When one receives a speeding violation in either Nassau or Suffolk County, the consequences of the charge and possible conviction can have serious ramification upon the motorists driving record, insurance premiums, and livelihood. If one accumulates 11 points within an 18-month period, that motorist’s license is subject to suspension by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Of even greater consequence occurs when one receives three (3) speeding convictions within an 18-month period. Such convictions within this time frame subject the motorist to a six month license revocation in additional to DMV-mandated driver assessment fees. Furthermore, more than most moving violations, a speeding conviction can have adverse consequences on one’s auto insurance premiums.
What motorists fail to realize is that when they receive a ticket for any moving violation pursuant to the Vehicle and Traffic Law (VTL), the prosecutors will look to their prior driving record during the plea bargaining phase. Prior speeding convictions, and in some courts, prior speeding charges, can have a serious effect on the ability to secure a favorable disposition for a motorist.