Q: If a police officers says they will get the points lowered if you plead not guilty is a lawyered needed?
This is my first ever traffic violation.
I received 2 citations for driving 113 on the turnpike,careless driving and speeding.
I told him I missed my exit and had to drive an additional hour after already driving for an hour and a half. He sympathized and said he understands the frustration because it happened to him before and he told me to plead not guilty and even to remind him in court if he does not remember me saying he will talk to the judge about reducing the points.
A: Here's your problem. At that speed a judge is going to be upset. Really upset. It is ultimately up to the judge even if the cop wants to help you out. If things go wrong you will likely lose your license, get a ton of points and your insurance can go up or they can drop your insurance totally. You need to get a lawyer. There are things you can do in advance to make the judge happy and if the judge is happy, you will be also.
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