If you or someone you know receives a traffic ticket you face the prospect of high fines and points on your license, which may affect your insurance.  When you receive the ticket you should immediately contact the traffic ticket attorneys at Hardy Marble LLP who have the experience needed to fight for you and a reduction of your ticket penalties.  

If you or someone you know has received a traffic ticket please contact us to speak with an experienced Traffic Ticket Attorney 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at our Lockport, New York or Buffalo, New York offices. CALL (716) 433-5555.

For Traffic Tickets, we work on a flat fee basis, so you know up front how much it will cost you from beginning to end to obtain the best possible resolution of your traffic ticket.  Contact us at (716) 433-5555 for further information on our flat fee services.

Some of the penalties that may apply to you and the points and fines associated with certain offenses are listed below.


In order to determine how many points are associated with your ticket, note how many miles per hour (mph) over the speed limit the officer said you were going. Then, use this table to determine the number of points you are facing.

New York Speeding Ticket Points:

  • Speeding 1-10 mph over the limit = 3 points

  • Speeding 11-20 mph over the limit = 4 points

  • Speeding 21-30 mph over the limit = 6 points

  • Speeding 31-40 mph over the limit = 8 points

  • Speeding 41 mph + over the limit = 11 points

At 11 points the NY DMV will suspend your NY license or NY driving privileges (if you live out of state). Any points accumulated within a given 18 month period count towards suspension. If you have a CDL License or a Junior License the penalties can be even more severe.

In addition to the points on your license, traffic tickets in New York carry high fines.  Every New York speeding ticket carries a court fine and mandatory New York State surcharge. Use the table below to determine the fine associated with your ticket:

1180(a) Speed Not Reasonable and Prudent = $45-$150

1180(b), 1180(d) Speeding:

• 1-10 mph over the limit = $90-$300

• 11-30 mph over the limit = $180-$600

• 31+ mph over the limit = $360-$1200

1180(c) Speeding in a School Zone (7am-6pm on a school day):

• 1-10 mph over the limit = $90-$300

• 11-30 mph over the limit = $180-$600

• 31+ mph over the limit = $360-$1200

1180(e) Failure to Reduce Speed (special hazards) = $45-$150

1180(f) Speeding in a Work Zone:

• 1-10 mph over the limit = $90-$300

• 11-30 mph over the limit = $180-$600

• 31+ mph over the limit = $360-$1200

Each ticket carries a mandatory NYS Surcharge of $88 for a city court and $93 for a town or village court. These fines are for first offenses. If this is your second offense or greater, the range of potential fines is higher.


Hardy Marble LLP practices in the following City, Town and Village Justice Courts, as well as Courts in Counties of Orleans, Genesee, Monroe, Wyoming, Allegany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua:




172 East Avenue (Main Office)
Lockport, New York 14094







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