) is what triggers the DRA penalty.

  149. Danielle F.

    I just got pulled over on 87 going to Albany. I was doing 80 in a 65 zone. My car picks up quick when it goes uphill. I received a failure to obey sign ticket back in October. What are my chances fighting this in court ? What would the fines look like?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Danielle,

      You’re facing 4 points and $393 max in fines and fees. Your chances of fighting this are pretty good, although it often depends on what court is handling your case.

  150. jan

    My 18 yr old son was pulled over ( first time being pulled over ) in our car on his way to school in Rochester – Rigas county I believe. (he is not listed as a driver on our insurance because he is away at college he doesn’t normally drive our vehicle ) he was doing 71 in a 65mph zone but the officer gave him a ticket for disobeying a traffic device instead. My question is – how will this affect our insurance? If you are unable to answer insurance question do you know of a site that could? I prefer not to contact my own insurance company yet. And how should he plead ? Thank you

  151. Scott

    This morning I was pulled over doing 90 in a 55. It was on a bridge that is a work zone, but there was no reduced speed limit. I have a clean record other than one failure to stop at a red light like 3-4 months ago. He said it was a 8 point offense, what am I looking at realistically in fines? I am 18 and know this can kill my insurance rates. If contested what could it realistically be reduced to?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Scott,

      35 mph over the limit is, in fact, an 8 point infraction and carries a total maximum of $1,193 in fines and fees, including Driver Responsibility Assessment fees. As for a reduction, it depends on where the infraction occurred. Different counties, and different town courts, offer different deals; some are stricter than others.

  152. sam

    I got a ticket 6 months ago for “texting and driving” when i didnt even have my phone in the car. They reduced it down to a 2 point ticket. I just got pulled over doing 70 in a 55 on a highway by a statetrooper im only 18 years old. Is there any chance of getting this reduced. The state trooper is the leading ticket writter in ulster county.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Sam,

      There is always a chance of getting your ticket reduced if you fight it. Courts do frown upon speeding youngsters and the 2 points on your record will certainly make it harder to get a good deal. With an experienced attorney representing you in court, however, your chances of getting the charges reduced are better than they would be if you represented yourself and certainly better than they would be if you plead guilty.

  153. Emil

    I was on the Queens Midtown Tunnel and i was waiting on the line to pay the toll. At this moment my friend called me and I picked up the phone. Then the first car in the line left and we all moved 10 feet further (no need to say the speed was maybe 2mph) and stopped again. As I was still on the phone, an officer saw me and told me to pay my toll and pull over. Then he wrote me a ticket for phone violation. Is this ticket worth fighting or should I just pay my fine and take the points if any? Will it increase my insurance (i don’t have any other violations, but I am a driver for 1 year only)?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Emil,

      This type of infraction carries a maximum of $193 in fines and fees and, more importantly, will result in 5 points on your driving record. Remember, in New York if you accumulate 11 points within an 18 month period your license will be automatically suspended — 5 points is nearly halfway there. This ticket can also affect your insurance premium rate, so if you don’t fight the ticket, you’d not only be paying fines up front and quickly approaching a license suspension, you’d also be paying more for insurance over the next three to four years. My advice, then, is fight the ticket!

  154. Danielle

    I got pulled over in Albany NY doing 45 in a 20 school zone (I didn’t realize it was a school zone). I had another speeding ticket 2 years ago but I payed my fines and took defensive driving to get my points lowered. Is this ticket worth fighting or should I just pay my fine and take the points? I heard courts are pretty strict about speeding in school zones.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Danielle,

      You’re right — courts are pretty strict when it comes to speeding in school zones and the penalties for such infractions are higher than speeding elsewhere. They will also be higher if this occurred on a school day between 7am and 6pm. If so, you’re facing a maximum of $993 in fines and other fees and 6 points on your driving record. Not only will this cost you upfront, but the points will affect your insurance rates and tarnish your driving record. So yes, this ticket is worth fighting.

  155. Ken

    Driving south on NY Thruway, Orange county. Saturday 11:45 PM ticket for 80 in 65. I was polite and respectful. still got a ticket. I have not had a ticket for 40+ years.
    Court is Woodbury.

    I’m a New Jersey driver. Is it worth contesting and do you cover the Woodbury court

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Ken,

      We cover all of NY for traffic-related matters, Woodbury included — and, yes, this is worth contesting. This is a 4 point violation in NY, with points and the violation transferring to NJ, affecting your driving record. You’re also facing a maximum fine of $393. Your clean driving record should assist us in getting your violation reduced to a lesser offense, which will decrease the amount of your fines and points. So if you want your driving record to stay clean and save money on fines and insurance, you should definitely fight your ticket.

  156. Louis

    Hi, I am from NY got a ticket for 31 in a 30 at Coney Island Avenue in Brooklyn. At the back of ticket it says if 31 mph or more over limit, you must appear in person. Does it mean I can’t hire the attorney to represent me to fight the ticket? In other words, do I have to show up with the attorney together during the court day? Thanks,

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Louis,

      You always have the right to hire an attorney to represent you in court. What “you must appear in person” means, basically, is that you must be represented in court — either by yourself or by an attorney representing you. So no, you do not have to show up with your attorney if you hire one.

  157. Irene

    I got a ticket last July for turning right on 5th ave in Manhattan at green light. Apparently, there is a sign that states do not turn right from 10am to 7pm – the cop that pulled me over informed me of this. I did not see the sign due to a box truck parked at curb and the high number of tourist pedestrian traffic. I am from Virginia and was visiting the city for few days.
    I pleaded not guilty. A hearing is set in couple of weeks but I don’t want to incur additional costs to attend hearing. Can I submit my testimony online or without being physically present? Thank you in advance.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Irene,

      Unfortunately, this kind of hearing requires your personal appearance in court. You can avoid appearing in court if you hire an attorney to fight on your behalf. If this was your first red light offense, you’re facing a $278 fine and, assuming the specific infraction your were charged with was “Improper Right Turn,” you’re facing 2 points on your driving record which will transfer to VA and can affect your car insurance rates.

  158. Kingsley

    Three days ago, I was charged for going 61 mph in a 30 mph at Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn, NY. May I ask how much the fine will be?
    I had a speeding ticket two years ago which I haired an attorney and is still not cleared yet. The next court date was rescheduled to this October(already reschedule twice). The tickets were “improper cut line” and “50+ over 30mph”
    I am so scared that my license will be suspense with the new speeding charge. May I have your suggestion?
    Thank you so much.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Kingsley,

      Under the statute, the fine for this infraction can reach $600 plus a $450 Driver Responsibility Assessment fee, for a total of $1050. This does not include the increased cost in your insurance over the next few years. You may also get 8 points on your driving record; it takes 11 points to get your license suspended. I advise you to fight this in court to try to minimize your fines, points, and insurance premium hikes.

  159. Samantha brown

    I just received my first speeding ticket by a state trooper who said I was doing 70 in a 55. he didn’t pull me over right away he tail gated me half way up the road waited until I put my blinker on to get over because I feared he was a drunk driver or something to pull me over. when he got out of the car he claimed he caught me doing 75 and while he was tail gating me I was doing 70mph. I am stuck on if I should plead guilty or not and what the cost might be.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Samantha, if you plead guilty you will get 4 points on your driving record and will have to pay a maximum of $393 in fines. This will very likely impact your insurance, causing your rates to go up significantly. The good news is — this is your first speeding ticket, so your driving record is clean. If you plead not guilty, your clean driving record will help get us a better deal which will save you in terms of fines, insurance, and future headaches.

  160. Turner

    I was ticketed South of Rochester for going 80 in a 65. Problem is, I had my cruise control set on 70. There were at least 3 other cars around, one of which was attempting to pass me in the right hand lane, and was positioned between myself and the officer on the side of the road. Out of all of the cars to pull over, he chose mine with Maryland plates on it.

    How should I go about this? What would be the fine? How much do your services cost?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      If convicted of going 80 in a 65 you will get 4 points on your license and will pay a maximum of $393 in fines, not to mention a significant increase in your insurance premiums. So it is definitely worth it to fight your case in court.

  161. Ben Burke

    I am 21 years old, college student. I just received my first speeding ticket. 81 in a 55 zone in Hancock on rt 17. Wanted to know if it’s worth fighting in court?

  162. John

    My son received a ticket from New York for a phone violations while driving which states 5 pts on his driving record plus he got a moving violation in New york for Two pts. He sent the money in for both tickets and now he gets assessement fee from newy york for $125.00 for the next three years. The state of Ohio does not recognize the phone violation and he has only two pts on his driving record. So is he still responsible for the assessement fees?

  163. Mike Gargano

    Does your firm have experience contesting tickets in Staten Island N.Y.? Apparently they do not have a District Attorney for traffic court and do not plea bargain. It’s only the Police, a Judge, a Staten Island Traffic Ticket Lawyer, and us. Basically they give you two options: have a trial or plead guilty. The law firms that advertise as Staten Island specialists basically state that they will “inquire of the Police Officer of his method to gauge the speed with radar visual or if the defendant was docked. Assuming no witnesses are involved, it is your trustworthiness against the Officer. This is why it is so important to question the Officer. Establishing inconsistencies or defects within the testimony of the Officer, gives you a chance to win against a Speeding Ticket.”

    Want to know your thoughts on this. I was speeding doing 60-62 in a 50 zone, yet he wrote my ticket at 72 (convenient how so many tickets find their way over the 20 mph threshold to impose maximum fines and costs). I was polite as can be coming from an NYPD family. My first speeding ticket in almost 20 years cannot believe it is listed as 6 points! Can you realistically assist?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Mike, it is true that Staten Island, like the other boros, does not permit plea bargains. That said, the only way to win is at trial and having an experienced attorney will definitely give you an advantage.

  164. Eddie

    Didn’t do anything wrong, I stepped on the gas and there was some tire spin; local road got a ticket for speed -unreasonable and imprudent violation code 4-06A3. He wrote nothing else on the ticket? cant find this violation code anywhere. This occurred in Brooklyn NYC

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      That is equivalent to VTL 1180a which is a 3 point offense. Since it is Brooklyn, the case will have to go to trial if you want to try and avoid the points.

  165. Richard

    I got pulled over in Hancock on RT 17 doing 87 in a 55. I am a 19 year old student with one other speeding ticket (the points got removed because I took a defensive driving course online). Searched my car for being suspicious, and I fully complied to avoid any issues. The officer then told me that I could write to the judge and get the points reduced or get it knocked down to a nonmoving violation. What am I facing, and should I fight the ticket or try for a plea bargain, and in each case? Would mentioning the part about the search be beneficial in court?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      You are facing 6 points and a max. penalty of $393 + a DRA / Driver Responsibility Assessment ($300 for the first 6 points and $75 for each additional). Contrary to your belief, the course does not remove the points, it just “reduces” them which means that you get a 4 point credit but the points still exist for insurance, DRA, and the fact that if you get 3 speeding convictions in 18 months you lose your license.

  166. v

    Hello,

    I got a ticket for 77 in a 55 on I-87 i believe in Yonkers.

    I have a clean driving record.

    Can you give me an idea of costs, etc?

    thanks,
    vadim

  167. Don

    I am from NJ got ticket for 80 in a 65 on I88 in Worcester, NY. The trooper asked if i knew why he pulled over? I said “I guess I was going going a little fast but didnt realize” He said ticket has no points because he wrote it as 1180D “speed in zone”, so just mail it in with payment. I now see he put on Supporting Deposition my statement “Iknow I was going a little fast”. What are costs/ramifications and do I need counsel? Thanks.

  168. Robert

    I sped up to 44 on a 30 zone while I was merging into the street. I explained to the cop that I sped only to the flow of traffic but he still gave me a ticket.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      That is a 4 point ticket; contrary to popular belief “driving with the flow of traffic” is not a defense to speeding which is a strict liability offense which means if you exceed the speed limit (for any reason) you are guilty.

  169. Debra

    My 19 old son just got a ticket the middle of last week that said he was doing 70 in a 55 on Rt. 9 just south of Saratoga Springs. He was driving a car we had just got so he wasn’t used to it. The VTL section says it was an 1180B infraction. None of us have ever received an ticket before & were prepared to have him suck it up and deal with it until I started researching some of the costs, etc. & reading some of these posts. What are we looking at in terms of points, fine costs, insurance costs & legal fees? What are truly the odds that we can get this reduced? Also he started to fill out the paperwork to plead guilty already so is that any issue? We have not mailed it in yet.

  170. sam

    I got a ticket going 60mph in a 45mph in upstate NY. Was not school or work zone. My record is clean prior to this.

    1.) If I show up on my court date what will/could happen?
    2.) Is my insurance guaranteed to go up if this is a first offense?
    3.) If I mail the ticket in and plead guilty what happens from there?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      It is impossible to answer the first two questions without more information. If you plead not guilty they will schedule a court appearance for you or your attorney (if you hire one).

  171. Jay

    I got a “disobeyed traffic control device” ticket for speeding in Fredonia, town of Pomfret. It is very far for me to go to the court there. The ticket indicates that I can mail a respond of the ticket. What would happen if I select not guilty and mail the ticket to the court? Do I have to go to the court in person? Is there a chance to get no point deducted just by mail?

  172. denise

    I got a ticket doing 71 in a 55. The tropper told me if my record is clean they will probably reduce the ticket. I have to send in guilty or not guilty. My license is clean, a parking ticket over 2 years ago. What should i do? The ticket saiys laser and i know i was speeding just can prove if it was that fast or not.

  173. Melissa

    I got pulled over doing 55 in a 30 lane in Nassau. I didn’t see any signs also the cop was walking away while telling me my speed and also never gave me back my driver license. I work in a hospital I got called in from a wedding in I didn’t get a chance to explain anything. What should I do. I don’t want any points.

  174. Gigi

    I got a ticket at yorktown, NY route 63. The speed zone was 55mph and I was going 72mph. I missed the sign and thought it was 65mph. How do I fight this? Would it take a long time? I will be out the country for this summer and next semester for study abroad. I’ve never got a speeding ticket before, I am not sure how this works. Should I go in person to drop off the ticket and pledge not guilty and be able to get an appointment that day for the DA meeting? Or just pled guilty and pay the fine to avoid missing the court date in case it’s not before June?

    Thank you!

  175. Chris

    Hi, I am a 21 year old college student and who got ticketed last night doing 70 in a 55.

    Last March, I got a ticket last as well doing 58 in a 35, but through a Reduction Request, I got it dropped to a 45 in a 35. Afterwards I completed a Defensive Driving course to remove the points added to my license. These are my only two offenses.

    Would you have any recommendations for me? Thank you.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      You are under the incorrect assumption that the course removes the points, in fact it does not. All it does is give you a 4 point credit. So for purposes of insurance, and the DRA penalty ($300 for the first 6 points and $75 for each additional) and the rule that if you get 3 speeds in 18 months you get suspended – the course does not help. Thus, I’d suggest you fight this new ticket.

  176. CORY

    I was doing 79mph in a 55mph area on the Southern State Pkwy in Long Island. It was 2:30am and I was taking coworkers home. The officer said plead not guilty to the ticket and appear in person. What’s the most that can to me, my license, my insurance?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Cory – this is a 6 point offense with a max. fine of $393, a $300 DRA penalty, and according to a recent study by insurancequotes.com, the national average auto insurance premium increase for 16-30mph over the limit is 28%.

  177. shreya

    I got a speeding ticket in january for which i pleaded guilty. now i have received a court order to pay a fine. Also i have received a suspension order saying that my licence will be suspended with effect from next month. my question is will my licence will be suspended in case i do not pay the fine or irrespective of the fine submission my licence will be suspended? I was on a probation period.

  178. Tiffany

    Hi,
    I was pulled over today doing 81 in a 55 in suffolk county. I was given a ticket and te police officer told me to plead guilty otherwise he would show and make sure my license is suspended. Much like everyone else I can not afford this to happen! I am 25, never had a speeding ticket before. What could happen in terms of points, fees , loosing my license and insurance going up? Also, do you serve suffolk county? How much are your fees? Thank you !!

  179. Adam Rosenblum Post author

    Matt,
    Your son is looking at a 4 point violation with a $300 fine and a $93 surcharge. The real costs are with respect to auto insurance premiums, especially for a young driver. You should plead not guilty on this case and resolve the matter in court.

  180. Ashley Pitner

    I recieved a speeding ticket today for 86 miles in a 45 zone. I don’t believe I have any points on my license. I’m sure a reduction in speed or points is possible but hwo do I go about doing this, do I need to hire you guys or how does this work?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      You are looking at 11 points and a license suspension. Whether or not a reduction can be accomplished depends on a number of factors. If you call our offices we can advise.

  181. dina

    I got a ticket for ‘speed not reasonable & prudent’. It was raining, in a 3 lane highway (duchess county NY) I sped up to pass a bus and got pulled over. Is this considered a speeding ticket that can give me points? I’m going to plea not guilty. But I don’t understand what kind of ticket this is and it’s reproductions.

  182. Stacy

    I just got pulled over on a highway where the speed limit was 65, and i was doing 79. I have had no points on my licence before this. I had never been pulled over before. How much of a fine am i facing?
    i choked up, didnt even know what to say to the officer when he pulled me over because i had never been in the situation before.
    Im still shooken up from it all, even though i know the situation isnt that bad.

  183. Matt

    My 17 yr old son got a speeding ticket in the town of Portland (Brockton NY) we are from the buffalo area. He was doing 80 in a 65 zone on the I -190. We have research this and it looks like its 4 points and a 60 days suspension. We don’t want the points on our insurance ( the 60 day suspension is a good thing for young drivers)! What do we do???

  184. arun

    I received a speeding ticket going 85 in 65 on route 684 in NY. I am from NJ. What should I do and is there reciprocity

  185. Kelly

    Just got a ticket for going 65 in a 45 mph work zone in Lewiston, NY (Niagara County)
    I had only sped up cuz I thought a semitruck was about to merge into me (not that this matters to an officer/court)

    I already have a ticket for going 40mph in a 20mph schoolzone. Am going to court for that the 22nd.

    Was wondering if it would be better to fight today’s ticket before I go to court next week?
    Or if its even worth fighting or not?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      I would suggest fighting both of those tickets. The former is a 4 point work zone speed (2 of them leads to license suspension) and the latter is a 4 point school zone speed with a very high fine (max. 693) not to mention the $450 DRA penalty.

  186. Dan

    I got 4 tickets yesterday on LIE in Suffolk for HOV violation
    1128D,1128A,1110A and 3191U
    I am from Connecticut, this is my first violation in 6 years and first of this type.
    I can provide insurance letter for one ticket.
    I can ask for deposition on another ticket – Move from lane unsafely
    What should I do , Is it possible to get a plea bargain ?
    Thanks.

  187. Robert Ferguson

    85 in a 65 zone, I-81 southbound, Cortlandville. Some particulars on ticket are wrong; wrong spelling of city on my DL and wrong make of vehicle written down. I looked down at speedometer and saw 75, not 85. I have driven from Ottawa to Bronx return each weekend to see my fiance, 42 weekends in a row and never had a problem before. Clean driving record, with letters of safe driving from my insurers since I was 16 (30 years). No points, never been in an accident or caused one. I am worried about the wording on the ticket which states my license and registration could be suspended. I can’t have that, I’m in the military, need my license, and need to be able to maintain my relationship by driving each weekend. Can you help?

  188. Ed

    I am from PA and I got pulled over by a NY state trooper this morning going 77 in a 55 right after the state line in the town of Kiantone. I see that this will give me 6 points on my license. This was my first time ever being pulled over. Is there any possibility I could get the fine and points reduced?

  189. Edwin Suen

    I dunno if my first post went thru. I got a speeding ticket going 80 in a 65 zone. In town of Pomfret 0768 Chautauqua. I was going towards the I-90w. I’m a Canadian citizen. Can u let me know what will happen to me n what I should do. I’m going back to Canada tomorrow. So if u can response asap would be great. Thanx Again.

    Edwin

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      This is a 4 demerit point speed and there is reciprocity between NY and Ontario, Canada so contesting the ticket would be a worthwhile investment.

  190. Stacey

    I received a ticket from a state trooper saying I was going 46 in a 30 and I just turned onto the street going up a small hill. I believe this is incorrect how can I be speeding just when I was at a red light then the light turn green and I turned left onto the street going up a stipe hill I don’t believe at all I was speeding that fast.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      I understand your logic but I am not sure that a judge would agree. It is certainly possible to be going up a hill and accelerate to 46mph. This is why it might be a better option to try to get the speed reduced.

  191. Avedis

    I got a speeding ticket in Warrensburg Town in Warren county NY. I do not believe I was going 80 MPH in 65 zone. He asked me if I knew how fast I was going I said at most 75 but he insisted it was 80 I asked to see the reading he said it is not possible. I was travelling with my 82 year old mother and I would not drive that fast anyway let alone her being in my car. He was on an overpass and he followed me for a long while until he turned his lights on and pulled me over I would say at least 4-5 miles until he pulled me over while riding behind me and on my side.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      That is a 4 point speed; we have plenty of experience with Warrensburg and, depending on your driving record, we should be able to get you a reduction.

  192. Robert Lenters

    I received a speeding ticket on a recent trip to Ellicottville, NY.
    The officer was polite and listened to my brief explanation. Since that was my first trip to Ellicottville, I was unfamiliar with the roads. So, I followed my friend. When the speed limit changed from 55 to 45, I slowed down and he did not. The officer likely recorded my friend’s pick-up truck and not my car. I believe I was going about 54 mph in that 45 zone. The officer had mentioned that he noticed the black pick-up truck my friend was driving, but he wrote me a ticket for going 60 in a 45 zone just the same.

    What is your fee for trying to reduce or eliminate this questionable speeding ticket?

    regards,

    Robert Lenters

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Robert, that is a 4 point speed and yes it is possible to reduce it, especially if you have a good driving record (though unfamiliarity with the roads is not an excuse which will lead to dismissal since speeding is strict liability which means your intent is not a required element for the prosecution to prove).

  193. Kyle

    Hello
    My wife received a ticket yesterday in the town of Oswego NY. 82 in a 65 route 17(86) East. 1180d.
    She told me that she was trying to pass an 18 wheeler which was weaving in and out of his lane. Unfortunately my wife was so nervous that she did not tell the trooper this information and admitted she was speeding which he quoted if course on the citation. Having a clean driving record up to this point, is there a possibility of contesting this violation? Thank you

  194. Mari Kolach

    I am going to court for my first speeding ticket tomorrow. I got pulled over doing 55 in a 40 on Western Ave in Albany. This is my first speeding ticket, and my first ticket of any kind. I’ve never even been pulled over before. I’m not quite sure what to do, do I plead not guilty and fight it? Does anyone have an approximate guess of what kind of fines (total) I’m facing?

  195. Linda

    I received a speeding ticket on Southern Parkway for going 80 in a 55mph (I was in the middle lane going 62 mph but the speed of traffic was much faster and I needed to get into the right lane to get off at the upcoming exit so I sped up to be able to get in the right lane between the cars). The trooper saw me first in the middle lane and then moving into the right and trying to get off at the exit because I was in the exit lane with directionals when he pulled me over….he asked me if I knew how fast I was going and I said maybe 62…he laughed and said nobody on the parkway was travelling at 62mph today. When he gave me the ticket he explained the 3 choices I had. Plead guilty by mail, plead not guilty by mail and wait for a court date…….and the third option to go down and try to get my fine reduced to something lesser. He actually seemed to be encouraging me to do so…and said he couldn’t swear they would because that isn’t his job but it was a good chance they would. He also told me I could hire a traffic attorney. It seemed he wanted me to fight it. Mind you I haven’t had a ticket in nearly 25 years. Would it be best to plead not guilty by mail and wait for a court date or should I go on the day and time printed to see if they might reduce it (he said they may even reduce the fine to not wearing a seatbelt). Of course I want the best shot of a reduced points and to pay the lowest fees.

  196. Katie

    I just got a ticket for driving 82 on a 65 highway on my way to relocate to Chicago…This is my first ticket….
    Since I am going out of state and most like not going back to NY….which way will be better?

  197. matt

    i got pulled over in tonawanda earlier and the cop cut me a break from a speeding ticket because i was honest with him and pulled aside seconds after he turned on and started following me, so he cited me for speed not reasonable or prudent. im 19 and this is my first ticket, im thinking of just pleading guilty, what do you think the average fine would be for it?

  198. laura d

    I just received a ticket for going 70 in a 55…this is my second ticket ever and it happened to be with in a year of my last one…am i doomed? Should i just plea guilty or go to court…my first ticket was reduced to a parking ticket with no points and traffic school…so does this technically count as my first ticket because the first was reduced to a parking ticket?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      It does not count in terms of points or suspension. However, the current ticket is 4 points so I would NOT suggest that you plead guilty.

  199. Mahmut

    Im 19 and from nyc, Ive never received a ticket before, a highway patrol gave me a summons for doing 61 in a 45 is there anyway I can get myself out of this?

  200. Cor

    Was pulled over in Rochester on 3/28 I was told I was speeding and then was given roadside DUI test including a breathalyzer after which the officer told me to get back in my car. I was then issued a speeding ticket for 45 in a 30 zone. The ticket is TVB jurisdiction and I have a Florida license. When I go to the given website and enter the ticket information it says it cannot find the information so I am unable to enter my plea. What would be the best way to handle this situation?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      This carries 6 points, a max. fine of $393 + a $300 Driver Responsibility Assessment (assuming you have no other tickets within 18 months, otherwise the DRA will be higher).

  201. Hector

    I just received a speeding ticket for doing 89 in a 50 on the highway in NYC. How many points am I facing? Is there any way I can fight this ticket? I’ve never received a speeding ticket before in my life and the ticket says I need to appear in court. Thanks for any help.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      This is an 8 point ticket. In addition to the max. fine of $693 you would also be hit with a $450 DRA penalty. The reason for the personal court appearance is because it is a very high speed.

  202. You He

    I could not believe I got pulled over on my way to buffalo, 40minute till my destination. I had no clue why, until he gave me a ticket that’s say 67MPH, 55MPH zone. How is this even speeding?? I’ve been doing 70 max on 55, and 80 max on 65, and never got pulled over, that is there are actual polices setting traps. (I’m from PA). Should I plead not guilty? I never done so and have no clue. How much is attorney fee? Thanks for any info!

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      That is a 4 point speed. The only way to avoid points is to challenge the speeding ticket in court. Our flat fee covers all the time we spend fighting your case.

  203. David

    I got a speeding ticket in a the town of my college after a 4 hour drive to get there. The ticket was a 42 in a 30. I am 19 years old and have never had a ticket. Should I fight the ticket? Or get a reduction form? I do not want my insurance company to find out. Will something get sent to my home address?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      The only way to avoid points is to fight the ticket or hire an attorney to represent you in court. Generally court correspondence is sent to our offices directly if we are hired on a case.

  204. Al

    My father is an English citizen, and lives in England (I am a NJ resident). While in NY visiting, he was caught doing 84 in a 65 on I87 while driving my NJ registered car. Any way to avoid / reduce the fine (I assume points are not an issue). Because he was driving my car are there any possible repercussions for me?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      If you plead not guilty they will schedule it for court and he can speak to the prosecutor about reducing the penalty. There are no repercussions for you.

  205. Charles

    Hi! I just got a ticket for speeding in I-87 80 on 65mph, my last speeding ticket was on 2002. How long will they removed your points from you license/records? How much will be the fine? And how much will i have to pay if i hired a lawyer to represent me to fight this case as not guilty?

  206. Vishnu

    I got a speeding ticket on QUEENS BLVD for doing 49mph in a 30mph zone, however the officer mistaking wrote I was doing 49/50mph zone. Do I have a chance of fighting this ticket?

  207. Joe

    Are there points added to speeding ticket if in a school zone?

    45 MPH in 20MPH limit

    e.g., $360 fine plus 4 point plus 4 more points???:

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      This is a 6 point offense and actually if it was during the school day the max. fine is actually $693 + a $300 Driver Responsibility Assessment.

  208. Kathryn M.

    All my previous speeding tickets have been reduced to parking tickets. All the fines have been paid and/or driving school attendance was completed. I have 0 points on my license and been given a form to fill out and submit explaining why a reduction should be granted. How do I “properly” fill out this form? Also, after all of this, what exactly does my driving record look like?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Kathryn,
      We need more information about what exactly you are being charged with. As attorney’s we can help keep your driving record clean and keep your auto insurance premiums low.

  209. Michael

    I just recieved a speeding ticket west of Buffalo. Says I was doing 80 in a 65. All I was trying to do was get passed a semi that was going back and forth between his lane and mine while I was right next to him. Just as I finally passed him and about to pull back into my lane the trooper was sitting there and his lights came on and I was pulled over. I have no points on my DL and the trooper didn’t ask me a thing other than my DL, registration and if I’ve been pulled over recently in NY to which I truthfully replied “NO”. Should I send it in Not Gulity? Then what?

  210. Lolita

    I was caught speeding when it suddenly changed from 65 to 40 just before the Canadian border. I was busy looking for my passport and didn’t notice the sign until it was too late. He said I was going 76 (I had my cruise control set at no higher than 70) but he reduced it to 55. I have no prior violations, I am a Georgia resident and I understand that my state does not participate in the DLC. What would be the fine if I plead guilty or would it be better to fight it?

  211. Mallory Grader

    I got a speeding ticket today for 70 in a 55. The cop was moving and traveling in the opposite direction as me as I was going down a hill. He then proceeded to turn around and then pull me over a few minutes later. Is this legal ?? Im from new york state.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Mallory,
      An officer that issues you a speeding ticket is required to back it up in court and most times when they testify they will provide more facts as to what caused them to pull you over. You are looking at a 4 point ticket with substantial fines and costs to your insurance.

  212. NL

    Hello,
    I am a westchester county resident that got pulled over for speeding (47 in a 30 zone). I have had my license for 13 years with no violations. The area where I was pulled over was rural with no speed limit signs in Florida village, NY (upstate near harriman). I do not have a witness to testify on my behalf. I am due in court this evening. Do I stand a chance fighting this ticket?

  213. Donald

    New York – Queens: I got a speeding ticket for going 20 mph over the speed limit…my first speeding ticket…..and I paid the $203 fine then I was mailed a notice that I owe $300 additionally and got 6 points on my license. I was given the same punishment as a drunk driver. Is this finite?

  214. flower

    I was going “71″ on a 55 back road after getting out of work late. What can I do to get it reduced to a smaller offense?

  215. Maria Althea Escovilla-Groepler

    I have a clean driving record and it’s my first time to be pulled over by a police for speeding in a school zone. I am in a dilemma because I don’t know exactly what to do! I want to respond by mail and plead guilty just to get it over and done with but then, my husband said to wait and get more information on how to respond. This happened in White Plains, NY. Any advice will be much appreciated.

  216. Kimberly

    Hello, I’m a NJ resident who received a speeding ticket on the LIE in Huntington, Suffolk County going 80 mph in a 55. I guess it is a 6-point violation in NY and I get the 2 points per the NJ Driver License Compact. I currently have 2 points on my license for a moving violation in NJ. Is this any reason I should fight this ticket in NY? I guess the fees from NY would be somewhere around the $393 plus the $100/year for the 3 years. What would your fee be and would I have to take off work to go to court? Thanks!

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      The reason you should fight it in New York is because you have the chance of getting 0 points in NJ, plus you stand to save several hundred dollars in fines and auto insurance.

  217. Amanda

    Im 18 and got pulled over today for the first time doing 46 in a 30 or 16 mph over the limit. The cop was pretty nice about it but I have no idea what to do since it is my first ticket. Do I plead guilty or not guilty? Is there any classes I can take to reduce the points on my license? Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      You can take a class but that will not remove the points, only reduce them for suspension purposes. The only way to remove points is to fight the ticket or hire an attorney to fight it for you.

  218. Taylor

    I’m 17 on march 20 I will be 18 I want to get my license done but I’m afraid I won’t be able to, I have a probationary and I’m from nj I got pulled over in ny going 35 over 80 in a 45. I got my fine it but I haven’t paid it yet it was 643$ plus I have to pay 150$ every year for 3 years I payed the 150$ for this year. Anyway I got 8 points will this effect me from getting my nj regular license? Will I get suspended? And will it be that many points in nj as it is in ny?

  219. Will

    First time offense. Pulled over in a 5 zone going 77. had license for over 2yrs without getting pulled over till now. Got stopped buffalo NY and iI’m registered in NY.o

  220. Amber

    Please disregard my last comment. We found out that the court was charging him for his late father’s speeding ticket in 2010 (same name) Ridiculous. But the no reg was his from 2004. isnt there a statute for that? is it best to plea not guilty?

  221. Amber

    My husband has had his license suspended twice in the past two months for tickets that he knew that he has paid. One was for an expired reg in 2004 and one was for a speeding ticket in 2010. What is going on? He had to pay $70 last month to reinstate his license, and now he just paid $250 for the speeding ticket that he paid for in 2010. He had no notification, and his license has been clean for years. What is going on? I told him to call an attorney but he needs his license for his job so he is paying it with no contest. This is very upsetting. What can we do?

  222. Ryan Mangan

    I received a speeding ticket (1180-D) earlier today. I was caught by radar while following traffic on the highway, doing 76 in a 50mph limit. I currently have a Pennsylvania Drivers License in good standing, with no points and also a veteran. I was wondering if I should just plead guilty? Or try and lower the charge, this is my first speeding ticket in NY.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      I do not suggest you plead guilty as it can very well result in increased auto insurance rates. This is a 6 point offense with a max. fine of $383 + a $300 DRA penalty.

  223. timothy delaney

    I received a driver responsibility statement for $450 for a speeding ticket dating back to 2/23/12. The original assessment was for $150 and there has been a overdue assessment of $300. I am retired with a disability and living on a fixed income and this amount is way beyond my ability to pay. Is there anything I can do to lower this fine?

  224. Anonymous

    Maine driver doing 76 in a 55 zone near Plattsburgh (only other offense is also in NY doing 65 in a 40 – I had not seen the speed limit change – I think he put 55 and I plead guilty. I think the charge was around $300 or so if I remember right). It was totally unintentional- I was overtired and had the flu and needed to drive home that day because a snowstorm was coming the following day. I could have asked my brother to drive, but his right arm is in a sling. Anyway, I don’t really want to travel all the way back if I plead not guilty…I think for some reason I thought it was highway speed, and then it was also downhill, and I was talking to my brother and happened to look down just as a cop went by going the opposite direction. What is your advice? What will happen if I plead guilty? Thanks!

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      If you plead guilty this is a 6 point offense with a max. penalty of $393 + a Driver Responsibility penalty of $300. Fortunately for you, if you hire an attorney you will NOT have to go to court.

  225. Adam Rosenblum Post author

    The chances are good; however with a high speed it is a more challenging case. We could not guarantee that the court would excuse your appearance but based on our past experience it is unlikely.

  226. Robert Halversen

    My daughter just got a ticket doing 87 in a 55. She is 24 and a college student. We live on Long Island which is where she got the ticket. What are her options? Can we get a lawyer through your firm? If so what will it cost? Can you tell us the chances of a reduction or dismissal?

    Robert

  227. Brit

    I get a fail to stop for school bus

    How much should I pay for the ticket?
    How many point will they take for my license?
    How much will be increase my insurance?

    Thank you

  228. Solomon Zeldovich

    How could I get my driving record to know how many points I have. I have NJ DL.

  229. Adam

    I am a registered Delaware driving on my way to Syracuse university where I was pulled over for speeding 27 miles over the legal limit. I am not sure now this infraction will effect me in my home state and would like more information

  230. Stacy

    I just received a letter giving me 3 weeks to pay a speeding ticket in Dickenson Town Court. Do they accept payment plans?

  231. Erik

    Hey I live in New York and just got a speeding ticket for driving 86 on a 55 that is 31 miles over the speed limit, I was also driving with my permit but i had someone that was 21 next to me, what should I do? you think I can fight it and not get points added?

  232. Bianca Loftin

    Hey I currently have four points on my license and I just got a speeding ticket today going 75 at a 55 zone. So that’s four more points on my license. In Nassau they have plea bargains. Do you think they will lesson the charge.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Since you have 4 prior points you may have some difficulty which is why you should consider hiring an experienced attorney to fight for you.

  233. Matt

    I got my first ticket today for speeding. I was going 92 in a 55 should I to talk to the DA or get an attorney right away. 37 over, so 8 points. Can I get it reduced without a doubt?

  234. Sam

    I recieved a ticket for going 71 in a 55 zone,I am 20 yrs old never had a ticket of any kind.what are my chances of not recieving any points and keeping my license clean?

  235. Matthew

    My girlfriend was just pulled over for going exactly 31 mph over the speed limit. It was her first moving violation. Does she have to appear in court for this offense and if so what does she have in store for her once she gets there

  236. Jacqueline fondeur

    Hello I recently got pulled over doing 70 on a 50 speed limit on the belt Pkwy in Brooklyn ny..I have a Pennsylvania license. ..If that changes anything not sure…should I plead guilty or fight the ticket. ..

  237. Joel Karczewski

    I’m a resident of Pennsylvania, received a ticket in the town of Windsor, NY on 11/8/2013. Can you help represent me or do you just cover BUF, ROC, and NYC?

  238. Naomi

    Connecticut license. First and only speeding ticket. In NY State. 95 in a 65 (I know really bad). College student. Should I be concerned about jail time or license suspension? Should I hire a lawyer to possibly get reduced charge or fight the ticket?

  239. Erica

    I got pulled over going 80 in a 65 on the thruway in westmoreland area, oneida county i think it was. the sub section said 1180D. the only other ticket i have on my record is parking on pavement from a reduced ticket for unreasonable speed, what are my chances of getting this ticket reduced with a lawyer? Also, the cop came up to my driver side window and I heard it was a new law that cops have to go to the passenger side window on the thruway..if that’s the case can this ticket just be dropped?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      This is a 4 point offense. I think you have a very good chance since you have a good driving record. I am not aware of that particular law but that has nothing to with the fact that you were speeding and does not form the basis for a dismissal.

  240. Jacqueline fondeur

    Hello I just got pulled over today doing 70 on a 50 speed limit On the belt pkwy in Brooklyn. .I currently have a Pennsylvania license…should I try and fight this or just plead guilty. ..

  241. Erin Anderson

    I was going 42 in a 25 in NY state. I was also caught for not having a license, and drinking under 21. However, the police report was only written for speeding. Should I plea guilty at event that the drinking/no license on me could get brought back up, or beacuse they didn’t write it originally should I just plea not guilty and go about this as a normal speeding ticket?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Without knowing more information, it seems like this would be handled like any other speeding ticket. You should speak to an attorney before you decide.

  242. Carl

    Got a ticket in 2012, 48 miles in a 45, dutchess county, I thought you could go over the speed limit at most 5 miles

  243. Elliot

    I got a ticket for going 51mph in a unposted zone (30mph) in Astoria, Queens. This was on the service road as I was about to enter the highway and he caught me on the radar. Should I fight the ticket?

  244. nikkoline

    I got a ticket 4 hours away from home a 86 in a 65 can I get a public defended without showing up to court

  245. Madi

    The cop said I was doing 82 in a 65. He was heading southbound across the grass median, came across when he saw me, then told me he followed me for a while before pulling me over at that speed. Also I’m 17, but I turn 18 the last day I have before the ticket needs to be taken care of before I get penalized. What kind of fine am I looking at and what should I do?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      This is a 4 point speeding ticket with a max. fine of $393. If you want to avoid the points the only way is to fight your ticket (taking the driver safety course does NOT remove points).

  246. Argo

    I was pulled over this morning on LIE, Suffolk County Police, on the HOV lane, the officer claims I was 84mph on a speed limit of 55mph. What should I do? How many points I could get? What would be the fine? Should I hire a lawyer? Thanks, argo

  247. Peter

    I got pulled over for doing 65 in a 55 on I-95 around Port Chester, NY. This is first speeding ticket ever. However, I do have 3 point from a few months ago for rolling past a stop sign. Therefore, I’m going to be at 6 points… What are my chances of fighting this? Speed was tracked by pace.

  248. Louise Larsen

    HI,
    I got pulled over in Keene Valley last Sunday on the southern end of the speed zone, .2 of a mile away from the 55 mph zone. I got a ticket going 51 in 35. Can you handle something in such a remote location and if not should I take the time off from work to go up there and try to get it reduced? I live in NJ and have an NJ diver’s license. My last speeding ticket was in 1991.
    Thanks,
    Louise Larsen

  249. Jin

    Recently, I was pulled over by cop and he said I was 61 on 40 on the road but I don’t think so. I plead not guilty
    and mailed to the court. I’m wondering about the outcome and any reduction about the charge. It was my first offense and my record otherwise clear.

  250. Melih

    I got two tickets for the first time today one for changing a lane without signal and the the other one was speeding 85 in a 55. What should I do? Is there any way that I can change it to parking tickets.

  251. Kelly

    I got caught doing a 36 in a 20mph school zone in the city of Niagara Falls today at about 10:50am.
    I see a similar comment from earlier stating the max fine is $693 and 4 points.

    I am wondering if this is worth fighting or not?
    Would I really need an attorney or would a consult with the DA right before my court appearance be enough?

    Anything I should say to the judge in my defense? I work in the human services industry so would it be worth it to point out that I am generally a good Samaritan?

    If I get 4 points, would I be able to go to traffic school to get them to go away?

    If I was able to get it reduced, what is your best guess of what I am looking at points wise and fine wise?

    Thank you!

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      The question of whether or not to hire an attorney is one that should be carefully made. Contrary to popular belief, traffic school does not remove the points. All it does is give you a 4 point credit on your driving record.

  252. Eve D'Aleo

    Hi, I just got a ticket today outside the Village of Dover Plains, N.Y.,( Dutchess County), The State Trooper said I was going 56 in a 35, She reduced the ticket to disobeying a traffic control device, do I fight it ? By the way, no way was I speeding , the guy in the car in front of me, flew by .I checked the speed limit in that area on my way home and it was posted at 55.

  253. Autumn

    2 tickets
    Date: 12/13
    Chester- I received a ticket for disobeying a traffic control device
    Date: 01/14
    Monroe- stopped on the high way for going 15 miles over the speed limit.

    First time for both
    What are my fines looking like ?
    And how does the payment process work?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      1110-a carries a max. fine of $243 and 2 points and a 15mph speed carries a max. fine of 4 points. However, once you hit 6 points you get an additional $300 surcharge from DMV.

  254. Audrey

    I was doing 38 in a 20 mph school zone at 7:01 am. This is my first offense. Should I try to fight it?

  255. Alex jimenez

    Got a ticket for improper turn, first time offense, license clean, want to avoid points on license

  256. Alyssa

    I was doing 70 in a 55 on sunrise hwy in Suffolk county trying to get to work in time .. What am I looking at ?

  257. Ivan Basulto

    I got a speeding ticket yesterday morning. 80 in a 55 area on I-95 in Mamaroneck, Westchester. I was in the left lane.The officer wrote that I was 80 but I really was 75 for a few seconds when I passed this location. This is my first speeding ticket.Shoul do I fight this case or do I just plead guilty?

  258. Geoffrey

    Just got a ticket for (47 in a 30) on Queens Blvd. My record is completely clean, this is my first offense. What are my chances?

  259. Brooke

    From OH. 86 in a 65 in the Town of Ellery. I’ve never been pulled over in my life. It’s a 4 hour drive to court and I’ll be on vacation. Is it worth it to try and fight it to at least get points reduced?

  260. Karan

    I have a pretrial conference at Washingtonville Village Court for a speeding ticket (44 in a 30). What do you think?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      This is an 8 point speed with a max. fine of $693 + a $450 DRA, assuming you got the ticket in NYS. It may or may not transfer depending on which state you hold a license from.

  261. Timothy miller

    I got a speeding ticket for going 87 in a 55 on ocean parkway in long island…..what are my options and what is the best way to approach the situation

  262. Amit Shah

    I am Canadian Citizen driving on I 81 South, where I was ticketed for overspeeding @ 92 on 65 zone near Castle Creek Barker Town Court.
    Please let me know what to do?
    Amit

  263. David

    I recently got a speeding ticket,71 in a 50 on 95 in the bronx,in my personal car,I have a cdl&drive a truck for a living,the cop told me there is no court,& no plea bargins,it’s a 6 point ticket,&could mean my job,don’t know what to do..

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      If you drive for a living and you might lose your job it’s evident that you should consider fighting the ticket even if the chances of success are low.

  264. Nick

    Hi I was driving home last night , I was pulled over doing 49 in a 35mph zone , the cop u turned and followed me for 1.2 miles , and through 2 traffic lights before pulling me over , on the ticket it says I was pulled over on Seneca st when I was actually pulled over on lien rd before Shultz , I have picture proof of were I got pulled over , along with my girlfriend that was a passenger in my car , and also my friend that lived 2 doors down that watched me while he was outside working on his truck. I was wondering what I should do

  265. Jay

    Last year in June I got a speeding ticket going 69 in a 55 zone…..I just paid for it didn’t fight it…..however in the last month I got a ticket for talking on my cell phone and for going 75 in a 50mph zone…….what are my options here? What fines am I looking at and can I get them lowered.

  266. Shannon

    Do you handle Chemung Co/Elmira? And if you have already pleaded guilty to a ticket is there a way to reverse that? My boyfriend just was assessed 6pts on his license for speeding on the road by our house. The speed drops from 45 to 30 with no warning and the police love to set traps there. He was clocked at 50 I think and pleaded guilty. Received a fine (with the surcharge) of $192 plus the DRA $300 assessment. I was also stopped a few weeks after, going 49 the cop said. I had slowed down to 30 in that zone, then slowed way down for some deer crossing the road. Then kind of lost track of where I was, thinking I was still in the 45mph zone and he got me. He said he gave me a break on the ticket because I wasn’t paying attention, but I’m not sure what he meant and until I send it in with a guilty plea, I won’t know if there are points or what the fine is.

    Neither of us has ever had points on a license before and this is only my 2nd ticket ever–the last was 5 or 6 years ago.

    What should we do?

  267. Nicole

    Received my first speeding ticket in over 4 years, 84 in a 65, on the thruway into buffalo. I was in the right lane, not passing traffic, he did not ask me if I knew what he was pulling me over for, nor asked me how fast I thought I was going. Asked me if it was a rental though. Weird. It’s not so far to drive to court I guess, an hour maybe.

  268. Matthew Vacchiano

    Hi I got a ticket for driving 83mph in a 65mph zone in Victor, New York. Its upstate outside of Buffalo and this is the first time I have ever been pulled over, I am a 21 year old college student. Any suggestions would be really appreciated.

  269. Mike

    I was clocked at 47 on a 30 but it was about 200 feet before a 55 mph speed zone. Are there any laws for transitioning into higher speed zones that can help me?

  270. Andrew strug

    I was driving 69 in a 55 And got pulled over by a state trooper this is my first ticket that I have ever got….. Is there any way points and fines can be lowered or either dropped

    I was on the I – 90 town of Cheektowaga
    Thankyou

  271. Haitian

    Caught by Police this morning. Violation of 1180D, driving at 54 on 30. Firt time. Any chance to reduce the fine? Thanks!

  272. Jisoo

    I was charged with the following tickets:

    80 in 55 mph highway
    Unsafe passing
    Disobeyed traffic control device hov lane

    I was in i495 and passed a vehicle that was traveling near the slowest limit allowed and went to the 2nd hov lane where it opens up for vehicles to enter and merge in and passed the vehicle in front of me but ran out of room and drove slightly section where the white lines are slashed across.

    What am I looking for with all these if I plead not guilty..?

    I was pulled over by a state trooper did not clock me as he was driving all the way to the right lane and saw me passing and as I merged back on the the hov lane.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      The first ticket is 6 points with a max. fine of $393, the second 3 points with a max. fine of $243 and the third a 2 point offense also with a max. fine of $243. In addition, 11 points carries a Driver Responsibility Assessment of $525.

  273. Tim Ruf

    Am Canadian and received speeding ticket 80 in a 65. Given a deposition but does not indicate a fine amount if plead guilty. Pleaded not guilty and was set to go to Town of Boston, Ny but called them and they indicated that the date to appear was different han what they had sent me. Now saying I need to come down from Ontario to discuss plea with prosecutor and set date for court.

    Like to avoid 2 trips down but also want to know if prosecutor will try and settle first time and avoid court date?

    Any comments?

    Thanks

  274. Gary Aguilar

    I got a speeding ticket for doing 50 on a 30 mph zone it’s my 1st time I got one since I have my license for over 17 years and I’m also a school bus driver I never speed but I did this time and I don’t want it to effect my job is there any thing I can do ?

  275. Kimberly Malise

    Hi, I’m a 19 year old college student. I was driving on I 6-84 and was pulled over for speeding, 105mph in a 65mph. This is my first offense, is there any shot of a reduction of points and or fines, or should I just plead guilty? I need my car to commute to school, work and sports.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated,

    Thanks,
    Kimberly Malise

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      This is an 8 point speed with a max. fine of $693 and $450 Driver Responsibility Assessment. There is a shot of getting a reduction yes, especially if you hire an experienced attorney.

  276. BRAD

    I got a ticket Thursday night in Kirkwood,ny on the highway doing 87 in a 65 the cop followed me for several miles and I had no idea she was behind me she told me I kept speeding up then slowing down… do I need help? or do I just plead guilty!

  277. bridget

    long island
    i have a ticket pending for charging me at 90mpn in a 55mph zone
    however the ticket time told me to be there at 9pm and there is no such thing as court at 9pm so ….. does this make my ticket void and the cop stated that “visual estimate 90mph confirmed by pace 90mph passing light traffic”
    and my statement being to why he pulled me over “beccause i wasnt wearing my seatbelt?” and when he asked me how fast i was going i stated “65-70″ so … now i missed the court date and i am going to go in asap

  278. Lisset

    I recivied a speed ticket .the cop wrote that i was on a road that the speed limit is 30mph.but he is wrong..the max speed limit is 40and i was driving at 52…do u think i can win this case?
    Westchester av = 40 mph
    I was driving 52 mph
    **am i allowed to drive 5mph extra from the maxium speed limit?
    If thast ok then 45mph to 52mph its only 7mph..hope i can win …this case…

  279. IowaDriver

    Good afternoon. This morning I received an 1180-D ticket for 57 in a 40 zone just west of Westfield, NY on Highway 5. I was behind a pickup going the same speed, and came up and over a hill to find a state trooper sitting on the side of the road. When I saw him, I slowed down a bit, but it appeared the pickup kept going at his same speed. Naturally, because I was the rear car (a rental car at that), I got pulled over. I was not aware of the local speed limit as I am travelling through the area for business (from Iowa).

    Since I’m from Iowa, I naturally do not want to have to come back here to fight this. It has been close to 10 years since my last ticket (was in Iowa), and I have a CDL license. I have a National Safety Council defensive driver certification. I am also afraid this is going to tarnish my Iowa License, and my spotless insurance status.

    First, can you tell me what I would be looking forward to as a fine to my ticket? Also, do you see any way I could ask for a reduction in charge to 1180-A in the PLEA OF GUILTY ‘additional information’ lines when I return my citation?

    Thank you for your time and advice! It is awesome you provide this service to the public.

  280. Mike

    Please help, I am not sure how fast I was going and just received a nyc ticket saying “speed in zone” and that is all no mention of my speed. Also this this officer was clearly a rookie. He never told me my speed or wrote a speed on my ticket. Can I beat this my estimation is between 70-80 in a 50 but that can be wrong as I did not look. Can you guys help me?

  281. Will

    I was pulled over for doing 83 in a 65. I was traveling down I 81 from Syracuse. I was traveling down a hill toward the town of Cortlandville when i saw the polic officer in the median. The infraction is 1180D Speed in Zone. The office that took my license and registraction was a female office but my ticket is signed by a male officer. Can i be ticked by someonw else than the one that pulled me over. Also, i live in MD and it is a 5 hour drive to go to court.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      It might be harder than you think to prove that the officer who issued the ticket was different than the officer who pulled you over. Regardless we have handled many cases in Cortlandville Town Court and can help you so that you do not have to come all the way from MD to appear in court.

  282. Charlie L

    I am considering hiring one of the attorneys at this law firm to fight a speeding ticket I just received this past Saturday 2/1/14. I was stopped by a trooper on the I-87 around 11:15am. According to his radar (which he never showed me) I was going 87 on a 55mph zone. I was thinking of just pleading guilty but then saw the damage it can do to my license. I have had my license since I was 16 and am now 36 years old and never got a speeding ticket. I don’t want to risk the heavy pts and/or fines. I wanted to click on the link to view the payment options for hiring a lawyer here but the link isn’t working.

  283. Rk11235

    I received a U-turn ticket. The description says U-turn in business district. For violation they wrote 405-b1. I was looking this up to find out how much the fine or points may be but could not find the correct violation for this code anywhere. I found violation 105 about business districts instead.
    Also ticket issued on 8:57am on Sunday, does this count as business hours?
    No signs about U-turns posted anywhere near this area on avenue u.

    If the cops wrote in the wrong violation code can the ticket be dropped?

    Thanks,
    Rk

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Yes, it is possible that if the officer listed the incorrect code the ticket would be dismissed in court. It is not likely to be dismissed automatically.

  284. nick

    I am an out of state resident staying in upstate ny for a few weeks. I have window tint at 35% and a license plate cover. I believe both of these are illegal in ny, my question is can i still be ticketed though with an out of state license/registration/insurance? thanks

  285. ertilm

    Hi, I’m a NJ resident who received a speeding ticket on I-87 in Wallkill. If it is a 4 or 6-point violation in NY, do I get the same number of points or do I get the 2 points per the Driver Licence Compact?

  286. sara

    I had a court date for my speeding ticket, I was there early and stayed 15 minutes after. But no one was there. What does that mean? do I need to call someone. I am positive I was at the right place at the correct time and date as well

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      It happens quite often that when a police officer sets a plea deadline on the ticket that he makes a mistake and that is not an actual court session which is probably what happened. You should probably call the court to resolve.

  287. Tashara Waldron

    Hello

    I just got pulled over for driving down a service road doing 44 in a 30 allegedly! I know for a fact I wasn’t doing more then 40 and then the officer tells me he estimated more then that but decided to put 44 smh! Please tell me how I should proceed further!

    Thanks

  288. Alex Herr

    Hello,
    I got a speeding ticket last Tuesday for going 48mph in a 35mph in Ripley, New York. The ticket says “speed in zone” and I N was never informed of how much I have to pay. I’ve been looking around for two days now trying to find out how much I have to pay. I live in Pennsylvania, so I dont know if that’ll take off points as well. Any idea how much I’ll pay charge wise?

  289. Johanna Soriano

    What is the fee for your service ? My ticket is a speeding ticket doing 70 in a 50 mi.zone Thank you

  290. William Chandon

    A friend was ticketed in NYS today for “no distinctive plate/insecure/dirty” which has a section 4021 next to it, in a rural town outside of Rochester NY. The question here is, What is the fine? And what is the surcharge? There is no fine amount listed, and after several internet searches to find a general fine category for either 4021 or for the words “no distinctive plate/insecure/dirty”, he asked my opinion. I have no idea. I did an hour of googling, and I can’t find any specific or general fine for this either. Any idea?

  291. mathew

    hi i was driving back to school on saturday i was driving on i-87 north the speed limit is 65 mphs
    it was snowing but roads were clear but then it started snowing harder so i reduce my speed to 45 mphs i was driving for like another half an hour at 45mphs i lost control an fell into a ditch i called 911 an AAA the officer gave me a ticket for unreasonable speed / special hazard he did not witness me loose control or did he see how fast i was going

  292. Caitlin

    Hi – I was issued a ticket for apparently going 71 in a 55 on Rt.12 near Utica. I live in CT (about 3 1/2 hours away from Utica) and am thinking of just paying the fine however no clue how much it’s going to be. Even though I’m from CT do I still get points on my license? I have such a clean record it sucks I got this ticket! Thanks!

  293. imran

    Hi, I just got back from Nassau County court where I just paid a fine for going 90 on a 55. My fine was reduced from 8 points to 4 points, and an $800 charge was reduced to $450. The judge suspended my license for one month. I have two questions.

    First one is, will the license plates be suspended of the car I was driving even if I don’t own it and if I am not on the insurance of the car?

    Second question is, the judge said to expect to hear from Albany because I was going 90 on 55. What does that mean exactly to hear from Albany?

  294. hojin

    Hi Adam,
    i got a speed not reasonable & prudent, it was snowing and i hit the middle median with my car,
    should i plea guilty and if i do what much is the fine and do i get points?

  295. Veronica Bonnet

    Hello – I recently got a ticket on 87 in the town of woodbury. The officer said he was only writing me for parking/standing on a highway (this was nice). Now I am going to plead guilty and send the ticket in but there is no fine indicated. The court website says they set the fine after you plead guilty. I am not sure what to expect. Should I send it in or is there a risk I will have a huge fine? Please advise.

    Thank you so much

  296. Tiffany

    Hi my husband sent in a not guilty plea to disobeying a tcd he recieved a letter in the mail stating that if the officer had given him a roadside reduction from a higher charge that the deputy can withdraw his charge and amend it back to the original stop charge . The officer had originally claimed that he was speeding but didn’t have it on radar as he was pacing him when asking office how he knew what speed because he wasn’t speeding the office ignored and then stated he Hadent stopped at the stop sign he was just at.. Question is can they actually amend it back to speeding?

  297. Danielle

    Hello,
    I received a ticket on 490, in Rochester, which means tvb, 62 in a 40. I was denied a deposition with the officer, not only that but I have a laser and radar detector, which I know works, which never went off. I was the last car in a line of 6. I was in the left lane with a long line of cars in the right lane. My belief is that my car wasn’t the one hit with the laser but the first car in line. But because I was denied the deposition I can’t prove anything. Also my court date has been moved 2 times, then a third by me when there was a death in the family. My right to a fat and speedy trial and all of that…
    I have no idea if I’m grasping at straws but I would appreciate some advise

  298. Nicole

    I got a ticket last week when I was traveling through the town of Ticonderoga on st rt 74. I was coasting down a big hill (not on the gas at all) after I had passed a semi and a cop was waiting at the bottom. He said he clocked me going 77 in a 55. However, when he issued me the ticket, he showed me that he was officially charging me with 70 in a 55 to reduce fines a bit (but also took a pic of the 77 he clocked me at and gave that to me as well.) I have one other ticket on my record from over a year ago that was reduced to a moving violation. I’m not from anywhere near Ticonderoga and I really don’t want to have to show up in court, but I also don’t want the implications with pleading guilty on my record. If I show up in court, is there a decent chance I’ll have it reduced further, or should I cut my losses and be satisfied with the 7mph he already took off my ticket. Would there be a chance the court raises it back to the 77 if I showed up in court. I’m also a college student and don’t have a bunch of money to throw around.

  299. Matthew

    I am a CDL driver from the state of PA. I was recently issued a speeding ticket doing 43 in a 30 mph zone in Mount Morris, NY. I had just entered the speed zone and the officer did not even give me sufficient time to slow down. Big rigs can’t slow down as quickly as a normal car can. Can you help me?

  300. Nigel

    I received a speeding ticket about 10 years ago when I was travelling to NY state from Canada. I forgot to pay it then was recently reminded of the incident and it occurred to me that I should probably rectify that. I don’t have the ticket or information on what to do or how to proceed. Any thoughts?

    Nigel

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Nigel,
      Please give us a call at 888-883-5529 to fight your case. We can find your ticket in NY and fight the case so that you don’t have to get pulled over for driving while suspended.

  301. Kevin

    I live outside of Rochester, NY.

    My son received a ticket for overtaking a stopped school bus.

    I called the school transportation and asked if there was a bus stop at the time and place this offense allegedly occurred. (Time was 8:38 am and the offense allegedly occurred within 500 feet of the school.) The transportation department told me there was no bus stop at that intersection at that time.

    The ticket specifically states that the offense occurred at an intersection, the supporting deposition states east of the intersection. Is this discrepancy grounds for dismissal?

    The town attorney refused to offer a plea deal, my son plead not-guilty. Trial date will be sent in the mail.

    Can I represent my adult (He is 19) son in court?
    What is the maximum fine if he is found guilty?
    What is the cost of your firm to represent him?

    I need this information in order to make the decision to hire an attorney, represent him myself, or let him represent himself.

    I have 5 children and money is tight.

    An answer in email works for me.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Kevin,
      We need more information to give you a proper consultation about your matter and what kind of results you can expect with our representation. Please call for a free consultation (no obligation) at 888-883-5529 between 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday. We’ll work with your requests.

  302. Megan

    Hi,
    I got a speeding ticket in early December for 72 in 55mph and stupidly (my fault) got another for 35 in a school zone (third care back following traffic including school bus). My questions is what am I looking at for fines and points? Court for 72 in 55 is this week and school is next week. Starting to get more nervous.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Megan,
      Thanks for calling in and discussing your case with us over the phone. We are taking care of both of these cases for you and are working to get you the best results!

  303. sarah

    Hi, I just got a ticket 1180b on LIE495 new york for 87/55, which is 32mph over state limit. I am aware of the violation can get me up to $600 fine and 8 points. This is my first moving violation ever, so I would like more advice on it please. What are the chances that I can get it dismissed just by paying the fines only? Thank you!

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Sarah,
      You are right about the fines and points but your costs can be more when you factor in what happens to your insurance over the next 3-4 years. Please give us a call at 888-883-5529 for a free consultation. We’ll fight your case to get you the best possible results. Looking forward to helping.

  304. Sean

    I was driving down taconic state parkway and a cop was driving ahead of me, I was going between 60-65mph. The cop slowed down and got behind me for a few minutes then finally turned on his lights and pulled me over. He asked for my license and registration. Then asked me how fast I was going which I replied 60-65mph. He then said he clocked me at 70mph on radar. He issued me a ticket for driving 70 in a 55mph zone.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Sean,
      You are looking at a 4 point violation in NY with a max fine of $300 and a $93 surcharge fee. If you are interested in saving money on your insurance and paying a lesser fine give us a call at 888-883-5529.

  305. Jeffrey Ortiz

    Hi My ticket is for 100 in 55 in binghamton. I know for a fact i wasnt doing 100. I try to use your servise but the site comes up blank

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Hi Jeffrey,
      You are looking at a very heavy traffic ticket with fines that can go upwards of $1000, before we can begin on your case you should call in to talk about your case with one of our lawyers. Our consultations are free. Please call today at 888-883-5529. Looking forward to hearing from you.

  306. Melissa

    My boyfriend got a ticket on the 2nd, the weather was horrible and the roads were not plowed. He was given a ticket for speed unreasonable and not prudent. He was going 20 mph down a hill that was not plowed until after he crashed and lost control hitting the guard rail. where he impacted the guard rail the cars all smashed up and then there is a small scratch down the side of the car if he had been going faster then stated when he lost control the scratch down the side should have been significantly bigger. The Officer arrived on scene and was complaining about the low temps -5 degrees and how long it was taking to get a tow. Once the tow was arranged he issued my boyfriend the ticket. When the tow got there my mom dropped my boyfriend off and we went to wait at the bottom of the hill. Well my boyfriend left his keys in the car I was in so he called me to bring them back. When the tow driver asked for his keys and he said he left them in the other car the cop responded with you have to be F’ing kidding me. My boyfriend then had us bring him the keys and we were all on our way. The ticket states it was issued based on belief and information given. Well the information the cop was given was the same information I gave u but the first thing outta his mouth was the roads are plowed. I was not there so its my boyfriends word against the cops. On top of that when the cop filled out the ticket he put my boyfriends old address down and didn’t put the new address which is on the back of his license and had been filed through the dmv. we don’t know if we should fight this or just pleed guilty.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Melissa,
      If your boyfriend pleads guilty you are admitting fault in this case and will be responsible for any consequences, such as points, fines and insurance rate increases. If you want to better understand your options, give us a call today and we will discuss your case with you in more detail! Our number is 888-883-5529, we look forward to helping you out!

  307. Gabriel Ruiz

    I just moved to CT from Florida. I was driving back to CT from NJ. I got a ticket on the highway. The officer said I was going 91 in a 65. Iwas going along with traffic so I doubt I was going 91. Nevertheless, The ticket did not have how much I am supposed to pay. Just a guilty or not guilty plea. What should I do?

  308. Todd

    I live in Massachusetts and went to see relatives yesterday and I received a ticket (1180B) for doing 72 in a 55. I was NOT doing 72 but actually doing 65. The officer was in a moving vehicle traveling East and I was heading West. I noticed him as I was traveling down the road, I did notice that he put his Left Blinker on but he never turned on his lights. I lost site of the officer (as he did me for approximately 5 minutes) I traveled nearly 2 miles and actually pulled into my cousins home and turned off the engine when he pulled up behind me. His Flashing lights were on when he pulled in but never turned on his Siren. There are a couple of questions I have.

    a. The name on the ticket provided to me is incorrect. As an Example. If my name is John William Smith, the officer entered John W. William as my name (Last Name of Smith is not on the Ticket). My Last Name is not on the Ticket.

    b. It says DIRECT OBSERVATION, is it possible that seeing that after we passed each other, and then he lost sight of me for an extended period of time, is it actually DIRECT OBSERVATION? Then he indicated that my speed was by Radar, Model Stalker Dual?

    c. Initially, when the 2 officer’s approached me, I asked why and they indicated I was doing 74/55 but the ticket said 72/55. Without having direct visual contact, how can he know for 100% Surety that my Silver Toyota Corolla was the same vehicle?

    d. I have NO TICKETS on my Drivers License (Clean) and it has been 5+ years since any moving violations.. I know I was not doing 72 or 74, but I was doing 65…

    Any assistance would be helpful. The ticket was issued in the Town of Amsterdam, Montgomery County.

  309. Christina

    I got pulled over in Orange County NY (Wallkill) and have a court date on January 6. It was a speed in a work zone 82/65. I was in a rental car that is much newer than my own and I did not realize how fast I was going. What am I looking at here and what are my chances of getting this reduced. I am looking to do this on my own since I am a broke college student and I have no money for an attorney :( Thank you for your input

  310. Hannah

    I just received a summons for disobeying a stop sign. I genuinely would have stopped at the sign but my windows were foggy and I was fiddling with the controls to fix the problem and I didn’t even realize I had passed the sign. The officer said I was also speeding (54 in a 30) but he didn’t write me a ticket for that, only a summons regarding the stop sign. What kind of fines and other penalties to I face?

    Assuming the penalties wouldn’t be a big deal I started filling out the Guilty Plea on the back of my summons and put a nice X through the Not Guilty section. Because the officer didn’t cite me for speeding I assume it would be best to plead guilty to one charge than to fight it and get slapped with both charges. Is this the best move?

  311. Katie Farrell

    I got pulled over in Rockland county, Orangetown NY for going 60 in a 50. What are the max penalties and fines and do I have a chance to fight it on my own? My actual speed was around 75, and the cop was giving me a break by dropping it down to 60 so does that effect my chances?

  312. sam

    Hi i just received a speeding ticket 1180D. 70 in a 45 based on direct observation and speed verified by PACE. all my information is correct expect vehicle make, is this grounds to get the ticket dismissed?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      An error of that nature is not enough unless you can convince a judge that the officer got the wrong vehicle which is unlikely since he got all other information correct.

  313. Ali Malhi

    I am a NJ driver got puller over in Ellisburg NY today at 81/65 which is 16miles over speed limit. I am planning to plea not guilty and need traffic defense attorney to represent my case. I heard Ellisburg Town Court is very tough when it comes down to reducing speed charges. Need help I don’t want any points specially insurance points :(

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Ellisburg Town Court is very tough – you are correct. If you want skilled representation, please give us a call. We have plenty of experience handling cases there.

  314. Tracy Garrow

    On 11-2-13, at 7:53 PM, I received an 1180D ticket for speeding, 87 in a 65 zone in the town of North Harmony, purportedly by radar. It was rainy and dark, and difficult to see, so I was not paying as close attention to my speedometer as I normally do – not wanting to take my attention from the road even for a moment. Additionally, I am from FL, so I was not familiar with the area and curvatures of the road.

    I had not increased the pressure on the gas pedal, so I had assumed I was safely still doing close to the speed limit. I then panicked when I realized I was on a long, gradual slope, so I immediately took my foot off the gas, and tried to safely slow down; however, it was too late to keep from getting a ticket. The officer was conveniently sitting at the bottom of the slope – no doubt a calculated move to capitalize on even unintentional speeders like myself.

    When the officer told me how fast I was going, I was shocked. I had quickly glanced down at my speedometer as I removed my foot from the gas pedal, and I saw I was above the speed limit, but not near the speed the officer said I was going.

    When I got back to FL, I called my mechanic to see about getting my speedometer checked. He had recalled that I had new tires put on before my trip, and was concerned that his technician had possibly put on tires that were incorrectly sized for my truck. His suspicion turned out to be fact, so he wrote a letter to the court admitting his shop’s mistake.

    I sent the shop’s letter in with my plea of guilty as instructed by the court (as per a phone call to them). They sent back a letter saying that I pleaded not guilty, and gave me the opportunity to determine whether or not I was eligible for a reduction. I do qualify since I have been driving for a LONG time and have a spotless record, but the best they will do is to drop it to a 2 point moving violation.

    I did some research, and I found out that FL will determine the amount of points that will go on my license – not by how many points are put on it by another state, but by the offense; therefore, I am not certain if FL will recognize the point reduction. I also found out that FL will not allow me to go to traffic school for an out-of-state ticket.

    Do you know if the actual offense I am charged with will be reduced? Do you think you would be able to get my sentence reduced even more and/or turned into an offense that FL doesn’t recognize as one, such as talking on a cell phone? What is your success rate?

    Also, I had tried to “Click here” from above to determine what your fee will be, but the link did not work.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Hi. There is a pretty good chance that the plea offer won’t get any better. Just be careful because I am told that 1110a is actually 4 points in Florida (I cannot advise you since I am not admitted to practice law in FL). However, if you hire a skilled attorney he might be able to negotiate an alternate plea that won’t be as damaging.

  315. Dennis

    Was pulled over and told I was doing 94 in 55 by NY State Trooper. They performed DUI test which I passed without issue. They handed my license back and did not issue a ticket or citation or warning of any kind.

    Should I expect a ticket in the mail? Or was I “let go” ?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      In New York, a ticket must be served personally. Therefore, if you were not handed a ticket, chances are they will not deliver one to your home personally. But, it is possible.

  316. Joshua

    I received a ticket for speed not reasonable and prudent tonight after leaving work around 1am. I was giving a co-worker a ride home and when passing a bar there were a lot of police officers parked outside in the road double parking cars on he street. I slowed down and manuevered around the cop cars and after passing them all sped back up to the speed limit. I approached a stop light and a police car pulled up behind me, the light turned green I proceeded and as soon as we cleared the light the cop pulled me over. He approached my car asked for my liscense, I gave it to him and asked what I did wrong politely and he responded with “you don’t need to speed off after you pass a bunch if cop cars like that” I told him I simply sped back up to the speed limit and never exceeded the speed limit and he agreed and replied “it doesn’t matter, speed not (fumbled for words for a second or two) reasonable and prudent for road conditions” I said the road condition is barely wet right now he replied with “I’m not gonna argue your getting a ticket!” And went to his car. Returned and gave me a ticket and told me reasonable speed is determined by the officer observing at the time. I never sped once and didn’t floor it and speed off at any time . Is this a bs ticket because the officer was excited about the fight he just broke up? Can I get it dropped? I didn’t do anything wrong and shouldn’t have to pay a fine because he was all adrenalined out. Please help! Thanks!