Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Fight Your Tonawanda Speeding Ticket And Save Money

Speeding Tickets Can Be More Than a Hassel. They Can Be Expensive.

If you are reading this blog, you were probably issued a speeding ticket on I-290.  Further, your ticket is returnable to the Tonawanda Traffic Court.  Everyone knows that a speeding ticket can result in fines and penalties payable to the court, but they can also result in a significant insurance increase.  

In today’s world, increasing costs are unavoidable.  However, you may be able to limit your exposure to fines, penalties, and insurance increases if you fight your ticket.

The Tonawanda Speed Trap

According to WGZR the Town of Tonawanda maintains one of the top 10 speeding traps in New York State.  To be specific, it is ranked #6.

Last year, the court received almost 4,000 traffic tickets. This large volume of tickets has dubbed it a speed trap by the investigative report.

Cost Of A Ticket

When a first time offender to a speeding ticket enters a plea of guilty to driving 86 mph in a 55 mph zone, they are opening themselves up to a fine and surcharge of close to $700.00 and eight points on their license.  If this is the driver’s 2nd conviction, the fines can be substantially more.

Furthermore, this conviction will result in an additional $450.00 fee payable to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles.   

In some extreme circumstances, a conviction at this speed can result in a jail sentence and a license suspension.

Our Law Firm Can Help

Our Tonawanda ticket lawyers have fought thousands of tickets.  We have gained the respect of our peers and have been recognized as some of the best lawyers in the entire State. 

Join the thousands of satisfied clients who have saved time, money, and points on their license.  We can be reached at 800-893-9645.

About Tonawanda Justice Court

Tonawanda Town Court is also referred to as Tonawanda Justice Court.  It located at 1835 Sheridan Drive in Buffalo, New York.  Its postal zip code is 14223.  

This court is part of the 8th Judicial District of the New York Unified Court System.  It is often referred to as a “local” court of jurisdiction.  As a local court, it has limited jurisdiction over civil and criminal matters.

For example, civil cases are limited to $3,000.00 in controversy.  These cases are usually called small claims cases.  Criminal cases are usually limited to misdemeanors.  


When a driver is convicted of speeding, points can be assessed their license.  A conviction can vary from 3 to 11 points depending on the rate of speed above the speed limit.

This chart will help you quickly determine how many points you are facing.

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

About Our Firm

Our firm is led by Joseph P. Villanueva.  He is a former New York City prosecutor with the unique ability to quickly analyze the strength and weakness of any traffic ticket.  We have over 30 years of legal experience and have excelled at getting tickets either dismissed or reduced.  Join the thousands of drivers that have saved time, money, and points on their license with our law firm.  Give us a call today at 800-893-9645.