Dunkirk, NY asked in Traffic Tickets for New York

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?

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2 Lawyer Answers
Toshinori Isoai
Toshinori Isoai
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  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • New City, NY
  • Licensed in New York

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.

Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein
Answered
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Monsey, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: 1. You can ask the court for more time to respond to the ticket.

2. The governor's executive order requires masks while in public places, where it is impossible to socially distance.

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