Friday, September 19, 2014

Cheektowaga Traffic Ticket Lawyer's Guide

Fight Your Cheektowaga Speeding Ticket And Save Money

If you are reading this blog, there is a good chance you are looking for help to fight your speeding ticket issued on I-90 in Cheektowaga Traffic Court.  You are not alone. According to a WGZR Interstate 90 in the Town of Cheektowaga is a speed trap.

In fact, the investigative report disclosed that 5,800 tickets were issued in 2013.  That was enough to put Cheektowaga as one of the top 10 most frequently issued traffic courts in the State.

Common Questions Answered

There is no doubt that this ticket has made you angry and has filled you with lots of questions.  The most common question posited are:

1) how many points am I facing, and
2) how much will this cost me?

We will answer those questions and more in this blog post.

How Many Points Am I Facing?

A conviction to a speeding ticket will result in points against a driver’s license.  Depending upon the driver’s speed, the points can vary between three and eleven points.

This chart will quickly help you determine the number of points you are facing.

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

How Many Points Can I Receive Until I Am Suspended?

There are many different circumstances that can result in a driver losing their privilege to drive. One circumstance can be the accumulation of eleven or more points in an 18 month period.

How Long Do Points Stay On My License?

For purposes of reaching the eleven point threshold, points will run for eighteen months from the date of issuance.

Be cautious.  Although the points will not be held against you after eighteen months, the conviction can still be visible to law enforcement for years to follow.

How Can I Reduce The Amount Of Points On My License?

A certified defensive driving course within New York State can reduce up to four points on a driver’s license.

Points cannot be banked and saved for a rainy day.  For example, if a driver has three point conviction, they will not receive a negative one point that can be saved for a rainy day.

How Much Will A Speeding Ticket Cost?

A conviction to a speeding ticket can result in many expenses including but not limited to a fine payable to the court, an assessment fee payable to the department of motor vehicles, time lost waiting in court, and insurance increases.

Once a driver is convicted or pleads guilty to speeding, the presiding judge will set a fine.  The parameters of the fine is controlled by statute.  

The Hidden Fee: Once a driver has been convicted of 6 points on their license, New York State will impose a “Driver’s Responsibility Assessment.”  This is an additional $300.00 fine payable to the department of motor vehicles.  For every point above 6, the driver will be required to pay an additional $25.00 dollars.

Insurance: Many drivers share the belief that a conviction that results in points will automatically result in an insurance increase and the number of points assessed will result in a proportionate insurance increase.  This is not true.  There are many different factors that an insurance company will take into consideration when adjusting a premium.  A conviction to a moving violation is one of many factors taken into account.

Our Speeding Ticket Lawyers Can Help

Join the thousands of drivers that have hired our traffic ticket lawyers and have saved money, time, and points on their license.  We have over 30 years of legal experience and have excelled at getting tickets either dismissed or reduced.  Give us a call today at 800-893-9645.