Q: Can I get a plea deal if I was speeding 91 in a 50. 11 points pending, but a clean record the last 2 years in NYC.
I have a court case where I was "speeding 41 over" which is the exact amount for automatic suspension. Officer pulled me over and was immediately annoyed about a sticker on my windshield. He told me to take it off my windshield and to never put it on even though it was from a PBA President from a local county. He then proceeded to tell me that I was 41 mph over the limit even though I admitted fault and told him I was driving around 82 mph. Is there anything I can do to enter a plea deal or should I get a lawyer? I can't necessarily afford the ticket or the lawyer, but my driving record has been clean ever since and I graduated college as well.
A: What court is the ticket returnable to? You should definitely consult with an attorney in regard to this matter. You do not want your licesne o get suspended.
A: Sorry for the situation. If you received the speeding ticket in NYC and that's the only ticket you got, then your case will be heard in the place called "Traffic Violations Bureau (TVB)" which looks like another court but it's actually an administrative "agency" run by the NY DMV, not the "real" court you may think of like NY Supreme Court in "Law and Order". If your case is pending in TVB, there is no plea bargain allowed, which means you are going to have to fight the charge and either get a not guilty at the end or get the case dismissed (due to the officer's absence on multiple occasions etc). The conviction rate in TVB is usually high (and extremely and unreasonably high in a certain borough), so you may want to fight the ticket all the way. The judge may consider your driving history in determining your fine, but driving history has no bearing on your current speeding violation.
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