New York Speeding Ticket Fines

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If you were ticketed for speeding in New York you are now facing hundreds of dollars worth of fines and surcharges, not to mention potential DMV penalties. 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 facing by looking at your speeding ticket under the part that says “section sub section”. You can also take a look at your supporting deposition (if one was issued to you).  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

In order to determine how many points are associated with your ticket, note how many miles over the speed limit the officer said you were going. Then, use this table to determine your points and fines. Next, call our office immediately for a free consult at: 1-888-883-5529. If you already have points on your license, have a CDL license or a Junior License, the penalties can be even more severe.

New York Speeding Ticket Point Table

  • 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.

How Much Will My Speeding Ticket Cost?

In addition to the DRA (where applicable), every speeding ticket carries a potential court fine and mandatory New York State surcharge. Use the table below to determine the fine associated with your ticket. Note that these fines are for first offenses. If this is your second offense or greater, the fines could be higher.

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
1182(1) Unauthorized speed contest (racing) $525 $88-$93

 

Note that in the Traffic Violations Bureau (TVB) the points are the same but the fine schedule is different. In addition, negotiating a settlement or reduction (known as a “plea bargain”) is not permitted.

The TVB handles traffic tickets in the following areas:

  • NEW YORK CITY – All 5 Boroughs (click here for locations)
  • CITY OF ROCHESTER (click here for location)

Should I Fight My Speeding Ticket or 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.

Download the How to Fight a New York Speeding Ticket EbookPleading 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)

The Benefits of Hiring An Attorney:

There 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.
  • In most cases, you do not have to spend your day in court. You don’t have to waste time and money driving to court and waiting around for hours for your case to be heard.

Hiring us is fast and simple (see our video, below!). Call us at 888-883-5529 for a free consultation, get us started on your case, and we’ll do the rest.

 

1,942 thoughts on “New York Speeding Ticket Fines

  1. Casey

    Hello, got pulled over going 43 in a 30. I was wondering what the aprox monetary cost would be and probable points I would incur on my liscence. Thank you

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  2. Ritesh

    I was given a ticket for 86 mph in a 65 mph zone on I90 E. I am a international traveller from India and do not have a US license. What is the procedure as my matter is scheduled to be handled in Angola court on 10/17/16?

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    1. RLF Attorneys

      Ritesh – This is a 6 point violation in New York. There is a $393 court fee plus a $300 Driver Responsibility Assessment fee if you plead guilty. By hiring an attorney, you can have these penalties reduced and you would not have to come to court.

      Reply
  3. Nishant

    Hi,
    This is for my friend who just received a Speeding ticket stating he was on 84 mph while overtaking in a 65 mph zone. I know it’s a 4 point ticket and the driver has an OH license. What could be the possible outcome. My friend stated he went little above but not this high in speed as it’s stated in ticket. After 30 min of getting the ticket, they stopped at a gas station just to see that the Model of the Car and even the Car license number is incorrect.
    What are the possible outcomes of fighting this ticket and how to proceed?

    Reply
    1. RLF Attorneys

      Nishant – the mistake regarding your license number / model will be viewed as clerical in nature, and thus not sufficient to warrant dismissal of your ticket. There are, however, other avenues of fighting a speeding ticket.

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  4. ALAN WERNICK

    I am from Massachusetts, I was cited doing 80 in a 65. They had to mail me my ticket because they were having computer issues and the officer had to change cars. What are the chances that the radar may have not been working as well?

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    1. RLF Attorneys

      Alan – while it is impossible for us to answer this question, please note – officers may issue speeding tickets without radar evidence.

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  5. Lilly

    Help – I just had the exact thing happen yesterday in the same area. I was passing another car in the passing lane and was not aware that the speed limit had dropped from 65 to 55 in that area of the I81 just before the border back to Canada. The ticket says 79 in a 55 zone.

    However the ticket says it was at 5:35 am when it was actually 5:35 pm – how does this affect the violation?

    Reply
    1. RLF Attorneys

      Lilly – typically the time of occurrence plays a significant part, because it is the difference between AM v. PM, it is likely the judge will treat this as a ‘clerical error,’ and thus not sufficient for a dismissal. This does not mean, however, that there are not other methods of fighting your ticket.

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  6. Julia

    I was pulled over going 100 in a 65mph zone early in the morning on I-87 trying to make a job interview. I have a probationary NJ license and this is my first offense. How will this impact me and how long do I have to pay the $600 ticket?

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    1. RLF Attorneys

      Julia – please be advised of the following: a) You are facing an 8 point violation in NY; b) your license is at risk for suspension due to the nature of this offense and the status of your current license; c) this ticket is $693, along with an additional $450 in assessment fees; d) how long you will be given to pay a ticket is at the discretion of the court. Please contact us with any further questions at 888-883-5529.

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  7. Malik

    I was pulled over saturday in buffalo ny for a speed in zone ticket plus a bunch of other tickets i wasnt even asked about they were just given to ne by the officer but he said i was going 51 in a 30mph speed zone . i only have a permit what should i do? Need answers please

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  8. jim

    I was stopped on September 9th for driving 61 in a 40 mph speed zone. The speed went from 56 to 55 to 40 in a matter of a kilometre due to approaching the Ivy Lea Bridge Authority.

    Reply
  9. Jeanine

    My boyfriend got pulled over going 88 in a 65. We live in ohio. What affect will this have on his license here? Also the cop told him to pled not guilty and fill out reduction papers. Will this help?

    Reply
    1. RLF Attorneys

      Jeanine – while we can not advise on the point system of Ohio, the violation will transfer and will likely impact your insurance rates.

      Reply
  10. Cassie

    Hi,
    I received a speeding ticket for going 44mph in a 30mph zone in Buffalo, and this is my first time getting speeding tickets, so what might be the best solution? Do I need to make a court appearance?
    And I just moved to NYS but my driver license still shows my old address, so I don’t know if they’re gonna mail anything to me.

    Reply
    1. RLF Attorneys

      Cassie – I would first contact the court to assure you do not miss any documents sent to you. If you contest this ticket, a personal appearance will likely be required.

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  11. Mackenzie Lewis

    I was pulled over and given a ticket today for going 86 in a 55. My first ticket and it given to me on a back road rarely traveled. I’m scared I’m going to get a huge fine and a lot of pints on my license!

    Reply
    1. RLF Attorneys

      Mackenzie – this is an 8 point ticket and carries the following penalties – $693 in penalties, $450 in assessment fees, and substantial insurance implications. We will be happy to assist you fight this ticket. You may reach us at 888-883-5529.

      Reply
  12. Sunil

    Hi, I live in Boston, MA and got a speeding ticket today in NYK travelling from niagara falls to boston going at 83 mph in a 65 mph zone (that’s 4 point). Was overtaking a truck and because of the ownhill, the speed increased. This is my first ticket, have clean record in the past and was wondering what to do next? Should i pay the amount or plead not guilty and defend it?

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  13. Imaan

    Hey im 16 I was going 65 in a 55 I’m going to plea not guilty because the cop said he’ll try to take it easy on me cuz im so young. and if i do go to court do I need to have a person who is over 18 with me? and if so does that person have to be my parental guardian?

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  14. dede

    I received a ticket in the village of Williamsville 46 in a 30. the officer put down an expired registration date, how can I use this in court to my benefit.

    Reply
    1. RLF Attorneys

      Dede – unfortuantely these types of errors are seen as ‘clerical’ and are rarely used to lead toa dimissal of a ticket. There are other avenues of recourse, however.

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  15. Alexis

    Hi, I got pulled over yesterday evening in Tully, NY, while traveling from Binghamton, NY to Syracuse NY. I was going 85mph in a 65mph area. I had food poisoning and was trying to get back home and to my doctor right away without any of my symptoms acting up. This is my first offense and I’m not sure if I should plea guilty and suffer the consequences.

    Reply
    1. RLF Attorneys

      Alexis – while sympathetic, that is unfortunately not a defense to speeding, as speeding is a ‘strict liability’ violation. You may still contest your ticket in order to mitigate / avoid the consequences.

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  16. Sanjiv Patel

    Hi , I live in the Uk and was caight speeding recently during a c=vacation. It was the first time I’d driven long distance as I was driving from NJ to Toronto. I gaot caught by a stalker dual radar on 1-81NB supposedly doing 85 in a 65 zone. When I got pulled over and he asked what speed I was doing, I said I didn’t know as I just panicked. I don’t believe I was going that fast, but in any case wanted to know what to do. The speeding fine having looked it up looks like $300. The court I need to fax the response to is Cortlandville County Court. Any suggestions?

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    1. RLF Attorneys

      Sanjiv – you may contest this ticket by pleading not guilty and bringing your case to trial. If you would like representation, we may handle your case without the need of your physical presence.

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  17. Gabriel

    Hi. I was on I-87 and passed over a police car with speed 85 mph. The police stopped me and issue ticket for speeding in zone with 55 mph. It was no zone and max speed limit on I-87 is 65 mph. The Police officer told me that I exceed max speed for 20 mph but on ticket put 55 mph for speeding in zone which gives me 30 mph over the limit. Basically he lied to me. What should I do?

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  18. Andrius

    Hello, today I was pulled over in speedway for going 80 on 65, If I will pleed guilty, how big my fine will be, also I am leaving States in 2 weeks. Will it be enough to take care of everything?

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    1. RLF Attorneys

      The maximum penalty for this offense is $393. While jurisdictions vary widely, you may contact the court to attempt to expedite the resolution of your case. Please note – you may contest this ticket even if you leave the state.

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  19. Venkat

    Hello Adam,

    I have an Missouri drivers license. I have received a speeding ticket stating riding at 73mph on 55mph zone in New York State. I am not sure how to move on this. I cannot appear for court hearing as i don’t live in NY.

    And also I am not sure how to move on this whether to Plea of Guilty or Non Guilty. I understand It affects with 4 points and $393 fee and Insurance as well.

    Could you please suggest me to contest the ticket to avoid these consequences.

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    1. RLF Attorneys

      Venkat – hiring an attorney will allow you to contest this ticket without a personal appearance. You may reach us for a free consultation at 888-883-5529.

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  20. Morgan Stevens

    Tonight my girlfriend was clocked at 80mph in a 65. She did not admit guilt when the office said how fast she was going.In fact very few words were said between the two. He came back from his car and said I wrote you a ticket for going 80 in a 65. This was at night sept 4th. Any advice

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    1. RLF Attorneys

      Morgan – This is a 4 point ticket which carries a fine of $393 and can cause a spike in her insurance rates. I suggest pleading Not Guilty and fighting the ticket to eliminate/minimize the penalties.

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  21. Joeyjoe

    I was driving at night i got pulled over for doing a 45 on a 30 but i was going the speed limit untill i went down a hill .can i get a ticket for going down a hill

    Reply
    1. RLF Attorneys

      Even if you are traveling down a hill, you can still be issued a ticket if you are exceeding the posted speed limit. This is a 4 point ticket which can significantly increase your insurance premiums. However, if you plead not guilty, you do have the opportunity to fight this ticket and get it reduced and/or dismissed.

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      1. Joeyjoe

        I have received my court date schedule today 9/19/16 from the mail .It say that my court date was on 9/03/16 how ima go to court if the court date past already and i received the court paper today? Can i call to inform them of the situation? Will they let me reschedule…Im in Batava ,Ny 14020

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        1. RLF Attorneys

          While these decisions are at the discretion of the court, courts usually allow adjournments of dates within reason.

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  22. Rem Devries

    Driving 84 in a 65 zone, the officer wrote down my German hometown as first name. However the address is the address of the rental company. So the ticket will arrive there and they will charge my credit card, because I rented that car and the last name matches. Should I plead guilty since I am not living here anyway and then pay this fine?

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    1. RLF Attorneys

      Rem – If you plead guilty, you will be assessed a $300 court fee plus a $93 administrative fee. Although this ticket will not be communicated back to Germany, it would be 4 points on your record in New York. I would consider fighting this ticket.

      Reply
  23. Kerri Hammond

    I was clocked last night at 61 in a 35 mph speed zone, however the police officer wrote the ticket for 61 in a 55 mph zone. I have a clean record, however I need to redo my defensive driving (which expired a few months back). Is it better to just plead guilty, take the 3 points and then redo defensive driving to eliminate them? Or plead non-guilty and fight to have it reduced?

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    1. RLF Attorneys

      Kerri – are you certain the officer wrote you the ticket for 61/55? I suggest you contact us to discuss further. I would advise you to e-mail us a copy of your ticket so we can be sure of the specific charge against you.

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  24. Nicole

    Hi i got a speeding ticket in Albany for going at 90mph on a 65mph limit. This is my first offence. I’m not sure what to plea. Also, i’m not currently living in the US and am leaving in a week. Any advice?

    Reply
    1. RLF Attorneys

      Nicole – I suggest at the very least you answer the ticket to assure there are no outstanding suspensions remaining against you in NY.

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  25. Keith

    Good morning Mr. Rosenblum,

    I was on the LIE going 60mph which is marked as 55mph on the highway. My pregnant fiancée started cramping and needed to use the restroom. There was a bit of traffic in front of me and saw that it was a clear road ahead with the next exit being a mile away. I overpassed the cars in front of me and accelerated to 85pmh and then reduced back my speed. Unfortunately the cop pinged me using LiDar at 85. Though I did explain the situation of why I was going fast, I have a summon to go to court for speeding 20 miles over the speed limit. Any advise is appreciated. Thanks

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    1. RLF Attorneys

      Keith – I suggest you contest this ticket to avoid the points & insurance implications. While sympathetic, your situation is not a defense for speeding. Thus, the approach to handling your case must be done through cross examination of the officers testimony, rather than an emphasis on your reasons for speeding.

      Reply
  26. Rosanna Fernandez-Mercado

    My husband got a speeding ticket on November 22,2015. He is out of the state right now and I wasn’t aware of his hearings. I received a letter saying that his license will be suspended 9/12/16 failure to answer ticket. I want to know if I can pay the $40 cash bond and have an attorney represent him?

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    1. RLF Attorneys

      Rosanna – I suggest you contact us to discuss further as I would like to clarify some facts about your husband’s case.

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  27. Edmund

    I received a speeding ticket in a school zone and I went to trial. I was offered a reduced violation but didn’t accept it. Hence going to trial. Well, I wasn’t adequately prepare since I didn’t really know what to expect other than what little info I found on line. Needless to say, I lost and have 6 points and a driver assessment fee as well. I can’t afford either. Can I write to the judge and ask to do community service? Can taking a defensive driver course get the assessment fee waived. I was charged with disobeying a traffic device (rolled through a stop sign about a year or two ago.)
    The sign for the school didn’t allow enough time to reduce speed in a reasonable amount of time. It was nearly on top of the school. In court, the officer stated the hours were 7am-7pm but the sign says 7-6pm. The school that is located 1 mile in another direction has a sign that says, school zone speed limit 15 mph. NO posted times and again this sign is posted when you are at the perimeter of the school property. No time to reduce from 30-35 to 15 without slamming on your brakes. There are also a number of other local schools in close proximity from my residence and again no times posted, signage without ample distance to reduce speed. There is no consistency at all. If a driver doesn’t frequently travel the route where the sign is posted with the times they would not be aware of the times especially when the driver travels past a couple of schools along their daily route and those do not have times posted. Any assistance would be helpful. I’m on disability so between the fine and driver assessment fees they are equivalent to an entire month of my benefit amount. That being $1047.00 month.

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    1. RLF Attorneys

      Edmund – while you may contact the court in an attempt to obtain a sort of payment plan, the legal arguments you present will unfortunately not be relevant at this juncture. The defensive driving court will not remove any assessment fees.

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  28. Alexander

    Hi i was pulled over for speeding in Yonkers last month. The cop initially said it was 55 in a 40, however on the ticket it looks like he drew a zero over the 5 and put a dash through it. The ticket is very confusing, and looks more to be a 50 in a 40 than a 55 in a 40. Should I contest this ticket and will the typographical error help me in this case?

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  29. Ravi

    Hi,
    I am a NJ driver got a NY speeding ticket for driving 91 in a 65 MPH Zone on Liberty, NY 12754, Sullivan County, section 1180D. This is my first ticket so far, is there any way to have no points added? Or reduced fine/points added? Do I need a lawyer? What should I plead?

    Reply
    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Ravi – I suggest you plead not-guilty and contest this 6 point ticket. 2 points transfer to NJ, and this will likely impact your insurance rates. You may contact us for a free consultation to discuss your options at 888-883-5529.

      Reply
  30. M Chit

    I received a speeding ticket fro going 78mph in 55mph zone. The policeman pulled over 4 other cars at the same time. When he asked me what i thought I said i thought the speed limit was 60-65 and that I was not beyond 70. I am from Canada.
    Is there a way to reduce the ticket and a way to avoid the DRA if I plead guilty to up to 70mph?

    is this an option that is available?

    Reply
    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      In order to provide information, we need to know what court will be handling this case. Generally speaking, this is a 6 point violation that will transfer pooints to certain provinces in Canada. Since you are looking at a 6 point ticket, the DRA will apply.

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  31. Attila

    Hi!
    Got clocked in Orange county on I-87 with 87m/h on a zone of 65m/h.
    Already have 7 points from previous cases (not speeding) and have to pay DRA fee.
    Of the 7 points 5 are due this October because of the 18 months passing, however I have to answer this actual speeding ticket by September.
    What are my chances here? Will I be able to fight this ticket or I have to face the maximum charges?
    Will I have to pay an other DRA fee, or I have a chance with the point reduction safety class?
    Thank you!

    Reply
    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Attila – please contact us to clarify the dates of the violations. Generally speaking, it is difficult to know what result will occur without knowing more details about the actual traffic stop.

      Reply

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