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.
A: You should always plead not guilty, especially since you are looking at an 8-point ticket.
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.
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
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.