Speeding Tickets

Jamestown and Lakewood Attorneys Help You Fight Your Speeding Ticket

Even the most law-abiding Jamestown, Lakewood and Chautauqua County citizens occasionally get speeding tickets. If you have received a ticket, your first reaction may be to just pay the fine and hope there is nothing more to worry about. This is often unwise.

New York works on a point system, assigning a certain number of points to your driving record depending on the severity of the offense. In the case of speeding, the more miles you were driving over the speed limit, the more points will be assigned to your driving record. If you receive 11 points in an 18 month period of time, your license may be suspended.

If this is not your first speeding ticket, the consequences substantially increase with each one. Some penalties you face include:

  • Hefty fines.
  • Insurance rates will increase.
  • You will be required to pay court costs.
  • Suspension or revocation of your driver’s license.
  • A civil penalty that you pay to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) referred to as a Driver Responsibility Assessment.

If your driver’s license is suspended or revoked, depending on the type of job you have, your job may be at risk. At the very least, you will be substantially inconvenienced by being unable to drive for a period of time. If you are from another state and received a speeding ticket in New York, you may suffer consequences from the New York traffic violation in your home state.

Whatever the circumstances of your speeding ticket, you need the services of an experienced speeding ticket attorney.