New York State Speeding, VTL § 1180
Our New York attorneys and lawyers represent motorists throughout NY State charged with Speeding, VTL § 1180, NY VTL § 1180b, NY VTL § 1180d, NY VTL § 1180A, NY VTL § 1180c, and NY VTL § 1180f. Our traffic court defense lawyers are the best rated you will find in New York State. We have vast experience representing motorists charged with Speeding in all Traffic Courts throughout the state. If you have been charged with the infraction of Speeding, VTL § 1180 you will need legal representation and assistance.
Speeding, VTL § 1180 is when a motorist travels either (1) in excess of the posted speed limit, or (2) under the posted speed limit but unreasonably fast for the conditions; or (3) traveling too slow for conditions. Yes, you can get charged with driving too slow, and that is considered a speeding conviction. A common example for traveling unreasonably fast for conditions is when a motorist lost control of a car and ran off the road. Speeding in a work zone or school zone are aggravated charges causing fines to be doubled and bigger problems with your insurance company.HOW A SPEEDING CONVICTION CAN LEAD TO A SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION OF YOUR DRIVER’S LICENSE
Whether or not your license is in New York, your license or privileges can be suspended for a speeding conviction. The ways are as follows:
- You can be suspended as part of a sentence
- You can be suspended for a conviction triggering 11 or more points with other points within an 18 month period
- You can be revoked for accruing 3 speeding convictions in an 18 month period
When a NY license or privileges are suspended or revoked the result is the same – you cannot drive until the suspension or revocation is cleared. So the best practice is to avoid the suspension or revocation altogether.VARIOUS DEGREES OF SPEEDING AUO
There are varying degrees of Speeding, VTL § 1180:
Speeding 1 – 10 MPH over the limit: 3 point violation
Traveling unreasonably fast: 3 point violation
Traveling unreasonably slow: 3 point violation
Speeding 11 – 20 MPH over the limit: 4 point violation
Speeding 21 – 30 MPH over the limit: 6 point violation& mandatory DMV fine in addition to the court fine of at least $300.00.
Speeding 31 – 40 MPH over the limit: 8 point violation& mandatory DMV fine in addition to the court fine of at least $450.00.
Speeding 41 + MPH over the limit: 11 point violation& mandatory DMV fine in addition to the court fine of at least $600.00, plus a mandatory license suspension
When you retain our office we start your defense by analyzing the ticket. We will interview you about the stop. We will research the type of electronic speed measuring device the police used. We will research the training and experience of the police officer and verify his credentials. We will look for weaknesses to exploit when we go to court.
Sometimes your driving history is relevant. Other lawyers will send you to the DMV to get your driving record. Not our firm. Our traffic court defense law firm is one of the few non-government entities that have DIRECT ACCESS to the NYS DMV computer records. This means that we can pull your driving record directly from the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles so that you do not have to go to the DMV to get your record. Often times we can also resolve your case without the need for you to go to court as well.