The town of Onondaga is located in Onondaga County, New York, and is home to 23,000 residents. It’s relatively common for Onondaga residents to receive a speeding ticket. Many drivers will pay the ticket to move on with little inconvenience. Doing so can result in points on the driver’s record, fines, and increased insurance premiums.
If you have received a speeding ticket in Onondaga, speaking to a traffic ticket attorney is worth your time. Paying the ticket will result in a conviction that carries negative consequences. When you work with The New York Traffic Ticket Lawyers, we will handle every aspect of your traffic ticket. We can often appear on your behalf in court and save you significant time and money.
Onondaga Speeding Ticket Locations
Speeding tickets are the most commonly issued traffic tickets in New York and throughout the country. Even when drivers are only driving a few miles over the speed limit, they may find themselves charged with speeding. Residents can receive speeding tickets nearly anywhere but are more likely to be ticketed on the following commonly used highways and freeways:
- Interstate 81
- U.S. Route 11
- U.S. Route 20
- New York State Route 173
- New York State Route 11A
- New York State Route 80
The Penalties for a Speeding Ticket in New York
In New York, speeding laws are severe, and being convicted of a speeding ticket can be expensive. When drivers pay the fine for a speeding ticket without going to court, they are admitting guilt and will be convicted of the speeding ticket. When a driver is convicted of three speeding tickets within 18 months, his or her license will be suspended or revoked.
New York drivers receive points on their driver’s licenses every time they are convicted of a speeding ticket. If they get enough points, their driver’s license will be suspended. A single 11-point speeding ticket for driving more than 40 miles per hour over the speed limit can also result in a driver’s license suspension or revocation. Under New York law, the amount of points drivers receive on their driver’s license depends on how fast they were speeding, as follows:
- Speeding MPH not specified: 3 points
- Speeding MPH over posted limit (1 to 10): 3 points
- Speeding MPH over posted limit (11 to 20): 4 points
- Speeding MPH over posted limit (21 to 30): 6 points
- Speeding MPH over posted limit (31 to 40): 8 points
- Speeding MPH over posted limit (40+): 11 points
Even if you have received a ticket and won’t get enough points for a suspension this time if you’re convicted, your insurance rates can still increase significantly. Some drivers face an increase of thousands of dollars a year in their insurance premiums.
Additionally, drivers will receive a civil penalty called the Driver Responsibility Assessment for any year they have six or more points on their driver’s license. For the first six points, drivers will receive a $300 surcharge and a $75 surcharge for each additional point over the six points. Failure to pay the surcharge will result in a suspension of your driver’s license.
Our Traffic Attorney Will Go to Court For You
Going to court to defend yourself against an Onondaga speeding ticket can be inconvenient, requiring you to take time off of work and drive to the courthouse. When you work with The New York Traffic Ticket Lawyers, our attorneys will handle every aspect of your ticket. An experienced trial attorney will go to traffic court for you so you don’t have to yourself. We will try to save you money and time by working to likely eliminate or substantially reduce any fines and driver’s license points you may incur.
Defending Out-of-State Drivers Facing Speeding Tickets
Surcharges apply to out-of-state drivers. Frequently, drivers from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, and other nearby states will receive a ticket when driving in Onondaga. They may go home and forget about the ticket. In other cases, drivers may pay the fine, then receive a notice about the surcharge and throw it away, thinking it must be an error. The driver’s right to drive in New York will be suspended in this case. They could be charged with a serious crime if they are pulled over again.
Experienced Speeding Ticket Defense Attorneys
If you plead “not guilty” to your speeding ticket, our attorneys have many strategies for challenging your speeding ticket. For example, we may peruse the records that police officers are required to keep regarding the laser or radar gun they use to measure their speed. The radar gun may have been poorly calibrated, giving a false result. We may discover that the police officer couldn’t have seen you driving because the officer’s vision would have been obscured. If we find any inconsistencies or failure of police officers to follow correct procedures, we can use this information to defend you against the ticket.
Depending on the facts in your unique case, we may be able to get the speeding ticket against you thrown out. We may be able to negotiate a plea deal, ensuring points aren’t put on your driving record. Avoiding points on your record is especially important if you already have points on your license. Avoiding more points on your license could be the difference between losing your driver’s license and keeping it.
Contact The New York Traffic Ticket Lawyers If You’ve Received a Traffic Ticket in Onondaga
The New York Traffic Ticket Lawyers understand how frustrating dealing with a speeding ticket can be for our clients. Our skilled traffic ticket attorneys will sit down with you and carefully listen to the circumstances of your case. We’ll begin developing an effective legal defense strategy. We protect the rights of Onondaga drivers facing tickets for speeding violations. Don’t hesitate to contact The New York Traffic Ticket Lawyers to schedule a complimentary case evaluation.