Speeding 1-10 MPH over limit$45-$1503 points
|Speeding 11-20 MPH over limit||$90-$300||4 points|
|Speeding 21-30 MPH over limit||$90-$300||6 points|
|Speeding 31- 40 MPH over limit||$180-$600||8 points|
|Speeding 41+ MPH over limit||$180-$600||11 points|
|Violation||Total Fine, Surcharge & DRA||Points|
|Speeding 1-10 MPH over limit||$133 – $243||3 points|
|Speeding 11- 20 MPH over limit||$183 – $393||4 points|
|Speeding 21- 30 MPH over limit||$478 – $693||6 points|
|Speeding 31-40 MPH over limit||$718 – $1,143||8 points|
|Speeding 41+ MPH over limit||$943- $1,368||11 points|
- Section 1 - The Defendant’s Information
These boxes display numerous identifying data about the defendant including name, address and information about the car being driven at the time of the stop. Note: If the officer made a minor mistake in the section (e.g. the officer wrote down the wrong color of the car) the case will NOT be dismissed.
- Section 2 – The Charges
The “Section Sub Section” box indicates which section of the law the defendant is being accused of violating. Below is a list of common New York traffic violations as well as the New York Vehicle & Traffic Law sections they fall under, the amount of points (if any) and the maximum fines and NYS surcharges attached to them. It also lists the location and officer’s information.
- Section 3 – The Court
This particular Section shows the name of the court and its address, along with a date and time for a response, either by postal mail or in person.
- Section 4 – Plea of Guilty
Drivers choosing to plead “Guilty” to the charges should fill out this Section and mail it to the address of the court mentioned in Section 3.
Important Note: Many people think that if they plea guilty “with an explanation” there is a possibility that the court will consider their explanation and decide to find them not guilty. This is a big misunderstanding. Anyone who fills out this portion of the ticket and mails it in will be convicted of the offense.
The only way to challenge the charges or get the charges reduced is to plead “not guilty” (see next Section). It is also a common belief that a person should plead “Guilty” if he or she knows that he was, in fact, guilty. It is important to keep two things in mind: Entering an initial plea of “Not Guilty” does not mean that there is no going back. To the contrary, all it does is preserve the right to a plea bargain or trial. A person can always change his/her plea to “Guilty” later on, and in most cases where a plea bargain is offered, he/she will be pleading guilty at some point, but to a less severe offense than the one initially charged with.
- Section 5 – Plea of Not Guilty (recommended)
Those who choose to plead “Not Guilty” must fill out section 5. The “Not Guilty” section features a spot to request a supporting deposition. A supporting deposition is a written sworn statement detailing the traffic violation and it is signed by the law enforcement officer who issued the ticket. Remember, it is everyone’s Constitutional right to to plead “Not Guilty.” A person can always change the plea later on, and if an acceptable plea bargain is offered, then he/she will ultimately be pleading guilty to that reduced charge.