Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Official Guide to Fight a Traffic Ticket in Deposit

Can I Fight My Traffic Ticket in Deposit, NY? 

Getting a traffic ticket, isn't always the best ways to start of your day. However you do have the option to plead not guilty to your traffic violation. If you plead not guilty the court will assign you a court date where you have to attend and are given the opportunity to present your case's strengths. 

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How Many Points Will I Receive? 

When it comes to points, there is no such thing as a 1-point violation in New York State. While a cell phone violation is 5 points, speeding violations range from 3-11 points. For more details, take a look at the following chart: 

01 to 10 mph over the limit
11 to 20
21 to 30
31 to 40
More than 40

Please note that once you have accumulated 11 or more points on your license, your privilege to drive will be suspended. It is a crime to drive with a suspended license. If you are pulled over and in possession of a suspended license, the officer can impound your car and arrest you. 

How Much Will My Fines Add Upto? 

Fines vary depending on multiple factors. Such factors include what you are charged with, if you have 6 or more points already on your license, and many other factors. 

Lets take a look at a speeding ticket scenario. A conviction to an 86/65 mph zone can result in a fine of almost $400.00 to the court, an additional $300.00 fine payable to the department of motor vehicles, 6 points on a driving record, and significant insurance increase.

A conviction to a violation with points does not convert into an automatic insurance increase.  The algorithm that most insurance companies use to assess an insurance increase is proprietary in nature and not widely shared the public.  There are many factors that are taken into consideration including but not limited the driver’s age, type of vehicle driving, and accident history.

Advantages of Hiring an Attorney

Hiring an experienced attorney could benefit you in more ways than one. For example at Villanueva and Sanchala we have continuously helped save our clients save hundreds of dollars on fines, penalties and insurance increases. Not to mention points on their license and the time spent to go to court. 

Our team of lawyers is led by former New York City prosecutor, Joseph Villanueva. Having a former prosecutor on your side can give you a unique legal advantage of being able to discuss your case from the perspectives of the defense attorney as  well as the prosecutor. 

Call us now to see how we can help you save your money. Our attorneys can be reached at 800-893-9645.


1. Can’t every speeding ticket be dismissed or resolved with zero points?

Every case is unique.  Every court is unique.  It is difficult to make a blanket statement with regard the ultimate resolution of a legal matter.

2. What happens if I fail to respond to my speeding ticket?

Failing to respond can result in your license being suspended.  Driving with a suspended license can be charged as a crime.  You can be arrested and subject to incarceration.

3. Aren’t speeding tickets a pure money grab for small municipalities?

Many public officials around the United States have denounced the belief that speeding tickets are issued to raise revenue.  Public officials have consistently stated that tickets are a way to hold public safety their highest priority.

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