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How Much Does A New York Speeding Ticket Cost?

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Matthew Weiss

Matthew J. Weiss, Esq. graduated Hofstra Law School in 1984. He was Law Review and won the law school’s prestigious Procedure Award. Upon graduation, he became one of the first Hofstra Law School graduates to work at the New York State Court of Appeals (New York State’s highest court) working on various appellate matters.

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Irving - July 28, 2016 3:25 am

Hello, i recently got a speeding ticket for going 92 on a 55 limit (37 over) . Im from nyc but i got the ticket at riverhead town going towards long Island. I have a clean record and this is my first violation ever. I seen 31 to 40 equals a 8 points on my lisence, what would be an idea of what i would have to pay and what type of outcome can i expect?

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    Matthew Weiss - July 28, 2016 9:22 am

    Irving,

    You should plead not guilty and try and negotiate this ticket down to a less serious charge. If you do, you likely can save the $450 Driver Assessment Fee. Be prepared to pay roughly a $250 in fines.

    Matthew Weiss

Anthony - July 27, 2016 10:01 pm

Matthew,

I recently received a speeding ticket in Cortlandville NY for doing 85 in a 65 on my way to Canada. I was one of four other vehicles going the same speed, yet I was the one pulled over. I live 4 hours away in NJ and the cop said to plead guilty since it would be a hike just to show up in court. I have a clean driving record. Would pleading guilty carry points on my license to NJ? What would the costs be for pleading guilty to this fine? Thanks.

Anthony

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    Matthew Weiss - July 28, 2016 12:19 am

    Anthony,

    Answers in bold below.

    Would pleading guilty carry points on my license to NJ? Yes, this 4-point NY ticket would transfer as 2 New Jersey points.

    What would the costs be for pleading guilty to this fine? Approximately $200.

    Matthew Weiss

Shyanne - July 26, 2016 9:26 am

Got a 82 in a 55 in greenwich ny two others got one two that where 65 in 45 that here behind me i was not going 82 what should I do

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    Matthew Weiss - July 28, 2016 12:07 am

    Shyanne,

    You should plead to guilty. If you do, you likely can negotiate this down to a less serious charge.

    Matthew Weiss

Susana - July 25, 2016 3:43 pm

Hi. I received a ticket for going 91 mph on 684N (65 is the limit) in Bedford. I was issued a ticket with a supporting deposition. I live in NJ and do not have any points on my license. My daughter was screaming because she had to go to the bathroom and I was trying to get off at the exit. My understanding is that the 6 points will transfer as 2 points to NJ and my insurance says that it will not impact my rate (it allows up to 2 points without an increase). Should I fight it? I live 1.5 hours away. How much would I spend out of pocket if I simply plead guilty? Thanks in advance!

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    Matthew Weiss - July 25, 2016 10:41 pm

    Susana,

    If you plead guilty, you’ll be fined roughly $200 and have to pay a $300 Driver Assessment Fee. If you fight it, you likely can save the $300 Driver Assessment Fee.

    Matthew Weiss

Patrick - July 25, 2016 3:34 am

Got a Speeding ticket in East Greenbush NY, 65 in a 45 . Cop pulled me over without his lights on , didnt know he was pulling me over untill he pulled over then he put his lights on. I was going up hill and he was driving down hill. How accurate can this reading be on his radar gun he is while driving down hill and im driving up hill?

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    Matthew Weiss - July 25, 2016 10:44 pm

    Patrick,

    It is impossible to answer how accurate the officer’s radar was in your case but I can say that these devices are pretty accurate even for oncoming vehicles.

    Matthew Weiss

Kevin - July 24, 2016 8:36 pm

Received an 81 in 65 in Junius NY. Live in NYC. Received the ticket on way to vaca. It’s been 12 days since I received the ticket. It’s over 4 hrs from my house. Plead guilty? What is your suggestion?

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    Matthew Weiss - July 25, 2016 10:49 pm

    Kevin,

    I recommend that you plead not guilty as this speeding ticket carries 4 points and can adversely affect your auto insurance rates (even if you have an otherwise clean record).

    Matthew Weiss

Dave - July 21, 2016 2:46 pm

Got a failure to stop at a stop sign ticket in Adirondacks nowheresville by a Trooper. When I approached the sign a car on my left was approaching and was signalling to turn left but there were two lefts, one for the thruway on-ramp and one for a road. The onramp was first for that driver. I turned right onto the road based on his signalling. He wound up not turning at the onramp and instead proceeded to the left that I too was going too. So it looked like I was trying to not stop and cut him off. A trooper was in his car near this. He ticketed me and the other guy went. I explained the guy’s signalling to the tropper and he said he didn’t see that. Ticket says mail in 48hrs to respond not guilty. But it is past that as I was on vacation and didn’t look at the ticket until afterwards so as to try not ruin vacation further.

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    Matthew Weiss - July 22, 2016 12:46 am

    Dave,

    You should overnight your not guilty plea asap. It likely is not too late to enter a not guilty plea and attempt to negotiate this down to a more favorable charge.

    Matthew Weiss

Rodrigo - July 21, 2016 10:48 am

Hi I have a ticket speeding in school area northport NY , 20 is the speed limit, not sign where ending the restriction, I was 38 mph but front me a least quarter block sign 30 mph speed limit, what need a traffic Lawyer my driver license is clean for 15 years. . I wish you give me advice! !

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    Matthew Weiss - July 21, 2016 12:21 pm

    Rodrigo,

    You should plead not guilty. This is the only way to possible save points.

    Matthew Weiss

Nick W. - July 18, 2016 8:39 pm

I was pulled over doing 76 in a 55, county of Oneida, Trenton town court. What are the fines for this? I have a Wisconsin Drivers license, will the point carry over and how many. I will be going back how is it worth going to court?

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    Matthew Weiss - July 20, 2016 8:04 am

    Nick W,

    This is a 6-point ticket that carries roughly a $200 fine plus a $300 Driver Assessment Fee and, if you are convicted and have other recent convictions, can lead to a suspension of your driving license or privileges. It can also adversely affect your insurance rates. We, therefore, recommend that you plead not guilty and fight this ticket. This the only way to possibly save NY points, money and avoid a possible insurance increase.

    Points from a New York conviction will NOT transfer to you Wisconsin license, except if Wisconsin would mandatorily suspend or revoke (ex., reckless driving, DWI, leaving the scene of an accident, etc). Therefore, the generally will not affect your driving privileges in Wisconsin. However, the conviction will be reported to the Wisconsin DMV and therefore your insurance company can learn about it. We therefore recommend that you speak with your insurance company before you plead guilty to this ticket.

    Matthew Weiss

Charlie - July 14, 2016 9:39 am

Do you think that I should speak with the prosecutor or is this something that can get me in more trouble? Also if I do speak with him/her how do I address him, meaning like a judge is “Your Honor “.

Thank you

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    Matthew Weiss - July 16, 2016 6:44 am

    Charlie,

    Yes speak to the prosecutor. You should be polite but do not have to address him or her as “Your Honor”.

    Matthew Weiss

Charlie - July 13, 2016 9:44 pm

Hello,

I received a speeding ticket for 47 in a 30. Before I sped up to 47 I was doing the speed limit. It was roughly midnight and I was in the left lane and there was a car on my right that kept encroaching on my lane and staying within my blind spot. I decided rather than possibly incur an accident I would speed up and get passed the car and then move to the right lane. I did this and only held the speed for a moment before then making a right turn. The whole incident lasted seconds at best. As I turned the corner flashing lights were upon me instantly. The officer must have been traveling behind us at the time and I did not see him. When he came to the car he was rude and didn’t tell me why he pulled me over. I asked him if he was the car on my right and he feigned ignorance but then he retorted that that I had passed the car on my right with room to spare. He then proceeded to prepare my ticket and then the first words out of his mouth when he came back to my vehicle were that he suggested i plead Not Guilty. I ask you, since the officer told me to plead not guilty does that not imply that he himself thought me to not be guilty? I have a pre hearing coming up with the prosecuting attorney in a few weeks. What should I do? Thank you.

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    Matthew Weiss - July 14, 2016 9:30 am

    Charlie,

    The fact that the police officer “told me to plead not guilty does NOT imply that he himself thought you to be not guilty”. He would not have issued the ticket if he believed your were not guilty. He likely said this to make you (or him) feel better.

    Matthew Weiss

Gene - July 13, 2016 1:33 pm

Matthew,
I got ticket for 91mph in 65 zone, in Steuben county, NY, on the way back from Canada trip.
I hold PA driver license, and while I would like to plead not guilty and reduce the fine, trip to the courthouse will take over 2 hours.

Any recommendations ?

thanks,
Gene

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    Matthew Weiss - July 14, 2016 9:27 am

    Gene,

    If you do not want to appear in court, then you can retain a NY traffic lawyer to appear for you. Fighting it makes sense so save NY points and avoid NY’s $300 Driver Assessment Fee.

    Matthew Weiss

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