Monday, November 10, 2014


Four Most Common Questions 
Related to Carrollton Traffic Tickets
There are many reasons why a driver might receive a traffic ticket.  However, I my law practice, there is no other section of law that I see more frequently than VTL 1180 – speeding.  If you were unfortunate to receive a speeding ticket and it is returnable in Carrolton Town Court, it is clear that you have many questions.  Some of the most popular questions posed to our Carrollton ticket law firm are:
  1. How many points am I facing?
  2. Can I go to jail for this?
  3. How much money do I have to pay?
  4. How much will my insurance increase?

This blog post will answers these questions and more.

How many points am I facing?

The number of points facing a driver will depend on the nature of the charge.  A speeding conviction can vary from 3 points to as much as 11 points.  This chart will quickly help you determine 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

Can I go to jail for this?

On a high speeding ticket (greater than 11 mph), a driver can be sentenced to a term of incarceration.  This sentence is usually reserved for the worst offenders out there.  However, you should note, it is up to the court’s discretion whether or not to impose a jail sentence.

How much money do I have to pay?

Similar to points, the fine depends on the nature of the charge.  Furthermore, repeat offenders will face additional fines.

The Judge is given a fine range for which they can assess a fine.  The New York State Legislature has set this range.  Given the facts and circumstances of the case, the judge will determine the proper fine to give a driver.

On every speeding conviction, New York State has imposed a mandatory surcharge.  The surcharge is the portion of money that is paid to New York State.

1st time Conviction Within Eighteen (18) Months
Minimum Fine
Maximum Fine
Maximum Imprisonment
Points on Driving Record
10 mph or less
$88.00 or $93.00
11-30 mph
30 Days
$88.00 or $93.00
31 mph or over
30 Days
$88.00 or $93.00

How much will my insurance increase?

No one other than you insurance company can tell you for certain how much your insurance will increase for a speeding conviction.  They maintain a mathematical algorithm that takes many factors into consideration.  A conviction to a speeding ticket is one consideration.

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Charges We Fight: Here is a list of some common charges were have helped our client’s fight.

·                Speeding under VTL § 1180 (b)
·                Speeding under VTL § 1180 (d)
·                Cell Phone under VTL § 1225
·                Child Seatbelt under VTL § 1229
·                Failure to Move Over under VTL § 1144-A
·                Failure to Signal under VTL § 1163
·                Following Too Closely under VTL § 1129
·                Operating Without Insurance under VTL § 319
·                Operating with a suspended registration under VTL § 512 (Misdemeanor)
·                Red Light under VTL § 1111
·                Stop Sign Violation under VTL § 1172
·                Suspended License Operation under VTL § 511.1 (Misdemeanor)
·                Unsafe Lane Change under VTL § 1128