Q: On July 8, 2018 at 10:49pm, I got a ticket in New State I-87.
On July 8, 2018 at 10:49pm, I got a ticket in New York State on I-87 highway when I was driving back to Massachusetts from Canada after a short trip. I didn't realize there is a law about moving to left lane when a cop car is parking and flashing on the right shoulder. I was driving on the right lane when there is a car and a police car on the right shoulder. I got my driver's license 20+ years ago in California so I was really not knowing that. I moved to Massachusetts 15 years ago and registry never emphasis this law and this law never really being applied during traffic hour for me in Boston. The court date is July 25, 2018 at 8am at county of Albany. Please give me some advice on how to clear this since I have never gotten a ticket or accident before.
A: This is a 3 point violation. You should mail the ticket back pleading not guilty. You will be notified by mail of a conference date. I would recommend finding a local attorney to handle the matter for you. An attorney should be able to reduce the ticket to a non-moving, no points violation.
I would also recommend you contact the court clerk and ask for a list of local attorneys. You want someone familiar with that court. If you are represented by an attorney you do not need to be present
A: You should contact an attorney. If you do not have any prior speeding tickets within 18 months, it very likely can be reduced to a non-moving violation and your appearance can be waived.
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