Westchester County Speeding Ticket Lawyer
NEW YORK VEHICLE & TRAFFIC LAW (VTL) 1180(a), 1180(b), & 1180(c)
Almost any driver in New York can get a speeding ticket. Don’t simply pay the fine. Instead, get legal help and fight the ticket. Call Kimberly Pelesz New York Law, LLC immediately. Paying the fine:
- raises your insurance premiums
- adds points to your driver’s license
- may negatively impact your driving privileges
- may make you ineligible for certain job opportunities
- is a legal admission of guilt
If you dispute your speeding ticket – and you should – you have the right to represent yourself in a court of law. However, examining experienced witnesses like police officers is best left to a professional with the training to do it right: an experienced Westchester County speeding ticket lawyer. Even when the charge is “only” speeding, you really should have the highest-quality legal counsel available.
FIGHT THAT SPEEDING TICKET
The faster you drive, the more likely you are to cause – and/or suffer – accidents and serious injuries. Speeding is one of the leading causes of traffic collisions and the subsequent injuries. Driving at or under the speed limit not only saves lives, but in the state of New York, it can keep you out of some serious legal trouble. If you are cited for speeding in Westchester, Dutchess, Putnam, Orange, or Rockland County, fight the ticket and the charge with help from an experienced Westchester County speeding ticket lawyer. If you’re found guilty of speeding in New York, you can do a few days in jail, and if you receive several tickets for speeding, your license could be suspended.
Speed laws are enforced every day in the state of New York by virtually every local police department and sheriff’s office as well as the New York State Police. The penalties for speeding in New York – if you don’t fight the ticket and you’re found guilty – include:
- a $90-to-$150 fine and up to 15 days in jail for driving up to 10 mph over the limit
- a $180-to-$300 fine and up to 30 days for driving 10 to 30 mph over the limit
- a $360-to-$600 fine and up to 30 days for driving more than 30 mph over the limit
- a $45-to-$150 fine and up to 15 days for “excessive and inappropriate” speed
In addition to facing fines and possible jail time, you will also have points added to your driving record with every speeding ticket. The points are added as follows:
- 3 points are added to your license for driving up to 10 mph over the limit.
- 4 points are added to your license for driving 11 to 20 mph over the limit.
- 6 points are added to your license for driving 21 to 30 mph over the limit.
- 8 points are added to your license for driving 31 to 40 mph over the limit.
- 11 points are added to your license for driving more than 40 mph over the limit.
Your driver’s license will be revoked if you are cited for three or more speeding violations in an 18-month period. New York drivers should always challenge a speeding ticket; you really should never just plead guilty and pay the fine. In the Westchester County area, if you are ticketed for speeding or cited for some other traffic violation, get the help you need and arrange at once to speak with an experienced Westchester County speeding ticket lawyer.
SPEEDING TICKETS CAN FOLLOW YOU HOME
Many New Yorkers travel south in the winter, visiting family members or taking a break from freezing temperatures and frequent snow. But what if you press the gas a bit on that out-of-state stretch of interstate, and you get stopped for a speeding ticket? A ticket isn’t a big deal to most people in most situations, but when you get a ticket in another state, it can have unwanted consequences back home in New York. If you’re dealing with any traffic ticket – whether you received it in New York or out-of-state – get help immediately from an experienced Westchester County speeding ticket lawyer.
The Interstate Driver’s License Compact (IDLC), is an arrangement among 45 of the 50 states to share information about driving offenses. A ticket you get in Las Vegas, for instance, doesn’t stay in Vegas; it also appears on your driving record here in New York. Only five states – Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, Tennessee, and Wisconsin – are not part of the IDLC. If the penalty for the traffic violation is stiffer in New York than in the state where you receive the ticket, you may face more penalties when you get home. For example, if you have points on your license in New York, an out-of-state speeding ticket may put you over the point limit and trigger a license suspension. If you don’t pay the ticket in the state where you received it, that state can ask New York to suspend your driver’s license, or you may be prevented from getting your license renewed.
If you receive any traffic ticket, fight it. When you pay a ticket, it’s an admission of guilt; it could add points to your license and also increase your insurance premiums. While no guarantee can ever be made regarding any particular judicial case, an experienced traffic ticket attorney may – in some cases – be able to get the charge dropped or at least reduced. In Westchester, Dutchess, Putnam, Orange, or Rockland County, if you are dealing with any traffic ticket or with the consequences of an out-of-state ticket, get help at once and speak with an experienced Westchester County speeding ticket attorney.
WE KNOW WHAT IT TAKES TO WIN
Speeding is an infraction in the state of New York – actually, it can be one of three different infractions: Speed “not reasonable and prudent,” Vehicle and Traffic Law 1180(a); Speed over the state limit, Vehicle and Traffic Law 1180(b); and Speeding in a school zone, Vehicle and Traffic Law 1180(c).
Kimberly Pelesz not only believes that everyone has a right to the best legal representation possible; she also has the knowledge and legal skills you need. Her team of Westchester County speeding ticket attorneys knows what it takes to win speeding ticket and moving violation cases in Westchester and adjacent jurisdictions. When you ask Kimberly Pelesz New York Law, LLC to fight your speeding ticket, you will be represented by an experienced speeding ticket lawyer who will fight aggressively on your behalf to avoid any fines or license points.
LET US REPRESENT YOU
You are innocent until proven guilty. If you are accused of speeding in Westchester, Dutchess, Putnam, Orange, or Rockland County, you’ll need an aggressive Peekskill speeding ticket attorney to represent you. With offices in Peekskill and Poughkeepsie, Kimberly Pelesz New York Law, LLC serves New York clients in Beacon, Fishkill, Wappingers Falls, Newburgh, Tarrytown, Greenburgh, Westchester County, Dutchess County, Putnam County, Orange County, and Rockland County. To learn more about how a Westchester County speeding ticket attorney can help you, email us or call us promptly at (914) 402-4541.