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 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)
  • ROCHESTER- (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.

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)

2.     Hire 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.
  • 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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1,487 thoughts on “New York Speeding Ticket Fines

  1. José Torquato

    Mr Adam,
    I’m a brazilian and I rented a car in NYC to a short trip to Napels (NY). When I was returning to NYC, I received a traffic ticket (violation of VTL Section 1180F). The policeman told me that I was going 80 mph on a 55 mph speed limit work zone. This happened at 9:55am and there was no workers present. The road only had cones and it didn’t look like a construction site. I was following my trip and suddenly the car this in front of me braked very fast and I had to pass him increasing the speed. I am a brazilian guy and unfamiliar with the zone. In fact I should to be in JKF airport at 5:00pm to take my flight to Brazil.
    The police officer give me a ticket and tell me to return the ticket by mail before 07/23/2015 in Chemung Town Court.

    I would like to know:
    1) Is there any way to contest this ticket?
    2) I should warning the rent a car company?
    3) All fines and are applicable to non-US?

    I only want to pay the correct fine and do not have trouble with american justice.

    Please advice how i should proceed.
    Thank you in advance

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Jose – to answer your questions: 1) There are ways to contest this ticket, however, the presence of workers has no bearing on the outcome of your case; 2) Refer to your rental car agreement regarding the reporting procedures for traffic tickets; 3) Fines are applicable to non-US drivers.

      Please be advised – the fines for this offense will be approximately $393, along with a $300 driver responsibility assessment charge.

  2. Maxine Shaw

    I tried to read through the comments as I am sure someone may have had a similar matter but I did not see it after scrolling through 2 months – So I apologize for a repeat. On I87NB – I received a VTL 1180 0D 81/65 in Jan 2015 – Woodbury justice court (highland mills). I received a pre-trial conference date for May that was then pushed back by court to July (a few days).
    – The ticket reads 12:26am (I was asleep at 12:26a in my bed and not on I87). I have texts sent/received an hour later which unfortunately does not prove I was home, but the context proves I could have been.
    – Should I get a letter from my spouse – who was asleep in that bed with me?
    – What happens when there is an error in time by the officer on the ticket?
    – If I am found guilty – have you ever seen courts work out payment plans?

    Thank you for any information and this service that you are providing.
    MS

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Maxine – this is an excellent question you present. While tickets will generally not be dismissed for a clerical error, such as a mistake in a drivers license number, tickets can arguably be dismissed if there is an incorrect date or time. This case might rest upon when this incident actually occurred – for example, if the time of the incident was actually 12:25 pm, a Judge might view this as a clerical mistake on the part of the officer. You may contact us to discuss this matter in further detail at 888-883-5529.

  3. Kim

    I got a speeding ticket going 80mph in a 55mph (down a hill on State Route 20). Court is Carlisle Town Court. What are the fines? Does the DRA apply for out of state residents?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Kim – you are facing fines of $393, a DRA of $300 over 3 years, and a significant impact on your insurance rates. The DRA DOES apply to out of state residents.

  4. Jon

    I just recieved a speeding ticket for 60 in a 45. i have an out of state license also the trooper did not state who he was, that he was a trooper or why he pulled me over. Is there a way to fight this?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Yes Jon, you are able to fight this ticket. To advise you further, however, we need more information about the specific facts of your case. You may contact us for a free consultation.

  5. Dani

    Got a ticket for 69/55, I see its 4 points, no previous points, any chance the fee won’t be as high as $300 or is that standard for 11-30mph over? Just hoping for less since its 4mph over the lower limit for that bracket. Also any idea on consequences for car insurance?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Dani, while the maximum fine is $300, it is hard to say what the fine will be in your particular case. I would err on the side of caution and plan for a total penalty of $393. ($300 fine and $93 court costs). Insurance rates typically increase by 20-25% for 3-5 years.

  6. Giorgio Bracaglia

    My daughter received a speeding violation going 46 mph on a 30 mile zone just before it does become a 45 mile an hour zone (15A town of Lima). She pleaded not guilty to reduce the points from 4 to 3. She’s 17 years old and is afraid to lose her license. She was told if she is under 18 she can lose it for 6 months. How should she present her case in front of the judge to try to have the ticket speed reduce.

    Thank you

  7. J

    Received a speeding ticket on Taconic. 72 mph in a 55 mph zone. Noted I was also in a construction/work zone. What kind of fine/points am I looking at? From what I’ve read it is 4 pts. What do you anticipate you can get this down to, I suspect I would get a few points off for just showing up.

  8. Kasheema

    i got a ticket in rockland county, ny for going 50 mph in a 30 mph should I plea guilty I take a defensive drivers course to reduce my points? And how much will the fines be?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Kasheema – you are facing a 4 point ticket which will have fines of approximately $393. Defensive driving programs do not remove points from your license. If you would like to discuss further, you may contact us for a free consultation.

  9. Morgan

    I received a ticket for (disobey Traffic control device). This one my roadside reduction after I told him my father was a Deputy Sgt. At the neighboring county Sheriff’s dept. I was originally doing 98mph in a 55. So i know I have a break cut already. I’m a lucky son of a gun. But how many points am I looking and and what will the fine be? I am going to plead guilty and tell him I was coming from an air force meeting. And maybe it will still get lessened. But what am I looking at right now?

  10. Anthony

    I just got ticked for do 70 mph in a 40 mph zone in rocksvill center well my license be suspended?

  11. José Torquato

    I rented a car in New York to go to Naples, NY for a week. When I was returning to New York City, I received a ticket for driving 80 mph in a 55 mph zone work. I was overtaking a car and suddenly I saw that had cones on the road. The car that was in front of me braked very fast and I had to go through it at high speed. There were no trucks or people on the road. I live in Brazil and this was the only fine received in the US. The police officer give me a ticket and tell me to return the ticket by mail before 07/23/2015. What you would advise.

  12. phylis

    I received a ticket for driving 41 mph in a 25 mph zone. It was a quiet afternoon and the road was fairly empty. I probably was. This is my first speeding ticket. What would you advise

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      I suggest you fight this ticket to avoid the points, penalties, and impact on your insurance rates. I need more information to advise further – you may contact me for a free consultation at 888-883-5529.

  13. Julianne

    I got two tickets the other day in Ulster County on Route 28. One was a speeding ticket for going 63 in a 45 and the other was a ticket for improper/no signal. The officer told me my signaling was improper however I was signaling and he didn’t tell me what was wrong with my signaling before giving me my ticket. I’m 18 and these are my first traffic violations. Should I try to fight it?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Julianne – these tickets carry significant fines and penalties, including an impact on your insurance rates. I suggest you fight these to avoid / mitigate these consequences.

  14. Troy

    I got a ticket south of ithica ny for doing 53 in a 30 it was on a back road that went from 55 to 30 and missed the sign when I pulled into the gas station cop told me he would reduce it in court so I pleaded not guilty but that was 3 1/2 months ago got nothing back in the mail I know they got it cause I mailed it first class and made them sign for it and got it back in the mail how long does it take to get back and is there a certain amount of time they have to get it back to me oh by the way I’m from pa don’t know if that had anything to do with it

  15. Pete

    I received a speeding ticket VTL 1180 OB Speeding 78/55 on August 13, 2014 on the Buffalo outer loop. I am a licensed PA driver with no previous NY tickets. While the trooper was unprofessional, that is another matter. I pled not guilty and have had the court date pushed back several times now. They sent me a letter stating they would remove the Speeding Violation if I pled guilty to VTL 1110 OA DIS TRFC DEVICE and VTL 1201 OA STOP/PARK VIOL. My research shows $50 to $150 fine and zero points for VTL 1110 and $150 and 2 points for VTL 1201. The Speeding violation appears to be 6 points, $300 fine, $88 to $93 court surcharge and $100 per year for 3 years. Is that correct? Would the $100 per year for 3 years apply to a PA driver? Should I plead guilty to the lesser two charges, as it will be hard for me to make a court date and can not afford an attorney? Will the 2 points from VTL 1110 effect my insurance rates? Thanks for any help!

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      The DRA will apply if you receive 6 points on your license, irrespective of what state you are licensed to drive. Which violations will impact your insurance will depend on the insurance company. You may contact us with any further questions.

  16. Brian

    Hi I am a 17 year old on Long Island that just received his first speeding ticket for going 70 in a 40. I was just wondering what the consequences were and if it is suggested that I plead not guilty. Is there a suspension or recocation? Any answer is greatly appreciated thank you

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Brian – I suggest you contact us due to the serious consequences of this ticket – namely the possible suspension of your license. You may reach us at 888-883-5529

  17. Stephanie le grange

    Hi I am anew international college student at Edinboro I agreed to help my aunt and drive a company car to Warren to collect mail and I got caught on hwy 86 going 82 in a 65 zone it is my frst time driving this vehicle so I am not used to how fast it picks up speed I have a 2001 Chevy cavalier which has no power when u lightly touch the peddles I really can’t afford to lose my license as I need it to pay for private loans to pay for college as I don’t get financial aid due to being international and my family doesn’t have any money….what should I do should I fight it? What would be the benefit for me? And how much would it cost? Or would my cheaper route be paying the ticket?

  18. Brittany

    Hi I received a ticket over a year ago, it was between 80-90 in a 50. I need seriously help, I can’t afford a lawyer and live in long island. Would you advise getting a lawyer, or using the public defender? Is there a way to get this dismissed so my license does not get suspended?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Brittany – because of the serious nature and consequences of your ticket, I strongly suggest you contact us at your earliest possible convenience. We will be happy to provide you with a free consultation. You may reach us at 888-883-5529.

  19. Derek

    Hi, I was given a ticket for doing 50 in a 40. It was on a part of the road where the speed limit increases to 55 and I was accelerating to get up to that a bit prematurely. Where I actually pulled over was even past the start of the 55 zone. I am only 17 and have a junior license but have had it for over a year. I have had no previous violations. What should I do?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Derek – in order to provide you advice specific to your case, we need to know which court will be handling your case. You may contact us to discuss further.

  20. C E S Thomspon

    Hello,

    I was ticketed for driving at 85 in a 50 mile/hour highway. Highway 287, court of Emsford, NY.
    This is my first moving violation ticket in New York State in over 15 years. What are my options please.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      You are facing the following penalties: a) 8 points, b) fines in the amount of $600, c) court fees of $88- 93, d) a driver responsibility assessment of $450, and e) an increase in your insurance rates by an average of 20-25% . I suggest you fight this ticket to avoid / mitigate these harsh consequences.

  21. lance marshall

    yo ur law firm will be helping me on this case im a truck driver no tickets ever in 30 years of driving tractor trailer I can easy pay this fine but I have a problem with the officer not telling the truth coming out of truck stop I had the green light to turn left as I approached turning I can hear sirens coming from somewere as I looked out my passanger window I see one coming at a fast speed slnce I was in the middle of the lane I had no other choice to complete my left hand turn to get out of the way but I suppose I didn’t move fast enough still the trooper was still 20 feet from but he says that part of my trailer was still blocking him he charged me with not yielding to a emergency vechile in Kirkwood ny instead of the officer proceeding to were he had to go he followd me and stayed with me for one hour doing a level 1 inspection on my truck I asked him if I can see the dash cam in his vechile he denied me that request cameras don’t tell lies first should I fight this charge or just pay fine itsconsider a moving violation and can we get the officer to show us dash cam and if I just pay the fine how much is it in new York state still trying to understand why a ticket not a warning

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Lance – we need more information to assist you with the specific facts of your case, including the name of the court, and the specific charges brought against you. You may contact us for a free consultation.

  22. Stelio

    Hello Adam,
    I am a Canadian from Ontario, was pulled over in NY State for, “6. Defendants speed: 75 in a 65 zone.”
    Charge is based on “Direct Observation”, verified by radar (stalker dual).

    Additional info:
    In passing lane, actively passing/patrol visually estimated vehicle speed at 80/radar confirmation 80.

    Adam, is it possible to have this ticket wiped out? Officer said that the state only allowed a 5mph over limit acception for passing vehicles. Seriously?

  23. James

    Hi
    I received a speeding ticket last year in nyc. Supposedly I was doing 70 in 50. This happened on June 1 and I recieved a court date of June 13th. Does this violate my right to a speedy trial? Also curious if in NYC tint tickets are fix it tickets?

    Thanks!

  24. Hannah

    Hi I am Massachusetts resident who two months ago was passing through New York only way home from a funeral in pennslyvania. I received a ticket for speeding, unsafe lane change and driving on a suspended which I even showed the officer my paperwork from mass saying that my fine had been paid in mass. I plead not guilty and have a court date tomorrow that I just remembered about today. I’m wondering if I should go. Also why on my ticket does it not state any fines like in mass and how much to pay. New York tickets are way more confusing than mass ones. I have a good driving record and I just want to know if this is going to affect my license and insurance in mass if I’m found guilty. Also hoW much are the fines.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Tickets in NY do not state fine amounts. These traffic infractions will likely have an impact on your insurance rates. Furthermore, we can not tell you the fines without knowing what speed you were charged with, and what court has jurisdiction over your case.

  25. Max

    Hello, I’ve gotten two speeding tickets within the same year both going over 20 miles over the speeding limit. The first one I got on the grand central in new York and another on on union and metropolitan. One of the tickets said there was no speed sign attended, would that help my case what so ever ? Plus is I take that driving class and bring the certificate to the court will it help me out ? I’m tight for money and I’m really nervous on how I’m going to do this.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Max – a driving certificate would unfortunately not help, nor would any discrepancies with your ticket. There are, however, other ways to fight these tickets. Remember, 8 points on your driving record would result in significant fines and insurance increases.

  26. nye

    40 in a 30 no previous violations islandia,Ny what do i say when i appear in court do i plead guilty or not?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      You should consider fighting this ticket – as it will expose you to $243 in fines, along with an impact on your insurance rates, and 3 points on your license.

  27. Shahriar Mustafa

    I have got my first speeding ticket today. It was on Nicolls Road, Stony Brook and the speed limit was 55 mph. I was doing above that for sure probably doing 65 for 4-5 seconds. And just when I realized that I was doing over the speed limit I reduced the speed of my car. After a while I heard siren of the cop’s car. So he was basically right behind me. He told me that it’s not a good idea to do 70 mph when the cop is right behind you. Anyways, in my ticket it says in violation of : 1180a and description: ” Speed not reasonable”. He said he didn’t mention that I was doing 70 mph in the ticket but if I deny that in the court he will add that. The court is SCTPVA 100 vets Memorial Hwy. Date: 8/7/15.

    Please let me know what should I do? plea guilty or not guilty under this circumstance? And what would be my fine including all cost?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      You are being charged with ‘speed not reasonable and prudent.’ Pleading guilty will expose you to $243 in total fines, along with an impact on your insurance. I suggest you fight this ticket to avoid these consequences.

  28. Adrian Guertin

    Was issued a ticket for 70 in a 55 zone while on the 190. I felt I was not speeding. And was actually being passed on the right by another vehicle. I would like to fight this ticket…

  29. san

    Hi,

    I’m an Ontario driver, received speeding ticket in Mt Morris town, NY charged with 1180 D 33/30. What does 33/30 mean? How much will be the fine? Is there any points for this section?

    Thanks.

    San

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      San – the 33/30 is the rate of speed you were going. It is a curious ticket, as I rarely see tickets given for 3 mph over the limit. You may contact us at 888-883-5529 for a free consultation to discuss your case in further detail. I would like to see a copy of your ticket to assure that you are, in fact, being charged with a 3 mph speeding ticket.

  30. Diana Brown

    My son attends Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. We live in southeast Michigan. He made a rare trip home recently to attend his brother’s graduation. When returning to school he got a speeding ticket in I86 town of North Harmony — 81 in a 65. He has a good driving record. Speeding is not typical for him. He is 22. How many points is this ticket? What is the cost of this ticket? What should we do? He is a college kid without much extra money and I am a parent paying college bills. :(

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Diana – your son is facing the following penalties: a) 4 points, b) fines in the amount of 300, c) court fees of $93 and d)) an increase in your insurance rates by an average of 20-25% . I suggest you fight this ticket to avoid / mitigate these harsh consequences.

  31. Kelly lavoy

    I am sorry I realise what terrible tgoing. Please rearguard my last post. On my record I have one ticket for a bad license plate light dropped. Now tonight it rained decently and I am adjusting to my new eye glasses so I didn’t real thw speed I was going. I was going 49mph in a 30 mph zone. So I dont wish to have the four points and insurance issues. This is my first and last speeding ticket. Is there a way I could have this reduced and over mail instead. A family friend died on top of it all. Is there a state or letter I can send thorough the mail and I have taken a driver ed course one year ago am in college great grades. The officer said to get home safe and I understand he is doing his job. What do I do???!!! Im so scared.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Kelly – in order to properly advise you, please contact us at 888-883-5529. We will provide you with a free consultation, and will answer any questions you may have.

  32. Kelly lavoy

    I am really scared. My first ticket was 6 Mont ago I’ve a stupid loc plate light and it was dropped. The current ticket I have been issued with is a so ticket . 49 in a 30 mph zone and its around a $300 ticket with points. Im on my parent insurance and dont need those points. The legitimate reason is I had no idea I was speeding and got new glasses 8ve still had trouble adjusting to along with is raining. What do I do?!

  33. J

    I was stopped for speeding on the 390 near the town of Wayland in Steuben County. 1180D 89 in a 65. I have a PA license. I need advice on how to respond to the ticket. I have a clean driving record. Thank you

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      J- you are facing a 6 point ticket which has a maximum fine of $393, along with a driver responsibility assessment fee of $300 over 3 years. Additionally this will likely impact your insurance rates. You should consider fighting this ticket to avoid / mitigate these consequences.

  34. Miranda

    I received a speeding ticket for going 85 in a 65 on I-90. The court that is handling the ticket is the Schodack town court. This is my first speeding ticket, and I am wondering what the fines would be. I would fight the ticket, but I do not have time to go to court, I am starting a new job next week, and going to court would make me extremely anxious. Although I don’t want to pay the fine, I also do not have the money for a lawyer. Do you happen to know what the fines are for the Schodack court?

  35. Sherlon

    I got pulled over on the bruckner the cop said I was going 75 and the speed limit was 50 he said the laser got me but I don’t understand how it could because I don’t drive on the bruckner wasn’t familiar so I was driving slowly following my gps and there was a car in front of me and on the side I was in the left lane so I don’t understand how it could be me I jus believed I got pulled over because I was driving slow and he couldn’t get the people who were in front of me who were actually speeding

  36. Mat

    I was pulled over for doing 70 in a 40. This is my first speeding ticket. Can i get this reduced? Also how much will my insurance increase

  37. Margaret Koestner

    My son is 18. He has had his license for almost a year. He just received his first ticket. 45 in a 30. He said he was going over but not 45. The ticket says the violation is a 1180D. I believe it is a village court in Northport. Should he plead not guilty and go to the court? How is this handled? Should he have legal representation? Thank you.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Your son is facing a 4 point ticket which will include fines of approximately $393, along with an increase on your insurance rates. While you are allowed to represent yourself in court, many people decide to hire an experienced attorney to handle their cases for them.

  38. Charles

    My nephew received a speeding ticket for going 45 on 25mph and it said “Speed in Zone” it did not specify if it is school or work zone. The fine is $203 with 4 points. We do not understand how it added up to this amount. We went around where he received the ticket but there is no schools around or workers. So what does it mean? Should we fight this ticket?

  39. Monique

    Can a Guilty Plea be reversed? I was stopped for speeding. I was not speeding. The deposition that I was giving by the NYS State Trooper stated I had 48hrs to respond but I was on vacation and could not respond in a timely manner. I pleaded guilty because I thought I had no other choice. I recieved a fine for $400.00 which is extreme so I believe. I never had a traffic violation or any other violations therefore I requested a grievance or a reconsideration of the fee amount. I received a DRA notice for $450.00 due less than 30 days. Can I contest this again?

  40. Donna

    My 20 yr old son licensed on PA got a ticket on I87 Warren County in New York at about 3 a.m. Another driver was passing him apparently driving 95 mph and a trooper was parked (sleeping we think) on the side of the rd. Because my son is a new driver and was intimidated by the officer flying up behind him with his lights on he pulled over as well did the other driver. I guess the officer gave him a ticket by default since he pulled over — my son said he was probably driving 70-75. We say the officer must have been sleeping and startled when his radar alrmed because he was not able to get my son’s name correct on the ticket- wrote as Middle name as First, and First name as Last and totally left off his last name. Driver’s licenses aren’t that hard to read! We filed not guilty and had another law ofc handle it and we just got the results; reduced to 3 pts. It’s there something to say and support the case for the circumstances around the other driver in the outside lane passing my son, and the officer may have been a bit disoriented or something. We just feel it is all wrong and we shouldn’t be responsible for this ticket – even though it may look like we are really getting off the hook from where it started. Can’t understand why this couldn’t be dismissed or further reduced. What can you advise we do next.

  41. Steven Persaud

    I got a speeding ticket in Nassau County on the Meadowbrook. I was going 78 in a 55. The officer determined this by pace and not by radar. If I plead not guilty, what should I expect to pay in fines and anything else such as points on my license and insurance.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      The total fine for this 6 point ticket is $393. You will also have to pay a driver responsibility assessment charge of $300 over 3 years, and on average a 20-25% increase in your insurance rates.

  42. Trish

    Cop said I was doing 65 in a 40 on Richmond Ave, SI. I was not nearly close to 60 even. I have a commercial DL and a clean record. Will I lose my DL?

  43. Kaden

    Hello,
    I am a NYS resident and on memorial day was driving in a 55 MPH zone. I saw the sign for entering a 30 MPH zone and went to slow down (pretty fast may I add). Not even 500 ft and a sheriff pulled me over. He cited me with speeding 60 in a 30. He also stated that I blew through both signs. I stated I did not see the first sign and neither did any of my occupants. I also stated that it was impossible that I was going 60 MPH due to my car’s engine stressing at 58 MPH. He simply stated that I should send in the ticket or go to court. Should I fight this ticket? I’m 20 and have had a clean drivers record for 4 years (since I’ve received my license). I know that it’s 6 points on my license, hefty fines and insurance hike but, I feel like I shouldn’t have been pulled over.
    Thank you for your time,
    Kaden

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Kaden – I suggest you fight this ticket to avoid or mitigate the consequences. In order to advise you of your next steps, I need to know where this occurred. You may contact me to discuss further at 888-883-5529.

  44. Cliff Ernst

    I live in Ontario Canada and I received a speeding ticket over 30 years ago which I did not pay. I understand my licence is suspended and I want to inquire….I don’t remember which part of NY it was

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      I suggest contacting the DMV to determine which court handled your case. You may then contact them to see the procedure in resolving the outstanding violation.

  45. Rich

    My 18 years old son was pulled over in Queensbury NY for doing 80 in 65. I believe he already has 2 points from a violation in Rhode Island. This one seems like 4 points and a $300 ticket plus court fees? Is that correct? Do you suggest he plead not guilty?

  46. Allesia Thomas

    Hello,

    I was pulled over for doing 90 in a 50mph zone on the Belt Parkway W. I don’t believe that I was going that fast at all. I want to plead not guilty on the ticket. I would like to know what can possibly come next if I do this. I really want to avoid the high fees and points on my license…Please help!

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      You are facing an 8 point ticket, that carries substantial fines and a significant impact on your insurance rates. If you decide to plead not guilty, a trial will be scheduled where you will have the opportunity to contest your ticket. Due to the nature of this offense, I strongly suggest you hire an attorney to aid you in this process.

  47. Christopher Walker

    I got pulled over on the highway and the officer clocked me at 80 in a 65, this will be my first ticket. Am I better off fighting it?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Christopher – you are facing a 4 point ticket which will carry fines ranging from $203 – $393, and a significant impact on your insurance rates. While we do suggest fighting this ticket, the steps you would need to take depend on which court is handling your case. You may contact us to discuss this matter in further detail.

  48. Beth

    My husband and I live in North Carolina and were driving to NY for a funeral back in March. We got stopped just across the state line. We mailed the ticket back certified mail and after tracking I see it was received before it was the date it was supposed to be returned. Is there a general amount of time that it would take for turn around? I know if the fine isn’t listed on the ticket, you plead and return to get your fine amount. We are looking at a month already since it was mailed back. Just getting a little anxious.

    Thanks for any help you can provide.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      The length of time it takes for a court to reply varies. While I would not be concerned since you have the tracking information – you may always contact the court directly.

  49. Peter Langschultz

    Hi I was going 60 on a 25mph side road in New York I want to know what kind of fines I am looking forward to and the points I’m looking at I just got my liscence 3 months ago also I want to know if it’s possible to fight this ticket thank you.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      It is possible to fight this 8 point ticket. While the exact consequences and fighting the ticket will depend on the location of this incident, the fines are approximately $600, with court fees of $88, and a driver responsibility assessment charge of $450 over 3 years.

  50. eddy r

    i got a speeding ticket, +31 on on a 40mph at the downhill of the triboro bridge. can i reduce it? will it affect my insurance rate when i decide to get one (never had one before)

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Eddy – Unfortunately, this ticket will impact your insurance rates. If this case is under the jurisdiction of the Traffic Violations Bureau, you will need to bring your case to trial in order to obtain a dismissal as this court does not have a plea bargaining system.

  51. Jacob

    Hi,
    I got pulled this morning on the 17m Middletown NY speeding 63 in a 45 zone, how many points is it? how much money is it?
    thanks

  52. Sherman Jones

    I got 2 speeding tickets in one day. 1 was for going 75 in a 50mph posting.on the belt park way west bound And another was 86 in a 40 mph coming off the Brooklyn bride on to the fdr. I don’t think I was going fast on both and besides traffic was moving beyond the speed limit.

    Can u help me ?? And should I fight this or just pay it or hire a lawyer

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Sherman – I strongly suggest you fight these tickets, as these will result in a license suspension, along with significant fines, penalties, driver responsibility assessment charges, and insurance increases. You may contact us for a free consultation at 888-883-5529.

  53. Adela

    I got pulled over for speeding 84 in a 65 in the northeay I 87. I believe I was going 73. Anyway, I sent the ticket as not guilty and they sent me a plea of guilty for VTL 1201A 0 pts. I have gotten speeding tickets before that were reduced to parking on the pavement. How much will this cost me if I accept the Plea bargain?!

  54. Kimberly Neal

    I just got pulled over he said I was doing 60 in a 45 coming dwn the hill..I honestly didnt realize…i sogned the ticket and tjen looked at it and thw cop put 61 in 45…that’s not what he told me. It was in Walton County….what can I do?….y did he lie?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Kimberly – You can fight this ticket to mitigate / avoid the fines, penalties, and impact on your insurance. I do not know why there is a discrepancy between what the officer told you, and what was eventually put on your ticket. The difference between these two speeds, however, is negligible.

  55. Silvana Mirabella

    Hello I was issued a speeding ticket on may 8th in the Town of Champlain. I have a Canadian driver’s permit. I was just crossing the border on interstate 87 south bound when an officer stopped me in a work zone, according to him I was going 60 in a 45 mph zone. When I looked at my speedometer I was driving at 88 kpm which is the equivalent to 54.6 mph. On my spending ticket it says Patrol stationary vehicle south at estimated speed of 60mph confirmed on radar at 60 mph in posted 45 mph work zone. speed verified by radar model stalker dual. I asked the officer for a print out of the radar or to show me the speed i was going at but he refused to give it to me. I would like to know how much this will cost me if I plead quilty and how many demerit points will I get on my permit. I read somewhere it will be 4 points in NY permit but it says 2 points on our Canadian drivers permit.
    Also what are you fees?
    Thank you
    Regards

    Silvana

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      15 mph over the limit is a 4 point ticket in NY, and has fines totaling $393. 3 Demerit points will transfer over to your Canadian license. You may contact us for a free consultation if you would like to discuss the specific facts of your case further.

  56. Thomas

    So I was pulled over for going 69 in a 55, the trooper asked if I knew why he pulled me over I said, “no,” so he asked if i knew how fast I was going, again i said “no, how fast was I going,” he asked if i knew the speed limit, I said “55,” then he told me I was going 70 and asked if I was driving a new car, so I said “yeah it’s a new car and I am getting used to it.” I will admit that I was going over the limit but I am doubtful that it was 69 mph in a 55. The trooper put “Direct observation” as well as verified by “radar” on my ticket, but I find that hard to believe because he was in his car sitting at a gas pump drinking coffee when I drove by. It’s possible that the radar did get me but I was passing a car that was going 50 in a 55 and I had just gotten done passing him when I drove by the trooper which he wouldn’t let me explain when he was interrogating me. Would it be worth it to fight the ticket? I would like to avoid the almost $400 in charges for it. The trooper also told me that if I called the court I could probably get it reduced…

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Thomas – You are facing a 4 point ticket, which carries a total fine of $393. Additionally, this ticket will significantly impact your insurance rates. I therefore suggest you fight this ticket to avoid / mitigate these consequences.

  57. Bash

    I got a speeding ticket going 82 in a 50 in the Bronx and I had my juniors licence and I was 16 what while happen to my license when I go to court, im most likely getting a lawyer but I would be 18 at the time of the court hearing

  58. Brianna

    Hi,
    I was doing 86 in a 65 in North Harmony, NY. I currently live in Philadelphia though. What type of fees Do you think I would face? Also do you think I should try and fight the case?

  59. Alexandra

    Hi,
    I’m canadian and i had a ticket in a 55mph work zone, I was driving 70mph. I know that they will transfert this on my canadian driving license, but I can’t find how much will be the fine.. I just know they double the price.

    Can you help me?

    Thanks and sorry for my english.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Alexandra – your total fine will be $693. We will be happy to help you – simply contact us at 888-883-5529 for a free consultation.

  60. Joanna

    Hi, I was doing 79 in a 55mph area in croton NY, what are the fees and should I fight it or just plead guilty?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      You are facing a 6 point ticket, which will include a total financial penalty of $693. Additionally, this will significantly increase your insurance rates.

  61. Ivan

    We got a speeding ticket in NYS going 83 in 65. We honestly thought we were going 75 so not sure how did the officer came up with 83? We are out of state and can’t go to court. The ticket will be around $393 I gues. Would it make any sense to fight it? Thanks!

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Aside from the financial penalties, you face a significant increase in car insurance rates. It is therefore suggest you fight this ticket.

  62. Michael figueroa

    Got pulled over going 75 on a 50 mph lane. What penalties am I facing & is this worth fighting since this is my first speeding ticket.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      You are facing the following penalties: a) 6 points, b) fines in the amount of $203 – $300, c) court fees of $88-93, d) a driver responsibility assessment of $300, e) an increase in your insurance rates by an average of 20-25% . I suggest you fight this ticket to avoid / mitigate these harsh consequences.

  63. Mike

    I was driving on I90 heading toward Buffalo when I was pulled over for speeding. The police officer told me I was speeding but instead of giving me a speeding ticket he was reducing the ticket and gave me a ticket for Disobeying Traffic Control Device. He also added, if I pleaded guilty he wouldn’t show up to court. He was didn’t tell me what the ticket would cost or if there would be points. I am from Ontario with a G2

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      This would not transfer over to ON – although it is always a good idea to check with your insurance company. The ticket you were given is a 2 point, non-speeding ticket with a maximum fine of $243.

  64. Nick

    Recently got pulled over in NY (79 in a 65), but am from PA (license and tags). Will this affect my insurance even when I my license, tags and insurance agency is all in PA?

  65. Jenifer

    I was coming home following a pickup truck who was going faster then me. The cop was going north and I was going south. He turned around and pulled me over. He told me I was going 72 in a 55. I was wondering how he could tell it was me and not the truck that was going that fast.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      That is an excellent question – and one that is often presented at trial. Be wary, however – simply because someone else was going faster, does not mean you were not speeding.

  66. Aaron Charles

    Hello, I was in the HOV lane with another passenger when I saw a cop car 50 feet in front of me with its lights on and he was standing away from his car. I thought he was pulling someone else other so I went around him. He then pulled me over and said I was going 84 mph which is impossible because I was only 70. It said he got my speeding using “direct observation” using a laser which is impossible because he was not even close to his vehicle and had no laser in his hand.

  67. solomon Bennett

    After spinning out on a slushy road I called 911 for assistance. The officer gave me a speeding ticket when I know for sure I was well under the limit. He said to me I was going too fast, in which I responded “I guess I must have been”. What I meant was, for the road conditions not for the limit. The officer wasn’the there to radar me. Does he have a valid claim against me?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      While a radar is not required for a conviction for a speeding violation, the facts you describe tends to show you that you have a strong case for dismissal.

  68. Louis Bolduc

    Hi, a friend of mine got a speed ticket in New York State, he was 21 miles over the speed limit. To avoid any additional cost or problem, he has plead guilty and paid the fine. Surprisingly, he has received an other fine (DRA). of he has hnew he would had never plea guilty.
    Is there anything he can do now or it is to late and has to pay the 300$ ?

    Thx

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      We need to know what court is handling your case to provide you with further information. You may contact us for a free consultation.

  69. Sierra

    I got pulled over for what the cop said was 36 in a school zone which is 15. I didn’t think I was going that fast because I was just stopped for people who were turning into the school. I dont really know what to do.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Sierra – these tickets can be rather expensive – as fines are doubled in school zones. Additionally, this will add points to your license (6), and subject you to the driver responsibility assessment charge. Please also be advised that this will impact your insurance rates.

  70. Forest Rung

    I Received a ticket Monday for 93 in a 65. It was in eastern NY 4.5 hours from where I live. I was wondering if it would be worth missing a day or two of work and a 600 mile round trip to show up to court.

  71. Arlene

    I was going 71 in a 50 on a parkway. Directly afterwards I got a flat tire and bent rim. Should I fight that I could not have been going that fast under those conditions?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      How would the fact that you got a flat tire and bent rim after you were speeding prove that you were never speeding. In fact – it might go to show that something that occurred while speeding led to the flat tire / bent rim.

  72. Melissa

    I received 2 tickets, one for going 90 mph in a 65 mph zone and a ticket; with another ticket stating I was following to closely to a tractor trailer going 66 mph, what am I looking at?

  73. Cesar

    Hi

    I was pulled over in staten island ny going 70 in a 50 mph what are my consequences should I plead not guilty what are the fines ?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Cesar – you are facing a 4 point ticket, that carry fines of $203, along with an impact on your insurance. You should consider fighting this ticket to avoid these consequences.

  74. Noah Bethke

    I was ticketing going 31 MPH over the speed limit in Long Island and I don’t have any previous speeding tickets. I plead not guilty online, but not sure what I should do. What am I looking at in terms of fees, etc? I was driving a rental car and I don’t drive on a regular basis.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      You are facing an 8 point ticket, which will result in $600 in fines, $88 in court fees, $450 in driver responsibility assessment charges, and a significant impact on your insurance rates. You should fight your ticket to mitigate/eliminate these consequences. Your clean driving record will not help in this court system, as there will be a trial to determine your guilt or innocence in this matter.

  75. Tyler B.

    I was pulled over for doing 87 in a 55 in Nassau County I want to have a idea what kinda fine I’m looking at.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Tyler – you are looking at an 8 point ticket, which will result in penalties of $600 fines, $93 court fees, a driver responsibility assessment charge of $450 over the course of 3 years, and a significant impact on your insurance.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      This is a 4 point ticket which will have a significant impact on your insurance rates. You should fight this ticket to avoid these consequences.

  76. Mike

    Got pulled over on a service road in nyc 52 In a 35. I’ve only had my license for 2 months I’m 17. What should I do?

  77. Therese

    I was ticketed for going 32 in a 15 school zone in Scarsdale, NY. It was mid-day, no kids walking around on sidewalk or street. School is on a main thoroughfare. Officer admitted there had been complaints of people zipping my school. I was ascending a steep hill on approach to school where it’s hard to slow down to 15 mph. I don’t have any other points on my license. I understand this is automatic 6 points on my license and fine of $300 to $1,000 in total fees + insurance increase. Do I plead guilty and take the fine?

  78. LaBorde

    Officer said I was going 125 mph in a 55 speed zone what am I looking at as far as consequences?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      You are looking at fines and assessment charges in excess of $1,250, along with a license suspension. It is strongly suggested you hire an attorney for this case.

  79. Shanell S.

    Hi –
    I was clocked doing 48 in a 35, and was wondering how I would go about reducing this to a no point violation. I’m 19, but there are special circumstances as to why I was speeding (though the law is law). This would be my second reduction, if I appeal to the DA at court and explain to him, would that help? What alternative punishments are there instead of points? I am willing to pay fines if it protects my driving record.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      In order to better assist you, we need to know which court is handling your case. You may contact us for a free consultation at 888-883-5529.

  80. John brennan

    I got a speeding ticket in New York, was going 76 in a 55 mph zone, what’s the cost and what happens to my insurance?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      You are facing a 6 point ticket, which will have fines ranging from $203 – $393. Additionally you will be required to pay a driver responsibility assessment fee of $300. These tickets typically increase insurance by 20-25%.

  81. Nichole

    I got a speeding ticket in Tully new york. I’m not sure how to go about a reduction, do I send the ticket in first or do I apply for a reduction. or do I plead not guilty to get a reduction. I have never received a ticket before so I’m not sure what to do.

  82. Sara

    I was charged going 80 in 65 by “direct observation” and ‘laser”. This was on my way home on I90 East In the town of Junius. This is my first time being pulled over. How much is this likely to cost and how will it effect my insurance

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Sara – this 4 point ticket will have fines of $393, along with a significant insurance impact. It is therefore suggested you fight this ticket to avoid these consequences.

  83. Emily Zielinski

    Hi adam, i received a speeding ticket in Tusten, NY on 97. He says i was doinv 75 in a 55 but dropped it to 70. The officer that was with him also stated that since ive never had any tickets before i could go to the town attorney & get a reduction? I was wondering what my options are as far as fighting or not fighting the ticket i am only 18 & cant afford a $400 speeding ticket. I was driving my fathers truck with his permission.. How can you help?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Emily – You are facing a 4 point ticket which, as you correctly stated, is approximately $400 in total fines. This ticket will also have a significant impact on your insurance rates. We are able to appear on your behalf and fight this ticket to mitigate / eliminate these consequences.

  84. Mohammed Rashel

    I think someone is using my id information … I keep geting tickets I never got …. how can I stop this

  85. Viviana

    Hi i got a speeding ticket going from Montréal to lake George… 88 on a 65 m/h zone. The officier was far on the other side of the road, i was passing a oother car but there is no way I was going 88 m/h!!! He took his Time and had to pass that on ther car to get me. Could he have made a mistake??? I soule havé to go to chestertown court. Thank’s

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      You are facing a 6 point ticket, which carries substantial fines, and insurance increases. Contesting this ticket would give you the opportunity to prove that the officer was, in fact, mistaken.

  86. Gina

    Was pulled over on the Taconic in Westchester, NY doing 70 in a 55. I live in Arizona and am only here for the week. Should I fight it?

  87. Sudeep r uprety

    Hi Adam
    I am a nyc yellow cab driver.i got pulled over by a highway patrol at triborugh bridge saying I was speeding at 72 on 40. I am sure I was not speeding at that speed. I was at the left lane. THERE were cars tgat were going faster than me. The cop who pulled me over came to my window with his one hand on his gun. I was scared and didn’t say him anything. What kind of a cop thinks a cab driver on duty will be needed to be asked his license with a gun. WHAT can I do?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      You are facing an 8 point ticket, which will have fines of $600 – $693, and a $450 driver responsibility assessment charge. You can fight this ticket in court to attempt to avoid these consequences.

  88. Victoria V

    I received a ticket for going 75 in a 55 on I495 in Suffolk County as observed by pace. My speedometer doesn’t work in my car, but I was going at the same speed as the car next to me and was also just cut off by a car going faster than me. What kinds of fines would I be facing with this? Would it be worth it to plead not guilty and take it to court?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Victoria – you are facing a 4 point ticket, which carries fines of $393, as well as impact on your insurance rates. I suggest you fight this to avoid these consequences.

  89. Alisa Tucker

    I received a bogus speeding ticket when traveling by car between Syracuse NY and Boston MA (Residence). The State Trooper claims I was going 91 by radar in which there was no way I was driving at such as speed. a) I would not drive that fast b) if I ever did, it would not be in the unsafe rental car I was in. c) I have not received a speeding ticket in 20+ years.
    I have pleaded not guilty and have a pre-trial date 5/19. I never thought I would drive back to Syracuse again until now :( I am interested in seeking council. Please advise as to costs, procedures and if you cover Sullivan Town Court in Chittenango, NY. If not can you refer me to a firm that does? Thank you. Regards, Alisa

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Alisa – We would absolutely be able to help you in this case. Should you retain our services, you would not be required to make a personal court appearance. You may contact us for a free consultation at 888-883-5529.

  90. Andrew D

    I have never gotten a ticket before and I am 20years old a trooper came around a bend right after I was passing someone so clocked me at a 73 in a 55 and he even admitted he realized I just passed someone but there was nothing he could do but write me the ticket and try to get it reduced at the local county office in Jordan elbridge (this happened on route 31 in Jordan) by filling out a form. My question is what do you think I can do about getting reductions as it is a first offense ticket wise.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Andrew – the reductions you can vary. You may contact us for a free consultation if you would like to discuss those possibilities in further detail.

  91. Dave

    Hi, I was caught going 82 in a 65 zone on I-90W around Utica, NY. I was passing a truck and that’s why I went that fast. Are there any reasons that I should plead not guilty.
    P.S My DL is from MASS.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Dave – you are facing a 4 point ticket, which carries fines, and will impact your insurance. Fighting this ticket will allow you to avoid / mitigate these consequences.

  92. Allison

    Hi there..

    We are on our way home from Buffalo to Toronto and my husband just got a speeding ticket.

    We had just set cruise control and were going with the flow so I am not sure how on earth he couls have given him a ticket for 70 in a 55 zone. Is cruise control incorrect?

    The officer didnt explain anything to us nor would he show us the I Laser he said he used.

    Regardless we got a ticket. What are my next steps? what is your cost. Clearly they wont believe anything we say.. I know this already. We have gps which said 92kmh – I just wish there was a way to rewind GPS to prove this.

    Looking forward to your reply

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Allison – your husband is facing a 4 point ticket, which will have varying fines based upon which court is handling your case. You should decide whether you want to fight the ticket or plead guilty. Fighting the ticket will allow you to mitigate, if not avoid, the penalties of this speeding ticket.

  93. Daniel

    Had a ticket for driving 40 in 30 mph zone. This is my first ticket in 9 years. What will be my penalty? It happened in Tannersville village NY.

  94. Calen Scheerer

    Just got a ticket 58 in a 35. It was in the town of Malta ny. I was kinda rushing because I’m going to school and it was my first day at the construction site and thought it was 55 the whole to the highway. Thank you

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      This is a 6 point ticket, which will result in fines of $393, and a driver responsibility assessment fee of $300 over 3 years. If you need further assistance, you may contact us for a free consultation.

  95. Fred jones

    Was charged with following too closely during a car accident in the town of greenburgh. What are the penalties/fines associated with this? Is it possible to fight this?

  96. Mark Smith

    HI Adam,

    How long do you have to plead not guilty or guilty? The ticket itself says to return by mail before or in person on 4/15/2015, but under the SECTION B – PLEA OF NOT GUILTY portion of the ticket it says “NOTE: Mail this NOT GUILTY Plea within 48 hours. The court will notify you by First – Class Mail of your appearance date”.

    Why do they have to make this so confusing?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      If you are pleading not guilty – it is suggested you do so as quickly as possible. You have until the ‘return by mail’ date to respond to the ticket.

  97. Pat solchaga

    Last night i was charged with 2 tickets (unsafe lane change & unreasonable speed/special hasards) i am 17 and i was driving after 9 with a buddy of mine and he is 22 the car next to me slid into my lane towards my driver quater panel so i accelerated to avoid getting hit then got ahead of him because the road merges at the end. The police office accused me of racing but he did not list a speed.

  98. Mark Smith

    I received a ticket which specifies I was going 85 mph in a 65 mph zone on i90. The court on the ticket is East Greenbush Town. The ticket said my speed was captured via a radar and that the violation was in regards to section 1180D (I can’t find this section in any of New York State law references — I can find 1180A, 1180B, 1180C, & 1180E — is this a new code?). What types of fees for this ticket can I expect given that this is the court that will be handling this?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Mark – an 1180D is the standard speeding ticket issued. It states that it is against the law to drive in excess of the speed limit. The fines for this 4 point ticket are $300, and the court fee is $93.

  99. Tom Wanless

    I received a speeding ticket today on the Central Park traverse officer said I was going 43 in a 25. The cost of the ticket s 203 dollars,is it worth fighting,I. Have no points on my. License
    Thank You

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Aside from the upfront cost of the ticket, there are other reasons to fight this offense – protecting insurances rates, assuring you maintain the clean driving record, are but two examples.

  100. joe

    I was pulled over and the cop said I was going 72 which was bs because
    I wasn’t going that fast and there was a car in front of me so if I was going that fast he must have been going faster just my car looks like a sports car that’s why I was singled out but on the ticket all it says is ” speed in zone” doesn’t say how fast I was doing or what the speed limit was can I get it dismissed just based on that
    either way I log my cars route every time I drive which includes speed and gps through my obdii port…

  101. keith hernandez

    hello my name is keith hernandez, i pleaded guilty on a speeding tickt wich got me 6 points on my license, is there any way i can reduce points ? at least 1 ? i took defensive driving course already and i am trying to apply for a TLC license but the 6 points is preventing me to get one .

  102. Pedro calderon

    I was issued a 70/50 mph ticket. Iknow for sure wasnt going more than 60 because i was using a spare tire because i had a flat tire. Can i fight the ticket. I just want to avoid insurance increase please help

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      You can fight the ticket. Although in order to give you more specific information about this 4 point ticket, we need additional information. Please contact us for a free consultation.

  103. Joshua strough

    Hey Adam
    I just got pulled over a few days ago on the 290 going to work. There was a trooper doing 50 mph do to the weather not being so good. So I pulled into the left lane to pass him. Now I’m facing my second speeding ticket with in a year. I was doing around 57 while passing him and he wrote me for a 69 mph in a 55 mph zone. What am I supposed to do I don’t want to risk losing my license.

  104. Desmond stevenson

    Please help me with this ridiculous speeding ticket that was issue to me. On February 15, 2015 I was doing 90 mph in a 65 zone coming from Canada I had diarrhea and need a rest room real fast.

  105. Tamara M

    Received a ticket for going 57 MPH in a 40 MPH zone while I was following a car into town. I saw the lights behind me, the car directly ahead of me pulled over and I did shortly after. Unfortunately the trooper got out to only give me a ticket. I didn’t notice that I was speeding since I was following the rate of speed of the person ahead of me. This is my second speeding ticket in two months and since my first speeding ticket in January I have been making sure I stay below the limit and I even successfully completed a defensive driving course last Sunday. I was wondering what advice you had or suggestions. Thank you.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Tamara – you should consider fighting this ticket in order to avoid the points, fines, and insurance increase. You may contact us to discuss the specifics of your case in further detail.

  106. erval libohova

    Hello, i was heading westbound on lie towards midtown tunnel and got pulled over for doing 70 in a 45 mile zone (1180d). I didnt agree with the POs claims (who clearly had a Napoleon complex), that i was doing 70 it was more like 61-62 but regardless still got the fine. Is it worth hiring an attorney or should i plead guilty? The fine i think is $203 and 6 points. Also, what are your fees?

    Thanks

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      This 6 point ticket carries fines in the amount of $203, along with a driver responsibility assessment of $300. Additionally, this will likely have a significant impact on your insurance rates. You may contact us to discuss the particulars of your case in further detail.

  107. Olivia B.

    Hello,

    I was driving on the Palisades Parkway towards Theiss, NY back in December and received a ticket for going 70 mph in a 55 mph zone. I made an honest mistake in thinking that it was a 65 mph zone. I am nineteen years old and this is my first offense. I live in NJ but I go to college in PA. The officer who pulled me over told me to plead not guilty and mail the ticket to the court house and that afterwards, they would send me a court date in the mail. I did as I was told and later called the court house because I was returning to college and still had not received a date. They had me mail them a copy of my school’s schedule so that they could arrange my court date to occur when I was home. What advice can you give me for trying to keep the consequences of this ticket minimal?

  108. Joon

    Hi, Adam.

    On Jan 25, I got a ticket under section 1180d with speeding over 16mph. It was I-81 highway near Town of Barker and the speed limit was 65mph.

    My questions are

    1. I have not yet mailed plea of not guilty but can I still mail it? (Below the check-box, it states that plea of not guilty should be mailed within 48 hours… but I could not)

    2. When issuing the ticket, the officer omitted one letter from my first name. Do I need to care about this ticket even though they misspelled my name?

    Thank You

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Joon – You can still mail a not-guilty plea in for this 4 point ticket. A clerical error such as this will not be sufficient by itself to warrant dismissal of a ticket.

  109. Pat

    Hi Adam

    I got a ticket for going 40 in a 25mph lane this is my first time ticket with a clean record . Should I plead not guilty ? Need liciense for job

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Pleading not guilty will help you fight to protect your rights. A guilty conviction will result in points (4), fines ranging from $203 – $393, and insurance increases.

  110. Kyle H.

    Hey there. I was pulled over on the i684 about 5 miles from Exit 6 (Katonah). I was charged with going 80 in a 65 zone by “direct observation” and “laser”. The officer also pulled over the person ahead of me and then flagged me over as well. I have a clean driving record and I am from Connecticut. I have read similar situations where if the person pleads not guilty and they hire counsel, they did not have to show up in court. I am in that same situation?

  111. Greg

    Hi Adam,
    I received my first speeding ticket on the thruway. I made it to my exit no problem and while paying my toll, the booth worker started dispatching radio. She asked me to pull ahead beacause a trooper wanted to talk to me. I pulled up and waited 10 minutes for 2 troopers to arrive that wrote me a ticket for 105 in a 65. I plead not guilty and the officers deposition was blank. Do you think I have any chance for a reduction? Anything I should ask about proof like a radar gun certification since I wasn’t actually pulled over? Also I wasn’t in my car it’s my girlfriends rent a car.
    Thanks for any input

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Greg – This is a serious ticket that will result in the suspension of your license, along with fines in excess of $1,200, a driver responsibility assessment fee of $1,275, and substantial insurance increases. The owner of the vehicle does not play a part in your ticket. There is a chance to obtain a reduction on your case – but you should consider retaining counsel due to the severe consequences you are facing.

  112. Roxana

    I got a ticket for speeding on 495 LIE east on the HOV lane. please I need help , to fight this ticket i live in Queens Ny

  113. Joseph Peters

    Just got pulled over on LIE in suffolk county. Was observed and laser going 81 in 55. This was my first offense in 32 years. Was driving in center lane with traffic and he picked me. Can this be fought and should I hire a lawyer? Thanks

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Joseph – you are facing a 6 point ticket, which will result in fines and insurance increases. You should consider hiring an attorney to fight this ticket, in order to protect your rights.

  114. Daniel Kolbrich

    Hello my name is Dan K. I was heading east bound on I 90 when I was pulled over for speeding in Genesee county city of stafford. The officer asked me why he pulled me over and I replied with speeding. After 20 mins of sitting in his cruiser he approached the vehicle and handed me this ticket stating he clocked me going 81 mph in a 65 mph zone. He explained the ticket, afterwards he said since I was honest to check box B- not guilty then he sent me on my way. I have a clean driving record and live in PA. I live a few hours away…. So should I fight the ticket and if so can I hired someone to represent me in court so I don’t have to be present? Thank you for your time.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Dan – you are facing a 4 point ticket which will have a fine of $300, and a court fee of $93. Additionally, this will likely increase your insurance rates by approximately 22-25%. If you hire counsel for this, you do not need to personally appear in court.

  115. Yamaria

    I have a clean driving g record. I received a ticket for going “16” miles over speed limit. There was no posted speed I snow storm just hit us. I was going g 35 miles an hour which I thought was the speed limit there. There was a vehicle infront of me about 20 ft in front of me. We had starting to move at a traffic light we just got a green light. Should I fight this ticket. What should I do. I do not feel I was speeding. Please help!

  116. Char Loveo

    Hi Rosenblum,
    I received a speeding ticket on the Taconic State Parkway. I was going 70/55. On such a quiet high way, I didn’t realize the MPH was only 55, I wasn’t really paying attention. I’m wondering if I should fight this? Not sure of the chances of me winning, this is my first ticket. I’m from CT by the way, not sure how the points thing works for out of state licenses.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Char – You are facing a 4 point ticket which entails a $300 fine, and a $93 court fee. This traffic violation will transfer to your home state and will thus have an impact upon your insurance.

  117. Jimmy Red

    hi, I was stopped on the Wantagh state parkway driving home in my friends van on a sunday morning. I was given 2 tickets, one for improper plates and another for unauthorized use of a non-passenger vehicle. The state trooper who issued the tickets said that the van is supposed to have commercial plates. The vehicle does not have lettering on it nor am I working for any company as I am unemployed and was drivng home from the hospital on a sunday. These tickets are very expensive but do not carry any points on my license. Im not sure if I should plead guilty and pay or lawyer up. if a lawyer costs more than the tickets it wont make financial sense but I really wasn’t breaking any traffic laws in my opinion!

  118. hillel ziegler

    i was given a speeding ticket for going 60 in a 25 zone. what are the possible consequences of the ticket? this is my first offense.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      You are facing a 8 point ticket, with has a cost of $600, $93 court fine, and a $450 driver responsibility assessment. Additionally, this will have a significant impact upon your insurance rates.

  119. Anthony

    Hi, My names Anthony and I receive a speeding ticket coming off the Manhattan Bridge into Brooklyn. Officer on duty claims i was going 47/35. I am a UPS Driver with a clean driving record. How do you suggest I handle this case. Should I fight?. if yes, what are my chances of winning? Also, would I be facing any points?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Anthony – You are facing a 4 point ticket, which will entail fines of $203, along with an increase in your insurance rates. You should consider fighting this ticket to avoid these consequences. Your chances of winning is dependent on the specific facts of your case.

  120. Daniel Rapkin

    Hi there. So i was driving down near calkins road in the intersection and the light was turning yellow and i thought i could make it then it was red then the cop caught me. So i got dinged for running a red light and for speeding. 35 and I was doing 50. So that is 15 over the speed limit. So what would I be looking at for points and money? I also have a clean driving record and I have taken the driving course.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Daniel – I will assume you are not in the Traffic Violations Bureau – a court that handles certain areas in NY. The fine for the 3 point ticket ranges from $250 – $450, along with court fees of $93. The 4 point speeding ticket will entail a fine of $300 and court fees of $93. Should you receive 6 points or more on your license, a Driver Responsibility Assessment will be charged against you. This assessment starts at $300, and increases based upon the number of points on your license. Additionally, insurance rates will increase for these violations. In order to mitigate these consequences, you should consider fighting your case in court.

  121. Kory

    Hello, Im 20 years old got my first ticket ever in wheat land my. 79 in a 55. I’m told to plead not guilty. But last night. 15 days later I got a 70 in a 55 in Lockport my. 2 hrs away. I’m guessing I should also plead not guilty. What are your thoughts, and let’s say I take the drivers safety course and what they told me to do. May my points at this point (10) possibly be lowered? Thanks!

  122. Kailah M

    I got pulled over in Grand Island, NY going 48 in a 30. My mom called me telling me my dog had a seizure so I was rushing home and wasn’t focused on my speed. The cop said to plead “not guilty” and hopefully they’ll let me go to school or something, but that he had to crack down on the area due to complaints or he wouldn’t have given me one at all. I have no previous tickets and was wondering how serious this is.

  123. Matt K

    I received a ticket in tuxedo for 71 in a 55. The officer claims he got me at 71 in a 35 zone that is just south of the area I was clocked. The ticket only states 55 zone and there is nothing about a 35 zone written anywhere. He also signed this ticket that states I was 71 in a 55. However, he told me that he was “cutting me a break” by making it a 71 in a 55 and then strangly after that he threatened me by saying “if you plead not guilty I will change this violation back to a 35 zone and you will lose your license, I have up to a year to change this violation if I want.” I think he is lying and I want to fight the ticket because I drive for a living and points look bad for me so I wanted to try to get forgiveness or a reduction. Is this true? Can a police officer “change” a ticket after it has been signed and issued. Is this just an intimidation tactic?

  124. Leah

    hello, I was pulled over doing 81 in a 65 on the highway by a laser. I am 18 and have never had a ticket/been pulled over. I’m also from MA. What am I looking at for a fine? Seeing as there is pretty much no way for me to drive up again and fight the ticket. I just want to know how much I will be paying… Or what would happen if I didn’t pay the ticket altogether.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      You are facing a 4 point ticket. The fine will range from $203 – $393, depending on the court system. If you do not pay your ticket, your license will be suspended in NY.

  125. Kamruz

    I received a speeding ticket on the GCP going 81 in a 50 last night. officer admitted i wasnt going that fast and that i was pulled over because i almost hit his driver side door. i was in the right lane and the officer was pulled over to the side. i was pulled over right away. officer didnt have to chase me which also questions how fast i was going. can i dispute the charges?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Kamruz – You can fight this 8 point ticket, which is suggest you strongly consider doing. This ticket carries fines of approximately $600, a Driver Responsibility Assessment of $450, and significant insurance increases.

  126. Sterling

    I was doing 60 in a 35 spend zone how much will I have to pay and also how many points will I get, I live in nassau county

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Sterling – You are facing a 6 point ticket, which has a $203 – $393 court fine – depending on which court is hearing your case. Additionally, you will be required to pay the DMV’s Driver Responsibility Assessment in the amount of $300.00. Finally, there will be a negative impact on your insurance rates.

  127. jasmine

    Adam, my court date is scheduled for next month in Hempstead, NY so Nassau is handling the case. But its also my first ticket ever received…should i be getting a lawyer? Do you think there is anyway they can drop the tickets of the “improper lane” and “not signaling” which i thought both of them were ricidulous as it was 2am and there were absolutely no cars around me. I would understand if it was during the daytime but i am not a reckless driver. I just dont want my license suspended and i want to reduce points. It also wasnt even my car. What if i plea not guilty and they charge me as guilty wouldnt i be in more problems? sorry this is the first time its ever happened to me i am not sure what to do.

  128. Brooke M

    I received a speeding ticket in Santa Clara, NY Route 458 going 75 in a 55. I was pulled over speeding a few months ago in Potsdam, NY and got a reduction of 2 points. What am I looking at for fines and is there a way i can get another reduction?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      This 4 point ticket will result in a fine of $393.00. The Driver Responsibility Assessment (an additional fine) will apply if you receive 6 points or more on your license. You can attempt to get a reduction on your current ticket – although that will depend on the particular facts of your case.

  129. jasmine

    Hi ok i am 17 i have a clean record. recently i was driving my friends car and got a speeding ticket in my friends car 87mph in 55mph. the cop also added two other ridiculous tickets that i “didnt signal changing lanes” and also “improper lane change”. should i get a lawyer? what are the fees? will i get my license suspended? its unbelievable that i got 3 tickets in one night. i think all together the points is 13-14? i have a clean record it was my friends car i honestly didnt feel like i was going that fast. can i get my license suspended? it all happened at around 2am when no one was out which i believe those other two tickets of lanes and signals was just to be mean. my court date is next month and im really scared. should i plea not guilty? this is mt first encounter with the police ever i never got a ticket or anything..thank you.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Jasmine – You are facing a significant amount of points, fines, and impact on your insurance. I strongly suggest you fight this ticket to mitigate the consequences of these charges. What court is handling your case?

  130. Debbie

    According to “direct observation” and “laser,” I was going 46 in a 30mph zone in Westchester. Can I fight this? It was neither a school zone nor a construction area. Also I have never had a speeding ticket. Thanks.

  131. Kayla

    I got a speeding ticket for going 33 in a 15mph school zone in Schenectady, ny. What am I looking at in terms of fines/points?

  132. Chris

    Hi Adam,

    I was stopped doing 82 in a 65 near Tully. I have been offered a reduced charge of “Required obedience to traffic laws” Section 1101. Are there any points involved with that?

    Thank you

  133. jessica

    Hi Adam.

    My fiance was driving my mother’s car and got a speeding ticket for doing 84 in a 55 mph zone in Dutchess County. A few questions: 1-how much in fines is he facing? 2-how many points on his license is he facing? 3-can my mother’s insurance (liberty mutual) go up bc of this?

    Can you plea bargain at Dutchess County Traffic County? Trying to see what can be done.

    Thank you.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Jessica – a) $300 fines, $93 court fees, $300 DRA assessment, b) 6 points, c) no, d) it is possible, although be mindful of what plea deal you will accept.

  134. Michael

    I recieved a ticket for going 88 in a 65. Officer said that there will be no points and i should send the ticket into the town court for fine. Since there are no points, should I just pay the fine and be done with it?

  135. Adam Rosenblum Post author

    Nathan – you are facing significant fines, points, and a substantial impact on your insurance rates. What speed was your ticket written for – and where did this occur? You should strongly consider fighting these tickets to mitigate the penalties.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Henry – you are facing a 4 point ticket with fines ranging between $203 – $393 – depending upon which court is handling the matter. This ticket will also increase your insurance rates, and it is thus advised to consider disputing the charges.

  136. Hailie

    Section Sub Section 1180D. I was driving home to PA from Canada when I was stopped, I was doing 87-83 in a 65 (I was slowing my speed when he stopped me). When the officer pulled me over I explained I had to use the rest room (which was true) and he asked if it was an emergency and (to be nice and polite) I told him to take as long as he needed. This is in the transcript and the way it was worded by the officer makes me seem like I was lying which I fear will affect my how they handle the case. In any case what am I looking at if I plea guilty? 4 points? a $400 fine? Normally I would fight this but the court is over 5 hours away from my house so I assume my best bet it so plea guilty. Also, do you have any idea how this will affect my insurance?
    Thanks,
    -Hailie

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Which court is handling this case? A 4 point ticket can cost between $203 – $393, depending on the court. Additionally, insurance rates typically increase by 25% for a violation such as this.

  137. Eliza

    Hi,
    About 1 year ago I got pulled over for speeding 93 in a 65 zone in Westchester county NY. I got a speeding ticket, and one violation for having an expired inspection. Later that day I got pulled over again for speeding, but I did not get a speeding ticket, I got another violation for the expired inspection. I plead guilty to all of the charges, paid all of the fines and took a defensive driving course to reduce points and insurance rates. This year, I went away for the holidays and let my Uncle and his companion borrow my car. My uncle’s companion, a citizen of the UK, got a speeding ticket while operating my vehicle. I don’t know where she got pulled over but the officer told her that my vehicle had been tagged and they had the right to impound the vehicle. What are my rights here? Will this effect my driving record? How long does this “tag” on my vehicle last?
    I would appreciate any information you can give me
    Thanks,
    Eliza

  138. Vadz

    Hi i got the speeding ticket for driving 96 miles of 55miles speed limit. I want to know how much it will effect me in points wise and fee’s also. Could you please let me know what should i do to avoid more points on this and this was my first speeding ticket.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      You are facing an 11 point ticket, which will result in the suspension of your license. You should strongly consider retaining counsel for a situation such as this.

  139. Kevin

    Hi, my name is Kevin.

    I’m 19yrs old. Recently, I received a speeding ticket for going 15 over 45 mph that was given. How many points will this result in? The guy was nice enough to tell me not to worry about it too much. Just go to court and says “not guilty” hope for the best that it will be reduces to a parking ticket. How much will my insurance go up by? If I take drive safety course now will it be reduced? Please answer asap, I freaking out.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Kevin – you are currently facing a 4 point ticket. Insurance typically increases by about 25%, although this may vary based on a number of factors. Driver safety courses do not reduce the amount of points you currently have on your license.

  140. Kevin

    Hi, my name is Kevin.

    I’m 19yrs old. Recently, I received a speeding ticket for going 15 over 45 mph that was given. How many points with this result in? The guy was nice enough to tell me not to worry about it too much. Just go to court and says “not guilty” hope for the best that it will be reduces to a parking ticket. How much will me insurance go up by? If I take drive safety course now will it be reduced? Please answer asap, I freaking out.

  141. Henry

    I was pulled over in the LIE suffolk county for doin 80 on a 55 wat would be the penalties and would the insurance go up even if is not under my name?

  142. Nick

    I was going 75 in a 55 on the southern state pkwy in hauppage, I am 21 years old and it’s the first time I have ever been pulled over. What sort of fine will I be facing

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Nick – You are facing a 4 point ticket, which will result in fines of $393. Additionally, traffic violations increase insurance rates by approximately 25%.

  143. Matthew

    I got a speeding ticket on the Taconic state parkway near Hopewell Junction New York. The ticket was for 77 in a 55. I had my cruise set at 70 miles an hour there is no way I was going that fast. This was the first time I have ever been pulled over. I have no previous violations of any kind. I am in college and it is difficult for me to travel during the week to court, what can I expect to pay to hire and attorney to represent me in court?

  144. nicolas

    Good evening,
    I’m 48 years old, CT driving license and got a ticket on the highway on Sept 22nd 2014, Speed in Zone 70/45, location 6007, city of Yonkers
    I sent the ticket back pleading non guilty, Trial scheduled on Feb 2015.
    I never saw the 45 Miles/hour sign as the portion of the highway under this limit is about 2 miles long.The speed limit is 55 before and after and of course, nobody ever drives at that speed.
    The location indicated on the ticket is not easy to identify, i have some doubt that it may have been in the section 55 instead of 45. Is it something that we can argue in order to get the charges dropped?
    thanks

  145. El

    I just received a ticket for going 58 in a 40 mph zone (1180D) in New Windsor, NY (Orange County). Any idea what the fine for this would be? All the court would tell me over the phone is that the surcharge is 90-something bucks. This is a 4-point ticket, correct? I hve no other points on my license. If I plead guilty and then take the defensive driving course, I can erase those (or at least 3?) points from my license – right? (And would that mean I don’t have to worry about paying DMV $100 for 3 years if I get another small ticket?). I know I could have it reduced to a parking violation, but me actually missing work to go to court will likely cost me more money in the long run.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      El – This is a 4 point ticket, with a total fine of $393.00 While you do not have any points on your license, this will impact your insurance. A defensive driving course, while helpful, would not eliminate these points from your license. Often people hire attorney’s to handle their traffic matters so they do not need to personally appear in court.

  146. jon

    I received a citation for violating 22623 (limited use vehicle operated in unauthorized area) in east greenbush, ny for riding my moped on the shoulder of rt 4. I want to fight this as I feel I did nothing wrong. what are my chances at trial?

  147. Jayce

    I’m a nineteen year old out-of-state driver, licensed in CT. I was ticketed at 105 in a 65 mph zone on I-90, in East Greenbush. I know I’m facing a hefty set of consequences, and I made the mistake of admitting “probably too fast” when the officer asked what I thought my speed was.
    I have been pulled over once before (in CT), but not charged with a speeding violation. Any advice would be much appreciated, thank you.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Jayce – you are facing an 11 point ticket, which will result in the suspension of your license in NY. Additionally, the total fines for this ticket is in excess of $1300. Finally, your insurance rates will likely increase substantially. You should strongly consider fighting this ticket to at least mitigate these consequences.

  148. Thomas

    I was pulled over for 77 in a 55. I have not had a speeding ticket in over 15 years. I am out of state i live in MA. Would it best to fight the ticket since I am out of state? Do they reciprocate with MA were the ticket points are transferred?

    Thanks

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Thomas – You are facing a 6 point ticket, which carries fines of $203 – 393,along with a mandatory $300 driver responsibility assessment fee. These points will effect your MA insurance rates, and therefore, we suggest you consider fighting the ticket.

  149. HN

    violation 1180B 73 in 55 greenburgh court ct drivers license what fines am I facing and cost of representation and likely outcomes please, thanks

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      You are facing a 4 point ticket, which carries with it $393 in total fines, along with the impact on your insurance rates. The likely results of your case will depend on a few factors, which we would be happy to discuss with you. You may contact us for a free consultation at 888-883-5529.

  150. Kimberly

    Im 18 1st time getting pulled over, got sent to court for speeding 89mph on a 55mph, should I fight for it? I dont know what to do

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Kimberly – you are facing an 8 point ticket, which carries substantial fines, and will increase your insurance rates significantly. You should strongly consider fighting this ticket in order to mitigate these consequences.

  151. joe m

    it says i did “50” in a 30. and i also blew a stop sign.
    Can someone tell me what this will come out to be.
    Thank you

  152. Philip

    Hello,

    I received an 81 in a 55 excessive speeding ticket on the Meadowbrook. It is for the Village of Freeport courts. I would like to avoid points and impact on my insurance as much as possible, but would consider a greater fine instead. I am 30 years old and have had my licence for 12 years without a moving violation ever. Any thoughts? Thanks!

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      You are facing a 6 point ticket, which carries a fine of $393, along with the driver responsibility assessment charge of $300. As you correctly point out, this will effect your insurance. You should consider pleading not guilty and fighting this ticket to attempt to mitigate if not completely eliminate the potential consequences.

  153. C

    I got a speeding ticket yesterday while driving my daughter back to college for finals. The officer ticketed me for 84 in a 65 in Sidney NY. With the holidays coming and stressed I can’t afford an attorney or the ticket with fines, not to mention the insurance. I am s good driver with my attention was on my daughter not my speed. I feel awful that this momentary lack of attention on my speed will be such a burden.

  154. Mary

    I was ticketed for speeding in a school zone doing 37mph in a 25mph. I’m over 40 and have a clean driving record. I have plead not guilty and was wondering what my chances are for a reduced charge.

  155. Ben zarrelli

    My first time ever being pulled over I was going 83 in a 55 I am a teen driver and have never gotten in any trouble or ever been pulled over. Should I pleed not guilty and possibly get a break?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      While we do suggest you plead not-guilty, you should be aware that in your situation it might be difficult to ‘get a break.’ Although you have a clean driving record, you have not been driving for a long enough time to rely on a good driving history. The courts are often stringent on new drivers, so you should consider your options carefully before appearing in court.

  156. Jonathan Goldstein

    Hi i was going 80 in a 30 on a suburban road. I was going 40-45 at first but all the sudden a car came really close to me and I got anxious and sped up but he stayed right on me and once i hit 80 the lights came on is there a way to fight that the cop caused me to speed and how much will ticket be?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      The total cost of this ticket will be upwards of $1,300. Additionally, your license will be suspended for a violation such as yours, as it is an 11 point ticket.

  157. Ray

    I’m 20 years old and I was clocked going 72 in a 55 on the Taconic State Pkwy in Rhinebeck NY and my court date is tomorrow at the Clifton Town Court, I was just wondering what kind of fine I’m going to pay, By the way I’m bringing my uncle who is a Police Officer (Sargeant). Also I got pulled over after playing 8 games in a row of softball in the 90 degree heat and had a massive migraine and felt the need to get home as soon as possible, should I even bother telling the prosecutor my story or am I screwed?

  158. Courtney

    Hello,

    I received a ticket for “failure to use the right hand lane”. What is the penalty/points if I choose to please guilty (I have a FL license & registration). The state officer told me I can plead guilty and they’ll mail me a bill, however I haven’t received a ticket in over 10+ years and do not want to have any points on my license.

    Thank you!
    Courtney

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Courtney – I believe you are referring to the offense of “Failing to use designated lane.” This is a 3 point ticket, and carries a fine of $243. This violation will also have a negative impact on your insurance rates. Pleading not-guilty and fighting your ticket will enable you to avoid these consequences.

  159. Myles Outlaw

    I received a ticket in the town of Amherst in the county of Erie on a main street for “unreasonable speed/special hazards”, ( cop called it speeding), but it doesn’t say what speed he clocked me at, nor does it give any information about the speed limit. I was going the speed limit when I was pulled over. I have one red light ticket on my record. What would you advise in this situation?

  160. Bill W

    81 in a 65 … cruise set on 65 but state trooper waits at the bottom of a long NY mountain where gravity tends to affect speed unnoticed. Everyone (and I mean everyone) was going 81’ish … I was in a cluster of cars but got singled out. Sunny and dry – no reason to brake other than to piss off the driver behind you. This was 84 West after crossing the Hudson near Newburgh. Of course, I’m out of state (MD) and have no good way to accept a court date. Should I just pay up? Will points be picked up on an out of state driver?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Bill – As attorneys licensed in New Jersey and New York, we are unable to speak directly to the laws of your state. However, irrespective of whether the points transfer to your home state, the violation will, which directly impacts your insurance rates. Therefore, it is suggested you consider fighting this ticket in order to minimize / eliminate the financial impact of this ticket.

  161. Lisa scalzo

    I received a ticket for going 82 in a 65 mph zone on I-81 in Oswego, ny I was going 65 when pulled over but was clocked by radar at 82 when I was in passing lane. I have a clean record. I cant travel back to court. what is penalty? Also, the officer told me about a mail appeal I could do to district attorney there. please advise

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Lisa – You are facing a 4 point ticket, which carries with it a $393.00 fine. In order to better advice you regarding the ‘mail appeal,’ please contact us for a free consultation.

  162. Mary

    84 in 65 in Athens Ny on thruway
    How much is ticket??? And surcharges ? Can you change a mailed in not guilty to guilty if so how? Do I csll courthouse

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Mary – Your total fine for this 4 point ticket will be $393.00. I suggest you contact the court immediately to try to prevent the entry of the guilty plea. If the plea of guilty has already been entered, it is still possible to withdraw that plea by filing a motion with the court.

  163. Devanathan

    Hi y’day I was ticket in palisades parkway as I met with. An accident did to snow. My car skidded and hit the tree no damage to anyone or the property except for my car damage. I called 911 and officer handed out a “speed not reasonable and prudent” I was not speeding and was very much driving prudently I was on left lane and when my car skidded a bit it touched the grass on the median which was covered by snow and it further increased the problem as the tyre had no grip in it and got pushed to the other side of palisades pkwy. What are my choices how fast I should respond to guilty/not guilty.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      “Speed not reasonable and prudent” is a ticket given when an officer believes a speeding violation occurred. You should decide whether you want to plead guilty, which will cause you to incur fines, points, and insurance increases, or plead not-guilty. Pleading not-guilty will preserve your rights and allow you to argue the merits of your case. It is suggested that this decision is made promptly, as the date to reply to such a ticket is 15 days.

  164. Maximiliano

    I got a speeding ticket in Croton on hudson, westchester county… Limit there is 30 i was 27 over … Can u help me? Can u dissmis the charges? How is the cost?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Maximiliano – You are currently facing a 6 point ticket, which carries with it fines of approximately $393, along with a Driver Responsibility Assessment of $300. Additionally, your insurance rates will increase due to this violation. Experienced attorneys are able to appear on your behalf and represent your interests to assure you obtain the best possible results.

  165. Andrew

    Hello I recieved a ticket yesterday at 10:15pm on ridge road in Parma for going 61 in a 40 what am I looking at in fines and charges. Should I fight this I was going 61 I believe I’m not sure tho he said he clocked me I didn’t even see him though.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Andrew – You are currently facing a 6 point ticket, which carries with it $393 in court fines, $300 Driver Responsibility Assessment charges, and a substantial increase in your insurance rates. If you would like more detailed information regarding your specific situation, you may contact us for a free consultation at 888-883-5529.

  166. richard

    i was coming home early in the morning with noone on the road so i wasnt paying attention to my speed i suppose. i got pulled over for my first time ever and the officer said i was doing 64 in a 45. the ticket however says 66 in a 45. is there anything i can do about that or should i just plead guilty and get it over with?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Richard – You currently face a 6 point ticket. The consequences of this ticket include a $393 court fine, $300 driver responsibility assessment, and a significant increase in your insurance rates. Retaining experienced attorneys to fight your case will enable you to mitigate or avoid these consequences. You may contact us for a free consultation to discuss your matter further at 888-883-5529.

  167. Juan

    I received a ticket on the highway for going 108 in a 55. However i was originally going 80-85 when i passed an unmarked cop car. (I didn’t know he was a cop) The car than went into my lane as soon as i passed him and tailgated me. I switched lanes so he can pass me, and as soon as i switched lanes so did he. The car was tailgated me for about a mile and half. I wasn’t paying attention to how fast i was going i was just trying to get away from the car. As soon as i saw i was losing the car he than put his lights on pulled me over. Im 18 years old and this is my first ticket ever. What should i do ? What am i facing ? Should i tell the Judge this story or am i screwed. Please Help, my court date is Dec. 1st

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Juan- You are facing an 11 point ticket, approximately $!,368 in fines, substantial increases in insurance rates, and most significantly, a suspension of your license. We strongly suggest you contact an attorney for a violation of this nature. You may contact us for a free consultation at 888-883-5529.

  168. Carlos L

    I was traveling on highway 86 and I was pulled over stating that i was doing 82 on a 65. The officer did give me a 74 in a 65 and said he was giving me a break.

    To my understanding this is a 3 point violation and around $150 in a ticket plus what ever fees come with it… I can bare the ticket cost but I hoping not to acquire the 3 points on my license. I called in the county and they gave me an application for reduction of charges…What would be the correct way of responding with a prosposal on my end?

    Thank you.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      You are correct, this is a 3 point ticket. The court fines total $243.00, along with 3 points, and an impact on your insurance rates. In order to assure the best resolution to your matter, you may contact us for a free consultation at 888-883-5529.

  169. Rus

    Hi, I got a speeding ticket and it is my first offense ever, I don’t have any points against my license. I got the ticket for 68 on a 35 around 5 am. What will I be facing in court and is there anything I can do to reduce my fines with out having to get a lawyer since I really cant afford to get one.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      You are currently facing an 8 point ticket. Fines range from $600 – $693. Additionally, there will be a $450 driver responsibility assessment fee charged to you. Please be advised, this will greatly impact your insurance rates.

  170. Serena Matthews

    I was driving the normal speed limit 25 on my way home from work. The Highway was very crowded so I took the service road, which is very dark and isolated at night. I heard a loud bang noise, which scared me so I drove a little faster to get up to the light which is at the end of the block. I was stopped by a police officer who said I was doing 40 and the speed limit is 25. I am worried because a year ago I was ticketed for not stopping at a red light , which I was in the intersection behind a truck and was not able to back up. I hired a Lawyer and nothing was done to help me I was ripped off for my money. I have 3 point on my license and do not need anymore. I need my car to drive my 7 year old son to school and myself to work. Pleas help….

  171. Troyward

    Hello I received a speeding ticket going 97 in the 50mph I’m not sure if I was doing 97 exactly the car is not insured in my name it’s my mothers name will I lose my license

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      You are facing an 11 point ticket for the speeding fine alone, which will result in license suspension if conviction. Because of the seriousness of this matter, I strongly suggest you contact us for a free consultation at 888-883-5529.

  172. Mario

    i got a speeding ticket i was going 42 in a 25 what am i facing and how can i handle it what are my options

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      You are facing a 4 point ticket. The fines range from $203 – $393, depending upon which court you are in. Your options are to either plead guilty and accept the points, fines, and increased insurance rates, or to plead not guilty and fight the charges. If you would like to discuss this matter further, you may contact us at 888-883-5529 for a free consultation.

  173. Danielle

    My husband got a ticket for 45 in a 30 work zone in Staten Island, code 1180D. A lawyer told me it was 8 points but from your system up to it should be about 4. Not sure how to proceed.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Your husband is facing a 4 point ticket, not an 8 point ticket. While the points in work zones are not doubled, the fines are. Therefore, you are looking at approximately $403 in court fines. Additionally, this will have a negative impact on your insurance. You may contact us for a free consultation to discuss this matter further at 1-888-883-5529.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      You are facing a 6 point ticket, which carries a significant fine, along with a Driver Responsibility Assessment. Additionally, this will adversely impact your insurance.

  174. Richard Lee

    My daughter, a college student in south NJ. got a 84 in a 65 in Tioga county while visiting her boyfriend at college. Since she wont be able to plea it down herself, should I just pay the fine. Its still going to be 3 pts. if they reduce it. Not much of a diff. from 4pts. to hire an attny.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      While we understand your hesitation in hiring legal representation for a seemingly minor point reduction, please keep in mind that even a minor reduction in speed, not points, can have a substantial impact upon insurance rates. Additionally, you are assuming that the point reduction will be from a 4 point ticket to a 3 point ticket. This, however, is often not the case. In order to achieve the best results for our clients – we aim for a more favorable result – one which will have no adverse impacts on your insurance rates.

  175. John Atkinson

    My son received a speeding ticket this morning on the LIE doing 81 in a 55. There was a car in front of him he was hit with radar from 1,000 feet. I have been to COurt before and know the “ropes”. I go into Court talk to the DA and get points and fine reduced if I plead guilty. What can you actually do better than I can do myself?
    What is your fee? He is 20 and this is his first ticket.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      You Wrote:
      My son received a speeding ticket this morning on the LIE doing 81 in a 55. There was a car in front of him he was hit with radar from 1,000 feet. I have been to COurt before and know the “ropes”. I go into Court talk to the DA and get points and fine reduced if I plead guilty. What can you actually do better than I can do myself?
      What is your fee? He is 20 and this is his first ticket.

      Reply:
      Your son currently faces a 6 point ticket. Along with court fees, $300.00 will also be assessed as a DRA assessment. It is possible to obtain favorable results by representing yourself. However, experienced attorneys are able to assure the result is the best possible outcome available. There are important intricacies in the law which go beyond simply ‘knowing the ropes’ of our legal system. It is important to consider this when considering whether or not to hire counsel.

  176. Sarah

    Last night my friend who is 17 and still has a learners permit got a speeding ticket in my car going 30 miles over the posted speed limit, what will most likely happen to her? She is not under my insurance so will this affect my insurance at all?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Generally speaking, your insurance rates will not be affected. However, your friend is at a serious risk of losing her license. It is recommended she obtain counsel for a matter such as this.

  177. jason de la rosa

    i got a 70 in a 40 south bound in the rfk bridge and a unlicensed operator for not having my license with me i have a new jersey licensed what am i facing the i was doing 60 in the ticket you can see he wrote a 6 and then the 7 on top of the 6 because the hard time i gave him when he said i was doing 70 when i was doing 60

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      What you are currently facing is a 6 point speeding ticket, along with a significant penalty for unlicensed operation. A certain number of points from New York will transfer to your NJ license. We would be happy to provide you with a free consultation to discuss your matter in more detail. You may reach us at 1-888-434-0406

  178. Hector

    I got pulled over on Buckner expwy doing 42 in a 35 but the cop said it a 30mph speed limit but I took picture of the signs and they say 35mph limit what can I do?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Hector,

      The officer issued you a four point ticket because he cited you as 12 miles over the speed limit. If the area in which you were pulled over was in actuality a 35 mph zone and you were driving 42 mph, then your ticket would have been a 3 point ticket instead of a 4 point one. Either way, pleading guilty to this ticket will have negative and expensive consequences for both your driving record and your insurance premiums. We can fight your ticket for you and help you to mitigate the damages you will face if you plead or are found guilty of ticket you were issued.

  179. Kris Prela

    Hello,
    On October 10th, I was pulled over for doing 95 in a 50. It is my first time getting a fine for speeding. I have around 6 points on my license already but am taking the course to reduce however many points they can take off ( don’t know if its 2 or 4) My question is, should I go through and get a lawyer? The guy costs 600 but is saying my license might be suspended regardless or do I go to court by myself and if I do what am I facing? Someone please help, my court date is in January. Do I get the lawyer pay 600 and still have a chance of getting screwed over for my mistake or go in there alone and have no clue what to face??

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Kris,

      You received an 11 point ticket in NY which carries a $600 fine, a $93 court administrative fee, and a Driver Responsibility Assessment of $675. Additionally, if you plead guilty or are found guilty and convicted of this offense, your driver’s license will be suspended. If you already have six points on your license, you are probably already paying a DMV assessment of $300. Additionally, on top of the fines, court costs, and DMV surcharges, pleading guilty to this ticket will have a drastic effect on your car insurance rates, and even more so if your driving privileges are suspended. You can hire us to fight your ticket, save you money, help you hopefully keep your driving privileges in tact, and save you the trip to court in January.

  180. Sonia

    I got a speeding ticket traveling towards JFK on the Belt Pkwy. Ticket says 74 in a 50mph zone on the Laurelton Parkway around 4:30am on my way to work at JFK. I was traveling in the far right lane on the Belt Parkway, about 3 exits before JFK Expressway. This occurred on 5/16/2013 I deferred my court date twice. Now it’s 5/20/2015. I have a clean driving record other than a few parking tickets. I really don’t know what to do. I just want to get this burden off my shoulders.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Sonia,

      The ticket you received is a 6 point ticket which carries a $203 fine and a $300 Driver Responsibility Assessment. In addition to the fine and DMV surcharge, pleading guilty to a 6 point ticket can increase your car insurance dramatically, and the negative consequences can effect your driving record and insurance rates for a long time. We can fight your ticket for you, saving you both time and money, and relieve you of the stress associated with the ticket.

  181. Franciska

    Hi, I got a vtl 1180.d-0d speed in zone
    im not sure how fast i was driving. what should i say in court? how much should i expect to pay?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Franciska,

      I need to know how fast the officer said you were going, what the posted speed limit was, and where you were ticketed. If I have this info I can tell you how much you can expect to pay were you to plead guilty. I just want to warn you that pleading guilty can have a lot of negative consequences, and can cost you more than you think in the end. We could fight your ticket in court for you to avoid these negative and very expensive consequences.

  182. Taylor Sutherland

    I was ticketed in New York this past weekend for going 86 in a 65. I do not believe that I was going that fast, at the most maybe 81-82. I am from Massachusetts so I do not want to drive back to New York in order to fight the ticket. What can I do?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Taylor –

      You are currently facing a 6 point ticket. While the points might not transfer to your home state, the violation will. Thus, there is a strong likelihood that your insurance rates will increase. Hiring an attorney can allow you to fight this ticket without appearing in court.

  183. Magdy Kassem

    I have an old speeding ticket in Broome Ct Kirkwood NY,
    I would like ti find an Attorney to represent me.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      We can help you fight your ticket and save you the trip to court. Call our office at 888-883-5529 for a free consultation to discuss your traffic ticket and how we can help.

  184. oybek gusmanov

    I got pulled over on 495 in suffolk county 86 in 55. I wasnt going that fast. What should I do? I have 9 points on my license because of other tickets. Im supposed to pay DRA 175 in November. My court date for this ticket is also in November. PLEASE help me.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      You are facing an 8 point ticket for this offense. Since you have 9 points currently on your license, this violation will result in a loss of driving privileges. You should consider obtaining legal representation for this matter.

  185. Aj

    i have a question, i was stopped in Astoria,NY for doing 48 in a 30. When i went to court i tried to prove that my car couldn’t get up to that speed that quickly due to problems i had mechanically (bad catalytic converter and starter.) The judge still found me guilty and i have to pay the ticket by this Thursday and an additional $300 within 2 more weeks. My question is could i still fight this ticket or do i have to pay it because i was never going that speed and The officer never had a radar.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Aj,

      Since you received a ticket in Queens, you are dealing with the Traffic Violations Bureau. There is a possibility of an appeal, however our firm does not typically handle appeals with the Traffic Violations Bureau. Hopefully you won’t receive any more tickets, but if you do, call us before you decide to plead guilty. Having us fight your ticket from the start will preserve your driving record, save you money, insurance costs, and the trip to court.

  186. tammy spencer

    i received a ticket on my way to work, i was traveling west on 31f from williamson n.y to fairport n.y and was pulled over for going 52 in a 35. the entire road changes costantly along that route, going from 30, 45 to 35 to 55 back to 35, i do not travel that specific route often, so not very familiar with it, by the time i noticed that i was once again in a 35 mile zone and began to slow down, it was too late. this is my first speeding ticket in the 21 yrs that i have been driving, my license is clean. do i fight or let it stand? I cannot afford a fine, and would like to keep a clean license

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Tammy,

      A clean driver’s record is always better than one that reflects a speeding conviction. If you plead guilty to the four point ticket that you are currently facing, you will not only have to pay $393 in fines and court costs, but you will also likely incur a substantial auto insurance increase for the next few years. We can fight your ticket for you to help you maintain your clean driving record and minimize the expenses you will otherwise face by pleading guilty to this ticket.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Zak,

      We do offer certain guarantees depending on your case. Please give us a call so that we can discuss your case, let you know what guarantees we can extend to you, and discuss your options. You can reach us at 888-883-5529.

  187. Gary

    I received a speeding ticket driving 81 in a 65 mph zone. I had to speed up and move to the right lane only coz of the car behind coming close and flashing headlights. The other car sped away after I moved to the right lane. The officer saw this too and said that he would have pulled the other car over had I not used my right indicator and moved to the emergency lane seeing the cop car lights a couple of cars behind! He gave me a ticket nonetheless and said that the court will probably reduce this to 2 points after hearing me out.
    I have not had a ticket since the last 2 years. I have a NJ license. Court appearance is not required as per the ticket. What are my options? Also note that I have never taken the defensive drivers course.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Gary,

      The officer gave you a 4 point speeding ticket in NY. The fine and administrative fee for this ticket bring you to a total cost of $393. Also, you will likely face an insurance premium increase due to this ticket. Even if the court reduces you to a 2 point moving violation, the information will be transferred to NJ and 2 points will be assessed against your NJ driver’s license. It is a misconception that taking a defensive driving course will remove the points from your license after you have pleaded guilty and are convicted of a moving violation. We can help you fight your ticket to preserve your clean driving record and reduce the expenses you will incur if you plead guilty to this ticket. Plus, we can save you the trip to court.

  188. Joe

    I am a NJ driver and was pulled over in Malone, NY. The officer said I was going 50mph in a 30mph zone. It was a downhill with two lanes and I am pretty sure the speed limit is not 30mph. This is my first ticket I have ever received. I currently study in Canada so I do not know what to do. Please let me know what I can do.

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Joe,

      You received a 4 point ticket in NY carrying a $300 fine and a $93 administrative fee. If you plead guilty you will not only have to pay the fines and costs just mentioned, but you will likely face an auto insurance premium increase as well. Additionally, NJ will assess two points against your NJ driver’s license when NY reports the conviction to NJ. We can help you fight your ticket to minimize these costs, preserve your NJ driving record, and save you the trip from Canada to court.

  189. Min

    I was ticketed for doing 81 in a 65 in Saratoga County on Saturday. I am a New Jersey driver with no points currently on my record. I would be facing $393 and 4 points by pleading guilty, if I understand correctly. I stated to the officer that I was simply keeping up with the flow of traffic, which was generally exceeding my speed, and this statement appears on the supporting deposition side of the ticket. Do I need to be able to physically appear in court in order to plead not guilty? Also, is it true I would’ve needed to mail it in within 48 hours to plead not guilty by mail?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Min,
      You are correct on the fines and points. However there is also a significant impact to your insurance as well when the violation transfers back to New Jersey. To answer your question, you are not required to appear just to enter a plea of not guilty with the court however you are most likely required to appear for your court date when you plead Not Guilty. Also the 48 hours is the guideline from the court on when you need to respond to the ticket by. If you would like to further discuss your options on the ticket feel free to give us a call at 888-883-5529 – with our firm you can get great results that will help keep your driving record clear and minimize the impact to insurance. Plus you wouldn’t have to make the trip to court.

  190. silvia

    I received my first speeding ticket on July 18, 2013 in the early morning which I went going over 21 mph on the grand central parkway in queens. The second speeding was October 14, 2014 around 8:33pm officer said i was going 71 in a 50 zone on the grand central parkway in queens. There was basically a few cars on the parkway. There were two other cars infront of me. When they notice the police car they braked as i was signaling to another lane. He pulled me over and asked why i was driving so fast and i told him was driving along with the traffic….i wanted to ask him a question but he walked away and drove off and pulled someone else 2 minutes later.I dont know what to do? please help?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      The first ticket you received back in July was a 6 point ticket. If you pleaded guilty to the ticket then you received 6 points on your license and probably had to pay a fine of $203 as well as a $300 Driver Responsibility Assessment, which is a DMV surcharge imposed when you accumulate 6 points on your license. The October ticket is also a 6 point ticket. If you don’t fight this ticket you will accumulate another 6 points on your license and will be assessed by the DMV with another DRA surcharge which will be $450 (because it is $75 for each additional point over 6). Additionally, and aside from the drastic insurance consequences you will face should you plead guilty to this second ticket, you are at risk of suspension because you will have accumulated over 11 points within 18 months. We can help you fight this ticket, save you time and money, and help you prevent a suspension of your license.

  191. phil

    i got two tickets one for speeding the other for driving left of the markings on the pavement . can i get them reduced ? i was passing a car in a passing zone and the car sped up and by the time i finished passing him it was a double solid line the officer gave me a speeding ticket 69 in a 55mph i was driving south he was coming north behind a car i didnt say anything to the officer what happened when it happened because i figured he would of gave it to me the tickets anyways i have a clean driving record i havent had a ticket in almost 14 years now what should i do ??? please help !!!

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Phil,

      We can definitely help you with your traffic case. Your speeding ticket carries a $300 fine and a $93 court administrative fee. Additionally, the second ticket you received is a three point ticket with a $150 fine. Because you were issued two tickets totaling 7 points, there is a driver responsibility assessment that will automatically be imposed against you totaling $375 on top of the other fines. If you already have points on your license this assessment will be more. We can help you fight both of your tickets minimizing the damages you will pay in fines, fees, and DMV surcharges and also help you minimize or avoid altogether a significant insurance premium increase that you will likely face should you be convicted of these two violations.

  192. Rachel Laird

    I was driving on i390n coming from Avon NY when I got stopped for speeding 86 in a 65. I told the officer I was unaware I was going that fast and i was late for work but i was sure I was only going maybe 75. I wanted to be completely honest with him. I have 2 points on my license already within the last 18 months but it was not speed related. I never go that fast and I was in a huge rush. I don’t want my license suspended or anything. What can I do? Can I convince the DA to reduce it to 75 and then take the defensive driving course?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Rachel,

      You received a 6 point ticket in NY which carries a $300 fine and a $93 court administrative fee. Additionally when you accumulate 6 or more points on your license, the DMV imposes a driver responsibility assessment against you. Since you already have 2 points on your license, pleading guilty to this ticket will result in a $450 DMV assessment. We can fight your ticket for you and minimize the fines, costs, and surcharges just mentioned, as well as help you mitigate or avoid altogether the insurance increase that you will likely face by pleading guilty to this ticket.

  193. Rajkumar

    I got a speeding ticket in highway# 87 in Albany county, New York for driving in 89 mph in 65 mph speed zone.
    I am holding California driver license and I am sure I didn’t go upto 89mph and I was going in 84 mph.
    In the ticket, they requested me to appear in the court or post the plea through mail. But I didn’t do neither of it as one of my friend said I will receive a mail by post then I need to proceed.
    Now, what I need to do? how much I might need to pay? how many points I will lose?
    I don’t know what I need to do being in California, please help me

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Rajkumar,

      This is a 6 point ticket which has a $300 fine, $93 court administrative fee, and a $300 Driver Responsibility Assessment imposed by the DMV. Additionally, there can be significant insurance consequences if you plead guilty. The court will not send you anything further, so it is your responsibility to address the ticket. We can help you fight the ticket and save you the trip to court. By fighting your ticket we can help you mitigate or avoid the costs just mentioned as well as reduce the risk that your insurance will go up.

  194. Rajkumar

    I got a speeding ticket in highway# 87 in Albany country, New York for driving in 89 mph in 65 mph speed zone.
    I am holding California driver license and I am sure I didn’t go upto 89mph and I was going in 84 mph.
    In the ticket, they requested me to appear in the court or post the plea through mail. But I didn’t do neither of it as one of my friend said I will receive a mail by post then I need to proceed.
    Now, what I need to do? how much I might need to pay? how many points I will lose?
    I don’t know how I do proceed anything being in California

  195. Mike Fuschino

    On Oct 6, 2014 at about 10:45PM I was stopped by Saratoga County Sheriff on a small country road that leads to the nothway to go to uptown Saratoga Springs. Anyway he stopped me and asked for license registration. Gave him license and couldn’t find registration but he got it through plate number. The speed limit here on this road is 45 MPH he said that I was going 64 and showed me his radar gun. I was going along I know I was going about 49 or 50 but not 64 I doubt that still got a summons he said and I read that it can be 4 points and a hefty fine and insurance problem. I do not want to plead guilty can you help me please?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Mike,

      Yes we can help you fight the ticket. If you plead guilty to the ticket you would incur 4 points on your license, have to pay a $300 fine, a $93 court fee, and likely face an insurance premium increase. By fighting this ticket we can help you to reduce or avoid points, mitigate the costs of the ticket, and preserve your auto insurance premiums.

  196. MANDEEP SINGH

    HI I GOT TICKET YESTERDAY AT SHERIDAN TOWN OF-0771 AT INTERSTATE 90 COUNTY CHAUTAUQUA
    DESCRIPTION OF VIOLATION IS DISOBEYED TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICE UNDER SECTION 1110A
    CAN U PLEASE TELL ME HOW I CAN CHARGED MAXIMUM WITH THIS TICKET ?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Mandeep,

      This ticket has a max fine of $150, $85 court administrative fee, possible 15 day jail sentence, and will be 2 points on your license. We can help you fight this ticket, saving you a trip to court and helping you to avoid or reduce the points as well as the other damages just mentioned.

  197. Liz

    I am appearing today a one day late on a registration ticket, however yesterday I got pulled over doing 43 in a 30. should I plead not guilty and see what happens. what is the worst that can happen. Both tickets are in New Paltz

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Hi Liz,

      With respect to your speeding ticket, you received a 4 point ticket in NY which carries a $300 fine and a $93 court administrative fee. Pleading guilty to this ticket will not only subject you to the fine and fee just mentioned, but will also have an effect on your car insurance, likely increasing it significantly. We can help you fight the ticket and get results that can save you a lot of money, plus you don’t have to go back to court.

  198. Ravi

    Hi, I got a 75 over 55 speeding ticket at 5:30 AM on a Saturday morning in new Rochelle NY. I hold a Connecticut drivers license. I am not sure if the officer even used a radar.
    What are the damages to my driving history and also how much fine will I have to pay.
    I haven’t got a ticket in last 7 years.

    Please tell me what my options here are?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Ravi,

      The officer cited you as going 20 mph over the speed limit. This ticket carries 4 points, a $300 fine, and a $93 court administrative fee. If you plead guilty to this offense, in addition to having to pay the fine and administrative fee just mentioned, your insurance premiums will most likely increase. Retention of our firm can help you minimize, or avoid altogether, the damages you would face by pleading guilty.

  199. Anthony

    Hello
    I just received a ticket in Riverhead on SR 27 going 79 in a 55. The ticket print out shows the radar gun image stating 79 mph. I would like to know if this is worth fighting or just paying and taking the safe driver course?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Anthony,

      The ticket you received in Riverhead is a 6 point ticket. This ticket carries a $300 fine and $93 court administrative fee. Additionally, since it is a six point ticket, the DMV will automatically impose a $300 Driver Responsibility Assessment against you, with an additional $75 assessment for each point you accumulate over 6. In answer to your question, it is worth defending against this ticket because in addition to the fines and surcharges just mentioned, pleading guilty to this ticket will likely lead to a significant increase in your current car insurance premium. Moreover, it is a misconception that completing a course will remove the points from your license. Completing a course under the “Point & Insurance Reduction Program” does not remove, delete, subtract, or erase any violation, conviction, or notice of original number of points from your driving record. Even after you have completed the course, most violations, convictions, and points assessed will continue to show on your driving record for up to four years. For your convenience Click here to read more on point reduction. Retention of our firm can help you mitigate, or altogether avoid, the damages that you will otherwise face if you plead guilty to this ticket.

  200. Chris McComb

    I got a ticket in Fishkill, NY about a year ago. I finally received the ticket in the mail. I now live in Las Vegas, NV and I am way to far to appear in court. I was driving 84 in a 55. I have a prior ticket for no seatbelt as well out there. Other then that I have a clean record. Obviously I am to far to appear in court and have no one out there to legally represent me. What do I do? Should I plea guilty? Can you help me?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Chris,

      The ticket you received is a 6 point ticket carrying a $300 fine and a $93 court administrative fee. Additionally, the DMV will impose a $300 Driver Responsibility Assessment when you accumulate 6 points on your license, with an additional $75 assessment for each additional point. Pleading guilty to this ticket will result not only in the fines and surcharges just mentioned, but will also likely increase your car insurance rate significantly for the next few years, especially with a prior no seat belt ticket on your record already. It is worth fighting this ticket to preserve your driving record and mitigate the amount of fines, surcharges, and insurance premium increases that you will face should you plead guilty. We can fight your ticket and not only save you money, but also the trip to court in NY that you would otherwise have to make were you to fight your ticket on your own.

  201. Mike

    I live in NYC and got a speeding ticket going 91 in a 65 zone on I-87 through the town of Coxsackie yesterday. Are you able to help with this?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Mike,

      Yes we can help you. As you can see from our websites, the Rosenblum Law Firm specializes in NY traffic tickets. The ticket you received is a 6 point ticket that carries a $300 fine, $93 court fee, and $300 DMV Driver Responsibility Assessment. If you plead guilty to this ticket, in addition to the fines and costs just mentioned, your insurance premiums will likely increase. Retention of our firm can help you minimize, or avoid altogether, the significant monetary costs that will result immediately, and over time, from a guilty plea.

  202. Jan

    I am from Ontario and got a speeding ticket in Cortlandville NY doing 86mph on a 65mph zone. There is a slow car on my side and in my front, and when I had the chance to changed lane to bypass them, I had to accelerate a bit and immediately went back to the speed limit. When I accelerated for a bit, maybe that was when the office may have caught me. I wasn’t sure enough since the office didn’t show me the radar or anything. This is my first speeding ticket in 7yrs and my first in NY. I don’t want to plead guilty. What can be done to my case? Is there a big chance to dismiss my case? Thanks!

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Jan,

      The officer cited you as driving 21 miles over the speed limit. In NY, this is a 6 point ticket which carries a $300 fine, a $93 court administrative fee, and $300 Driver Responsibility Assessment. If you plead guilty to the ticket, in addition to having to pay the fines and costs, the conviction will most likely have a negative impact on your car insurance premiums increasing them significantly. Additionally, a guilty plea to the charge will result in NY transferring the notice of conviction to Canada which, in turn, will result in an assessment of demerit points against your Canadian driving record. With our assistance we can most likely help you avoid or minimize the damage that you are facing and save you a lot of time and money.

  203. Kay

    I am from NJ and just got a ticket in Athens, NY going 81 in a 65. I also had a DWI in August of 2012. What will points and fine be? How will it impact my insurance? Do points transfer to my NJ license?

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Kay,

      The officer cited you as going 16 mph over the speed limit which is a 4 point ticket in NY, and this violation will transfer to your NJ license and have a negative impact on your driver’s record as well as your current car insurance premiums. This ticket carries a fine of $300 and an administrative court fee of $93. Pleading guilty to this offense will very likely have a significant impact on your insurance rates especially when you have a DWI conviction in your recent driver’s history.

  204. syed shah

    I got a speeding ticket in a school zone…i was 10 or 12 mph above the speed limit. ..and it was before 7am…may be 5 or 8 minutes before seven….my question is can i plead guilty??is there any chance i can be excused…thanx

    1. Adam Rosenblum Post author

      Syed,

      If your speed was 10mph over the limit that’s 3 points with a max. fine of $243. If it was 11mph or more (up until 20 over the limit) that would be 4 points with a maximum fine of $393. If you plead guilty, there is no chance of avoiding the points or the fines. It may be possible to negotiate it down depending on the court that is handling your ticket. Otherwise you do have the right to a trial.

  205. 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).

  206. 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.

  207. 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.

  208. 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.

  209. 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.

  210. 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

  211. 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.

  212. 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.

  213. 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.

  214. 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!

  215. 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%.

  216. 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.

  217. 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.

  218. 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.

  219. 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.

  220. 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.

  221. 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.

  222. 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.

  223. 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.

  224. 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.

  225. 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.

  226. 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.

  227. 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.

  228. 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.

  229. 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.

  230. 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.

  231. 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.

  232. 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.

  233. 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.

  234. 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.

  235. 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.

  236. 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.

  237. 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.

  238. 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.

  239. 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.

  240. 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.

  241. 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.

  242. 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?

  243. 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.

  244. 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 ?

  245. Arnold

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

  246. 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.

  247. 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

  248. 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.

  249. 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.

  250. 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.

  251. 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.

  252. 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%.

  253. 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.

  254. 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%.

  255. 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%.

  256. 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??!

  257. 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.

  258. 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?

  259. 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.

  260. 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.

  261. 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.

  262. 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.

  263. 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.

  264. 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.

  265. 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.

  266. 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

  267. 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).

  268. 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!

  269. 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

  270. 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.”

  271. 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.

  272. 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.

  273. 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.

  274. 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.)

  275. 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.

  276. 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.

  277. 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.

  278. 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.

  279. 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.

  280. 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.

  281. 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.

  282. 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.

  283. 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.

  284. 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.

  285. 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.

  286. 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.

  287. 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.

  288. 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.

  289. 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.

  290. 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.

  291. 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.

  292. 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.

  293. 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.

  294. 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.

  295. 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.

  296. 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.

  297. 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).

  298. 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.

  299. 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.

  300. 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.)

  301. 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).

  302. 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.

  303. 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.

  304. 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.