Getting a speeding ticket is an inconvenience that no driver looks forward to. New York has a point system that results in a graded scale of penalties. The more points you get, the more you are in danger of losing your license.
What is the range of traffic ticket points?
It’s a good idea to learn how this point system works. The penalty structure for points for a speeding ticket can be summarized as follows:
- Speeding 1-10 miles: 3 points
- Speeding 11-20 miles: 4 points
- Speeding 21-30 miles: 6 points
- Speeding 30-40 miles: 8 points
- Speeding over 40 miles: 11 points
What can you do about a speeding ticket?
Speeding tickets carry a significant number of points and they can very quickly add up to a major problem. The last thing anyone needs is to have their driving privileges suspended or revoked. If you are convicted of three speeding tickets that were issued within 18 months of each other, your license privileges will be revoked by the DMV and you will have to reapply for your license.
If you plead guilty to a speeding ticket, you will be placing your license in jeopardy. Therefore, you should think about the potential consequences before entering a plea. A fact that you need to be aware of is that plea bargaining for speeding tickets is not available in Queens. This means that you cannot bargain with a Judge or prosecutor to reduce the points of the violation that you are charged with. In order to challenge the ticket, it has to go to trial. Having a defense is very helpful but the burden is on the police officer to establish a clear and convincing case for a conviction. Thus, if the officer does not establish a clear and convincing case, even if you have no defense, your case will be dismissed.