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Call Now 800-893-9645 Fighting Your Ticket Can Save You Money!

Everyone loves to save money. Not many people understand that fighting a speeding ticket can save them hundreds, perhaps thousands of dollars in fines, penalties, lost time, and insurance increases.

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When a driver is pulled over for speeding, simply pleading guilty can have an adverse affect for years to follow.

Take for example a conviction to speeding 86 mph in a 55 mph zone. This conviction can result in hefty insurance increase that can last more than 3 years. Furthermore, in extreme circumstances, the driver can be dropped altogether from their insurance company. What a headache!

A plea to the charge cited above can result in a fine and surcharge payable to the court. This fee can amount to almost $700.00. It doesn’t stop there. This will also result in a penalty fee from the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles known as a Driver’s Responsibility Assessment. This fee will be $450.00.

How Many Points Am I Facing?

A speeding conviction can result in as little as 3 points against a driver’s license and as many at 11 points. While there are many scenarios that may trigger a license suspension or revocation, one of the most common scenarios involve a driver accumulating more than 11 points within an 18 month period.



01 to 10 mph over the limit


11 to 20


21 to 30


31 to 40


More than 40


How Much Is The Cost of a Speeding Ticket?

When a driver is convicted of speeding, the judge has the option of imposing a fine as prescribed by law. The fine amount should take into consideration the specific facts and circumstances of the case. On every speeding ticket the court is required to impose a mandatory New York State surcharge. The surcharge is the monies designated for New York State. Fine will increase depending on the nature of the conviction and whether or not the driver is a deemed to be a repeat offender.

1st time Conviction Within Eighteen (18) MonthsMinimum FineMaximum FineMaximum ImprisonmentPoints on Driving RecordSurcharge
10 mph or less$45.00$150.00n/a3$88.00 or $93.00
11-30 mph$90.00$300.0030 Days4-6$88.00 or $93.00
31 mph or over$180.00$600.0030 Days8-11$88.00 or $93.00
We Can Help

Join the thousands of drivers that have saved money, time, and points on their license by hiring our law firm. A former New York City prosecutor leads our Ashford Town Court traffic ticket defense practice. We have the unique ability to quickly analyze traffic cases from both the defense perspective and prosecutorial perspective thereby giving you the effective and efficient legal representation. We can be reached at 800-893-9645.

Charges We Fight: Here is a list of some common charges were have helped our client’s fight.

  • Speeding under VTL § 1180 (b)
  • Speeding under VTL § 1180 (d)
  • Cell Phone under VTL § 1225
  • Child Seatbelt under VTL § 1229
  • Failure to Move Over under VTL § 1144-A
  • Failure to Signal under VTL § 1163
  • Following Too Closely under VTL § 1129
  • Operating Without Insurance under VTL § 319
  • Red Light under VTL § 1111
  • Stop Sign Violation under VTL § 1172
  • Suspended License Operation under VTL § 511.1 (Misdemeanor)
  • Unsafe Lane Change under VTL § 1128

We can often be found fighting tickets in some of the busiest traffic courts in the county.  These courts include Ellicottville Town Court, Carrollton Town Court, Ashford Town Court, and Olean Town Court. 

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“I was extremely pleased with the friendly yet professional service that I received in resolving my legal issue.” Karen K.
“Joseph Villanueva and staff made the whole process so easy and gave me the peace of mind that I didn't receive points against my license. Well worth the money!” Linda P.
“Best attorney I’ve worked with. Stayed in contact throughout the whole process. Gave me frequent updates and always replied back to me within an hour. Definitely recommend.” Nikki C.