Q: Hi, I got a ticket in Rye, NY going 90 in a 55 MPH. I have no prior tickets and no other offenses, my record is clean.
The ticket says for 7. the charge was based off of officers direct observation then confirmed with radar, but there were also cars a next to me. Any advice on how I can try and fight this in court, I have already mailed in right away and pleaded not guilty. Thank you for any help, I appreciate it so much!
A: Hi. This is an 8 point speeding violation. You basically have two options-plea bargain (negotiate) or trial. In general, for a high speeding ticket like this it is best to plea bargain with the prosecutor to have your violation reduced in order to avoid a heavy impact on your insurance premium. Traffic trials in general have a very low success rate and with a radar verified speeding violation the success rate is even lower. With a high speed like this it is always in your best interest to hire an attorney who can appear in court on your behalf as we know the best arguments to make in order to get the best reduction of your charge. I wish you all the best. Feel free to reach out if you have any other questions.
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