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Attention grabbing title aside, if you are reading this, chances are you received a Speeding or Traffic Ticket in the State of New York, are not happy about it, and are wondering what to do next.

The first thing to keep in mind, is that pleading guilty to a ticket, especially without first consulting an attorney, has consequences, some of which, can take you by surprise long after you think the matter is resolved.

In the State of New York, the Department of Motor Vehicles works off a system where points are assessed against a driver (including Out-of-State drivers) each time they are convicted of a moving violation. The more points a driver gets, there is a greater potential of having their driver’s license or privilege to operate a motor vehicle in the State of New York suspended or revoked.

Moreover, and while New York DMV is at it, the accumulation of 6 points in an eighteen-month period will result in the imposition of a Driver Responsibility Assessment (“DRA”) of $100.00 per year, for 3 years and $25.00 per year, for 3 years for each additional point over the initial 6 (during an eighteen-month period.) For instance, pleading guilty to 6-point Speeding Ticket will result in (at least) a $300.00 assessment and pleading guilty to a 8-point ticket will result in (at least) a $450.00 assessment and so on and so forth. It should be noted that this fee is separate and additional to any fine and surcharge set by the court.

For drivers licensed in other states, there is also the concern regarding what their home state will do once they are notified of a Traffic Conviction in the State of New York.

Of course, let’s not forget the impact a Speeding Ticket (or any moving violation) can have upon the amount a driver pays for Automobile Insurance (which I’m guessing is already too much!)

Now that we have addressed some, but not all, of the potential consequences of getting a Speeding or Traffic Ticket in the State of New York, what’s your best next move? The short answer: CALL ME FOR A FREE TELEPHONE CONSULTATION (845-638-9200.)

In addition to the fact that once we speak, you’ll be telling all your friends about how you just spoke to one of the nicest attorneys (maybe the nicest person?) you have ever spoken too, you will find out:

  • In most instances, an attorney can fight a ticket WITHOUT THE NEED FOR THE DRIVER TO PERSONALLY APPEAR IN COURT.
  • In most instances, a plea bargain will be available, allowing for the ticket to be reduced to a lesser charge with NO POINTS or less points.
  • If you are convicted of certain traffic offenses in New York State or accumulate 6 or more points on your NYS Driving Record within eighteen months, you will be subjected to a mandatory Driver Responsibility Assessment (“DRA”) which can cost at least an additional $300.00 or more ($100.00 per year, for 3 years for the first 6 points and $25.00 per year, for 3 years, for each point over the initial 6.)
  • Most drivers are surprised to find out about the DRA in the form of a letter/invoice from the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, long after they plead guilty and pay their fine to the court.
  • The New York State Driver Responsibility Assessment applies to all drivers, including those licensed by another state and the failure to pay the DRA will result in the suspension of the driver’s NYS driving privileges and can possibly impact the out-of-state driving privilege too.
  • If you are convicted of 3 Speeding offenses or accumulate 11 points in the State of New York, during an eighteen-month period, your New York State Driving Privileges can be suspended or revoked (this applies equally to drivers licensed in the State of New York and Out-of-State drivers.)
  • If you are an OUT-OF-STATE driver, and depending upon where you are licensed, it is possible that some or all of the points from a New York State ticket can show up on your home state driving record.
  • In New York, points are imposed for most traffic offenses. In the case of Speeding Tickets, they are based upon the number of miles per hour (“MPH”) over the speed limit and are set as follows:


With the above in mind, please feel free to give me a call or contact me through my website. It will be my pleasure to discuss your Speeding or Traffic Ticket with you and to go over what I can do to get you through the process of addressing a Traffic Violation in the State of New York.

I look forward to speaking with you soon!!!

Brian Berkowitz, is a former prosecutor and a Traffic Ticket, DWI and Criminal Defense Attorney representing clients in Rockland County, Orange County, Westchester County, Sullivan County, Dutchess County, Putnam County and throughout the State of New York.

Law Office of Brian Berkowitz, 222 North Main Street, New City, NY 10956. 845-638-9200.


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Buchanan Village Court, 236 Tate Avenue, Buchanan, NY 10511 - (914) 737-1033 (Buchanan Speeding Ticket Lawyer)

Cortlandt Town Court, One Heady Street, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10566 - (914) 734-1090 (Cortlandt Speeding Ticket Lawyer)

Croton-on-Hudson Village Court, 1 Van Wyck Street, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520 - (914) 271-6266 (Croton on Hudson Speeding Ticket Lawyer)

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Eastchester Town Court, 40 Mill Road, Eastchester, NY 10709 - (914) 771-3354 (Eastchester Speeding Ticket Lawyer)

Elmsford Village Court, 15 South Stone Avenue, Elmsford, NY 10523-3699 - (914) 592-6555 (Elmsford Speeding Ticket Lawyer)

Greenburgh Town Court, 188 Tarrytown Road, White Plains, NY 10607 - (914) 989-1875 (Greenburgh Speeding Ticket Lawyer)

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Lewisboro Town Court, 79 Bouton Road, South Salem, NY 10590 - (914) 763-5417 (Lewisboro Speeding Ticket Lawyer)

Mamaroneck Town Court, 740 West Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck, NY 10543 - (914) 381-7875 (Mamaroneck Speeding Ticket Lawyer)

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