Lawyer’s Traffic Ticket Guide for Louisville Town Court
Louisville has a population of 3,145 (2010 U.S. Census), and covers almost 64 square miles on the northern border of St. Lawrence County. New York State Routes 37, 37B, 56, and 131 all pass through town, and provide many stretches of open roads. Roads where many motorist often lose sight of the changing speed limit. In such cases, many drivers find themselves facing a costly speeding ticket.
Getting a speeding ticket is no laughing matter; and going to court can be very daunting. So our attorneys have created this guide to help you find some ease of mind in regards to your traffic matter.Getting the Legal Advantage
It seems pretty basic but it makes good financial sense to fight a speed ticket. At Villanueva and Sanchala, we save our client's money. A conviction to a speeding ticket can cost a driver hundreds in fines, penalties, and insurance increases.
Our team of lawyers is lead by former NYC prosecutor, Mr. Joseph Villanueva. Having a former prosecutor on your side will help you view your case from the perspective of the defense attorney and the prosecutor. If you would like high quality legal representation, call us now at 800-893-9645.What to Expect in Court
If you’re going to court for the first time, it can seem quite overwhelming. So here are a few pointers and tips to help you.
Tip: It is very important that you are not late to your court date. It is always a good policy to arrive earlier than the time given to you. If you arrive late, there is a chance that your case could have been called in your absence.
What to Bring: You should bring your court notice and driving record. Your court notice will help a court personnel direct you if you are displaced. Your driving record, if it is clean, can help mitigate your situation.
You should also bring in enough money to pay any court fines, if your case is resolved at the first court appearance.
Dress Code: Although there is no official dress code; we highly recommend all litigants wear formal attire when going to court. Many judges frown upon those individuals who wear shorts, open-toed sandals, or other similar items.
If Found Guilty: 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.Points, Fines and Additional Information
In New York State, speeding tickets range from 3-11 points. Please look at the following chart to see the break up of points with reference to the speed.
01 to 10 mph over the limit
11 to 20
21 to 30
31 to 40
More than 40
Important: Points will affect a driver’s privilege to drive for 18 months from the date in which the ticket was issued. In other words, the points do not run from the date of the conviction. They run from the moment the officer issued the summons.
Suspension: If you receive 11 points, your license will be suspended. Driving with a suspended license is a crime. If you are pulled over, the officer can arrest you and impound your car.
A conviction to an 86/65 mph zone can result in a fine of almost $400.00, an additional $300.00 fine payable to the department of motor vehicles, 6 points on a driving record, and significant insurance increase.
Note, insurance costs can vary for two very similar situated drivers. A speeding conviction is not the only factor taken under consideration by insurance companies. They will also examine things such as a driver’s age, type of car driven, and car accident history.About Our Firm
At Villanueva and Sanchala, we have over 30 years of experience. We have saved countless clients their money, time, points and insurance increases. As such, we have been reputed as some of the best lawyers in all of New York State. Give us a call today for your consultation at 800-893-9645.
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