Buffalo, New York Attorney Concentrates on Speeding Ticket Resolution

New York speeding ticket lawyer offering a speedy resolution without the headache

Speeding is a traffic offense in New York. A speeding ticket is costly and can cause your insurance premiums to go up based on the accumulation of points on your license. In addition, if your insurance company considers you high risk as a result of excessive tickets, your insurance is dropped completely. Getting a ticket doesn’t mean you’re guilty of speeding. At the office of Arthur L. Pressman, Attorney at Law, we have more than 27 years working successfully with the traffic court system.

Got a speeding ticket? Don’t deal with the stress and hassle yourself. Know your rights. Call our Buffalo Traffic Ticket Attorney to fight your speeding ticket in New York.

Means of determining speeding in NY

A variety of different methods and forms of technology are used to measure the speed of a vehicle. Some of the most common methods of determining the charge are with the following devices:

  • Lasers: A laser is aimed at the targeted vehicle and the time/distance is measured. Lasers can pinpoint specific vehicles in congested traffic.
  • Radar guns: Radar guns aim an electromagnetic signal to determine the speed of a vehicle. An officer who uses the radar device has to be certain it is not picking up objects that may be in the targeted zone and cause interference.
  • Clock and pace method: An officer moves his vehicle behind another vehicle, keeping a uniform pace between the two vehicles for a certain time using the speedometer to measure the overall speed.
  • Speed cameras: In New York, a speed radar camera is used to trigger a camera to photograph vehicles traveling faster than a set speed. This type of device also captures the specific time, location and speed.
  • Aerial speed devices: Police in New York measure vehicle speeds by aircraft by monitoring the time it takes the target to travel between two marked spots. They then signal to ground officers who issue the speeding violation.

NY speeding tickets can be costly

The following tables list the schedule for speeding fines and points on your license if you are convicted of speeding in New York:

New York Vehicle and Traffic Law Violation Maximum Fine Court Surcharge
1180 (a) Speed not reasonable and prudent $150 $80-$85
1180 (b) Speed over state limit
>10 miles per hour (mph) over limit $150 $80-$85
11-30 mph over limit $300 $80-$85
<31 mph over limit $600 $80-$85
1180 (c) Speeding in school zone (between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. and non-school days) $80-$85
>10 mph over limit $150 $80-$85
11-30 mph over limit $300 $80-$85
<31 mph over limit $600 $80-$85
1180 (c) Speeding in school zone on school days
>10 mph over limit $300 $80-$85
11-30 mph over limit $600 $80-$85
<31 mph over limit $1,200 $80-$85
1180 (d) Speeding in zone
>10 mph over limit $150 $80-$85
11-30 mph over limit $300 $80-$85
<31 mph over limit $600 $80-$85
1180 (d) Speeding on a restricted highway
>10 mph over limit $150 $80-$85
11-30 mph over limit $300 $80-$85
<31 mph over limit $600 $80-$85
1180 (c) Failure to reduce speed for vehicles with special hazards $150 $80-$85
1180 (f) Speeding in a construction zone
>10 mph over limit $150 $80-$85
11-30 mph over limit $300 $80-$85
<31 mph over limit $600 $80-$85
1180 (g) Vehicles greater than 18,000 lbs speeding detected using radar
>10 mph over limit $150 $80-$85
11-30 mph over limit $300 $80-$85
<31 mph over limit $600 $80-$85
1181 (a) Driving too slow impeding traffic $150 $80-$85
1181 (b) Driving below minimum posted speed limit $150 $80-$85
1182 (1) Unauthorized speed contest (racing) $525 $80-$85

Points for Speeding in New York

Speed Points
1–10 mph over the speed limit 3 points
11–20 mph over the speed limit 4 points
21-30 mph over the speed limit 6 points
40+ mph over the speed limit 11 points*

*Eleven points means that your license is suspended.

New York attorney resolving speeding tickets

If you need an experienced Buffalo Traffic Ticket Attorney who is familiar with NY state traffic law, Arthur L. Pressman, Attorney at Law fights for you. Contact  us online. For your convenience, our office is on the subway line. Our Buffalo Traffic Ticket Attorney can handle your court case almost anywhere in New York State, without you needing to come to our Buffalo office. We offer a free initial phone consultation seven days a week. In addition, you may pay your attorney fees online.

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