A speeding ticket may seem like a small issue. However, many people do not know that a speeding ticket adds points to your record. If too many points accumulate, your license can be suspended. When you pay your speeding ticket, you are announcing "I am guilty" and allowing the points to add up.
At Katzlawyers.com, we help clients who want to fight their speeding tickets and protect their driver's licenses. Our New York City speeding ticket lawyer, Seth Ian Katz, has more than a decade of experience handling traffic violations throughout New York State.
When the Points Add Up
There are multiple ways to get your driving privileges suspended in New York:
- Three or more speeding tickets: If you receive three or more speeding tickets in less than 18 months, your license may be suspended. This includes three tickets at one traffic stop.
- Two large traffic tickets: Your license can also be suspended if you receive two tickets with at least six points each in 18 months.
- Eleven points on your record: If you get more than 11 points on your record (through speeding or other traffic violations), your license may be suspended.
- Erratic driving: If you were accused of erratic driving, your judge has the authority to suspend your license.
The speeding ticket point system is based on how fast you were going. The faster your speed, the more points you accrue. No matter how many points are at stake, we recommend fighting every speeding ticket you receive.
Why Should You Hire an Attorney to Fight Your Speeding Ticket?
In New York City, you cannot plea bargain. If you go to trial by yourself and try to explain your case to the judge, you will lose your right to remain silent. Chances are, the judge will ask you how fast you were going, tell you that you are ruining your credibility by saying you "weren't speeding," and then issue a conviction.
A New York City speeding ticket lawyer can help you avoid this situation and protect your license. At the Katz Law Offices, we know the laws and the challenges that motorists must overcome to keep their driving privileges. We also offer affordable, flat-fee legal services in speeding ticket defense.
Taking the Case Off of Your Hands ▪ Reasonable Prices
Time is important. You don't want to miss a day of work to fight your speeding ticket. (What would you tell your boss or clients?) At the Katz Law Offices, we try to make the process as easy as possible for you. In most cases, you won't even have to leave your home. We will send you the necessary forms and ask you questions electronically or over the phone. In all, you should only have to spend 15 minutes of your time. Let us take care of the rest. When necessary, we will appear in court on your behalf.
Contact a Manhattan Excessive Speed Lawyer
To learn more about our speeding ticket defense services, contact us online or call Katzlawyers.com in Manhattan at 212-747-0606 or in Staten Island at 718-876-8105.