One of the most common reasons that people fight back against speeding tickets is to protect their driving privileges. In New York, every ticket you pay will add points to your license. Once you have a total of 11 points on your record from within the last 18 months, your license is at risk of an administrative suspension.
Losing your license is more than an inconvenience. It can be a massive hardship for those who drive for work or who have children. Protecting your license is one reason to fight a speeding ticket.
How many speeding tickets will you have to get to lose your license?
There are five categories of speeding tickets in New York
The speed you travel will determine how many points your infraction carries. The more you exceed the posted speed limit, the more points the state will add to your license.
If a police officer accuses you of traveling at between 1 and 10 miles per hour (mph) over the limit, those allegations could add three points to your license. Speeds between 11 and 20 mph over the limit add four points.
Those accused of between 21 and 30 mph over the limit will receive six points. For speeds between 31 and 40 mph over the limit, the state will add eight extra points. Finally, those accused of going over 40 mph over the speed limit will have 11 points added to their license all at once.
The more previous speeding tickets you have and the faster your alleged speed at the time of a citation, the more important it is to defend yourself. Fighting back against a recent speeding ticket could help you maintain your New York driver’s license.