Q: What should I do about trying to get a speeding ticket reduced and the points on my license reduced? In NY state.
I was pulled over in a 30 MPH zone and the cop said he got me at 61 MPH. I wasn't looking at my radar but from my peripheral vision, I don't believe I was going over 60. I know that in NY that one more MPH is a much larger fine, the cop was trying to bump my ticket up to the next level. I have never gotten a speeding ticket before in my life and I'm a broke 18-year-old college student. Anybody got any advice on what I should do? I have a court date set for Wednesday morning, the 7th of October.
A: Seriously consider retaining an attorney to negotiate your ticket down to an infraction of some kind. Generally the attorney will appear before for you. Feel free to call my office (or anyone here who handles these matters) and don’t worry too too much! That’s what we are here to do. To take the worry from you.
A: Being a broke college student is a financial question, not a legal one.
If you argue that the police officer was wrong, you end up at a trial where you lose. Over $1,000 in fines. If you say I am sorry and I should not have been speeding even 1 MPH over 30 MPH, you end up with a plea deal for a much smaller ticket.
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