Q: Court replies to mail in plea agreement under the offer section is the word cover. What's does cover mean?
I Pleaded not guilty by mail to a speeding , unlicensed operation, improper plate in Buffalo New York. The reply was a offer to reduce the speeding to a non-moving violation, disobeying a traffic device. under the offer section pertaining to the two charges of unlicensed operation and improper plate is the word cover. What does cover mean?
A: Hi. Great job! It means that the other two violations will be dismissed as “covered” by your plea to the disobeying a traffic control device violation.
A: That means unlicensed operation and improper plate charges will be covered under your plea to the amended charge with no independent plea to them. You will only be pleading to the reduced offense amended from the speeding. You need to note, however that disobeying a traffic device IS a moving violation that can carry points, but the points associated will likely be lower than the original speeding.
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