Building Your Defense Against Citations For Excessive Speeding

The higher the speed you were clocked at, the more serious your situation. The more serious the situation, the more you will need the experienced, effective legal representation you will find at Larkin Ingrassia, PLLC. Our attorneys help people minimize the consequences of traffic citations for excessive speeding, reckless driving and other serious traffic violations. Our practice is based in the traffic courts of Orange and Ulster Counties County, but includes a number of the traffic courts in the surrounding counties of New York as well.Are you licensed in Canada or another state but were ticketed in New York? Our lawyers may be able to resolve your high speed ticket without you having to return to the area. To learn more about what we can do to help — contact our firm today.

If an officer determines that your speed was excessive (far higher than the posted limit and too fast for conditions), you may also be given a citation for reckless driving. Reckless driving is a separate offense that has its own penalties. To give you a general idea of what New York’s penalties are for excessive speeding, see the chart below:

Speed Maximum Sentence Approximate Fine Driving Points
11-20 mph over 15 days $300 4
21-30 mph over 15 days $300 plus 6
31-40 mph over 30 days $600 plus 8
41+ mph over 30 days $600 plus 11

Weather Conditions And Location May Affect The Punishments

Keep in mind that different traffic courts may have different fines for speeding. What counts as excessive speed or reckless driving may depend on the context.

For instance, if there has been a snowstorm and the road conditions are terrible, you could be given a speeding ticket, even if you were not driving faster than the posted speed limit. Similarly, driving 11 miles per hour over the speed limit on an interstate is not the same as driving 11 miles per hour over the speed limit on a residential street, near a school or around a road construction work zone.

In any case, our knowledge of New York’s traffic laws and local traffic courts have helped us to get tickets dismissed, speeds reduced and tickets changed to non-moving violations for many of our previous clients.

Ready To Talk About Your Ticket?

We are ready to listen. Call us 845-566-5345 or send us an email. Our legal team represents local, out-of-town and out-of-state drivers cited for excessive speeding and other serious traffic violations on Interstates I-87 (NYS Thruway) or I-84, U.S. Route 9W, the Palisades Interstate Parkway, State Routes 6, 17 (86) or 59, and other roadways.

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