My question involves a speeding ticket from the State of: New York
Last winter I ran a stop sign in NYC (2 points)..this fall I exceeded a 55 mph speed limit.
For the spped violation...the court in a small town upstatate fined me $265 (inlcuidng $85 New York State Surcharge) + (4 points)
I was going over 55 and I didn't want to take a day off to appeal the ticket...so I plead guilty but claimed I wasn't going 70...as the officer stated. Judge accepted my guilty plea...but not explanation...fined me $265 and put 4 points on my license. Although I thought the $265 fine was excessive...I paid the ticket.
A week later...the State of New York sent me a letter that I would have to pay an additional $300 for what the NYS DMV calls a "Driver Responsibility Assessment." (for people who have 6 points on their license).
It seems to me as though such a law punishes people twice for the same offense...which would appear to be unconstiutional. But I have not idea of how I would go about fighting such a thing....
Exceeding the speed limit is wrong and I admit...but I think a fine amounting to $565 is out of bounds.