New York, NY asked in Traffic Tickets for New York

Q: Can I get a statement of correction of equipment defect in New Jersey if I got a uniform traffic ticket in New York?

I have a New Jersey license plate and driver's license and I received a uniform traffic ticket a few days back in upstate New York for one of my headlights not functioning. I was told by the police officer that I will have no penalties or points if I can have my headlight bulb replaced and inspected at any police department and get a statement of correction for equipment defect signed by the officer and mail the document to the court in by 09/23/2020. I did replace my headlight bulb myself without any help from any repair shop.Everything is functional now. I went to 3 different police departments in Jersey City (place of my residence) and no one was able to help me with statement of correction. In fact, they had no idea of such document. Since, I did not take any help from any repair shop, they would not sign the statement of correction for me. What should I do? Is there a way I can sign the statement of correction myself with necessary proofs?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Victor M. Feraru
Victor M. Feraru
Answered
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Mineola, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Have you considered retaining an attorney in NY to handle this for you? My office routinely handles these types of situations to save folks from the headaches of dealing with this.

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