Q: My 17 year old son got a moving violation ticket 10/2017, one in 6/2019 (speeding)-took class so not counted, and
One on 6/14/19 for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. With the graduated license program he is likely to lose his license if plead guilty. What is the best way to handle this to see if can keep his license?
A: Go to court. If the other driver does not show up-they usually don't if there was insurance and there were no injuries-the case will probably be dismissed (ticket dropped). If driver does show, ask for supervision. Even if that does not work, this would be his first conviction so his driving privileges are safe. The previous supervision does not count.
A: Because he is under 21 years old, 2 convictions within 24 months will suspend his license. Court supervision does not count as a conviction. If the ticket in 2017 was a conviction, he needs to avoid a conviction on the new ticket to prevent a license suspension. As Mr. Harvatin mentioned, the new ticket may be dismissed if the other party does not appear in court. You may want to hire an attorney to ensure this new ticket is handled properly.
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