An Ulster County NY speeding traffic ticket should not be taken lightly. Extra points on your license can result in an increase in your insurance premiums and the possible suspension or revocation of your driver’s license. A loss of license can mean you lose your job and your ability to earn a living and pay your bills.
With the right lawyer, however, it may be possible to reduce the charge to a non-moving violation or get it dismissed. I’m Jonathan D. Katz, Esq. and my firm can represent you with the goals of keeping your driving record as clean as possible, minimizing your points, and keeping you on the road. Contact us today for your free initial consultation.What’s it Worth? New York State Point Chart
If you rack up more than 11 traffic violation points in any 18-month period, your license may be revoked or suspended following a hearing. Here is how New York assigns you points for motor vehicle violations.
|Speeding (mph over posted limit)|
|1 – 10||3|
|11 – 20||4|
|21 – 30||6|
|31 – 40||8|
|Failure to stop for school bus||5|
|Following too closely (tailgating)||4|
|Inadequate brakes (private car)||4|
|Inadequate brakes (employer’s vehicle)||2|
|Failure to yield right-of-way||3|
|Disobeying traffic control signal, STOP sign or YIELD sign||3|
|Railroad crossing violation||3|
|Improper passing, changing lane unsafely||3|
|Driving left of center, in wrong direction||3|
|Leaving scene of property damage incident||3|
|Child safety restraint violation||3|
|Any other moving violation||2|
A speeding ticket and other traffic violations can put points on your driver’s license or affect your right to drive. Too many points can lead to an increase in your insurance premiums and the possible suspension or revocation of your license. Before you pay a traffic fine in the Town of Ulster, contact us or call my office at (845) 256-8274 for a free consultation. You don’t have to go it alone. Let me put my experience to work for you.