Passaic, NJ asked in Traffic Tickets for New York

Q: Speeding ticket on an exit ramp

There is about a 1/4 mile exit ramp called the Harlem River Driveway located between the Harlem River Drive and West 155th Street in Upper Manhattan. I was decelerating up the ramp from the 50mph highway when I was pulled over for doing 46 in a 25. The cop’s radar was pointed at me as I passed the 25mph speed limit sign. There was no way to decrease my speed from 50 to 25mph at the point that I was caught on radar. Can I plead NOT GUILTY and use this defense to fight this ticket?

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Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein
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  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • New City, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Yes you can use this as a defense. Just to note: in the 5 boroughs all traffic violations go to trial, and therefore, the only possible outcome is either dismissed or guilty.

We do fight a lot a tickets in those areas, and we are careful to explain to the client the only possible outcomes prior to being hired.

Zev

Barry Eran Janay
Barry Eran Janay
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  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: You can fight this, but it will come down to your testimony vs. the officer's. Once you got to that sign you had to be going 25 mph... Tough case.

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