Fines for a New York State Speeding or Traffic Ticket
One of the first questions people who have speeding and traffic tickets in New York ask is ‘what are the fines for my speeding ticket,’ or ‘what are the fines for my cell phone ticket?’ While certainly worthwhile to know, fines are normally the least of your worries when you get a speeding or traffic ticket in New York.
For example, if you are convicted of cell phone use, NY VTL § 1225, that conviction carries 5 points and will trigger an insurance increase. If you are convicted of speeding, NY VTL § 1180, a conviction carries between 3 and 11 points depending on how many miles per hour over the speed limit you were convicted. Furthermore either conviction, and many others such as uninsured operation, NY VTL § 319, trigger license suspensions and / or revocations.
The real question you should be asking yourself when you receive a New York speeding or traffic ticket is ‘what is the overall cost of pleading guilty?’ This cost is in terms of not just money, but loss of driving privileges and a criminal conviction as well.
Knowing the various fine schedule is one thing, but it does not tell the whole story. The whole story can only be understood and digested through understanding the charges and how they relate to your driving record and insurance safety record as a whole. And that is where we come in.
Without delay, if you received a speeding or traffic ticket, pick up the phone and call us at once. Not only can we answer the questions pertaining to the fines, but we can also consult you on the real cost of pleading guilty and give you a comparative analysis as to the savings should you decide to go with us.