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If you are reading this webpage, there is a good chance that you were issued a speeding ticket on either I-84 or Route 9D and your ticket is returnable to the Beacon City Court.

Everyone knows that pleading guilty to a speeding ticket can be costly but its unclear exactly how much it can cost.

Depending on the rate of speed, the amount of a fine can vary. Furthermore, the assessment of a fine is set by the judge and can vary on a case-by-case basis.

This chart will give you a brief glimpse into the sentencing guidelines for a speeding conviction.

Offense Fines
First-time speeding offense$45 to $600
One or more speeding tickets

(within eighteen months)

Up to $1,575
Traffic Infraction$100-$300
Disobey a Traffic Signal

(red light)

$225-$675
Misdemeanor Convictions

(no other penalty provided)

$200-$1,225
Uninspected Vehicles$25-$200
Unregistered Vehicle or Trailer$25-$200
Equipment Violations of Vehicle or Trailer$0-$100

Surcharges

In addition to the fine, New York State has added a mandatory surcharge to all speeding convictions. The surcharge is additional monies payable to the court but ultimately gets paid to the State. In other words, the monies collected on a fine will stay within the local municipality while the monies collected on a surcharge will go to New York State.

There are two other main monetary penalties that may be imposed against a driver. First, there is the driver’s responsibility assessment or the DRA as it is commonly referred. The DRA is a penalty fee levied against a driver and payable to the Department of Motor Vehicles once a driver is convicted of 6 points within an eighteen month period. For each additional point, the driver will be required to pay an additional $75.00. Therefore, if a driver is convicted of eight points, they will be given a $450.00 driver’s responsibility assessment. Second, there are the insurance increases. Insurance increase can vary tremendously from insurance company to insurance company. There are many factors involved when calculating a driver’s annual premium. Some of those factors can include but not be limited to major violations of the vehicle traffic law, car accidents, and the age of a driver.

We Can Help

Our lawyers have helped thousands of drivers fight their New York traffic tickets. We have consistently reduced our client’s exposure to fines, penalties, and points on their license. We are strategically located to represent drivers in Beacon and the surrounding areas. Give us a call today to schedule your confidential consultation. We can be reached at 800-893-9645

About The Court

Beacon City Court is a court of local jurisdiction. It has the power to adjudicate civil, criminal, and traffic cases. It is part of the New York State 9th Judicial District.

Court Location & Hours
1 Municipal Center
Beacon, NY 12508

T: (845) 431-1900
F: (845) 838-5041

Monday-Friday 8:30 am-4:30 pm

Debra Antonelli, Chief Clerk

If you have a traffic ticket pending in Beacon City Court or the surrounding areas, give our lawyers a call today at 800-893-9645.