Attention grabbing title aside, if you are reading this, chances are you received a Speeding or Traffic Ticket in the State of New York, are not happy about it, and are wondering what to do next.

The first thing to keep in mind, is that pleading guilty to a ticket, especially without first consulting an attorney, has consequences, some of which, can take you by surprise long after you think the matter is resolved.

In the State of New York, the Department of Motor Vehicles works off a system where points are assessed against a driver (including Out-of-State drivers) each time they are convicted of a moving violation. The more points a driver gets, there is a greater potential of having their driver’s license or privilege to operate a motor vehicle in the State of New York suspended or revoked.

Moreover, and while New York DMV is at it, the accumulation of 6 points in an eighteen-month period will result in the imposition of a Driver Responsibility Assessment (“DRA”) of $100.00 per year, for 3 years and $25.00 per year, for 3 years for each additional point over the initial 6 (during an eighteen-month period.) For instance, pleading guilty to 6-point Speeding Ticket will result in (at least) a $300.00 assessment and pleading guilty to a 8-point ticket will result in (at least) a $450.00 assessment and so on and so forth. It should be noted that this fee is separate and additional to any fine and surcharge set by the court.

For drivers licensed in other states, there is also the concern regarding what their home state will do once they are notified of a Traffic Conviction in the State of New York.

Of course, let’s not forget the impact a Speeding Ticket (or any moving violation) can have upon the amount a driver pays for Automobile Insurance (which I’m guessing is already too much!)

Now that we have addressed some, but not all, of the potential consequences of getting a Speeding or Traffic Ticket in the State of New York, what’s your best next move? The short answer: CALL ME FOR A FREE TELEPHONE CONSULTATION (845-638-9200.)

In addition to the fact that once we speak, you’ll be telling all your friends about how you just spoke to one of the nicest attorneys (maybe the nicest person?) you have ever spoken too, you will find out:

  • In most instances, an attorney can fight a ticket WITHOUT THE NEED FOR THE DRIVER TO PERSONALLY APPEAR IN COURT.
  • In most instances, a plea bargain will be available, allowing for the ticket to be reduced to a lesser charge with NO POINTS or less points.
  • If you are convicted of certain traffic offenses in New York State or accumulate 6 or more points on your NYS Driving Record within eighteen months, you will be subjected to a mandatory Driver Responsibility Assessment (“DRA”) which can cost at least an additional $300.00 or more ($100.00 per year, for 3 years for the first 6 points and $25.00 per year, for 3 years, for each point over the initial 6.)
  • Most drivers are surprised to find out about the DRA in the form of a letter/invoice from the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, long after they plead guilty and pay their fine to the court.
  • The New York State Driver Responsibility Assessment applies to all drivers, including those licensed by another state and the failure to pay the DRA will result in the suspension of the driver’s NYS driving privileges and can possibly impact the out-of-state driving privilege too.
  • If you are convicted of 3 Speeding offenses or accumulate 11 points in the State of New York, during an eighteen-month period, your New York State Driving Privileges can be suspended or revoked (this applies equally to drivers licensed in the State of New York and Out-of-State drivers.)
  • If you are an OUT-OF-STATE driver, and depending upon where you are licensed, it is possible that some or all of the points from a New York State ticket can show up on your home state driving record.
  • In New York, points are imposed for most traffic offenses. In the case of Speeding Tickets, they are based upon the number of miles per hour (“MPH”) over the speed limit and are set as follows:

With the above in mind, please feel free to give me a call or contact me through my website. It will be my pleasure to discuss your Speeding or Traffic Ticket with you and to go over what I can do to get you through the process of addressing a Traffic Violation in the State of New York.

I look forward to speaking with you soon!!!

Brian Berkowitz, is a former prosecutor and a Traffic Ticket, DWI and Criminal Defense Attorney representing clients in Rockland County, Orange County, Westchester County, Sullivan County, Dutchess County, Putnam County and throughout the State of New York.

Law Office of Brian Berkowitz, 222 North Main Street, New City, NY 10956. 845-638-9200.

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What should I say in Court for a speeding ticket? ›

What To Say in Traffic Court
  • First things first. ...
  • Speak respectfully. ...
  • Use full sentences to speak. ...
  • Speak only when asked to speak.
  • Answer the question and only the question. ...
  • If you do not know the answer to the question, tell the truth. ...
  • Detail what happened and why your situation is an exception.

How do I get out of a speeding fine? ›

There are certain defences which could get you out of paying a speeding ticket which are:
  1. Details on the Notice of Intended Prosecution are incorrect.
  2. You weren't driving when the fine was issued.
  3. There were no speed limit signs.
  4. The speed camera was incorrectly calibrated (this is very hard to prove)

What to expect when getting caught speeding? ›

They can:
  • give you a verbal warning.
  • send you a fixed penalty notice.
  • offer a speed awareness course.
  • or order you to go to court – you'll receive a letter explaining what to do.

Can you ask for proof of a speeding ticket? ›

Yes. However, on the vast majority of cases, there is no obligation upon the Police to disclose evidence until the case gets to Court. That said, if you persevere, you should be able to obtain same from the Police on a voluntary basis.

What do you say in court? ›

Be prepared to state your name and your relationship to the case. Speak clearly and loudly enough that the judge can hear you. Speak only when it is your turn. When you speak to the judge, act respectfully and call him or her “your honor.” NEVER interrupt the judge.

What do you say to a judge for a speeding ticket Reddit? ›

FORMALITY/STRUCTURE Make sure the wording is formal and that the events are in order. Start out by describing where you were driving, time of day, weather, how fast you were going etc. Followed by where you were being pulled over, speed, lanes. The conversation and then your reasons why feel the ticket is unjust.

What are good excuses for speeding? ›

Here are the 16 top reasons cited for getting out of a speeding ticket, and their rates of success as determined by CarInsurance.com: I didn't know I was speeding (26%) Medical emergency (25%) Everyone else was going the same speed (22%)

Can you beat a speed camera? ›

A speed camera doesn't have adequate time to catch a driver who is going extremely fast. This is a myth that was busted by the experts with BBC's Top Gear. In order to beat a camera, the car would have to be traveling far faster than realistically possible.

How do you beat average speed cameras? ›

You can't 'beat the system' if you pass between point A and point B you need to average 50mph or less to not be fined. If you've been averaging 50mph on your speedo the entire distance and by the end you've crept up to 55mph without realising, you'll still average within the limits over the total distance.

Will I get points for doing 36 in a 30? ›

Band A offence example

If you were caught travelling at a recorded speed of 36mph in a 30mph zone you would be prosecuted under Band A rulings. Three points would go on your licence.

Can you get done doing 35 in a 30 zone? ›

In the eyes of the law, you're liable for a speeding fine as soon as you exceed the limit. So if you're doing 31mph in a 30 limit or 71mph on motorway, you're breaking the law.

Are all speed cameras switched on? ›

A Freedom of Information (FOI) request by BBC Panorama has revealed that only around half of fixed speed cameras now work.

Can you get done for speeding without evidence? ›

The police will need evidence to prove that you were caught speeding. Some of the methods that the police may use to support the allegation include using a hand held or fixed speed camera.

How much over the speed limit can you go? ›

The 'rule' itself is quite straightforward: if the speed limit is (for example) 30mph, the rule states that you won't get a speeding ticket unless you are going 10% plus 2 mph faster than the limit.

Do speed cameras take photo of driver? ›

Do average speed cameras take pictures of the driver? No, average speed cameras don't take a picture of the driver. If you're caught, you have to fill out a form identifying the driver at the time of the offence. Failure to do this is a criminal offence and the registered keeper of the car can be prosecuted.

What not to say to judge? ›

Also, avoid statements like “honestly” or “to tell you the truth.” Everything you say to a judge should be honest and truthful. Saying one of these phrases before a particular statement will cause the judge to question everything else you've said.

Can you call a judge Sir? ›

In person: In an interview, social event, or in court, address a judge as “Your Honor” or “Judge [last name].” If you are more familiar with the judge, you may call her just “Judge.” In any context, avoid “Sir” or “Ma'am.” Special Titles.

What do you write in a guilty plea speeding? ›

The letter should be short and to the point. You should say you accept full responsibility and say you regret what you've done. You should say that you're determined not to offend again. If this is your first offence, you should say so.

How do you beat a speeding ticket in Tennessee? ›

If you are ticketed for speeding in Tennessee, you need to enter a plea of guilty, not guilty, or no contest before the due date listed on your ticket. If you want to challenge the ticket, you'll need to plead not guilty and appear in court twice.

How does a PJC work in NC? ›

Unique to North Carolina, a Prayer for Judgment Continued (PJC) is often used in traffic violations. It allows someone to plead guilty and ask for a “Prayer for Judgement,” meaning the offense isn't entered against you. For example, you plead guilty to a speeding ticket, then ask for Prayer for Judgement.

What are three 3 strategies to avoid speeding? ›

Setting safe speed limits zones and advisory speeds– so that vehicles drivers and riders can travelling at the a speed limit that allows them can safelyto maintain control and respond to potential risks in the road environment. Speed enforcement – to ensure drivers comply with the speed limit.

Why do people speed? ›

Drivers often exceed the speed limit simply because they're not paying attention to their driving speed. Factors such as traffic flow, driving a powerful vehicle, and playing music were cited as contributors to speeding. Some motorists also blamed their speeding on being distracted by passengers.

Do speed cameras allow 10 percent? ›

Most police forces have a tolerance of 10% plus 2 mph above the limit before a speed camera 'flashes'. So on a 30 mph road, a camera wouldn't normally activate unless a car drove past at 35 mph or faster.

Do speed cameras catch everyone? ›

Yes. Average speed cameras take pictures of every lane and can measure your speed regardless of any lane changes.

Do speed cameras catch you from the front or back? ›

A front-facing camera that uses sensors in the road to determine the speed of a car. Unlike some types of speed camera TRUVELO doesn't flash, so you might not notice if you've been caught. Because they're front-facing, the camera usually captures the driver's face.

What happens if you slow down before a speed camera? ›

Myth 3 - Slowing down or speeding up can fool the camera

The only sure way to avoid triggering the camera is to stick within the speed limit. Driving even faster is not going to do you any good at all. If you are driving at or below the speed limit when driving past the speed camera then you will be ok.

What's the leniency for speed cameras? ›

Q3 - Is there a speed tolerance on the fixed cameras used in your area, and if so, what is the tolerance? For example, 10% + 2mph. The MPS speed tolerance level for fixed safety enforcement cameras is 10% plus 2mph.

Does speeding actually get you anywhere faster? ›

Time saved with speeding

that you'll meet while driving. Most of these things determining how long your trip takes are out of your control. One researcher actually created a breakdown of the difference speeding makes: 15–mile trip, 55 mph speed limit, 10 miles over the speed limit: 2.51 minutes saved.

Can I do a speed awareness course for doing 37 in a 30? ›

Speed awareness courses

For the speed awareness course, the speed of the offence must fall within the criteria stated below: 30 mph up to and including 42 mph. 40 mph up to and including 53 mph.

Can I take a speed awareness course instead of points? ›

A speed awareness course isn't classed as a driving conviction and as you'll avoid penalty points, your licence will remain clean. But don't just think of it as a way of avoiding penalty points. More crucially, it's important and useful training that could help you become a better and safer driver.

How many points is 40 mph at 30mph? ›

This covers low level speeding. It will result in three points and a fine of up to 50% of your weekly income. It applies if you are driving up to 30mph in a 20mph zone; up to 40mph in a 30mph zone; 55mph in a 40mph zone; 65 in a 50; 80 in a 60, and; up to 90mph in a 70mph zone.

How many points is a 40 in a 30 zone? ›

If you are caught doing 40mph in a 30mph zone, this would be a band A offence. The fine for a band A speeding offence is 50% of the value of your weekly income. And in addition, you would receive three penalty points on your licence.

Do you pay for speed awareness course? ›

Having points on your licence will increase your car insurance costs and speeding convictions stay on your record for at least four years. But, the speed awareness course is not free.

Can you lose your license for speeding? ›

Can I get disqualified from driving for speeding? Depending on the severity of the speeding offence, you may be disqualified from driving for up to 56 days. Also, if you build up more than 12 points on your licence you will lose it.

How many cars can a speed camera catch at once? ›

Most speed cameras can catch two cars at once and are programmed to differentiate between cars that are speeding and those that are obeying the speed limit.

How fast can you go through a 50mph speed camera? ›

40mph limit: between 46 and 53mph. 50mph limit: between 57 and 64mph. 60mph limit: between 68 and 75mph.

How does a speed camera know which car is speeding? ›

Mobile speed camera vans

The kind of cameras these mobile units use include mini Gatso cameras that use radar technology but there are also handheld radar or laser gun cameras. A laser gun uses a narrow laser beam that is reflected off a vehicle to measure its speed.

Can normal police stop you for speeding? ›

A police officer can legally stop any vehicle at any time and ask to see driving documents, check the condition of the vehicle or deal with driving offences.

Does speeding show on criminal record? ›

Do You Get a Criminal Record for Speeding? Whilst speeding is not classified as a criminal conviction straight away, a speeding offence may be included on a criminal record. A speeding offence or penalty can affect a criminal record if it's not properly dealt with, such as not settling a penalty notice or FPN on time.

How far do police have to follow for speeding? ›

There is no minimum distance over which the car must exceed the speed limit – unless the police are conducting a follow check using their own calibrated speedo. In which case they must follow for at least 2/10th of a mile. The only evidence you will get to see at this stage is the photos.

Can you be slightly over the speed limit? ›

Let's start with the reality: even if you drive just 1 mph over the limit, you're still breaking the law. Speed limits are there for a reason, so don't ignore them! Furthermore, speed limits are just that—a limit, rather than a recommended speed.

How long does 3 points stay on your licence? ›

Points can stay on your driving record for 4-11 years.

How long do speeding points last? ›

Penalty points for speeding usually stay on your licence for four years. At the other end of the spectrum, penalty points for serious driving offences like drink-driving or causing death by dangerous driving are on your licence for 11 years.

Why do speed cameras take 2 photos? ›

These speed cameras use radar to detect whether or not a vehicle is speeding, and this is checked when a camera flashes a car – it will take 2 pictures a fraction of a second apart to confirm whether or not the vehicle was speeding.

How do I know if I got flashed by speed camera? ›

Don't believe the urban legend that most cameras are just empty boxes, but it is true that not all speed cameras flash. Ultimately, there's really only one way to tell whether you've been nabbed by a roadside speed camera, and that's the appearance of a fine notice in the post.

How do you beat a speeding ticket in Massachusetts? ›

If the clerk finds you responsible you have the right to appeal the decision to a judge. There is a $50 fee to appeal to a judge. At the judge's appeal, the police who gave the citation must be present. If the officer is not present the judge will issue a finding of not responsible without conducting a hearing.

Will I go to court for speeding? ›

If you are caught exceeding the speed limit by a speed camera, you should either be sent a Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) or Section 172 notice within 14 days. You are then required to respond to this within 28 days, where you will then be told whether you will be handed an FPN, or told to attend a court hearing.

How do I fight a speeding ticket in South Carolina? ›

If you're issued a South Carolina speeding ticket, you can either pay the fine or fight the ticket by requesting a dismissal based on a good driving record. You can also plead not guilty.

How can police prove who was driving? ›

Under section 11 of the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 (RTOA), a certificate can be used to prove the identity of the driver, user or owner of a vehicle in certain circumstances.

Can I appeal speeding fine? ›

If you want to appeal you have to go through the court, not the police. You need to complete part one, two or three on the notice to identify either yourself or someone else as the driver. Failure to do this is an offence in itself.

How many points is a speeding ticket in MA? ›

How many points is a Massachusetts speeding ticket? A speeding ticket in Massachusetts can cause two points to be added to your driving record.

How long do points stay on your license in MA? ›

How long do driving record points last? Usually, your points hang around for six years from the date you earned them.

How many points does it take to lose your license in Massachusetts? ›

As stated in Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 175 Section 113B, the RMV will suspend or revoke your learner's permit, driver's license, or right to operate for 60 days if you have accumulated 7 surchargeable events or moving violations (including out-of-state violations) within a 3-year period.

What's a legal reason for speeding? ›

Self defense and safety of passenger can also be considered. The motorist was speeding in order to get away from any driver maneuvering haphazardly can be a valid defense. Identity of the driver. There can be no conviction until the prosecution can prove that the driver behind the wheel was the defendant.

Do police always prosecute speeding? ›

By law, anything over the official speed limit is liable for a speeding ticket. However, the police usually offer a buffer of 10% plus 2 mph above the speed limit, though this is entirely at their discretion. Breaking the speed limit to a truly excessive degree may lead directly to a court summons and prosecution.

How much is a 25 over speeding ticket in South Carolina? ›

The Penalties for Traffic Offenses in South Carolina

If you're 10 miles over the speed limit, the fine is $15-25. More than 25 miles over the speed limit and you could pay up to $200. If you're cited for reckless driving, the fine could be as high as $445 or thirty days in jail.

How long do speeding tickets stay on your record SC? ›

How Long Do Points Stay on Your Driving Record? In South Carolina, points stay on your driving record for up to two years before being erased. After one year, points on your record are reduced by half. You can take additional driving courses in order to reduce the points on your driving license faster.

Can you clear your driving record in South Carolina? ›

Yes, taking a defensive driving course can remove points from your driving record in South Carolina. By completing a South Carolina DMV-approved defensive driving course, you can remove up to 4 points from your driving record, and you may be eligible for a discount on your insurance, too.


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Phone: +5026838435397

Job: National Engineer

Hobby: Listening to music, Board games, Photography, Ice skating, LARPing, Kite flying, Rugby

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