Monday, February 16, 2015



I just received a speeding ticket and it is returnable to the Afton Town Court.  How many points am I facing?

The number of points you are facing will depend on the number of miles per hour above the speed limit the officer wrote down on your summons.  This chart will help you quickly assess the number of points against your license that you are facing.

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

If I plead guilty to the ticket, how much will I have to pay in fines?

The fines are set by the Judge.  There are limitations to the fines but it will depend on a number of factors.

Depending on the rate of speed the ticket can result in a fine as low as $45.00 and go as high as several hundred dollars.  Furthermore, repeat offenders can be facing even higher fines.

Do you recommend that I fight my traffic ticket?

It is our recommendation that every moving violation be contested with a not guilty plea.

How will a speeding ticket conviction affect my insurance?

The answer to this question is very complex.  In short, only your insurance company can give you the definitive answer to this question.  Each company will run their own proprietary algorithm in setting your premium.  They will take multiple factors into account including but not limited to convictions to speeding tickets.  For a further discussion on how your insurance may be impacted and how we can help you fight your ticket, we encourage you to call our lawyers now at 800-893-9645.

I’ve heard that I do not have to appear in court if I hire your firm for a basic speeding ticket. Is that true?

Yes.  The vast majority of our clients will not be required to appear in court.  You can stay home and let us fight for you.

How is that possible?

Our client execute a “waiver and authorization” form.  It gives us the power to act on their behalf and make binding decision without them present.

How much does your law firm charge to fight a ticket?

It all depends on the severity of the case.  Our law firm has been known to be very reasonable in our pricing.

When is a fine due?

When we represent a client in traffic court, the judge will usually grant our clients two weeks to remit payment.

Who do I pay?

The fine is payable to the Afton Justice Court.  N.B., there are many courts in New York State that accept online payments.  Not every court accepts payment online and a driver should call the court to ascertain whether or not this option in available to them.

About Our Firm:  Our law firm has over 30 years of legal experience and we are led by a former prosecutor. We have been recognized as some of the finest lawyers in the State.

Join the thousands of drivers that have saved time, money and points on their license with our traffic ticket defense firm. Call our former prosecutor at 800-893-9645 and ask for a confidential consultation today.

We Can Help. Call Us Today at 800-893-9645:  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
  • 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