When one receives a speeding violation in either New York, the consequences of the charge and possible conviction can have serious ramifications upon the motorist’s driving record, insurance premiums, and livelihood. If the motorist receives three (3) speeding convictions within an 18 month period, this scenario will subject the motorist to a six-month license revocation in addition to DMV-mandated driver assessment fees. Furthermore, a speeding conviction can have more adverse consequences on one’s auto insurance premiums as compared to most moving violations.
A charge for speeding in a construction zone pursuant to VTL 1180(c) can have even more dire consequences than being convicted of speeding on a highway or town zone that is not a school zone. There are enhanced fines and the imposition of a 60-day suspension if convicted of two or more speeds within a construction zone. Prosecutors and Courts take such speeding charges very seriously just as one would expect with a school zone speed. The prosecutors will look to the driver’s 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.
This is why it is crucial to have an experienced traffic attorney who is well-versed in traffic law and is very familiar with the Courts in Nassau and Suffolk County to assist a motorist with such a speed. The consequences are serious, and it would make a great deal of sense to have such an experienced attorney represent you in Court for these matters.