Syracuse Speeding Ticket Frequently Asked Questions
An experienced Syracuse speeding ticket attorney ready to answer all of your questions
Too many New York drivers just pay their speeding ticket citations because they are unsure about what options they have. It is your constitutional right to fight against allegations that you have broken the law; an attorney can help preserve your record and fight the charges against you. Jeff DeRoberts is a well-known and highly-regarded criminal defense attorney at the DeRoberts Law Firm. With more than 20 years of experience, he tenaciously defends you in court and answers all of your questions along the way.
Do I have to go to court for my speeding ticket?
No, we can normally achieve a resolution to your speeding ticket without your needing to go to court. However, there are some rare circumstances when you may need attend court.
Do I have to hire a lawyer to fight a speeding ticket?
Although you do not have to hire an attorney, you will almost always get a better result by hiring an attorney to represent you in court.
How will my insurance rates be impacted by a speeding ticket conviction?
If you have a speeding ticket conviction, more often than not, your auto insurance rates will increase. How much will depend on the severity of the speeding ticket. The faster the rate of speed you are traveling over the speed limit, the higher the insurance rate increase can potentially be. And unfortunately, insurance rate hikes can stay with you for a very long time – anywhere from 3 to 7 years. Excessive points on your drivers license or a license suspension can also cause your auto insurance rates to increase significantly. Therefore, it is safer to keep your driving record clean and hire an attorney to keep citations off your record.
What is the point system in New York?
The state allocates points based on the violation that go onto your driving record. Speeding tickets in Syracuse range from 3 points to 11 points. If you get six points, New York now charges you a surcharge of $100 per year for 3 years, plus additional charges for each point. If you get 11 or more points within an 18 month period, then you will lose your driving privileges for at least six months.
Why hire a lawyer to fight your speeding ticket in Syracuse?
Speeding tickets in New York are difficult to fight. Officers are well trained in giving citations, and they do it regularly. An experienced attorney will know what specific details in the record to look for to give you the best chance of keeping your record clean. We fight all of the evidence to try to keep it off the record. When evidence like the radar is kept off the record, we have the best chance of winning.
When the evidence against you is solid, we work with the prosecutors to get a fair reduction to the charges. We have been very successful at keeping licenses clean so that people?s jobs are not affected, and their lives are minimally disturbed by citations.
Contact a Syracuse speeding ticket defense attorney today
Rely on attorney Jeff DeRoberts and the DeRoberts Law Firm to answer all of your questions about your traffic citation, or other criminal matter. A free initial consultation can be made by calling us at 315-479-6445 or you can contact us online. Don’t wait, contact us today.
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