Thursday, July 3, 2014


Marcy Town Court Lawyer

Oneida County is a county rich in culture and family oriented activities.  It is also part of a major thoroughfare connecting large parts of Upstate New York.  If you are reading this blog, there is a good chance that you have a received a speeding ticket along one their major highways.  A common scenario may include a driver being accused of going 72 mph in a 55 mph zone along State Route 12.

If you have a speeding ticket or traffic ticket and would like to save money, give our award winning Marcy ticket lawyers a call to learn how we can help you.  Call now to schedule your confidential consultation at 800-893-9645.


Initially, most drivers are concerned about the insurance consequences related to a speeding ticket and points on their license.

            The New York State insurance law as it relates to speed tickets can be very difficult to interpret.  There are many grey areas and the true impact for which a speeding conviction will have on a driver’s policy is nebulous.

            There are many different factors an insurance company can take into consideration when writing a car insurance policy.  These considerations can include but not limited to automobile accidents, DWI convictions, the location of the policy and traffic violations.

            As such, a speeding ticket conviction is not the only factor taken into consideration.  Further, depending on the particular company, the insurance increase can be zero dollars or hundreds of dollars.  In some circumstances, an insurance company and drop a driver for a speeding conviction.


            Points are assessed according to the rate of speed that a driver is convicted.  Speeding tickets start at 3 points and can go as high as 11 points.  In New York, a driver is allowed 10 points within an 18-month period.  At the 11th point, the driver’s privilege to drive will be suspended for a minimum of 30 days.  There are many circumstances that can trigger a suspension including but not limited a DWI conviction and 3 speeding convictions within an 18-month period.

Speeding Ticket Point Chart

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


Marcy Town Court
8801 Paul Becker Road
Marcy, New York 13403

Marcy Town Court is a court of local jurisdiction.  It is one of the lowest courts in the State.  Some higher courts are County Court, Supreme Court, and Surrogate Court.

As a local court, it has limited jurisdiction over civil and criminal matters.  The majority of civil cases are commonly referred to as small claims cases such as disputes involving less than $3,000.00, local zoning law ordinance violations, and landlord tenant cases.  For the most part, felony cases are not adjudicated in Marcy Town Court.  The majority of criminal cases are misdemeanors.


            Traffic tickets issued by the New York State Police are prosecuted by the District Attorney’s Office.  In some jurisdictions, the power to prosecute is deferred to local municipal prosecutors.


We have successfully defended thousands of drivers in Oneida County and Upstate New York.  Our primary ticket defense attorney is Joseph P. Villanueva.  He is a former New York City prosecutor and trial attorney for a Fortune 100 company.  He has dedicated his practice to the defense and trial of serious matters.

If you have a traffic ticket or speeding ticket, give our Marcy speeding ticket lawyers a call at 800-893-9645 to learn how we can help.