Q: I was driving home from work on the I90, 10/22/20 I was doing 80mph in a 65mph zone and issued a ticket.
The ticket was issued in the town of Brant NY. I was in the left lane overtaking a vehicle in the right.
1) The trooper that issued the ticket set a date for 6 days from the issue date.
Is that allowed?
2) The NYS trooper was not wearing a mask while approaching the vehicle or while speaking with me.
With COVID isn’t it mandated that the police officer wear a mask?
A: 1) Yes.
2) They are suppose to wear masks for certain exceptions. However, the officer's non-compliance will not help you as a defense for the speeding charge.
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.