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Paying for a Traffic Ticket AttorneyI am often asked as a Buffalo Traffic Ticket Attorney how much it costs to hire a lawyer for a traffic ticket or violation. I charge a low, one time, flat fee for each case. As a Buffalo Traffic Ticket Attorney I will review the type of ticket you received and the court that I must attend.  I will also take in consideration how many times I will have to go to that court. Paying for a traffic ticket lawyer may ultimately save you a lot of headache in the long run.

Here are some consequences of a traffic ticket you likely want to avoid:

Traffic penalties cost more these days than just the cost of the ticket. According to a recent analysis by insurance.com, a reckless driving charge boosts insurance premiums by 22 percent on average, for example, while driving without a license adds 18 percent. And higher rates can stay in place for as many as seven years. The average premium increase due to a reckless driving charge is $550 per year. Potential costs over seven years can equal $3,850. This alone should give you reason to fight a traffic penalty charge before just paying it. Hiring an experienced Buffalo traffic tickets attorney, such as Arthur L. Pressman, can save you money.

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.

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If you are worried about paying for a traffic ticket lawyer, call our Buffalo Traffic Ticket Attorneys. We offer a free consultation and charge a low fee.

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