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Lawyer’s Traffic Ticket Guide for Princetown Town Court

Call Now 800-893-9645How to Fight a Speeding Ticket in Princetown Town

The central area of Princetown (Pop. 2,115 at the 2010 U.S. Census) is only seven miles from the downtown section of Schenectady. The town contains two hamlets: Pattersonville and Princetown. The Pattersonville-Rotterdam Junction is where NY State Routes 103 and 5-South (5S) meet, just south of Lock 9 State Canal Park at the Mohawk River. Interstate 90 (NY State Thruway – a toll road) passes through to the south.

The highway covers many open stretches of road where a driver can easily lose sight of the speed limit and find themselves facing a hefty speeding ticket.

In today's world of increased costs, a conviction can costs you hundreds or even thousands of dollars in insurance increases and court costs. The repercussions can follow you for years to come.

If you are having difficulty making heads or tails of your traffic violation, then this guide was created for you! Our skilled and experienced attorneys have put this guide together to help you find some ease of mind with the legal arena.

Having to go to court for the first time can be a daunting task; our attorneys can go to court and fight for you. We have helped countless clients save time, money, points, and insurance increases. Call us now for your consultation at 800-893-9645.

Entering a Plea

Upon receiving your traffic violation, one of the most important things you should do is enter your plea right away. Failure to entering your plea by the date provided can result in a suspension of your driver’s license.

Entering a Not Guilty Plea: If you would like to enter a not guilty plea, please follow the directions on your ticket. Once the court receives your plea, you will be sent a court notice. This court notice will tell you when your court date is.

Entering a Guilty Plea: If you wish to plead guilty to your violation, follow the instructions provided on your ticket. Once the court receives your plea, you will be sent a fine notice. This fine must be paid by the date given. Please keep in mind that pleading guilty is the equivalent to being convicted after a trial.

Points and Fines

Did you know a conviction to a speeding ticket at 86/55 mph zone could cost you almost $700.00 in fines payable to the court, $450.00 in penalty fees payable to DMV, as well as hundreds more in insurance increases!

In New York State, speeding violations range from 3-11 points. The following chart shows the breakdown of these points.

Speeding

Points

01 to 10 mph over the limit

3

11 to 20

4

21 to 30

6

31 to 40

8

More than 40

11

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.

About Our Firm

Our law firm has been fighting on behalf of drivers just like you. We have helped hundreds of drivers reduce their exposure to points on their license, fines, and insurance increases. If you would like to save money, give our attorneys a call today at 800-893-9645.

FAQs

How many points are allowed until a license is suspended?

There are many reasons why a driver may have their privilege to drive suspended. With respect to points, a driver will suspended upon receiving 11 or more points within an 18 month period.

Can’t every speeding ticket be dismissed or resolved with zero points?

Every case is unique. Every court is unique. It is difficult to make a blanket statement with regard the ultimate resolution of a legal matter.

Do I have to testify at a traffic trial?

I local criminal court, you are innocent until proven guilty. You are not required to testify at your trial.

Aren’t speeding tickets a pure money grab for small municipalities?

Many public officials around the United States have denounced the belief that speeding tickets are issued to raise revenue. Public officials have consistently stated that tickets are a way to hold public safety their highest priority.

If you need help fighting your ticket, give us a call today at 800-893-9645.

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