Working Together To Fight Your Speeding Tickets
After receiving a speeding ticket, many people will pay the ticket and move on with their lives. However, citations for speeding should be taken seriously as they can not only leave you facing jail time and fines, but they can also impact your driving privileges. It is in your best interests to talk to a lawyer about how to fight your ticket.
At the Law Office of Lindsey Pieper, I am committed to protecting your rights and defending you against speeding tickets or any other traffic violations you may have received. From my Rochester office, I focus my attention on all types of criminal cases, working to see that my clients move forward with their lives with clear criminal records whenever possible.
Consequences For Speeding
Even one mile per hour over the speed limit is cause for a police officer to pull you over. Your best course of action is to drive at or below the speed limit. However, if you have received a traffic violation for speeding, you may be subject to consequences, including:
- 1 mph to 10 mph over the speed limit: Monetary fine of $45 to $150 and jail time of up to 15 days
- 11 mph to 30 mph over the speed limit: Monetary fine of $90 to $300 and jail time of up to 30 days
- 30+ mph over the speed limit: Monetary fine of $180 to $600 and jail time of up to 30 days
In addition, there can be compounding factors that carry additional consequences, such as:
- Fines increase if you receive more than one speeding ticket within an 18-month period.
- If you receive three speeding ticket convictions within an 18-month period, your license may be revoked.
- Fines for speeding tickets received in work zones, school zones or restricted highways may vary and be increased.
Impact On Your Driver’s License
Without fighting your speeding ticket, your driver’s license may be at stake. There are points that accumulate with each traffic violation, and a certain amount of points are associated with each specific type of violation. The higher your speed was, the more points you will receive on your license.
Once you reach a certain amount of points, your driver’s license may be suspended or revoked. This is just another reason why it is so important to explore your options for fighting your tickets and maintaining a clean driving record whenever possible.