Rochester, NY asked in Traffic Tickets for New York

Q: In NY, should I take an offer to plea bargain: Change 1144A "Failed Due Care" to "1202(b)(2)

1202(b)(2) parked within 15 ft of fire hydrant adn hindered access of emergency vehicle

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Howard E. Knispel
Howard E. Knispel
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Commack, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Yes. VTL 1144A is a 3 point violation. Points can raise your insurance, cause DMV assessments and, with enough, suspend your license. 1202(b)(2) is a parking ticket. This carries no points. The fine might be higher but, in the long run, not having points is a better deal.

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