New York, NY asked in Traffic Tickets for New York

Q: I got a speeding ticket for 64 in 25 in Manhattan with Italian license. Should I plead not guilty?

After 8 days the ticket isn't in the system yet.

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3 Lawyer Answers
Colette Katz
Colette Katz
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: You should always plead not guilty, especially since you are looking at an 8-point ticket.

Barry E. Janay
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  • Livingston, NJ
  • Licensed in New York

A: That's beyond an ordinary ticket, this is to the level of wreckless driving, which may have criminal law implications. I recommend pleading not guilty and hiring a lawyer.

Aubrey Claudius Galloway
Aubrey Claudius Galloway
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Scarsdale, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Yes. Go online and plead not guilty. Sometimes the automated system will offer you a "deal" which is often 1/2 the $ and 1/2 the points of said ticket.

If this is not offered, appear in court (or even better send a lawyer) there is a chance that the officer who issued the check it will not show up, and if he or she fails to show up twice, the check it will almost surely be dismissed. If the officer does show up you or your lawyer must cross examine said officer. A good starting point for the cross examination is the following question : "What was your visual?" --- you can also check the machine that was used for proper calibration and have the court take judicial notice of the type of machine as some are only accurate within 10 or 15 mph, that if the allegation is you were going 45 in a 30, presenting the accuracy of the machine will prevent the prosecution for improving their case beyond a reasonable doubt.

I hope that helps,

Aubrey C. Galloway III, Esq



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