Brooklyn, NY asked in Traffic Tickets for New York

Q: Got a speedingticket this morning but I'm switchingmy license to Connecticut in 2 weeks do I need to go to court

I got the speeding ticket in weschester county. There's a court date on it. Do I need to go and what should I do, plead guilty or not guilty? Since i'm switching my license to Connecticut in a couple weeks will it affect it? Also will points get transfered over?

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

A: So if I were you I’d just hire an attorney (my office and others here handle them). Allow an attorney to defend the ticket and or negotiate it down to some kind of infraction to minimize or eliminate any points. The points will follow you so it’s the worst thing to do to plead guilty. Feel free to context me or any other attorney here who handles these matters.

Zev Goldstein agrees with this answer

Howard E. Knispel
Howard E. Knispel
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Commack, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Just because you are "switching your license" doesn't mean you can ignore a traffic ticket. You need to appear. Your driving privileges in NY can be suspended, even if you have a CT license. You might be able to get a reduced fine or less points by fighting the ticket. Better yet, contact an attorney who can apprear on your behalf and negotiate for you.

Zev Goldstein agrees with this answer

Eli Moore
Eli Moore
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  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Scarsdale, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: You should plead not guilty as all speeding tickets in New York State carry points. Even though you are switching to a Connecticut license, the points would stay on your record in New York for 18 months. If you reach 11 points or 3 speeding convictions within 18 months your privilege to drive in New York will be suspended.

You should be able to plea bargain your ticket to reduce or possible eliminate the points.

Zev Goldstein agrees with this answer

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