Thursday, February 6, 2014

Bedford Traffic Lawyer’s Guide To Fighting A Speeding Ticket

Fight Your Bedford Ticket Now

If you have found this webpage, there is a good chance that you have been stopped by a police officer for speeding along I-684.  Understandably, you have a large number of questions running through your mind.

The top questions posed to our office regarding a Bedford speeding ticket are:
How many points am I facing and what are the fines associated with this ticket?


The number of points a driver is facing varies depending on the nature of the offense.  The higher the speed, the higher number of points a driver is facing.

Here is a break down of the points associated with a speed.

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

Speeding tickets start at 3 points and can go up as much as 11.  There are many different scenarios that can trigger a license suspension or revocation.  Some of the most common scenarios involve a driver getting more than 10 points assessed against their license within an 18-month period.  Another scenario involved a driver receiving 3 speeding convictions within an 18-month period regardless of the total number of points involved.  So for example, a driver convicted of 3 speeding convictions within 18 months with a total of 9 points will lose their license even though they have not accumulated more than 10 points.


At the end of a case, the Judge imposes fines.  The judge has discretion in setting the fine and the fines are controlled by statute.  The surcharge (the money that goes to New York State) varies depending on the type of court that adjudicates the speeding ticket.

First-time speeding offense$45 to $600
One or more speeding tickets
(within eighteen months)
Up to $1,575
Traffic Infraction$100-$300
Disobey a Traffic Signal
Misdemeanor Convictions
(no other penalty provided)
Uninspected Vehicles$25-$200
Unregistered Vehicle or Trailer$25-$200
Equipment Violations of Vehicle or Trailer$0-$100
Surcharges$50 - $55


Bedford Town Court employs two part time judges.  Currently, the presiding justices are Erik P. Jacobsen and David A. Menken.  The judges are elected officials and share the judicial responsibilities within the court.  The judges take turn presiding over court sessions.

Bedford Town Court
321 Bedford Road
Bedford Hills, NY 10507

About our firm:  We have represented hundreds of clients throughout New York State.  Our attorneys can be frequently found in Bedford Traffic Court fighting on behalf of motorists issued a speeding ticket along I-684.  Our result oriented law firm is available to assist you on your traffic matter.  Give us a call to learn how we can help you save time, money, and points on your license.  914-723-7900.

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