Don’t be fooled into paying a speeding ticket.
If you pay the ticket, you admit that you are guilty and you will get points on your license. If you get points on your license, it is likely that your insurance premiums will go up. Additionally, there will be fines and surcharges associated with your ticket. Once you plead guilty to a ticket, you become more vulnerable to punishment if you receive an additional speeding ticket in the future.
If you receive three speeding tickets in 18 months, your license will be suspended for six months.
In New York City, there is no plea bargaining on traffic violations. Therefore, there is no incentive to pay the ticket. If you fight your ticket and lose, you are in the same position that you would have been if you plead guilty. What does that mean?
It pays to fight your ticket.
Currently, points for speeding tickets are assessed as follows:
- Speeding 1 to 10 mph over the limit: 3 points
- Speeding 11 to 20 mph over the limit: 4 points
- Speeding 21 to 30 mph over the limit: 6 points
- Speeding 31 to 40 mph over the limit: 8 points
- Speeding 41+ mph over the limit: 11 points
I have helped many clients keep their driving privileges and avoid costly fines and points on their license.