Friday, July 15, 2011

What Should You Do If You Are Given A Speeding Ticket in Yonkers City Court

Hidden Costs of Pleading Guilty to a Speeding Ticket

Each year, thousands of motorists enter a plea of guilty to speeding tickets in New York not knowing the potential personal and financial liabilities involved.  This article gives a brief description into some considerations you should take before enter a plea of guilty to your ticket. Visit us at Yonkers Ticket Defense page for more information.

If you are given a traffic ticket or speeding ticket in Yonkers, we recommend that you call our office of a telephone consultation and ask how we can help you.  Our number is 914-723-7900.  We are available 24 hours a day.

About Our Firm Our team of lawyers at Villanueva & Sanchala, PLLC has over twenty years of legal experience and has helped hundreds of motorists protect their driver's license.  The firm’s ticket practice is lead by former prosecutor, Joseph P. Villanueva.  We have extensive experience handling ticket matters and have gained a superb reputation traffic ticket defense lawyers.

If you are convicted of speeding, your license will be hit with points.  The point scale is as follows:

Speeding Points
01 to 10 mph over the limit3
11 to 204
21 to 306
31 to 408
More than 4011

In New York, you are given a total of 10 points and if you are convicted of 11, your license will be suspended.  There are other rules that provide for your license to be suspended even if you haven't reached the 11 point threshold.

Insurance Costs

Under many circumstances, your insurance rates will be increased with a conviction to a speeding ticket.  This can potentially cost you hundreds or thousands.


The old saying is true -- "Time is Money."  If you wish to fight your ticket, this endeavor will cost your time.  Depending on your commute, getting to Yonkers City Court can be difficult.  It has take some of our client's up to 2 hours to get to court and another 3 hours waiting for the case to be adjudicated.  This can cost you a day at work or a from school.


A conviction to a speeding ticket will result in a fine.  The fine amount are controlled by statute.  The judge hearing your case will set a fine within the confines of the law.  Depending on your charge, you could be facing up to a $1,000.00 in fines.  Depending on the charge (while it is uncommon) you can be sentenced up to 30 days in jail.

Fine from Albany

If you are convicted of 6 more points within an 18 month period, you will also receive a notice from DMV that you must pay a $300.00 fine.  For each additional point above 6, you will assessed additional fines.

About Yonkers

Yonkers is the fourth largest City in the State of New York.  It handles a large volume of traffic tickets each year.  It is the recipient of many tickets because it houses many major highways such as the Cross County Parkway, the New York State Thruway I-87, and the Saw Mill River Parkway.

If you are given a speeding ticket or other moving violation, we recommend that you enter a plea of not guilty and contact our firm immediately for a confidential consultation.  Our lawyers can be reached at 914-723-7900.

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