Lawyer’s Traffic Ticket Guide for Hammond Town Court
The town of Hammond covers more than 62 square miles and includes eight islands - the most famous of which are Cedar Island State Park and Dark Island - where a monastery castle was built in the late 1800s by the Singer Company. The town is situated on the international border of Ontario, Canada, in northwestern St. Lawrence County. The town has a population of 1,191 (2010 U.S. Census), and is served by New York State Routes 12 and 37, and Interstate-81W, where many motorists are often pulled over for speeding.
Getting a speeding ticket is no laughing matter; not only is it costly but the process might seem overwhelming too. So, our attorneys have put together this guide to help you get a better understanding of your legal matter.
If you would like an experienced attorney to represent you in court, give our attorneys a call at 800-892-9645.Speeding Ticket Tips and Tidbits
Tip: Do not forget to answer your ticket. If you do not enter your plea by the date provided on your ticket, you can get suspended.
Pleading Not Guilty: If you wish to fight your ticket, you will have to plead not guilty. Once your plea is entered, the court will send you a court notice which tells you when to appear in court. The court appearance will give you an opportunity to present your case’s strengths.
Pleading Guilty: Pleading guilty to a speeding ticket can present many long term financial consequences, such as high fines, fees, points, and insurance increases. Once you plead guilty, the court will send you a fine notice; the fine must be paid by the given date. Failure to pay this fine can lead to a suspended drivers license.
Points: Speeding tickets range from 3-11 points, depending on the speed. Please take a look at the following chart for further details.
01 to 10 mph over the limit
11 to 20
21 to 30
31 to 40
More than 40
Important: Once a driver obtains 11 points on their license, the license will get suspended.
Fines: In terms of quantifiable dollars and cents, the average conviction to a 76/55 mph zone will usually face a fine up to about $400.00, a $300.00 fine payable to DMV, and a few hundred dollars in insurance increases.
Guilty as Charged: If you are found guilty of speeding, there are many different ways in which it may affect you. This can include but is not limited to fines payable to the court, penalties payable to the Department of Motor Vehicles, insurance increases, and incarceration.Additional Information
Suspension: There are multiple ways by which a driver can lose their driving privileges. Some include failure to answering a ticket, paying a fine, exceeding 11 points, 2 violations in a work zone, and others.
Driving with a suspended license is a crime. If you are pulled over with the possession of a suspended license, the officer can arrest you and impound your car.
Junior License: If you received a speeding ticket while possessing a junior license, you will have to handle your case in a very delicate manner. New York State has very stringent guidelines for young drivers. You may even have to appear in court, regardless of your plea.
Uniform Traffic Ticket: This is also known as the “UTT,” and it is generally used by New York State officers. Your UTT can provide you with a lot of useful information such as the officer’s name, violation, highway, speed, plea instructions and much more.Why Hire an Attorney
Having an expertise of an attorney can really help your case. At Joseph P. Villanueva, Attorneys At Law we have over 30 years of experience. Over the years we have helped countless clients reduce their fines, fees, points and insurance increases. Call us now for a consultation at 800-893-9645.
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