Sunday, March 9, 2014


What are the consequences of a speeding ticket conviction in Dunkirk New York?

There are many consequences that can result from a conviction to a speeding ticket.  These consequences can include be not be limited to points being assessed against a license, hundreds of dollars in fines and penalties, insurance increases, and a license suspension.

How many points will I receive for a speeding conviction in Dunkirk?

A speeding conviction can range from 3 points up to 11 points.  Please see the chart below for more information.

01 to 10 mph over the limit                      3
11 to 204
21 to 306
31 to 408
More than 4011


Below is a list of fines associated with some of the most frequently issued tickets in NY.  Fines are subject to change without notice.

First-time speeding offense
$45 to $600
One or more speeding tickets
(within eighteen months)
Up to $1,575
Traffic Infraction
Disobey a Traffic Signal
(red light)
Misdemeanor Convictions
(no other penalty provided)
Uninspected Vehicles
Unregistered Vehicle or Trailer
Equipment Violations of Vehicle or Trailer
$ varies based on the charge and location          

New York Driver Assessment
New York State imposes a Driver Responsibility Assessment (also known as a DRA) for drivers who accumulate six points or more are earned on the driving record.  Call our lawyers now at 800-893-9645 for a consultation.
Six points or more on record
$300 one time payment;
or $100 each year for 3 years
Any additional points earned over six points
$25 for each point for 3 years
Refusing to take a breathalyzer test, conviction for alcohol related traffic offense or conviction for drug related traffic offense
$250 each year for 3 years

Information about Dunkirk and the Court

Dunkirk is a City in Chautauaua County New York.  It has a population of nearly 12,000 residents.  This busy municipality receives its fair share of traffic violations that are returnable in the Dunkirk Town Court.

The Town Court is located at 4737 Willow Road in Dunkirk, New York with postal zip code 1448.  The court has jurisdiction over both civil and criminal matters.  It is considered a court of local jurisdiction and as such has limited power to hear cases.  The civil cases heard in this court are often referred to as small claims cases.  These can include landlord tenant disputes, small monetary contracts disputes, and local zoning code violations.  With respect to criminal cases, it can adjudicate all misdemeanor matter

s and offenses.  It also has the power to adjudicate speeding tickets, cell phone violations, and 1144-a move over law violations.  Although the majority of traffic tickets are not criminal action, it is still governed by the criminal procedure law. 


During the summer months, many drivers pass through Dunkirk along the I-90 corridor.  Interstate 90 is an eastbound and westbound running highway.  It is a major thoroughfare with the majority of its speed limit waxing and waning between 55 mph and 65 mph.  Many drivers lose track of their speed and find themselves receiving a hefty speeding ticket.

This highway is frequently patrolled by the New York State Police from Troop T.  While many tickets in Dunkirk traffic court are written by the State Police, there are many law enforcement agencies that the power to issue tickets returnable to this court.  Some of these police agencies can include the town police and sheriff.

Tickets issued by the State Police are prosecuted by the District Attorney’s Office. 

About our firm

Our traffic ticket defense firm is lead by Joseph P. Villanueva.  He is a former New York City prosecutor with thousands of prosecutions and defense matters in experience.  His experiences has proven to be invaluable to our clients as we have excelled at getting tickets either dismissed or reduced.  We have consistently reduced our client’s exposure to harsh fines, points, and insurance increases.  Let our experience work for you.  Call our Dunkirk lawyers now at 800-893-9645.