Bankruptcy and General Practice

Hudson Valley speeding tickets

You got a speeding ticket. Now what?

Take it seriously

People often write speeding tickets off as minor infractions. They pay the fine and move on with their lives. Unfortunately, they often end up with unforeseen repercussions that haunt them for many years to come. While speeding tickets may not be the most severe of criminal offenses, they should still be taken seriously. You can fight your speeding ticket.

No matter where you were pulled over, you can be confident that representation through Selby Legal will minimize the impact of a speeding ticket on your life.


Understand the impact

When people think about speeding tickets, they typically think primarily of the fine, but that may only be the tip of the iceberg. You will accumulate points that may force you to pay a costly driver responsibility assessment, or even result in driver's license suspension.

You must also think of the impact on your insurance rates. People often find that the increase in insurance rates after a speeding ticket is actually more expensive than the fine. Getting charges reduced or dismissed ensures that the impact on your insurance bill is as small as possible.


NY traffic point system explained

A single speeding violation may carry a penalty from 3 point to 11 points, and if you accumulate a total of 11 points in an 18-month period, your driver's license may be suspended. With as few as 6 points on your driving record, you may be subject to the New York driver responsibility assessment program, which, means that a financial penalty will be assessed that you must pay to DMV every year for three years. This penalty is in addition to the original fine that you will have to pay the court for each of your violations. Consulting with an experienced traffic attorney is the best way to understand potential impacts and your options.

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Dealing with traffic tickets can feel inconvenient, but there can be serious consequences to delaying, ignoring, or even pleading guilty to a Hudson Valley traffic ticket. It’s important to understand your rights and consider your next steps with care. Get experienced help; contact Selby Legal today for a free consultation.