Q: I have received a traffic ticket from Alexandria Town Court in NY. What steps should I take to handle this matter?
I got a speeding ticket (15 miles/h above speed limit) and I plead not guilty. Subsequently, I received a letter requesting me to complete an online course, which I successfully completed. Now, I have received a Plea Reduction letter, which allows me to enter a guilty plea to the following charge:
VTL $ 375-30 DRIVERS VIEW OBSTRUCTED (0 PTS)
A: That is a very good reduction (0 Points). Accept the disposition.
A: I am not sure why you were asked to take the course and got a fine if you pled not guilty. Regardless, the reduction is from a 4 point violation to a 0 point violation. No points is good. 4 points could result in a higher insurance rate, a DMV assessment and, if you accumulate 11 points, a suspension of your license. Usually when the court reduces your violation to a no point violation, the fine is slightly higher than if you pled guilty to a speeding ticket. Take the no points violation and pay the fine.
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