Long Island Speeding Ticket Defense Attorney

Mirror Police 841751Almost everyone at one point or another will receive a speeding ticket or other moving violation. For many New York drivers, paying the assessed fine might seem like the quickest and “cheapest” route to get rid of their traffic violations, but this is a common misconception.

Allowing an undeserved citation to remain part of a driving record is like investing in future increased insurance rates, sanctions at work (if the ticket was issued on the job), and/or points on a driving record that could lead to the suspension or revocation of driving privileges.  Instead of investing in future negative outcomes, drivers are encouraged to invest in future positive outcomes by fighting their undeserved charges in court.  This is the only way for drivers to ensure they receive all the benefits of their rights under the law, rights that drivers who give in and pay their fines don’t get the benefit of.

Let’s say you choose to contest your speeding ticket. In Long Island and in every other jurisdiction in the United States, you have a constitutional right to represent yourself in any court of law. But most of us are not trained to cross-examine a police officer face-to-face in a courtroom, especially if the officer has been in court repeatedly and knows how to articulate a case. Examining witnesses – particularly experienced witnesses – is best left to someone who has the professional training to do it properly: an experienced Long Island speeding ticket defense attorney. Without the assistance of an experienced Long Island speeding ticket defense attorney, you are bringing a knife to a gunfight. A skilled Long Island speeding ticket defense attorney such as Mr. Mirsky is well versed in the procedures and tactics necessary to obtain a favorable judgment in speeding ticket and moving violation cases.

The Mirsky Law Firm believes that everyone has a right to the best legal representation possible. With over twenty years of experience, David M. Mirsky has the reputation and skills to fight your ticket. His team of Long Island speeding ticket defense attorneys has more than eight decades of combined experience. David Mirsky is well-versed in the procedures and tactics necessary to succeed in speeding ticket and moving violation cases.

By hiring a Long Island speeding ticket defense attorney with the Mirksy Law Firm to fight your speeding ticket, you will be assured your day in court. Mr. Mirsky is an experienced Long Island speeding ticket defense attorney, who will fight aggressively on your behalf to avoid the assessment of any fines or points. Even better, Mr. Mirsky will appear on court on your behalf, relieving you of the responsibility of appearing before a judge. Don’t waste any time–contact a Long Island traffic ticket lawyer today.

New York Speeding Laws

Virtually every law enforcement agency in New York state enforces speed limits every day. The police identify traffic corridors where speeding is common, and enforcement is often heightened at peak traffic times and on holidays. According to this state’s traffic law, the penalties for speeding in New York – if you don’t fight the ticket – include:

  • for up to 10 mph over the limit, a $90-to-$150 fine and no more than 15 days in jail
  • for 10 to 30 mph over the limit, a $180-to-$300 fine and no more than 30 days
  • for more than 30 mph over the limit, a $360-to-$600 fine and no more than 30 days
  • for “excessive and inappropriate” speed, a $45-to-$150 fine and no more than 15 days
  • 3 points are added to your license for driving up to 10 mph over the limit.
  • 4 points are added to your license for driving 11 to 20 mph over the limit.
  • 6 points are added to your license for driving 21 to 30 mph over the limit.
  • 8 points are added to your license for driving 31 to 40 mph over the limit.
  • 11 points are added to your license for driving more than 40 mph over the limit.

Keep in mind, fines are doubled for speeding in construction zones. If you have 3 or more speeding violations in an 18-month period, your license will be revoked. Your auto insurance rates will go up, and if driving a car is part of your job, you may face some additional trouble. Our lawyers advise each client to always fight a speeding ticket; never just plead guilty and pay the fine. In New York, if you are cited for speeding or for any other traffic violation, get legal help at once and speak to an experienced Long Island speeding ticket attorney.

Out-of-State Tickets

In the U.S., 45 states participate in the Interstate Driver’s License Compact (IDLC), an agreement to share information about traffic offenses. This means if you get traffic tickets in another city outside of New York, it will most likely affect your driving record back home. For example, the ticket you get in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas; it also shows up on your driving record here in New York. Only Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, Tennessee, and Wisconsin are not a part of the IDLC. If the penalty for the traffic violation is stiffer in your home state than in the IDLC state where you were ticketed, you may face an additional penalty when you get home. For example, if you have points on your license from previous tickets, an out-of-state speeding ticket may put you over the point limit for a driver’s license suspension. If you don’t pay the ticket, the state that ticketed you may ask your home state to suspend your driver’s license, or you may be stopped from renewing your license.

Hire A Long Island Speeding Ticket Defense Attorney

Selecting the right Long Island speeding ticket defense attorney substantially affects the results of any case. In Long Island, the superior selection for a Long Island speeding ticket defense attorney is the Mirsky Law Firm. For more than two decades, the Mirsky Law Firm has successfully defended clients facing speeding tickets and other moving violations in Long Island courts. Long Island judges and prosecutors know about our experience and tenacity; we are well-known for our willingness to fight the D.A. The Mirsky Law Firm has emerged as the top firm to call if you get a speeding ticket in Suffolk County or Nassau County. Call today at 516-299-6187 or 888-999-7152 or fill out the online form in the left column on this site, and we’ll arrange for a free evaluation of your case and suggest the best course of legal action. Don’t wait – contact our office and speak with an experienced Long Island speeding ticket defense attorney today.