Syracuse New York Speeding Ticket Attorneys

New York Points for Speeding Tickets and Traffic Infractions

by Seth Azria on 5/04/2014

The New York Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) keeps track of NY driving records with a point system.  Many traffic violations and all speeding ticket convictions have points associated with them. Points mean fees, revocation, suspension, and can cause increases in your insurance premiums. Our goal is to protect your record from points by a securing a dismissal or negotiating a plea bargain to a reduced charge with less or no points. Depending on your driving record and the circumstances of your case, reductions to no-point, non-moving violations are often possible.   

Penalties for Points on Your NY Driving License

For NY drivers with 6 points on their license, the DMV will charge $100 per year for three years and an additional $25 per year for each point over 6. Read more about Driver Responsibility Assessments. If you get 11 points against your license in any 18-month period,  the DMV will notify you and suspend your driving license.  You may request a hearing only to show that some else committed the violations. You may not request a hearing to show that you were not guilty of the violations or to request a waiver of the suspension.

Your insurance company may increase your premiums or drop your coverage.

Points for NY Speeding Tickets and Traffic Infractions

For example, if you get a speeding ticket going 42 in a 30 mph zone and plead guilty,  you will have acquired 4 points against your license. Another conviction for traveling 86mph on the New York Thruway will result in another 6 points for 10 points total. After the second ticket, the DMV will notify you that you owe a Driver Responsibility Assessment of $600 payable $200 per year for three years. One more ticket within that 18-month period will cause the DMV to suspend your license. 

Points for Speeding Tickets 
  • 1-10 mph over posted limit - 3 points (Fine Range $130 - $243)
  • 11-20 mph over - 4 points (Fine Range $175 - $393)
  • 21-30 mph over - 6 points (Fine Range $175 - $393)
  • 31-40 mph over 8 - points (Fine Range $255 - $693)
  • over 40 mph over- 11 points (Fine Range $255 - $693)

*The above fines are for the first offense and include the $93 surcharge for town and village courts, the surcharge in city courts is $88. For the second conviction, the fine minimums are the same but the maximums increase to $385, $535, and $835. For the third conviction, the maximums increase to $610, $760, and $1,060.  The court must revoke a driving license if all three speeding convictions occurred in the same 18-month period.   

Points for other Traffic Violations
  • Cell Phone Use- 5 Points 
  • Texting While Driving - 5 Points
  • Reckless Driving - 5 points
  • Failure to Stop for a School Bus -5 points
  • Following too closely (tailgating) - 4 points
  • Failing to Yield Right-of-Way - 3 points
  • Violation Involving Traffic Signal, Stop Sign, or Yield Sign - 3 points
  • Improper Passing or Lane Use - 3 points
  • Leaving scene of an incident involving property damage or injury to an animal - 3 points
  • Failure to use proper child restraints- 3 points





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I received a speeding ticket in upstate New York (30 mph above speed limit) - this was a 6 point hike on my insurance + fines up to $385. I hired Seth over the phone (I live out-of-state), paid my fees, and crossed my fingers. Wow. My case was resolved in around a month to 0 points and a fine of $135. 100% of my communication after our initial call was over e-mail.

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I incurred a speeding ticket in Syracuse while taking my nephews to Lacrosse Camp. I am from out of town and unknowingly went through a speed trap. I contacted Azria Law Firm once I returned home. They were extremely professional, courteous and prompt with all information, explanations of the legal procedure and with answers to all of my questions. It has been just over 30 days and my violation and fine have been reduced. I am very pleased and recommend the firm highly. They are reasonably priced and successfully resolved my case. In my profession, I work with lawyers all the time. I wish they were all as communicative and diligent as Seth and his staff.

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As a a 60 year old physician I am semi-retired and my wife and I travel the country to do work in my specialty at places that are shorthanded. Since I only work about 1/3 of the year we have time to drive to these places. Recently I was stopped on a highway in NY. I haven't had a speeding ticket since I was in my twenties. The officer said I was doing 81 in a 65 MPH zone (my reading 76 while trying to pass a slow moving vehicle with a line of cars behind me trying to get by me as well). I read the reviews and chose Attorney Azria.

The office staff was pleasant and efficient, and put me right through to Attorney Azria. He explained the process with perfect clarity and went to work. Although he explained the process could take 4-6 weeks he resolved the issue in 10 days, reducing the violation to a non-moving violation with a small fee and no points. His price was more than fair.

I've been lucky enough as a physician to have never been sued but doctors by nature do not have an affinity for lawyers. However, if you find yourself in need of one, it is hard to imagine someone better at their job than Attorney Azria. Thank you sir. If I could give you 6 stars out of 5 I would.

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I got a speeding ticket in the wonderful state of NY.(I live in Texas) I called Seth Azria and he was the best attroney I have ever dealt with just a great guy. He got my ticket reduced to a parking ticket with no points and his fee was very affordable. I will def use him again for any other instance I may need.I travel to Ny from time to time. I def recommend him worth every Penny.
Thanks Seth!

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I look at myself as a very successful person in life. But I am nothing if I can't provide for your family. I was heading down that path with two speeding tickets to my name with very high points. My means of providing is driving over 100 miles daily. Many thanks goes out to the office of Azria & Bruffett Law Firm. Mr. David is such a wonderful person even advise you how to get things done. When you talk about communication with clients - Azria & Bruffett does it the best. I love these people.
I highly recommend this Law Firm if you have a traffic violation they are A1.





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