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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New York on
Q: Court replies to mail in plea agreement under the offer section is the word cover. What's does cover mean?

I Pleaded not guilty by mail to a speeding , unlicensed operation, improper plate in Buffalo New York. The reply was a offer to reduce the speeding to a non-moving violation, disobeying a traffic device. under the offer section pertaining to the two charges of unlicensed operation and improper... Read more »

Susan Michelle Veltry
Susan Michelle Veltry
answered on Feb 3, 2023

Hi. Great job! It means that the other two violations will be dismissed as “covered” by your plea to the disobeying a traffic control device violation.

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Q: Hi, I got a ticket in Rye, NY going 90 in a 55 MPH. I have no prior tickets and no other offenses, my record is clean.

The ticket says for 7. the charge was based off of officers direct observation then confirmed with radar, but there were also cars a next to me. Any advice on how I can try and fight this in court, I have already mailed in right away and pleaded not guilty. Thank you for any help, I appreciate it... Read more »

Susan Michelle Veltry
Susan Michelle Veltry
answered on Jan 28, 2023

Hi. This is an 8 point speeding violation. You basically have two options-plea bargain (negotiate) or trial. In general, for a high speeding ticket like this it is best to plea bargain with the prosecutor to have your violation reduced in order to avoid a heavy impact on your insurance premium.... Read more »

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Q: Hi today I was given a ticket for going 90 in 55 in NY. I have a clean record, no tickets, etc. What do I do next?

He also stopped me using 2-Radar. How can I get this down or reduced, etc.

Thank you to any advice or help!

•Any advice when I show up in court?

•No previous tickets, etc.

Susan Michelle Veltry
Susan Michelle Veltry
answered on Jan 27, 2023

Good morning. If you received this ticket on Long Island an experienced attorney will be able to get this 8 point speeding violation reduced to a lower point non-speeding violation. Feel free to give us a call and we will be happy to help!

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Q: I was pulled over and ticketed for speeding by a unmarked state trooper Is that legal

I have read that unmarked cars are not supposed to inforce traffic violations if so they must call a marked car to issue the ticket am I correct on this and should I fight the ticket

Susan Michelle Veltry
Susan Michelle Veltry
answered on Jan 9, 2023

Unfortunately, an unmarked trooper can issue a traffic summons. You can, and should, always fight a moving violation. An experienced attorney can generally plea bargain with the prosecutor and have your speeding violation reduced to something with less points (or no points) which is far less... Read more »

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Q: Is an open container charge in NY considered a misdemeanor?
Susan Michelle Veltry
Susan Michelle Veltry
answered on Jan 2, 2023

Hi Camillus,

An open container charge is not a misdemeanor, it is a traffic violation under the Vehicle and Traffic Law. If you have any further questions, please feel free to reach out to me.

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Q: I got a speeding ticket of 118 in a 65 am I going to lose my license
Susan Michelle Veltry
Susan Michelle Veltry
answered on Dec 21, 2022

With a high speed there are several factors to take into consideration. The most important factor is the court in which the ticket is pending. Please feel free to call me so that I can gather a little more information in order to provide you with a more informed answer.

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Q: should I invest in a lawyer for an unlicensed operator ticket hearing(New York)?

I recently found out that my license had been suspended for over a year. The officer only pulled me over to let me know my lights in the back were broke, but then informed me I was unlicensed and wrote me for an unlicensed operator ticket. It was a bumper sticker ticket that was unpaid that I... Read more »

Susan Michelle Veltry
Susan Michelle Veltry
answered on Nov 18, 2022

Hi. You cannot plead guilty to an aggravated unlicensed operation (driving with a suspended license) because this is a criminal charge, a misdemeanor. It is important that you have an attorney represent you for that in order to avoid criminal record. If the ticket was for unlicensed operator (which... Read more »

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Q: speeding ticket back in December of 2019. I plea not guilty. Never heard from court. Just got court date 3 year later

Is this ticket still valid? After 3 years? Just received the summon for a pre trial plea bargain appearance. My question is this ticket still valid after they didn’t summon me for 3 years?

Susan Michelle Veltry
Susan Michelle Veltry
answered on Nov 17, 2022

Unfortunately there is no statute of limitations on a traffic ticket. As such, the ticket is still valid. Although the points will not count against you anymore (because it is more than 18 months since the date of the violation), if you are found guilty of speeding, the violation will remain on... Read more »

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