Did you just get a citation for speeding? Don’t pay that ticket without calling Feifer & Greenberg, New York’s experienced ticket-fighting law firm.
Many people may think an excessive speed citation is a simple matter. But the effects of traffic tickets can affect your livelihood, especially if you rely on driving for work.
Depending on how fast you were going, you could be facing serious fines and even jail time.
We can help you fight your speeding ticket. Call Feifer & Greenberg today at (888) 842-5384 for a free initial consultation with a New York speeding ticket lawyer.
STEPS TO TAKE AFTER GETTING A SPEEDING TICKET IN NEW YORK CITY
Speeding tickets issued in one of New York City’s five boroughs are handled differently than in other parts of the state. It can be quite difficult to challenge the citation on your own.
An experienced traffic ticket lawyer can guide you through the steps to take after getting a speeding ticket in New York:
You do have the right to appeal a speeding ticket judgment in New York City, so if the hearing does not go your way, you and your NYC speeding ticket lawyer can discuss your legal options.
WHY SHOULD I FIGHT THE SPEEDING TICKET?
Although you may feel like challenging a speeding ticket isn’t worth the trouble, the consequences of a speeding ticket can be more than just a fine. Consider some of the main reasons you should fight your traffic ticket.
CONSEQUENCES AND PENALTIES FOR IGNORING A TRAFFIC TICKET
It can be very tempting to just ignore the speeding ticket and hope it goes away – do not do this. Failure to respond to a ticket can lead to an immediate suspension of your driver’s license. There are multiple steps to having your license reinstated, as well as fees for doing so.
If you’re visiting New York from another state, you may not be off the hook, either. The NY DMV could your driving privileges in New York and, through New York’s reciprocity agreement with many states, your home state could honor New York penalties and assess points on your license, issue assessments, or even suspend your driving privileges.
The NY Department of Motor Vehicles assesses points on NY driver’s licenses for different traffic violations, including speeding. The number of points you receive for a speeding ticket depends on how fast you were going relative to the speed limit. More than 11 points in any 18-month period results in a suspended license.
|NYC Speeding Violation||Points Assessed|
|1-10 mph over the posted speed limit||3 points|
|11-20 mph over the posted speed limit||4 points|
|21-30 mph over the posted speed limit||6 points|
|31-40 mph over the posted speed limit||8 points|
|41 or more mph over the posted speed limit||11 points|
Just one speeding citation could lead to a direct suspension of your license. One strategy that your NY speeding ticket lawyer may use depending on where the ticket was issued is to negotiate for a lesser violation and thus a reduction in the number of points assessed on your license after a speeding ticket
2. Probationary licenses
If you are a probationary driver, a speeding ticket conviction will cause you to lose the privilege of driving for 60 days. Once that suspension period is over, you’ll need to begin an entirely new probationary period.
POSSIBLE DEFENSES FOR A SPEEDING TICKET
The defenses that your New York City speeding ticket attorney uses in your case will depend on your unique circumstances. Whatever your situation, our goal is the same — have your ticket dismissed due to flaws in the officer’s testimony.
Any mistakes or omissions in this testimony might be something we can use to get the ticket dismissed.
WHY YOU SHOULD HIRE FEIFER & GREENBERG
Whether it’s a hearing at Traffic Violations Bureau (TVB) or a negotiation in another court, experienced NYC speeding ticket lawyers like those at Feifer & Greenberg understand what can best work for their clients.
When you work with our NYC speeding ticket attorneys, you benefit from our years of experience in courtrooms and our deep knowledge of New York traffic laws. We typically understand what judges and prosecutors are looking and listening for and are familiar with how proceedings at the TVB go.
Our advice can help you avoid accidentally admitting guilt or saying the wrong thing in court. IN most cases you wouldn’t even need to be in court yourself. We explore all possible avenues of reducing your penalties or dismissing the ticket altogether. Call us today at (888) 842-5384 or contact us online for a complimentary case review.